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The Hamlet Church, Duddenhoe End
This church dates back to 1610 when it was a tithe barn in a farm called Lantern Thatch. It was converted and consecrated on St. Peter’s Day 29th June 1859, following local fund raising. By 1990, the Church had fallen into disrepair and following considerable generosity from villages, it was possible to renovate it extensively. Seating around 80 people it is one of only two thatched churches in Essex. One of its unusual features is that the Lord’s Table is on the long (east) side of the church, with the pine pews arranged accordingly.
The church was re-thatched in 2010 and the porch roof repaired, funds having been raised through grants and donations from the residents of Duddenhoe End. We typically have monthly BCP communion services held here together with Harvest and Christmas Services. We hold a variety of fund raising events in the church, such as an Organ Recital, Flower arrangement demonstration and talks on a variety of subjects: i.e. Local history.