OUR BENEFICE IS NOW IN ‘VACANCY MODE’ since our Rector has retired; but keep in touch and you will find there is plenty going on in our villages.

During the vacancy we are building a new team of people to cover different aspects of our church life.
We need volunteers!
Step forward one pace! Over the past two years there has been major disruption to our church services, many of them being by Zoom to our homes. Last month we started to bring services back to all our village churches.
But we need help! To keep our churches functioning we need help with some of the jobs that are done during the services such as sides-people to welcome folks in and hand out books, singing in the choir, reading and praying and helping with refreshments after church services. There is flower arranging, cleaning the churches and brass, churchyard maintenance etc and there is bell-ringing at Rougham church.
If you feel able to help in any way, please contact Revd Graham Rendle on 01359 270924 or any church member who will point you in the right direction. Thank you in anticipation.

Sunday Services : The Rev’d Graham Rendle 01359 270924 graham.rendle@tiscali.co.uk
Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals and any other requests :
Rural Dean Tiffer Robinson 01449 737197 tifferrobinson@gmail.com
or Archdeacon of Sudbury Dr David Jenkins 01284 386942 | 07900 990073 archdeacon.david@cofesuffolk.org
Beyton Church/vestry : Diane Rendle 01359 270924
Hessett Church : Tony Ciorra  01359 272685 or Tim Elliot 01359 270365
Rougham Church : Di Ruddock 01359 270731 or David Palmer 01284 386108
Rushbrooke Church : Richard Ball 01359 232088
Bell Tower Captain : Maurice Rose 01359 270298
Home visits (as allowed) : Position vacant
Hospital visits (as allowed) : Graham Rendle 01359 270924
Rougham Floodlights : Di Ruddock 01359 270731
Beyton Floodlights : Diane Rendle 01359 270924
Hessett Floodlights : Diane Rendle 01359 270924
PCC Treasurer : Ed Bacon 01359 270926
PCC Secretary : Peter Rutt 01359 242464
Choir : Ros Pitcher  01359 271997


Beyton with Hessett became one Parish in 1983 and we have a Church in each village.
Our United Benefice was created in 1991. It is made up of the Parishes of Rougham, Beyton with Hessett and Rushbrooke.

In our Benefice we take Safeguarding very seriously.   If you have any Safeguarding cornerns please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer Sarah Lock 01359 271877

Policies and Diocesan contacts may be found at: https://www.cofesuffolk.org/safeguarding


A new edition of the guide and history booklet of Beyton Church is now available to purchase from the church, cost £2.  The booklet has been compiled from previous interesting documents issued by several pastors and parishioners and now includes colour photographs of the interior and exterior of this very pretty church.


Our Parish Magazine is published 10 times a year and includes

Community Information and News

email for the editor :  rbhparishmag@gmail.com


Our purpose is: to worship God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to pray, live and speak in such a way as to bring others to know the saving love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you have a prayer request or would like someone from the church to call on you, or would appreciate help in some practical way, please contact either the Rector or any of the church members listed below. We would be pleased to pray for you and to help in any way that we can.”