Next Services

Sunday 20th October 

Benefice Service

10.00 am


Sunday 27th October

Holy Communion

9.30 am


Saturday 2nd November

Annual Benefice All Souls Service

6.30 pm


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Heritage Archives

The theme for the display in the Church this month is:

Local Buildings

Our Diocese

Want to know more about what is happening across the Diocese? Click on the image below'


 The latest new archives 

Register of Electors 1880s/90s

Threeways history

Fab Four Flower Festival

Parish Council page

Clergy letter for October



Rev Lucas History of the Village


The Rev Lucas was Rector of Campsea Ashe from 1906 to 1915. He was author of a remarkable book "Notes on Campsea Ashe", the original of which is still in existance. It was written in his own handwriting and contained many photographs. As well as providing a unique insight into life in the village in the early 20th century, Lucas also wrote a personal diary of The Great War and this was included as part of his history. The first section, 1914 - 15 was written whilst he was living at Campsea Ashe, the second, 1915 - 20, after he had retired away from the village.

The original book has been professionally restored by a local book conservator as it was in a poor condition. 

A transcript is also available - scoll down to locate the links to this.

To arrange to view the original please send us an email using the contact box below.


The original document has been transcribed (by Tina Morford and Peter Carter) and is now available below. Click on the links to open the transcripts.

History of Campsea Ashe

The Great War diary 1914-15

The Great War Diary 1915 - 20



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