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Graham Miles is the new Lightwave Rural Chaplain for Suffolk

Licensed Evangelist, Graham Miles, is the new Rural Chaplain for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, supporting farmers and their families who may be struggling in this difficult time. He writes “This role brings together my passions for church, farming and countryside. Lightwave is based at the college in Otley, recently remaned “Suffolk Rural” but then known as the East...

Interested in parenting courses?

Here is some information about what Family First is able to offer at this time. Family First is a Christian charity which seeks to increase parents' and carers' confidence, social support networks and mental wellbeing. Their vision is to see families that are resilient, thriving and happy. For a referral form please visit the Family First website here .

Fields Church is excited about its new move

Fields Church, based in Kesgrave, is excited to share the latest piece of news in its adventure with God. It says, "Our news is out and we are so excited to share it with you. After seeking and praying into our vision, and as we have grown and grown and filled our current building, God has revealed our new location...

Thank You! and Good Luck! to team members of CYM who are moving on…

CYM Ipswich (Christian Youth Ministries) would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you and farewell to Josh and Lauren. CYM Ipswich describes itself as an energetic faith-based Christian charity that has been working with children and young people in and around Ipswich for more than thirty five years. Its mission is to provide a positive and...

New Appointment at St Augustine’s Ipswich

St Augustine's, Ipswich is  thrilled to announce that Al Metcalfe will be its next vicar, starting in the autumn. St Augustine's has shared with Network Suffolk this message from Al, Sarah, Connie, and Reuben; “Hi St Augustine’s! We are the Metcalfes and we are just thrilled to be coming to Ipswich this Autumn and I (Al) am massively excited to be joining...

Administrator and Prayer Facilitator wanted for Inspiring Ipswich project (paid)

The Inspiring Ipswich project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. With significant support from the Church Commissioners and the Diocese, by God’s grace, it aims to grow 25 new worshipping communities, provide fresh energy for the existing churches, and make meaningful contact with 10% of the population; with 5% having had the opportunity to explore faith and 1% having become members of...

On the Bookshelf

Back in May of this year, Fr John Thackray of St Mary-at-the-Elms in Ipswich told Network Suffolk a little bit about his life and his ministry. You can read the full article here.  Now Fr John tells us about the book he would like to put on the Network Suffolk bookshelf; " A book that has had a very real influence...

Home for Good: Suffolk provides Summer Activity Bags to vulnerable children

Last weekend 115 Summer activities bags were distributed to Suffolk children who are currently in foster care or have left the care system through adoption or special guardianship. Local Christian charity Home for Good:Suffolk had to cancel their planned activities in the Easter holidays and couldn't provide their usual meet ups this summer either due to meeting restrictions because of COVID-19....

Kick Start – A new free service for churches

Darren Bullen, centre manager of Christians Against Poverty, Bury St Edmunds, has been in touch to tell us about a new initiative which aims to help those who have been badly impacted by Covid-19. Darren says; " None of us could have predicted the impact of a global pandemic on our everyday lives, but we serve a steadfast God who remains...

Motorcyclists with a mission

Motorcycles, and their riders, can provoke mixed feelings amongst the public at large. Since the 1950s and 60s bikes have become more than just a form of transport, with many people choosing to ride as a way of life and become part of a mysterious world with its own language, lifestyle, and style of dress. They can be perceived as...

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