Directions to the Church

The church is located in Mettingham, a small village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border approximately 5 minutes drive from Beccles (to the East) and Bungay (to the West) along the B1062. The church is easily and quickly accessed by car and there is ample parking at the church. If you do not have access to a car, below we have provided details of the nearest public transport links. Alternatively, if you are strugling to find a way of coming, please contact us as there are clergy and faithful who come regularly to the church from Beccles, Bungay, Diss and Ipswich who may be able to take you.

By Car:

From Beccles:
Follow signs for town centre until you see signs for Bungay
From the junction of St Mary’s Road and Ballygate besides St Benet’s Roman Catholic Church take the Bungay Road (B1062)
Stay on this road for approximately 5 minutes through Barsham and Shipmeadow
When you see the road sign for Mettingham slow down and turn right into a road named Tallents Loke
Follow this road down to the bottom of the hill and turn left onto Low Road
After passing one house on your left, turn left into the White House drive directly opposite a farm shed on your right,
There is ample parking next to the house or beside the church at the rear of the property.

From Bungay:

From Bungay town centre head towards Beccles Road and / or B1062.Then keep going up the hill. When you pass the Tally Ho Tea rooms slow down a little, you will pass a road on your left (Deer Row), keep going a bit furtherand take the left turn down Tallents Loke. Go down Tallents Loke to the bottom and turn left onto Low Road. You will see a large cattle shed on your right. Immediately opposite this you will see some gates with a sign to the College of Our Lady of Mettingham. You can then park your car. There is a large White House, and the church is behind the House.

By Public Transport:

There is regular train and bus services to the surrounding towns of Beccles and Bungay though there is much less available on a Sunday, particularly if you are living in a rural village. However, with the growing network of community cars (see below) as well as the transport links provided by church members, please do contact us to see if we can help you find a way to come to the church if you are without your own transport.

By Bus:
There is no direct bus to the church however there are many buses which go through the nearby towns of Beccles and Bungay. Please see here for more details on routes and timetables.

By Train:
The nearest train station is at Beccles, for more information on times and other stations please see here.

Community Car Service:
There are now a number of community car schemes which cover the wide rural area around our church in Norfolk and Suffolk, many of which are able to take people door to door from their homes to the church in Mettingham on a Sunday providing that they have enough notice. If you live in a Suffolk village or town and lack your own transport, please look at the schemes available here. If you are a Norfolk resident please see this page. If you are still having problems please contact us to help you.

Shared Transport:
There are regular members of our church who are travelling from Beccles, Bungay, Ipswich and Diss. Please contact us to see if they could pick you up if you are without your own transport.


Our Address

Joy of All Who Sorrow Church
The White House
Low Road
NR35 1TP
United Kingdom