Troston

Our Church

 

We hold Soup Lunches in the Village Hall on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12.30pm, while on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays there is a coffee morning at 10am.

We have a Cafe Church service in the Village Hall on the second sunday of the month at 11am, beginning with bacon butties!

Welcome to our fine mediaeval church, unusual among Suffolk churches, because it dates mainly from the 13th and early 14th centuries. 

The north wall is covered with magnificent wall paintings and the remains of a Doom painting can be found above the nave; all of these, thanks to a lottery grant and village fundraising, were conserved as part of our ambitious restoration programme. These paintings remind us that the walls were probably extensively covered with paintings before the Reformation.

 Visitors are also attracted by our medieval graffiti.  

Our Parish

 

Troston is a very mixed community with all age groups well represented, although there is a shortage of affordable housing for young families.  There are about 940 people living in just over 300 houses and, whilst there are a small nucleus of residents brought up in the village, the vast majority have moved in within the last twenty or so years; part of the housing for RAF Honington also lies within our parish.  Many changes have taken place over the last fifty years or so and our three main housing estates were created around the centre of the village ain the 1970's and 80's. A small development, on the site of the old playing field, will be completed in 2019 together with new play areas for the children.   

There is a motor bike sales and repair shop, and a public house in the heart of the village.  Since the village boundary extends to include RAF Honington, there are also a Chinese take-a-way, village store and hairdresser, along with a garage shop where almost anything can be bought, just a short distance away. Farming still plays an important part in the village although the Troston Farms manager no longer resides in the village.

Newcomers to Troston are encouraged to borrow the Village Book in which local historians have made an excellent record of all aspects of village life over the past centuries. 

The village hall, originally the old Church school until 1946, was refurbished thanks to a lottery grant and the hard work of many villagers. Various organisations benefit from the facility including a carpet bowls club and a Pilates class. 

 

Information is available on the village website  www.troston.suffolk.cloud

​​Call us:

Rev Dr Karen Burton

07546491388

revkarenburton@outlook.com

Write to us: 

The Vicarage, Commister Lane

Ixworth  IP31 2HE