Iken church is open for private prayer and the churchyard is always open.
St Botolph's Church, Iken - Services
Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown there will be no services at Iken until further notice. Please check details for services at Orford.
A list of up and coming services for St Botolph's Church, Iken (in more 'normal times') can are posted on this page, as well as in the current edition of the LINK parish magazine. You can also 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 'News items for Village, Parish Council and Church' option on this website's menu.
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.