Cultivating Cooks Field, August 2017
Cultivating Cooks Field, August 2017

Local Weather

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: includes NEWS FEED from the BURY FREE PRESS


Next Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, May 17, 7.30pm


Next Community Council Meeting: Monday, May 14, 6.30pm




Church Services

Church Services at All Saints Church, Hawstead










April 2018


22nd: Morning Prayer 11am.

BUS TIMETABLE into Bury: published 27/08/12
375 Bus Service timetable.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [167.9 KB]


A library of important documents relating to the Parish Council and the village, including meeting agendas & minutes and copies of the Hawstead Journal.
Click here for more information.


....and a Movie!


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!

Most documents posted on this site are in the "PDF" format and to see them on your compputer you need a program called Adobe Reader. If you don't have this on yoour compputer you can download and install it Free of Charge here


Hawstead Parish Council


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Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

All Saints Church, Hawstead

May 2017

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!

And here's a downloadable booklet about the church!
Booklet - Hawstead Church update Jan 201[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]

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!

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, one of the two Church Wardens has been researching the Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at All Saints Church and has compiled digitsed versions. He has also created a list of the war dead from Hawstead (WW1 and WW2)

Baptisms at All Saints Church from January 1874
Baptisms inc 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.4 KB]
Marriages at All Saints Church from August 1837
Note: dates are in American format MM/DD/YYYY
Marriages at All Saints Church Hawstead [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [189.4 KB]
Burials at All Saints Church from January 1559
Burials inc2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [427.5 KB]
The War Dead of Hawstead - WW1 and WW2
War Dead Hawstead WW1 and 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [35.2 KB]
All Saints Church Hawstead: Churchyard Survey 2013
NOTE: In the Churchyard area lists there are Cross-Reference and Other Information columns. These give the appropriate numbers in the Register and Monument Survey tables (separate document) as follows: 'R' = Church Register 1926 Onwards; 'X' = Church Register 1900-1926; 'M' = Monument Survey 1600-1926
Adobe Acrobat document [3.0 MB]
All Saints Church Hawstead: Church Registers and Monument Survey
Church Register 1926 -
Church Register 1900 - 1926 (from Suffolk Records Office)
Monument Survey 1600 - 1926 (from Suffolk Records Office)
Adobe Acrobat document [3.6 MB]
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