Next services

 Sunday 14th July 2024

11.00 am

Morning Worship

 

Sunday 28th July 2024

9.30 am

Holy Communion

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Information

Curates and Churchwardens

Who have been the curates and churchwardens over the centuries. Click here to see the list.

Campsea Ashe Village Voice

A new publication full of interest to local people. Click here.

1921 census

To view the 1921 census summary click here.

Parish Records

Details of transcripts of the Parish Records from 1606 to 1875 are available here.

Defibrillator

A defibrillator is now available at the Village Hall and can be accessed in the event of someone having a heart attack. More information is available here.

Our Diocese

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

Parish Magazine

A digital copy of the latest magazine, and those for previous months, is available here.

 

 

 

Pew Poppy-Heads

 

The Church is fortunate to have a number of 'poppy-heads' decorating the ends of the pews in the chancel. The carved oaken fronts and perky finials or ‘poppy-heads’, polished by countless caressing hands; you simply can’t help running your fingers over the mouldings! Old high-sided box pews in the Chancel were replaced in the restoration of 1869-70, and these cheerful designs on the pew ends – ‘poppy-heads’ being derived from the French poupee meaning puppet or figurehead - have become another of Campsea Ashe’s gems for the visitor.

The carvings must have been done with great care and attention to detail, since the dimples, curves and swirls are each unique: no two poppy-heads are the same, with the sole exception of the pair nearest the reading desk which are in the form of grotesque faces, snub-nosed and impishly poking out their tongues!


Poppy Heads