St Mary's Church

Steeple Bumpstead


Transforming church and community by the good news of Christ...


Updates and to get help during the COVID-19 period

Our church buildings are now open for limited Sunday worship.  In preparation, please click here to read the guidance that everyone must follow and adhere to.

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Coffee@Church has been suspended until further notice.


We apologise for any inconvenience.

Dates for Your Diary

Sunday 1st August On-line worship 10:30am

With something for all the family, this week we'll be looking at Paul's letter to the Church in Ephesus and what we can learn from it today. If you go to the link below, you can set yourself a reminder for this Sunday's service. It will also be available afterwards so you can watch in your own time.



  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Please support our churches.

Due to COVID-19, we're not able to cover the costs of running our 6 beautiful churches at the moment.  Please be aware that we get no financial support from the Government or the Church of England.  For those who give regularly or have made a donation, thank you for your generous support - it really does make a difference.  If you are finding our ministry helpful during these difficult times, or even just have a soft spot for the church buildings (which will reopen at some point!!), please consider supporting us financially by going to the link below and making a donation.  If you wish your donation to go to a specific Church, please specify when you make your donation.  If not, it will be split across all 6 churches.  Thank you.

Limited Sunday Worship

Welcome to the St Mary's website. Please feel free to explore the various pages where we hope you will see that we are a diverse and lively community of people, seeking to serve God and the local community.


All are welcome at St Mary's - from newborns to those of 100 plus!  We like to think we have something for everybody and if we can help in any way, please feel free to get in touch. We hope to see you soon!


Jonathan and Theresa Lowe

Sunday 1st August

  • 10:30am Helions Bumpstead BCP Holy Communion

  • 10:30am Birdbrook Morning Prayer

Sunday 8th August

  • 10:30am Steeple Bumpstead Morning Worship

  • 10:30am Ashen Holy Communion


Sunday 15th August

  • 10:30am Helions Bumpstead BCP Morning Prayer

  • 10:30am Sturmer Holy Communion

Sunday 22nd August

  • 10:30am Steeple Bumpstead Morning Worship

  • 10:30am Ridgewell Holy Communion

Sermon Podcasts

Sermon Podcast for Sunday 1st August read by Archdeacon Mike Lodge

Churchyard Wall

Important Safety Notice

Click here for more information

We are committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church Of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England website:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Wendy Norris, may be contacted by emailing: