Learning about our Faith

There are many ways to learn about the Christian faith, not only by coming to St Mary’s services, but by joining study and discussion groups in the local area. Details of courses and study sessions are detailed below.

Bible Study

Our Lent Course for 2020 is based upon a book called ‘Say Yes to Life’, written by Ruth Valerio (available to purchase for £7.00 from Rev. Rachel). It is about our relationship with God’s Creation and we will look at the themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures and the Sabboth rest in the light of environmental, ethical and social concerns for both us and all those across the world.

Dates for your diary

All sessions start at 7.00pm at The Rectory, Stratford St Andrew.

Mondays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March.

Please contact Rev. Rachel for details: 01728 768136

What’s it all about?

Bible study offers an opportunity for people who want to know more about the Bible and to explore their faith to meet together and share in discussion.

Alpha Course

Alpha in Aldeburgh

Dates to be confirmed

Aldeburgh Baptist Church

Contact: Elizabeth and Terry Smith on 01394 385052

Cost: FREE


Alpha Courses are also held at the Juniper Barn Cafe
Rendham, Suffolk IP17 2AZ
For details please contact Geoffrey and Katie Boult on 01728 663773

What’s it all about?

An Alpha course is a series of sessions all about exploring the big issues around the Christian faith, asking questions, sharing opinions and unpacking the basics of Christianity. Each talk looks at a different aspect and is designed to inspire and create conversation. Alpha takes place all over the world and everyone is welcome. Sessions normally include food, a talk and good conversation.

How much does it cost?

Alpha is completely free.

Get In Touch

Reverend Rachel Cornish: 01728 768136

Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485

Carolyn Glennon: 01728 605761
Elaine Hawes: 07796 687252


St Mary's Church is part of the Alde River Benefice and can be found on:

Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL