Copyright      Wrentham Parish Council

Welcome to Wrentham

Wrentham is a village of approximately 1000 persons nestled around a junction on the A12 London/Ipswich/Lowestoft/Gt. Yarmouth trunk road. The junction has roads to Southwold, Beccles and a very interesting church at  Covehithe. Wrentham is steeped in history stretching back to Saxon times and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. It is a mixture of old and new with some small new housing estates strategically placed so as not to detract from the overall impression of a very attractive village. Click here for more information. Wrentham has some very pleasant buildings and has won the ‘Best Kept Village’ competition several times in the past.  In 2004 Wrentham won the competition for the 10th time and a tree was planted to commemorate this.  In 2008 the Village won the Waveney District Area Section again and received a cheque for £200 from Waveney District Council which has been spent on providing a new Notice Board at the Village Hall, also a Cheque was presented for £250 by Beach Radio, Lowestoft as part of their ‘Help an East Coast Child’ campaign. This was spent on two five a side football goal posts. These have been erected on the football pitch in London Road for use by the younger generation of our Village.  

With a core of old Wrentham families plus many new residents it still has a real sense of community.  

Wrentham, Suffolk enjoys connections with  Wrentham Massachusetts.

The village is well sited for holiday makers wishing to visit the surrounding area, which includes Southwold ( a quaint old Suffolk seaside resort untouched by time, Beccles ( a pretty market town, which has excellent boating facilities on the River Waveney, Lowestoft: England’s most Easterly point, Covehithe and Oulton Broad, which is also good for boating. Oulton Broad is the most Southerly of the ‘Norfolk’ Broads, being in Suffolk! It connects to the other Broads and holiday cruisers can be seen here and at Beccles.  There is also power boat racing here on Thursday evenings in the summer. Covehithe is a hamlet 2 - 3 miles from Wrentham and boasts a magnificant church, a good proportion of which is a ruin.  

Wrentham has good sports and recreational facilities and a prize winning Brass Band. (website:    


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Items of Interest

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    1 Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

     2   The Restoration of the War Memorial


     3  The Olympic Torch in Wrentham

     4  A celebration of 42 years service by Geoffrey & Stanton Sallows

     5  The Chipperfield family have presented a bench to the village.


  Power Failure  105

  British Gas   0800 111 999

  Anglian Water  0800 771 881 (for reporting leaks)

  Essex & Suffolk Water 0800 526 337 (24 hr service)

  or 0800 393 084 (for reporting leaks)

  Waveney District Council Customer Services 01502 562111

  Suffolk County Council Customer Services  0345 606 6067

  Badger Building (Meadowlands Development) Rob Lockhart  (Contracts Director): 01502 583026





For Parish Council information go to



(click HERE for information)

Services at the Chapel (U.R.C.) are normally held on the first and fourth Sundays of each month at 3.00 pm. All welcome.



This charity offers financial aid to anyone

living in Wrentham and Covehithe or closely

associated with the parishes, who has a

money problem that they, their family

friends or social security can't help with.

There are 6 trustees beyond which

everything is confidential.

If you require help please ring

Nigel Drane  01502675623

Mike Day  01502675262

David Fletcher 01502675566

(See poster)



In a continuing effort to serve the community we are seeking the views of residents on the play facilities in Wrentham – there is an online survey which we would ask you to complete – this can be found  at  

Should you require a hard copy of the survey please contact the Parish Clerk -


or phone: 07543555753

Many thanks for your continued support – Wrentham Parish Council



The NEW LOCAL PLAN can be viewed at


Garden Waste Collection Scheme

For details visit:




The Outreach P.O. is open in Wrentham Stores on:

                                          Tuesdays 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Wednesdays 9.00 am - 12.00 noon

Thursdays  10.00 am - 2.00 pm


Wrentham Parish Council strongly urges your use of this important village service. It’s future will depend on market viability so it’s very much a “Use it or Lose it” situation



If you would be interested in Coordinating or volunteering please contact the Parish Clerk on 07543555753


