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).
Holy Trinity is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Please use the hand sanitiser before coming into church, and although we are no longer asking people to book for services or to provide their contact details, we would ask that if you have the NHS Covid App you scan our QR code which you’ll find on the church door and in the porch. Face coverings are no longer mandatory, but you may wish to continue to wear one to protect yourself and others, particularly when moving around the church.
Our monthly café and mini market has resumed and will take place on the last Friday of each month, 10.30am to noon, up to and including October.
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.