Scattered around three greens either side of the A 1120, we have much to offer visitors and residents alike. Forward Green straddles the main road with Middlewood Green to the north and Broad Green to the west. Together with Earl Stonham on the A140 to the east, they each hold clusters of houses, some very old and some very new, providing homes for folk from all walks of life. Such variety gives the village its own special character.

Below are quick links to some of the many activities enjoyed by residents. More details can be found by following the menu items.

Parish Council

Next Meeting:

Monday 1st July 2019 - 7.30pm

Agenda here when published

Rogation Sunday 26th May

Join the Congregation of St Mary's Church, Earl Stonham for a walk to Little Stonham Church.

Meet the folk from Stonham Aspal Church and join in prayers to ask for God's blessing on our crops. Return to Earl Stonham Parish Room for tea.

Tap to read more ...
Sunday 26th May is Rogation Sunday when we pray for the growing crops and the forthcoming harvest.   Traditionally people ‘beat the bounds’ of their village but now we have a gentle walk followed by tea.
We shall meet at the Parish Room, next to Earl Stonham church, at 3pm, with children and/or dogs, and walk along the footpaths to Stonham Parva Church to meet another group from Stonham Aspal for a very short open air service
including planting seeds in flowerpots.   Then we shall all walk back to the Parish Room for afternoon tea. (If the weather is not good we shall walk back to Earl Stonham Church for the service).    Non-walkers, please just come to tea from 4.30pm onwards. 

Summer Recorder

Stacks Image 335

Thursday 30 May
Ascension Day

7pm - Holy Communion at Stonham Aspal
with short reflection
at 6.30pm on the following dates:

Friday 31 May

Saturday 1 June
Creeting St Peter

Monday 3 June

Tuesday 4 June
Creeting St Mary

Wednesday 5 June
Earl Stonham

Thursday 6 June

Friday 7 June

Saturday 8 June
Stonham Aspal
followed by bring and share supper

Join with thousands around the world praying for their communities for the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost.

Stacks Image 331

Summer BBQ


Village Show

Stacks Image 329

Saturday 8th June

Please tap here for details

Stacks Image 66
These are timed to coincide with visits from our Mobile Library and are organised by a different village group each month.
The cost is £4.00 per person and lunch is served from 12.45pm

The next one is on
Friday 14th June

Tap the button above for dates and more info.

Pub Night

Friday 21st June

Poster here

Mid Suffolk DC Newsletter

Stacks Image 285
Stacks Image 295

News and Comment

Click/Tap to view

News items and comment will be highlighted here, with more info available or links to other pages when needed.

Click to open - click to close.

Local Volunteers Clean Up!

Tony and his Little Helpers
Stacks Image 355
Several skilled cleaners made light work of the latest cleaning job at The Village Hall

Stacks Image 357
Everything from the windows to the Hall Floor were given the once over, including both the cookers
Stacks Image 359
Stacks Image 379
Stacks Image 381

"Nutshells" Tea Room and Florist

Nutshells opened on 22nd November and, to judge by their Facebook page, they have been warmly welcomed by their new customers. They are currently styled as Tea Room and Florist but I expect they have plans for more.

No news of a Post Office yet. The folks at The Co-op garage say it's not going there, so we'll have to wait and see!

There are branches of the Post Office at Stonham Barns, Mendlesham, Stowmarket & Needham Market and details of opening hours etc at the Royal Mail Branch Finder website.


Love 'em or hate 'em, they do bring in a little pin money, so we've tried to return some value for our advertisers by placing copy where it can be easily seen. The placing is random, but the image will enlarge if tapped or it may carry a link to the advertiser's website.

Register of Local Businesses

Local websites sometimes carry registers of local businesses as a useful reference point. Our neighbours in Creeting St Mary have a good example, although it is not mobile friendly yet.

Since most local businesses rely on local trade and/or local employment for their success, it must be worth supporting them where possible and this may be a useful source of information.

We'll start with our advertisers and accept applications from others to see where it leads.

Suggestions or applications to The Web Editor please

Our Mobile Library

Stacks Image 50
Offering books from a wide selection, our Mobile Library is one of three vehicles covering the whole County. It arrives at 12.20 pm on the same day as the Village Lunch and stays until 12.50 pm.
Stacks Image 60
Andy has been operating our Library for the last 14 years and enjoys meeting his regular borrowers, many of whom he knows by name.

As well as books, The Library Service now offers free access to newspapers through its new PressReader service. This service provides access to full digital editions of nearly all major national UK newspapers, including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Mirror and Daily Star. A wide range of top UK magazines are also available, covering a broad range of subjects and audiences. This service is available to all borrowers with online access (computer, tablet or smartphone.)
Stacks Image 75

Volunteer Caravan Towers Needed

– We Need Your Help

Are you a Semi- Retired or Retired Caravaner living in Suffolk?
Do you have any spare time to help a Suffolk Charity, with your experience and expertise?
Would you be interested in giving up a morning or afternoon once a month or more if possible to help us reach isolated rural communities, where we provide Tea or Coffee, Cake and Information on our regular visits during the season from April to October.
If you think you could help and want to find out more about us and what we do, please check our Web Site -

or contact Ann Osborn on 01379 855338 to have a chat and find out more.

© 2018 Earl Stonham Parish Council