For Travel Information  

(Bus Timetables,  Bus Passes, Park & Ride,  

Tickets & Fares etc)

go to


Discover your mobile library

Did you know that the Suffolk Libraries mobile library visits your area regularly, giving access to hundreds of thousands of books, including large print, audiobooks and children’s books? You can also hire CDs and DVDs for a small charge. If the items you want are not on the van you can reserve them from the library catalogue free of charge and have them delivered on the van at a later date. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and will offer a warm welcome to anyone who visits. The steps convert into a lift for those with limited mobility. This is a valuable service to rural and isolated communities who have lost many of their other local services, and can also be an opportunity to meet up with other people and catch up with the local goings on. Come along to visit us and help to keep this service running for YOUR community – all are welcome! To find out where your nearest mobile library stop is ring Suffolk Libraries Customer Service Helpline on 01473 263838,


For local times see:

Website: /

 Until further notice the Village Hall is closed. 


Please find below the latest newsletter and some crime prevention

posters / advice in relation to theft of power tools

- supplied by Suffolk Constabulary.

(Click on picture to see poster)

ToolTheftsA4Poster.pdf van leaflet.pdf Power tools.pdf Halesworth SNT newsletter Dec 2017.pdf


Why not join

Wrentham Bowls Club or Wrentham Tennis Club

click here for




In this unprecedented time the villagers of Wrentham

want to help.

Please let us know if you need help – e.g. shopping,

prescription collection, dog walking

Please also let us know if you can help with any of

the above.

Our co-ordinators at present are:

Keith Perry –

Tel: 01502 675 656

Kevin Cross –

Tel: 07825 700 877

Frances Bullard –

Tel: 07543 555 753

If you are willing to be a co-ordinator – please also let

us know.

From Wrentham Parish Council



    Sunday 6th    (2nd Sunday of Advent)                                   Purple

FROSTENDEN       9.30am         Matins(bcp)                    Rev’d John Loftus

WRENTHAM        11.00am      Holy Communion(cw)  Rev’d John Loftus

HENSTEAD            6.00pm         Evensong(bcp)              Rev’d John Loftus

Readings:Isaiah 40. 1-11, Psalm 85. 1-2,8-13, Peter 3. 8-15a, Mark 1.1-8

    Sunday  13th     (3rd Sunday of Advent)                                 Purple

COVEHITHE          9.30am   Holy Communion(bcp)     Rev’d John Loftus

WRENTHAM        11.00am  Morning Prayer(cw)           Rev’d John Loftus

HENSTEAD            6.00pm   Holy Communion(cw)       Rev’d John Loftus

Readings:Isaiah  61. 1-4,8-end,  Psalm 126/Magnificat, 1 Thessalonians 5. 16-24, John 1.6-8,19-28

Thursday 17th

COVEHITHE   6.00pm  Christmas Music and Lessons Rev’d John Loftus

Sunday   20th   (4th Sunday of Advent()                           Purple

FROSTENDEN 9.30am     Holy Communion(bcp)           Rev’d John Loftus

HENSTEAD    3.30pm   Christmas Music and Lessons    Rev’d John Loftus

WRENTHAM   6.00pm  Christmas Music and Lessons    Rev’d John Loftus

Readings: 2 Samuel 7.1-11,16,  Romans 16.25-end, Luke 1.26-38

Thursday 24th December    (Christmas Eve)

WRENTHAM    4.00pm     Christingle                     Mrs Lindsay Hanger

Friday 25th    (Christmas Day)                                               White

   COVEHITHE       8.00am       Holy Communion(bcp)       Rev’d John Loftus

HENSTEAD          9.00am      Holy Communion(cw)       Rev’d John Loftus

FROSTENDEN    10.30am     Holy Communion(bcp)       Rev’d John Loftus


Set 1:  Isaiah 9.2-7, Titus 2.11-14, Luke 2.1-14(15-20)

Set 2:  Isaiah 62.6-12, Titus 3.4-7, Luke 2.(1-7),8-20

Set 3:  Isaiah 52,7-10, Hebrews 1.1-4, John 1.1-14

Sunday 27th      (1st Sunday of Christmas)                                   White

ZOOM                     11.00am      Holy Communion(cw)  Rev’d John Loftus

Readings:  Isaiah 61.10-62.3, Galations 4.4-7,Luke 2.15-21

If you would like to participate in the Zoom service please contact the Rev’d John Loftus by E-mail  at so that you can be sent a link to join our Zoom services.

