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Ellough & Weston: St Peter

Ellough & Weston: St Peter

Address: Church Lane Weston Beccles NR34 7TP

Telephone Number: 07932 650085

Deaconry: SUFFOLK

Deanery: Waveney and Blyth

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Weston is a dispersed village of approximately 100 houses and 250 people. There is no distinct village centre but houses are spread singly or in small clusters throughout the parish. The main industry is farming. St. Peter’s Church is a lovely, simple, quite plain small church which has stood for almost 1,000 years beside the River Hundred. It is blessed with one of thirteen surviving Seven Sacrament fonts in Suffolk and it is believed some of the characters representing the sacraments were damaged by a contingent of Oliver Cromwell’s men when they stabled their horses there. The church can seat around 100 people, has two services a month with 8-10 attendants but has large congregations on special days such as Easter, Carol service, midnight Christmas Eve service and quite a lot of large funerals and Weddings. We hope so much to keep the door open and represent the Lord Jesus both now and in the future. Funds are low and some repairs needed. There are few young people but we are determined to survive. We hold monthly coffee mornings in the church during the warmer months and hold an Annual Parish Supper and Quiz night in the Autumn. Weston once had its own historic pub, school and reading room, all long since gone. Without the Church there would be nothing to speak for us in the Community. We have been joined with Ellough, the next village, for many years now and we support each other where possible. The churchof All Saints at Ellough has been redundant for some years but we have an occasional service there (Easter sunrise, Ascension Day and Starlight Carols). We realise there have been big changes in Society over the last few decades and church attendance has declined but a Bible-believing hub is most essential to any place for its salt and light.

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