St Mary's Church

Steeple Bumpstead


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


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


We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Two Rivers Benefice
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Worship at Home

At a time when it is not possible for people to worship together, we would like to give you the opportunity to worship with us at home.

We are planning to post daily readings and prayers (and other useful information) on our Facebook page:


Please "Like" our Facebook page so we can serve you in this way

We will also post them on YouTube, on the following channel:


Alongside these resources, we have put together two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to access our online Church resources.  These booklets are available for you to take in any of our churches, or you can download an electronic copy at the following link:…/Two%20Rivers%20Benefice%20-%20Wor…


If you need  help, spiritual or practical, or would just like to speak to someone, please contact us in the following ways:

Email: or telephone 07311 824822 and leave a message.  We will get back to you as soon as we can.  Send a Text message to 07311 824822 and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you have a prayer request, email or telephone Jill Smith on 01440 785759



Here is another opportunity for you to worship at home. I have put together a playlist for a sung version of Night Prayer. If you would like to end your day with God, please just click the link and enjoy 23 minutes of worship.

Blessings, Jonathan.

Regular Services

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

1st Sunday  - 10:30am Combined Service

                         (see notes below)

2nd Sunday - 11:00am Morning Praise &

                           4:30pm Evensong

3rd Sunday  - 11:00am Holy Communion

4th Sunday  - 4:30pm The '4:30 to King's                                      Cross'

5th Sunday  -  29th March 2020 10:30am

                         Holy Communion

1st Sunday Combined Services:

April 2020 @ Steeple Bumpstead

May 2020 @ Ashen


Said Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer will take place at St Andrew's, Helions Bumpstead on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at 9.15am

Haverhill Foodbank


Our Churches support Haverhill Foodbank

If you are interested in donating, check out the list below but please note that items must have a long use date:

Small jars of coffee, teabags, sugar, longlife juice, longlife milk, biscuits, tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned meat/fish, tinned sponge pudding, instant mash, custard.

Please bring donated items to our Reach Resource Centre located on Leiston Road, Haverhill, CB9 8JL or to one of the many drop off points including the Churches in Helions Bumpstead, Steeple Bumpstead or Birdbrook.

If you are interested in volunteering, please do get in touch.


Thank you

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:

Sermon Podcasts
Friends of St Mary's Church

Podcast for Sunday - 29th March by The Revd Peter Hill

We hope you enjoyed recent events and should you wish to be notified of future events or perhaps you would like to consider becoming a Friend of St Mary's, then please visit our page or email Sheila Bronson - Events Co-ordinator.

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