Village Information

Church and Chapel

St. Mary the Virgin Church

Priest in Charge      

Rev. Mark Lowther                                                                 01728 452807

Asst. Priest Sheila Hart                                                           01728 602456


Mr P Fife                                                                               01728 687759    

Mrs C Morley                                                                         01728 687999


Mr S. Ive                                                                               01728 688106

Service times on the Church noticeboard & in the monthly Parish Magazine

Friston Baptist Chapel Mill Road

Rev. Michael J Harley, 37, Lincoln Avenue Saxmundham IP17 1BY

Service times on the Church noticeboard & in the monthly Parish Magazine

Schools and Youth Groups

Coldfair Green Primary School Judith Ave, Knodishall.      01728 830649

Head - Mrs Amanda Fewkes

Alde Valley School Seaward Ave, Leiston

Head - Miss Emma Laflin                                                        01728 830570

Saxmundham Free School, Seaman Ave.

Head - Mr David Lees                                                            01728 633910    

Playgroups are in Knodishall, Leiston and Saxmundham

Guides and Brownies are in Knodishall, Leiston and Saxmundham

Scout Groups are in Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Leiston

Leiston Leisure Centre

Redhouse Lane, Leiston                                                         01728 830364    

Local Councils and Other Bodies

Your Suffolk County Councillor                

Mr Andrew Reid                                                                    07545423799

Your District Councillors                           

Maureen Jones                                                                     01728 453915

T J Haworth-Culf                                                                  07899 063702

Your Local Member of Parliament            

Theresa Coffey                                                                    0207 2197164

Suffolk Coastal District Offices,

Melton Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 1AU                                       01394 383789

(for Planning, Building regs., Environmental Services inc. refuse collection and rodent control,

Council Tax, Business rates and Housing benefits)

Suffolk County Council Offices

Endeavor Hse, 8, Russell Road, Ipswich                               01473 583000

(for Highways, Education, Libraries etc. )

Branch Libraries at Aldeburgh, Leiston and Saxmundham

Housebound Library                                                         01728 831252    

Mobile Library Every 4 weeks near the Old Chequers at approx. 11.45am (see magazine for dates)

Area Highways

Street Farm Road, Saxmundham                                        01728 403000

(Out of Hours 01728 403066)    


Anglian Water available 24 hours                                       08457 145145

Water Supply   

Essex and Suffolk Water                                                   08457 820999

Suffolk Heritage Housing Assoc.

 (Social Housing) 48 High St. Leiston                                 01728 727555

Registration of Births & Deaths Etc.

SCDC Offices  (Mon & Wed 1.30 – 4)                                01394 444331

Street Farm Rd. Saxmundham        

Job Centre Plus

Enterprise Centre, Eastland Ind. Est., Leiston IP16 4US                  

Citizens Advice Bureau

Colonial House, Station Rd. Leiston                                01728 832193

Other Useful Information

Old Chequers Public House                                       01728 688039

Postal Collections Friston Crossroads, Last Collection Mon-Fri 4.30, Sat 9.30        

Milk (Delivered Mon, Wed and Fri)                 

Dairy Crest, Farthing Road, Ipswich.                             0345 6063606

Foulgers Dairy Woodbridge.                                          01394 387327

Newspapers & Periodicals

Leiston Newsagent, 75 High St. Leiston                         01728 830828

Van Sales call regularly 

bread (by order), fruit and veg and groceries                01728 668 485


Friston Parish Council

Clerk to the Council     

Mrs Karen Forster, Orchard Hse, Wissett, IP19 0NF      01986 785428



Mrs Christine Brooks                                                  01728 688972

Mrs Mary Schedrin                                                    01728 687948    

Mrs Ann Patterson                                                     01728 688379

Mr Alan Simpson                                                       01728 688387

Mr Mike Caplin - Chairman                                         01728 687625

Mrs Susan Jackson                                                    01728 688032

Mr Richard Brooks                                                     01728 687986

Parish council meetings are held six weekly at 7.00 pm in the village hall.

Meeting dates are on the notice board and in the Parish Magazine.

Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend all meetings.



The Surgery, Lambsale Meadow, Saxmundham            01728 602022

The Surgery, Main Street, Leiston                               01728 830526

The Surgery, Church Farm, Aldeburgh                         01728 452027


Aldeburgh Community Hospital, Park Rd., Aldeburgh     01728 452778


Fromus House, Street Farm Rd., Saxmundham             01728 602599

Unit 1d, Eastlands Ind. Est., Leiston                             01728 833566


Apex Dental Care Ltd., Crown St., Leiston                     01728 830790

Olive Dental Practice, High St., Saxmundham                01728 602537

Aldeburgh Dental Practice.,  167 High St., Aldeburgh      01728 453333

Dental Centre, High St., Leiston                                    01728 832133


Jeffrey & Associates, 16, High St. Saxmundham             01728 602830

Marshall & Lilley, 26, High Street, Leiston                      01728 833114

Trains                  Greater Anglia Station at Saxmundham

National Rail Enquiries                                                 08457 484950

Buses                    Timetable on Lamp Standard at Friston Crossroads          

Ditches Flooding

Suffolk Coastal District Council open 24 hours                01394 383789


For all emergencies dial 999. For non-urgent dial 101                      

Leiston Police Station Kings Road Leiston

Neighbourhood Police Office:PCSO 3070 Thora Taylor    01473 613500

Organisations in Friston

Friston Bowls Club          (ground at Church Farm)

Hon Sec:

 Mr M Harris, Ashleys, Mill Road                                   01728 688858

Village Hall Management Committee

Hon Sec & Booking:

Mrs R Simpson Old Orchard, Low Rd.                            01728 688387

Friston Village Lunch Club             

1st Wednesday in each month in Village Hall at 12 noon (all welcome)

Mrs R Simpson                                                           01728 688387

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

Mr A Wright Orchard Bank, Church Rd.                         01728 689018                    


If you’d like this information sheet in large print

please contact the Clerk on 01986 785428