The parish of Barnham comprises mostly private housing, with some former MOD houses now in private ownership, with around 15% of the houses owned by the local Euston Estate.  There are 602 electors in 247 households.  Those who are employed mostly work in the local area, especially the towns of Bury St Edmunds and Thetford.

There is an excellent Church of England primary school and the Church community are an important and integral part of the life of it, visiting the school twice a month for the Open the Book assembly, which is greatly appreciated by the children and staff alike.  Regular school services are held in the church. Several governors are church members and take a very active part in the life of the school. 

A Church newsletter, The Link, is sent free of charge to all households in the parish.

The Women’s Institute and church members jointly hold a monthly coffee morning in the church for those who are lonely and there are numerous other community events linked to the church, including our annual village fete which is held in aid of the church, the school and the Village Hall.   


The congregation which meets in St Gregory's is both very welcoming and very ecumenical. We are a small parish but a very good community working together well.  There are regular communion services each month, both Common Worship and BCP and families are welcomed and encouraged with a monthly All Age Worship service in which children play an active part.  Every member ministry is promoted and the laity are heavily involved in the running of services and pastoral work. Every year during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity we hold a week-day service attended by people from all denominations.

At Christmas a large choir is assembled to perform at the Carol Service.  

We have a parish Facebook page @st-gregorys-barnham