Donors to the Hitcham Church Tower Project

The Friends of All Saints Hitcham are grateful to the people who made so many generous donations and to the following charities for their support: National Lottery Heritage Fund and Viridor Credits, All Churches Trust, Church Care Trust Organ Fund. Friends of Hitcham...

The bells have arrived!

Hitcham’s church bells returned on 21st October – in the pouring rain! There was a great sense of achievement, and wonderful that we now have a ring of 8 bells. Our Rector, Tiffer, named the new bell in a short ceremony and welcomed the others back with these...

About the Church

HITCHAM is one of the largest parishes in south Suffolk.  Now 3,872 acres, before 1934 it was 4,270 acres (including a detached part of Brettenham that was re-united with Hitcham in 1885).  However it is likely that Anglo-Saxon Hitcham was even larger as topographical...

Professor John Stevens Henslow

John Stevens Henslow was born in Maidstone, Kent, in 1796, the eldest of eleven children.  His father was a solicitor and his grandfather, Sir John Henslow, had been Master of Chatham Dockyard and Chief Surveyor of the Royal Navy.  His was a family of amateur...