Quick links

Welcome to Hawstead
An introductory guide to Hawstead for new villagers
Welcome Booklet for new residents April [...]
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Local byelaws
Includes a map of our greens and the Millennium Field
Confirmed byelaws 2016.pdf
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Hawstead on film:

To watch a short video made by Andy and Janet Taplin in support of our bid for Suffolk Village of the Year (2014), visit our Picture Gallery page


Village information:

Visit our Documents page where you'll also find previous copies of the Village Voice and its predecessor, The Hawstead Journal.


Upcoming parish council and community council meetings. For all other village events and updates, take a look at our Events page.


Parish council meetings: 

Parish Council meetings are held on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the village hall at 7.30pm. The agenda will be posted here a few days before each meeting   

Church services

All Saints, Hawstead


Services take place as follows:

  • Second Sunday of each month (morning prayer at 11am)
  • Fourth Sunday of each month (Eucharist at 11am)


St Peter, Nowton


Services take place as follows:

  • First and third Sunday of each month at 11am


Dates and times of all benefice services can be found on the noticeboard at All Saints, Hawstead.


You can also visit the website: A Church Near You from the Church of England.

Notice on GDPR (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.




This website is maintained by local volunteers, for which thanks.


Any enquiries regarding this website can be addressed to Hawstead Parish Council.



Also on the Contacts page you'll find MAPS!

All Saints Church, Hawstead

The Westminster Abbey of Suffolk


This insightful video has been produced by Daniel, a church enthusiast with his own YouTube channel, who dubs All Saints' Church in Hawstead the 'Westminster Abbey of Suffolk' and is one of his favourite churches in the country.

December 2021

Conservation Report for Hawstead Church Monument in the Chancel
H150C Hawstead church Cullum monument r[...]
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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

August 2021 updated December 2021

The Parish of All Saints, Hawstead is currently in a state of interregnum, but an appointment has been made: for enquiries about weddings and other activities connected with Hawstead Church please contact Rev. Canon Max Osborne (max9@btinternet.com and Tel. 01284-735325)

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[...]
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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:

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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)

Baptisms at All Saints Church from January 1874
Baptisms inc 2014.pdf
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Marriages at All Saints Church from August 1837
Note: dates are in American format MM/DD/YYYY
Marriages at All Saints Church Hawstead [...]
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Burials at All Saints Church from January 1559
Burials inc2014.pdf
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The War Dead of Hawstead - WW1 and WW2
War Dead Hawstead WW1 and 2.pdf
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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
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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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