The Cathedral of the Marshes
A church building has stood in Blythburgh for a thousand years witnessing to the love of God and the faith of His people. It is a magnificent building which can be seen rising out from the Blyth estuary — sometimes affectionately called ‘The Cathedral of the Marshes’.
Holy Trinity Blythburgh has a small worshipping community who warmly welcome visitors to its services, for private reflection and prayer, to listen to inspiring music, or just to marvel at the wonderful angel roof.
The church has wonderful acoustics and is often used for concerts, and its light and airy space is used for art exhibitions. It is also a well used community space.
We take safeguarding seriously and the Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England's national policy 'Promoting a Safer Church'. For more information see www.cofesuffolk.org/safeguarding.
For any local concerns, our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jenny Allen who can be contacted by email (email@example.com) or telephone (01502 478314).
Following advice from HM Government, Holy Trinity is now open again for private prayer, daily from 9am to 6pm. Please follow the guidance provided in the church about hand sanitisation, wearing a face covering and social distancing. However, in-church services will be suspended during the current lockdown, ie from 5 November to 2 December.
Back in March 2020, the Voice Project had planned to start rehearsing a new show, Arc of the Sky, inspired by the idea of a bird’s-eye view of Holy Trinity Church, the landscape it sits in - the Blyth estuary - and the coastline. Performances were planned in the church for July. Instead, they made this film with the singers recording and filming themselves. This is the result.