The Village and Facilities

Raydon village has been around for a long time, with records dating back to 1254. The original meaning of the word Raydon is of a rye covered hill, and the beautiful church in the middle of the village was built sometime in the early 14th century.

The village nowadays is a vibrant community where there’s always something going on to cater for everyone’s tastes. The local gardening club has a busy schedule throughout the year, the Church holds fortnightly services as well as hosting other annual events. The Women’s Fellowship Group meet fortnightly throughout the spring and autumn months where they host many fascinating guest speakers on wide ranging subjects, and there are monthly coffee mornings held in the village hall.

We are lucky in Raydon to have many public footpaths where you can enjoy walking in the beautiful Brett Vale, local woodland and surrounding area.  Many of our connecting footpaths are located in the designated Stour Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), click on this link to access the local AONB map. If you have any queries or concerns relating to any of our local footpaths, please contact/report these directly to Kevin Verlander at Suffolk County Council, email address: kevin.verlander@suffolk.gov.uk and copy any correspondence to our Parish Council email raydonpc@gmail.com so we are aware of any footpath issues.

Additionally there are many other interesting events held at the Village Hall, Raydon Sports & Social Club, Raydon playing field and surrounding area. For full booking details and information of local events please click on below links:

Quartet Magazine – Febuary 2018

King George playing field details & booking

Raydon Village Hall booking details

St Mary’s Church

Hadleigh Badminton Club

Suffolk Links Brett bus service

Electricity Power Cut Help/Information