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Southwold Lent Lectures 2020

This year’s Southwold Lent Lectures will deal with matters of great public concern in our modern world. In the first two subjects there will be two lectures, the first being on the biblical basis for Christian reflection and the second on "so what do we do now?" The last lecture will stand in its own. All the lectures will be...

The Holy Spirit and You

What did Jesus mean when he talked about being 'clothed with power from on high' (Luke 24:49)? The Farm by the Water is a Christian retreat centre located in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, overlooking the River Deben. On Saturday 29th February (10:30-4pm) they are offering a day focused on this question, and the miraculous change that occurs when we allow...

Family charity hits the headlines

Ipswich Christian charity Family First have played an instrumental part in helping a local mum 'turn her life around'. Featured in the Ipswich Star, Family First Liaison Officer Michelle Jones worked with Josephine Kalagira following an accident that affected her life. You can read more of the story here. Family First are a volunteer based Christian charity in Ipswich who seek to...

10 Years of Music Ministry!

2020 is Ministry of Music’s 10th Anniversary. During this time they have supported 600 events and seen God impact hundreds of lives through the ministry of music! Ministry of Music's vision is to support and bring together UK Christian artists and event organisers in order to resource the church in its worship and outreach to the community, equip more Christian...

Join the next Family First volunteer training course…

Are you thinking about doing something different in 2020? Could you spare an hour a week to support families in Ipswich? Do you understand the challenges parenting can bring? Family First is a Christian charity helping local parents and carers to increase their confidence, social support networks and mental wellbeing. Family First volunteers visit weekly to listen, support and encourage. ...

Welcome to Bury Christian Youth’s new worker!

BCY is delighted to share the news that it has appointed a senior youth worker to start after February half term. Please do pray for Gavin and his family as they prepare to move. Gavin has written a few lines to introduce himself; Hi I'm Gavin, i'm married to Kate and we have a 2 year old daughter called Rosie.  Kate and I...

‘Come follow me’

In the second of his blogs on Discipleship, Simon Harris suggests that to grow we need to be alongside others who have gone before us, blending practical experience with biblical teaching. In order to learn something new we need more than theory. Every apprentice knows this. There needs to be imitation. We need the ability to watch, to experience, to...

24/7 ‘Prayer Course’ to be run in Ipswich

'Ipswich in Prayer' are running the 24/7 prayer movement's new 'Prayer Course' from February. Open to all individuals and Churches, it offers a great focus and resource, especially over the period of lent. Why are we running the prayer course? There is always more to learn about prayer! The prayer course has been written to help us grow and deepen our...

Resourcing Church to embrace Mothers’ Day

Mothering Sunday can be a difficult time for some people, but Melissa Naish from Home for Good Suffolk encourages Churches to embrace Mothering Sunday (22nd March 2020) as an opportunity to celebrate the diverse nature of 'motherhood' and highlight the need of vulnerable children. Mother's Day brings so many varied emotions for members of our Churches. Home for Good wants...

Suffolk Theology Forum February Meeting

The next Suffolk Theology Forum event takes place on Thursday 6 February, 2pm at The Co-op Education Centre, Fore St, Ipswich IP4 1JW. Elaine Storkey, broadcaster, philosopher, sociologist and theologian will speak on, "How can theology help us understand gender-based violence?" Elaine Storkey is a philosopher, sociologist and theologian, having held posts at the Open University, King's College, London, and the University...

Upcoming Events

Wed 19

Arts & Crafts Club

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rushmere St Andrew
Thu 20

Food for Thought

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 21


February 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Fri 21

Toddler Group in Felixstowe

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 21

Spiritual Mindfulness at the Cathedral

February 21 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Bury St Edmunds
Sun 23

The Sunday Debate

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun 23

Mid Suffolk Healing Rooms

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon 24

Spring at Rushmere Baptist Church

February 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Rushmere St Andrew
Wed 26

Avenue Drop In – at Brandon Church Institute

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 26

Avenue Drop In

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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