Cavendish Community Church, Felixstowe
|Talk of the Church of England's demise
is greatly exaggerated, of course; but it is nice to see
it making a bold statement, and the recent arrival of
Cavendish Community Church is definitely that. Here is
the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich's most modern
building, on the Cavendish Park estate on the west side
of Felixstowe. Actually within the parish of Walton, I'm assuming that it serves as a chapel of
ease to St
Mary, Walton, which may also
explain why it is the only Anglican church in Suffolk
currently without a dedication.
This may be the only Anglican church in England with a No trolleys beyond this point sign. Well, they do clutter up the aisles somewhat.
It replaced the nearby 1950s hut of St Philip with a purpose built, state of the art, worship-space (I love that phrase!) incorporating offices and meeting rooms all under one roof, rather in the manner of a 1970s Student Union building. It opened in 1994 beside the contemporary superstore; unkind people have been heard to refer to it as St Safeways.
|Cavendish Community Church can be found on the Superstore exit of the Dock Spur Road, off of the A14 in north Felixstowe. I found it locked, although it is often in use, so you may be lucky.|