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Job opportunity: Senior Property Team Administrator including Pastoral Secretary

The Diocese (Church of England in Suffolk) is seeking a Senior Property Team Administrator including Pastoral Secretary to support and enable the work of the property team, which is responsible for ensuring that clergy and curates live in and enjoy properties that are as well maintained as possible, for managing 300 acres of land in Suffolk and for supporting...

Rev Mike Simm – new minister of Southgate Church LEP Bury St Edmunds

Welcome Revd Mike! Mike is an Anglican priest and has spent the last 17 years as Minister of Cliff Park Community Church in Gorleston on the Norfolk coast, an Anglican/Baptist ecumenical church. Southgate is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Church of England, the United Reformed Church and the Baptist Union of Great Britain so he should feel right at home! Mike...

Chris Heath, who served for twenty-four years as a Deacon in the Diocese, passed...

"Deacon Chris Heath was ordained as a permanent deacon for the diocese of East Anglia on the Feast of SS Peter and Paul 1996, one of eight men ordained by Bishop Peter Smith that day. Bishop Peter took them aside one by one and told them that their first vocation was to their wives and children, their second vocation was...

CAP Life Skills Course: Supporting people with limited incomes

Christians Against Poverty, Ipswich is pleased to announce it will be running its CAP Life Skills Course again starting with a taster session on 6 May 2021 at 10.30am. The course is free, open to all, and will be available in person at the Orwell Centre, IP3 8AF (and will observe the relevant Covid safety requirements) and/or online. Jon Reynolds, Life...


Registrations from over 30 Ipswich Churches have so far been received for the exciting I' conference taking place on Thursday 22nd April 7:30pm (Zoom). With details now published of the breakout rooms running on the evening, it's not too late to pre-register. The programme for the Ipswich Christian Leaders Conference has been published on which confirms an exciting line-up of speakers...

Too Good To Be True? ‘Just a Thought’ by Graeme Duncan

A man bought a fridge-freezer for his new kitchen. But how was he going to get rid of the old one ? It was in good working order. He thought for a bit, then suddenly he had an idea. He put the old one in his front garden with a big sign on it saying: 'FREE to a good...

What About Young People?

On Wednesday 28 April, 7 - 8.30pm including Q + A session. via Zoom Book for free:  

Are you ready for the Ipswich Christian Leader’s conference?

Are you ready for the online conference taking place on 22nd April 2021? One of the organisers Jon Beech, along with Simon Scott from CYM, tell about what will be happening in the break-out discussion sessions. You can find out more information, including how to book for this free conference here.

Two more trees for The Kingdom!

The coming together of St Mary’s Woodbridge and St Mary’s Great Bealings to form a United Benefice, which took place on 1 January this year, has been celebrated with the planting of two trees, one in each churchyard. The ‘Amelanchier Lamarkii’ trees, known for their snowy white flowers and autumn colour, “are a sign of our new spiritual life together,”...

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