Member of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, part of The Church of England

The United Benefice of
Westerfield & Tuddenham with Witnesham

Westerfield

There was a church here when the Domesday Survey was carried out. Parts of the building date from the Norman period.

A Church Room extension was constructed in 1987 and includes a kitchen and toilet.

Church Room diary and bookings

Church Floodlighting Sponsorship

Sponsor the church floodlighting for a whole week for £7.50 (perhaps to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or in memory of a loved one). Details of sponsorship are acknowledged in "Pew News", the church weekly notice sheet

Churchwarden Judy Northfield co-ordinates sponsorship. Email her or ring 01473 230188 or write to Almond Cottage, Main Road, Westerfield.

From EH website:

Late C12 core to the C13 nave and chancel; evidence of C12 fabric (re-used zigzag in a S window). Nave and chancel in one externally, west tower c.1300, entrance through north doorway which is now inside the 1980s church extension.C.1400 refurbishment including exceptional hammerbeam roofs.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION The church of St Mary Magdalene is designated at Grade I for the following principal reasons. * The church has a high survival of C14 , C15 and earlier fabric including a west tower of distinction. * The C15 hammerbeam roof is exceptionally fine in quality and craftsmanship and includes intact carved demi-figures on the hammerbeams and corbels. * There is an intricately carved late medieval font. * The interior fixtures and fittings include C19 stained glass by Morris and Co. and Powells and C20 furniture by H. Munro Cautley.