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Villages are only a mile apart in our region of Suffolk, yet they are vastly different. Troston is a very mixed community with all age groups well represented, although there is a shortage of affordable housing for young families.  There are about 940 people living in just over 300 houses and, whilst there are a small nucleus of residents brought up in the village, the vast majority have moved in within the last twenty or so years; part of the housing for RAF Honington also lies within our parish.  

Many changes have taken place over the last fifty years or so and our three main housing estates were created around the centre of the village ain the 1970's and 80's. A small development, on the site of the old playing field, will be completed in 2019 together with new play areas for the children.   

There is a motor bike sales and repair shop, and a public house (currently closed and advertised for sale) in the heart of the village.  Since the village boundary extends to include RAF Honington, there are also a Chinese take-a-way, village store and hairdresser, along with a garage shop where almost anything can be bought, just a short distance away. Farming still plays an important part in the village although the Troston Farms manager no longer resides in the village.

Newcomers to Troston are encouraged to borrow the Village Book in which local historians have made an excellent record of all aspects of village life over the past centuries. 

The village hall, originally the old Church school until 1946, was refurbished thanks to a lottery grant and the hard work of many villagers. Various organisations benefit from the facility including a carpet bowls club, Pilates and the WI. 


On the first and third Tuesday of the month, a Church-run lunch of soup in the winter, or baked potatoes in the summer is open to all.  It is a very social event and attracts regular customers.  



On the second Sunday of the month, an informal Café Church service is held in the village hall attracting a congregation of approximately twenty.  This is a much more informal, all age service attracting worshippers from surrounding villages and has a wonderful atmosphere.  


Sunday services only take place in the church on special occasions, such as Easter, Christmas and Remembrance Sunday; these services are generally well attended and are followed by refreshments,providing an opportunity to build a sense of community.

A said Morning Prayer service takes place in the church at 9am on the fourth Friday of the month. This intimate act of worship takes place in the chancel.

Information is available on the village website  www.troston.suffolk.cloud