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Soap Nuts and Other Wonders

Just Traid is finishing 2019 on a high and is happy to report another extremely successful Christmas Fayre weekend, thanks to all the hard work and dedication of  volunteers and Board members. It is truly grateful for everyone's support. Just Traid experienced a significant increase in sales compared with the same weekend in 2018 and a monumental increase in comparison...

Volunteer Receptionists

Inspire Counselling and Training are looking for volunteers who want to join our friendly office team. We are offering opportunities to practise your reception skills in an inspiring environment, knowing you will have contributed to the well-being of many people. You will be the first point of contact for our busy centre and assisting staff and other volunteers in...

Schoolchildren set to make TV debut onboard Noah’s Ark

This week dozens of excited schoolchildren climbed the gangplank onto a replica of the ark moored in Ipswich to be filmed for BBC's Songs of Praise. Headteacher, from St Margaret’s Church Of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Jo Kidby said: “We were delighted to be invited to bring some of our Year 4 pupils onboard Noah’s Ark. We hope the...

Bethlehem is Calling – A Concert for Advent

Garth Hewitt, troubadour, gospel singer, protest singer, activist and priest released his first album in 1973, and his most recent, My Name is Palestine, just this year. He is a man with a lot to say and he needs to be heard. Come and hear him! When: Saturday 30th November, 7.30pm – Christmas concert Where: St Mary at Stoke Church, Stoke Street,...

Reducing our footprint one step at a time…

Springs Dance Company is currently offering to churches its Green Project to inspire action on climate change. Celebrating all the world provides, the Green Project takes the form of a short dance theatre presentation that will stir up hope by shining a light on how we share the world’s limited resources with our neighbours both near and far. The presentation can be accompanied...

Part-Time Lay Employment Secretary role with the East Anglia Methodist Church

The East Anglia Methodist District is seeking to appoint a Part-time District Lay Employment Secretary, home based within the East Anglia District (Norfolk, Cambridge or Suffolk) Salary £12 per hour 7 hours per week totalling 28 hours per month. (Additional hours overtime by agreement) Closing date: 20th December 2019 Interviews: Monday 3rd February 2020 - to take a lead for...

The Apprentice

In a new series of blogs for Network Suffolk, Simon and Ceri Harris share their reflections on how, as Church Leaders, they have sought to encourage discipleship in real, tangible ways. They start the series considering 'apprenticeship', especially in the case of prayer. Like so many church leaders, we went through theological training and spent years active in Church life...

What does Christmas look like?

At this time of year, we are bombarded with so many different images of Christmas: biblical nativity scenes, Victorian chocolate box images, family festivities, cutesy cartoon ads... and many, many more. On top of that, we are constantly reminded that we should be thinking of 'the true meaning of' Christmas. But in today's modern and complex world, what does...

Family First hits 100

Ipswich charity Family First recently marked a huge milestone, celebrating 100 family referrals since it began in 2014! By matching a volunteer with a family for a year, this Christian charity helps parents and carers through challenges which they may have been unable to cope with alone.  The volunteers work alongside the parents and carers to establish achievable goals, aiming...

Live Nativity at Otley College

This year, people in Suffolk have an opportunity to experience the nativity story up close and personal. Wrap up warm, put on your wellies and come along for an outdoor celebration of Christmas. Experience the sights, sounds and story of Christmas, complete with live nativity, music, refreshments and family-friendly fun. Wednesday, 11 December: 6pm for 6.30pm until 7.30pm Otley College, Charity Lane,...

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Toddler Group in Felixstowe

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Spiritual Mindfulness at the Cathedral

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Bury St Edmunds
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Brandon Crafters

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St Peter’s Church, Brandon – Men’s Breakfast

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat 07

Who Let the Dads Out?

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Light up a Life

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bury St Edmunds
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Light up a Life

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Bury St Edmunds
Sat 07

It’s All About You Jesus

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Light up a Life

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