Church of St Mary, Huntingfield facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St Mary, Huntingfield
|Location||Church Road, Huntingfield, Suffolk, IP19 0PR|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St Mary the Virgin|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Designated||7 December 1966|
|Deanery||Waveney and Blyth|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Suffolk|
|Diocese||Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich|
The arched nave ceiling is highly decorated with paintings. It was painted by Mildred Holland during the 19th century when her husband, William Holland, was the church's rector. Norman Scarfe notes that "between 1859 and 1882 that over £2,000 was spent on the church". The church was altered during the Victorian restoration in 1858 to 1859 and in 1896 to 1906.
On 7 December 1966, the church was designated a grade I listed building.
St Mary's is part of the Benefice of Heveningham with Ubbeston, Huntingfield and Cookley in the Archdeaconry of Suffolk of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The church stands in the Central tradition of the Church of England.
As the parish rejects the ordination of women, it receives alternative episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Richborough (currently Norman Banks).
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