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Dennington is a small village in North Suffolk which lies along the A1120. It is a pretty village, well-known for its Church. It has a friendly, thriving community which is reflected in the variety of activites and clubs.

As you enter the village, you cannot miss the Church of St Mary which dominates the centre of the village. Visitors come to see the interior of the Church - some of which dates back to mediaeval times. The Church is part of the Upper Alde Benefice.

Children from the village and the surrounding area attend the Dennington Primary school and secondary school children are in the catchment area for Sir Thomas Mills School in Framlingham.

A new shop and cafe has opened on the Village Green. The Neathouse is open from 7am to 5pm. Everyone is welcome to visit and see what's in store. The owner, Vashti, only stocks Suffolk produce, so there is meat from Palfrey and Hall, bread and cakes from the Cake Shop in Woodbridge, dairy products from Marybelle, along with many other items. Newspapers and bread can be ordered. There is outdoor seating and a warm welcome to all. Phone for details: 01728 638957 or email at info@the  Coffee

Dennington Sports Club oversees the sports activities in the village. Dennington Jubilee Village Hall and Sports Field are found on the Framlingham Road, close to the Church. The sports field is used for football and cricket, as well as games evenings for the young people of the village. For more details, see the Sports Club page or go to the Village Hall and Sports Club website.

There is also a village newsletter which can be found on the Village Hall site.  The Business Hub has opened in the Meeting room of the Village Hall. There is excellent broadband and tea and coffee facilities are offered for all users. It will run from Monday to Friday, between 8.30 am and 5.00pm, PROVIDED the Meeting room is not already booked for an event. For more details, please go to the Village Hall websiteDennington newsletter3.6.18 e1529877788320

The Parish Council meets five times a year in the Jubilee Village Hall committee room. Everyone is welcome.

Here is the 2012 Village Appraisal for Dennington. This is a detailed description of the village in 2012. You can see examples of architecture, the village layout and various other interesting details.

Dennington has a long history. However, in more modern times, the BBC ran a Domesday project to get a snapshot of village life in the 1980's. Click here for photographs and information from that project.



Following the purchase of a defibrillator for the Coronation Shelter in the Square within the village, the Parish Council has recently purchased a second defibrillator for Owls Green which has just gone live. The new defibrillator can be found at Wells Corner on B1116 in the old telephone box. 

Its intended use is for any person who dials 999 and requires life saving assistance. Defibrillator

Once in contact with the ambulance emergency service, the call centre will take details, if they think,  by using the defibrillator it would save a life they would then give you the access code to the box where the defibrillator is housed followed by further instructions on how to operate it. 

The defibrillator is fully automatic. It also has a switchable young person mode to allow it to be used on children from one year to eight year olds as well as the standard adult mode. 

The defibrillator is so simple to use. Once the green button is pressed, it activates a voice which can be heard giving stage by stage instructions and prompts along with where the pads are to be placed on the casualty.

The Parish Council would like to thank County Councillor Stephen Burroughes for providing funds from his Locality Budget to pay for this second defibrillator. Without his help, this important device could not have been purchased for our community.

Robert C.T. Wardley 

Stepping out in Suffolk: If you would like to go out around Suffolk with organised walks, information is can be found on