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Welcome to Exning . Net

For Links to websites of local organisations and other interests see below

Past Events

8 May 2020.

VE Day -- 75 Years On

24 December 2019

Crib & Christingle

22 June 2019

Exning Duck Races

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United Charities


& Young People


Exning is a village in Suffolk,  It lies just off the A14 trunk road, roughly 12 miles (19 km) east-northeast of Cambridge, and 10 miles (16 km) south-south-east of Ely. The nearest large town is Newmarket which is 2 miles to the south.

This website has been established by residents of the village to provide a focus for information about the village, links to the many websites in the village and a home to the Exning section of the “22 Villages” website produced to celebrate the millennium.

Exning is reputed to have been the capital of the Iceni tribe and therefore the home of Queen Boadicea (Boudicca)(Local Lore). She appears on the village sign.

Christianity came to Exning in AD630 with the conversion of King Anna. Exning is reputed to have been the birthplace of his daughter Saint Etheldreda, to whom the cathedral at Ely is dedicated.

After over 1300 years it is good that there is still a lively worshipping church in the village

Exning Community Church Hall (ECCH) is the venue for many local activities including Music Builds Communities (MBC), fitness sessions, dancing, activities for children and young people, committee meetings, and as a cinema.

If you want to know more about the history of Exning there are 2 excellent books which are available from the Post Office:’

There is also some information on line:

Exning Parish Council

Exning Parish Churches

Exning Primary School

Exning Community Church Hall


Old Pictures of Exning

A Walk around Exning

Exning Cricket Club

Links to websites of local organisations and other interests

Exning Athletic Football Club

Exning Tennis Club

Exning Ladies Football Club


22 Villages

Exning from the Air


Exning Remembers

Roll of Honour

Studlands Residents FB

Exning Community Page on FB

Exning Enlistment

The panel below is the “ad reel” of local events used at “Village Cinema” or “MBC Singing for Fun.” As such it will only be updated once or twice a month and may include events that have already happened. You can scroll through all the slides.



Works on the clock are now completed. The winding mechanism is now by small electric motors. After nearly 14 years of climbing up to the level of the window under the clock face twice a week I am redundant. That said, from being the clock winder/minder I am now just the minder, which means the only time I have to climb again is for any minor adjustments Like putting on the hour and returning it to GMT.
Regards,  ALAN BALCOMB (Tower Captain)

What's On?

Please note: In the case of regular events (*) only the next occurrence will normally be shown

For all regular events at Exning Community Church Hall (ECCH) click here





Organised by

Please note that events may be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and this table may be inaccurate. We advise checking with the organiser and Exning.Net cannot be held responsible for wasted time or travel


7 to 10pm


Plonk & Paint


22 March*





9.15am to 11am

Regency Cakes

"Happy to Chat"
with Revd Cheryl


8th April*

7.30 to 9.30pm.


MBC Electric Guitars

Music Builds Communities

10th   April*

7 for 7.30pm


Village Cinema
Fisherman's Friends

Exning Presents

Other Happenings


1pm to 3pm

Newmarket Day Centre

Newmarket Open House Drop In

St Nicholas Hospice

9.15am to 11am

Regency cakes

"Happy to Chat" with Revd Cheryl


Key to Venues


Exning Community Church Hall


Old Hospital Chapel (St Philips w St Etheldreda)

St Martins

St Martins Church

St Nicholas

St Nicholas Church, Landwade


Tesco Newmarket Community Space

Ad Reel suspended for the time being


Mark Haworth returns to Exning as the new Vicar…….and will be living 3 doors from his former home in New River Green.

After a very busy 7 years up the road as Rector of the Lark Valley & North Bury team ministry, with its ten parishes, Mark was looking for a part-time post, and has been delighted to be appointed to the team serving the 3 churches in this parish (St Martin, St Philip & St Etheldreda [“P&E”], and St Nicholas Landwade). He will be working with St Mary Newmarket & St Agnes on Bury Rd, and together serving the growing north side of Newmarket, its schools, the hospital and community life.

Please be aware that following government guidelines, we regret that Exning Community Church Hall will be closed until further notice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ellie Pidsley-Cook

ECCH Manager

07516 438133

Mark has three children, Sarah, Oliver and Lucy and three grandchildren. Sarah is now a family barrister in London and has a daughter Stella (2). Living close by her in Bethnal Green is Oliver who is married to Alex and works at NHS England HQ. Lucy is co-Deputy Headteacher at Barrow CEVC School near Bury St Edmunds and is married to Nick. They have two daughters Amelia (9) and Olivia (4) who by September will both be attending Barrow School.

Mark and his third faithful Labrador Honey enjoy local walking and spending time with family and friends. He also hopes to pick up his racquet-sports more often than has been possible in recent years. He particularly enjoys fellwalking and landscape, choral music, architecture, concerts, theatre and film; he is also a lifetime supporter of Blackburn Rovers FC, and keen follower of ‘the beautiful game’. He continues to sing annually with the Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir (this year in Ely Cathedral) and will enjoy becoming musically involved locally in due course.

Mark was brought up in Sale, Blackburn and Altrincham. He is an honours-graduate forester from Aberdeen University (1973) where, among other things, he was President of the University Forestry Society, played hockey for the university, and sang in the Scottish Episcopalian Cathedral Choir when not walking in the Cairngorms and West Highlands.

His subsequent 15 year career as a District Officer in the Forestry Commission took him to Peebles, Kendal, Thetford and Ludlow, and it was while working at Santon Downham, Thetford, that he and the family lived at 7 New River Green Exning for 3 years (1980 to 1983) Sarah & Lucy were both christened at St Martin’s!

During what was to be his last post, in Ludlow, his early interest in working full-time for the Church, which surfaced during his time in Exning, became a reality as he began training for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge in 1988. He was a curate at Cherry Hinton & Teversham, and then Vicar of the Swaffhams & Reach.,

After a brief spell as School Chaplain at Framlingham College and Brandeston Hall School in Suffolk, he moved to Manchester to become Team Rector of the Salford All Saints Team Ministry. There he launched Pendleton Rovers FC, a youth outreach initiative which pleasingly is still doing well. After 7 years Mark moved to become Vicar of Rochdale and then back to Suffolk..

Mark has a real heart for collaborative parish ministry. He considers that he has embraced a wide breadth of worship, spirituality, prayer-life and music in both his lay and ordained ministry, and that his faith journey is Christ-centred, Biblically-grounded and pastorally-driven, undergirded by a facility and desire for good administration, prayer and parties!

He is going to be contactable at The Vicarage, 1 New River Green Exning no later than June 5th, (landline number yet to be allocated), but can be reached now on 07932 160 009, or mhaworth50@hotmail.com. His clear rest-day is Monday.

As we now look to the future, Mark’s hope and prayer is that together we might play our various parts in re-building community life, with the Church at its heart.

For a more detailed description of the many roles Mark has performed click here