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St Mary's Church

ChurchSt Mary The Virgin is part of the Upper Alde Benefice. Weekly service details may be found on the Events page.

The Reverend Martin Percival is the Priest in Charge of the Upper Alde Benefice. If you would like to contact him, please phone 07789417050 or 01728 668537. You can also e-mail:

The best days to contact him are Thursdays and Sundays.

Alternatively, you can contact your Dennington churchwardens: Veronica Maberly: 01728 638627 or Robert Rous: 01728 638712, email: 

For News and past copies of Upper Alde Link, please click here


The Church has many interesting features including the famous SCAIPOD and  the tomb of LORD and LADY BARDOLPH. It has been mentioned in many publications. Examples of the features can be found here:

For a more detailed description of the Church, please click here: James Wardley, Church History

The Bells of St. Mary's

The bells of St Mary's can often be heard ringing out over the countryside. There are regular bell practices to help hone the skills of the bell ringers.

Dennington is fortunate to have a magnificent ring of 6 bells. The oldest of the bells date back to the early 15th century. It is known that the Church has had a ring of bells since 1553 and they were last re-hung in 1915.

In 2008 an appeal was launched to restore the bells to their former glory and the organisers were pleased to announce that by 2009, the sum of £75000 had been raised.

Early 2010 saw the welcome return of the bells and a rededication service was led by Bishop Nigel Stock. The Church was filled with parishioners, friends and family from near and far to celebrate the successful venture. It is hoped that the bells will be enjoyed by all for years to come.

Restoration of the Clock Face

In conjunction with the bell restoration it was decided to refurbish the Clock on the North wall of Dennington Church Tower. It has been restored to the original blue and gold and looks wonderful.

The PCC would like to thank everybody who has contributed to this project.