• A prayer for the season


    Merciful God,
    teach us to be faithful 
    in change and uncertainty,
    that trusting in your word 
    and obeying your will
    we may enter the unfailing joy 
    of Jesus Christ our Lord.  
    Amen


Welcome to the Blackbourne Team website. 

Please click through the menu to find out more information.

We are a team of eight parishes

  • Bardwell, 
  • Barnham, 
  • Euston, 
  • Fakenham, 
  • Honington with Sapiston, 
  • Ingham with Ampton & Gt & Lt Livermere, 
  • Ixworth with Ixworth Thorpe, 
  • Troston.

We are in the Ixworth Deanery of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. 

We are situated in a rural part of north Suffolk and midway between two major East Anglian towns, Bury St Edmunds and Thetford. 

Our aim is to worship God; to encourage people to meet with our Lord Jesus Christ and  discover forgiveness and fulness of life; to enable people to grow deeper in faith, understanding and love; to teach the Bible as relevant to our lives today; to equip people to serve God in the whole of their lives.

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Where are we?

The Team takes its name from the Blackbourne River, which rises near Ixworth and crosses into Norfolk from the parish of Euston, there to be swallowed into the Little Ouse. The river was a vital element in the farming scene of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries since it powered no fewer than five mills, one of which still grinds corn.

The villages within the team are served by a wide variety of minor roads and lie mostly between two A-class highways running more or less south to north, one coming from Bury St Edmunds and the other from Ipswich, meeting at Thetford over the county boundary in Norfolk. The Icknield Way long-distance footpath crosses the Team area at its northern end and there are many other footpaths along historic routes linking ancient settlements.