Melton Old Church is a Grade II* medieval village church, declared redundant in 1977. The society was formed in December 1980 to preserve the building and its history for future generations. The church was purchased in 1982 by the society and is held, in the person of its trustees, in perpetuity. The Society is a single church trust and has no backing either from statutory bodies or other trusts. It is run by a voluntary committee. The Society collects subscriptions and organises events to raise funds throughout the year. The committee tries to vary the programme of events to attract a wide range of audiences.
The Melton Churchyard is closed to burials except where plots were Reserved prior to closure. Ashes of those who lived in or had close connections with Melton may be interred in the Churchyard. All enquiries about interment should, in the first instance, be discussed with a funeral director. The Churchyard being a ‘closed’ churchyard is maintained by Suffolk Coastal District Council.
With a rich and colourful history that spans centuries, Melton Old Church has a wealth of stories to tell across the ages. If you are interested in becoming a member of our society find out more on our membership page.