NB. Due to social distancing requirements attendance at all this year’s  3 “Christmas Music and Lessons” services, together with the Christingle service will unfortunately be pre-booked ticket only. To book a free ticket for these services please contact:-

Covehithe:   Mr David Hatton           01502 583971
Henstead:     Mrs Gillian Bennett     01502 740083

Wrentham:  Rev’d John Loftus         01502 476257

Christingle:  Mrs Lindsay Hanger   01502 675766            


Is now open:  Monday to Friday: 7.00am - 6.00pm

        Saturday: 7.00 am - 2.00pm


First responders are members of the community who have been trained to attend emergencies (heart attacks etc.).

They are contacted by the emergency services and can usually get to an emergency before the paramedics. Because they are on the spot, they are able to start the crucial recovery process within a very short time.  

Coordinator:  Mrs Pat Seaman

To donate towards the new defibrillator contact Angela Day -

9 Priory Road, Wrentham, Beccles, Suffolk.NR34 7LR

Tel: 01502 675262


 More information on what  ‘First Responders’ do



(Due to the Coronavirus)

However it was



“We wanted to celebrate the Time4Tea 7th anniversary in style even though we can’t get together at the moment, so we took the party to the people!

A delicious ‘picnic ‘ box was put together by the Cragg Sisters Tearoom in Aldeburgh and Emma was up extremely early on the day baking scones and sausage rolls to ensure they were as fresh and tasty as possible.

These were then hand delivered to 63 members of Time4Tea by Rita Perry and her team and by the look of it a good time was had by all!

We can thoroughly recommend a visit to the Cragg Sisters Tearoom in Aldeburgh High Street. Tel: 07813 552181.

When it returnsTime4Tea is:- an open invitation to local people to come to the Village Hall, have a chat, a cup of tea/coffee & cake or biscuits,meet up with friends and make new friends




10.30 - 12 noon

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London Road, NR34 7HJ

Currently closed because of the Coronavirus restrictions

for further information see

2020 news

To book Wrentham Village Hall or to obtain a key

for a booking please contact:

Angela Day - Tel: 01502  675262

or email:

For information on  ‘What’s On’ in the Village Hall

Click here

The redecoration of the main hall in preparation for the installation of acoustic tiles has just been completed.

(See news)



hosts evenings of

 FILMS & Refreshments

on the last Saturday of each month

 at 7.00pm  for 7.30pm

Tickets £5.00 AT THE DOOR


In view of the impact of the CoVid19 - "coronavirus" - outbreak our monthly shows are not now taking place until further notice. Please check on this website for updates or send an email to this address (

or, look out for our posters!

When we resume we expect to continue with our mid-year programme - "Judy", "Rocketman", "Knives Out" and "1917".

Judy (cert 12a)  

   Rocketman  (cert 15)

   Knives Out  (cert 12a)

       1917  (cert 15)

For information on facilities for showing films click here

Click on pictures


Royal British Legion

The Wrentham branch of The Royal British Legion now has its own website.


For more information contact Rosie Carter on 07710277115.



is OPEN for meals

Local residents, Robert and Tyler Harber have taken over the

Horse and Groom. They have carried out a total refurbishment of

the premises.


              see below for opening times                          CHRISTMAS MENU

       Cash or card

Social distancing rules apply

Call on 01502675279 / 07392119023

Support your local pub

Robert & Tyler







St. Nicholas Harvest Festival on Sunday 11th October. ‘All is safely gathered in’.

The Vicar, The Rev’d. John Loftus, led worship for all those in the congregation. In his sermon, he spoke of the ‘wholeness’ of God’s mercy to us at harvest time. Our thanks to John, also, for the huge crop of apples he had gathered from his garden and which he decorated the window sills in church.  Gill Middleditch had very kindly made two sheaves  and also provided some root vegetables. Thank you, Gill, and also to young Henry Foskett who read the lesson. All members of the congregation generously donated non-perishable produce. On Monday, all this was delivered to the Access Community Trust Food Bank in Lowestoft with the fresh produce being taken to the Fyffe Centre, also in Lowestoft.                                  Alison



Address: Henstead Exotic Garden

Church Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk

NR34 7LD

Mobile Number: 07715 876606





Address::  Hundred River Farm,

                  Valley Farm,



Tel: :  01502 476240