Due to on-going issues with coronavirus, Iken church is open for visitors every Sunday, 10am-4pm, otherwise it remains closed until further notice.
St Botolph's Church, Iken - Services
A list of up and coming services for St Botolph's Church, Iken can be found below, as well as in the current edition of the LINK parish magazine or refer to the notice board at the Iken crossroads on the Snape-Orford road.
Items of news relating to St Botolph's sometimes appear under the 'Iken PC, Village and Church News' option on the menu, left.
All services are suspended following Government and Church of England advice regarding the coronavirus.
The church is also closed to visitors during this time. We will update this website when the situation changes.
St Botolph's Church, Iken - Contacts
Team Rector: The Reverend Giles Tulk - 01394 450610
Mrs A Chamberlain - 01728 688774; 07748 963 663
Mrs L Cooke - 01728 688940
St Botolph's Church, Iken - Information
St Botolph’s Church, Iken is an ancient and sacred place on a promontory overlooking the River Alde. It is one of East Anglia’s earliest Christian sites – the Anglo Saxon Chronicle records for the year 654 that… “In this year Anna (the Christian King of the East Angles) was slain and Botwulf (Botolph) began to build the Minster at Icanhoh”.
A site spanning 1,300 years of Christian worship, few visitors discovering Iken Church today will fail to marvel at how the people of this tiny community have, over the past few decades, sensitively restored their church (which was partially gutted by fire in 1968) and have enabled it to live and function again as a homely place of worship.
More information about the history of Iken Church can be found in a booklet at the Church itself, or on various websites including:
Visitors and Pilgrims are always welcome.