Details of services including other mid-week services will be found on the church noticeboard by the gate and in the church porch. They are also contained in the parish magazine.
Other activities include the Edward Bear Club for under-fives and their mothers and Lazers for those nine years old and upward. There is also a benefice-wide Women's Fellowship.
The church is usually kept unlocked during daylight hours. There is a bookstall within the church offering for sale cards and publications on many aspects of faith, prayer and meditation. Also available from the church is a quiz for young visitors, which chronicles some aspects of the building
A potted history Click the photograph(s) to read more
(The full history of the church was well documented by the late Mrs Mary (‘Muffet’) Harrison (click for info.)
The earliest recorded incumbent of Snape was Sir William de Rurcham whose appointment was in 1240. There have been many internal as well as external alterations and restorations since then. The most recent of significance have been the rebuilding of the East wall in 1920 and the installation of a new organ together with improvements to the balcony and vestry at the millennium.
The treasure of the church, despite some mutilation in the past, is undoubtedly the font, which was made around 1500 and was at one time gilded.
Visitors are also attracted by the East window, designed and made in 1920 by Mary Lowndes and carrying in its lower middle panel a representation of Snape Bridge, as it then was, with a Thames barge in the foreground.
Visitors from all over the world, as the entries to the visitors’ book indicate, come to Snape Church. They and those who follow them, whether local residents or holidaymakers, are most welcome whether they come to services or merely to enjoy the calm and peace of their surroundings.
A full colour 16 page history was re-published with new photography by the P.C.C. in 2000 in memory of Mrs Mary ("Muffet") Harrison (1912 - 1999) who first wrote the guide published in 1985. Copies are available at the church or may be ordered via this page. Click here for the Order Form
More details of the church and others can also be found on www.suffolkchurches.co.uk an individual enthusiast’s listing of Suffolk Churches.