Here's a link to the Met.Office forecast page for Bury St Edmunds.
Check out the Events page to find out what is going on in our village - and beyond
Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, May 6th, 2021 7.30pm (via Zoom) - includes Annual General Meeting
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A library of important documents relating to the Parish Council and the village, including meeting agendas & minutes and copies of the Hawstead Journal.
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NOTE: General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
Please note that archive material posted onto the website before 25 May 2018 may include limited personal data for which consent to publication has not been given. The Parish Council wants to continue to make such material, which is of local interest, easily available to residents, but has not had the capacity to review the content fully. Please contact the clerk to the Council if you have any objection to your name or other personal data appearing in this archive material in order that it might be removed forthwith.
To view the film made by Andy and Janet Taplin in support of our bid for the Suffolk Village of the Year competition (ie 2014)click HERE. It's a fantastic production!
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Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!
July 2020 Following the Centenary of the end of World War One in 2018, a contribution has been made to the national 'Roll of Honour' website. Information gathered about those from Hawstead who died in both World Wars - largely by Simon Miller (deceased, former Church Warden) has been posted within the Suffolk section at https://www.roll-of-honour.com/Suffolk/Hawstead.html
Rev. Jeremy Parsons has taken up his appointment as Rector of the St Edmunds Way Benefice. He can be contacted at: The Rectory, Harrow Green, Lawshall IP29 4PB Tel. (01284)846166
There is a photo gallery of All Saints Church here!
For a good, colourful description of All Saints Church, Hawstead see the Suffolk Churches website which is a labour of love (or so it seems) by one Simon Knott. Simon has also produced a similar survey of Norfolk churches and it looks like he has now embarked on dealing with Essex churches!
The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) has produced a substantial document "Record of Church Furnishings" relating to All Saints Church, Hawstead. It relates to visits by NADFAS members in 2007 and 2008 and is kept by the Church Warden. Here's the title pages:
Link to the website for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Link to an amateur video of All Saints Church, Hawstead (mostly the churchyard) made in Spring 2012 and published on U-Tube
Simon Miller, formerly Church Warden, researched the Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at All Saints Church and compiled digitsed versions. He has also created a list of the war dead from Hawstead (WW1 and WW2)