St John’s, Sudbury

York Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1ND

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(Due to the Coronavirus, all church services and other activities are presently suspended).

 St Johns

Lively church with many weekly activities.  Our worship takes place every Sunday at 10.30 am, and is an opportunity to share with others, praising and thanking God for all He is and does; to listen to His word and to be challenged to respond to all we have heard.

Twice a month there are communion services – in the main service on one Sunday in the month and at 11 am on the third Wednesday of the month.

There is a choir which helps to lead the music and we have a number of worship leaders who take part in the services.  Spark Club [Junior Church] runs at the same time as the Sunday morning service most Sundays.  Our successful Messy Church has been taking place every two months, usually the second Sunday of the month, 4:00pm - 6:00pm.  Our next Messy Church in 2020 will be announced in due course.

Times of Services: 10.30am

Sudbury, St. Johns Interior

Name of Minister: Rev Ruth Ridge

Tel: 07447 091182


This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.

Accessibility at St John's: -

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  •  Wheelchair accessible access;
  •  Accessible toilet;
  •  Loop;
  •  Large Print.

Family Fair - Saturday 16th November 2019: -

We held our very successful Family Fair at St Peter's Church in the centre of Sudbury with a variety of stalls selling bric-a-brac, home-made cakes and jams and books.  
Family Fair 1
     Family Fair 2
Thanks to the support from everyone who helped out by setting up St Peter's, donating items for stalls and running the stalls, serving customers, preparing food, washing up and clearing afterwards, we raised a magnificent total of £1649.63, well up on last year.
Family Fair 3        Family Fair 4
For 2020 we plan on re-launching the Family Fair as St John's Methodist Church Christmas Fair on Saturday 28th November 2020, so please put that date in your diaries and keep that date free!
Weekly Activities: -


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery  Tel: (01787) 373185 

10:00am - 12:00pm Hobbies Club alternate Mondays.  Tel: Jan Turner (01787) 370540


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery  Tel: (01787) 373185 

2:15pm Discovery Bible Study, 2nd & 4th Tuesday Afternoons.  

3:30pm Re-U-Nite (Third Tuesday of the Month).  A friendly club for people of all ages with a short talk, tea and a chat.


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery  Tel: (01787) 373185 

2:30pm - The Exchange Book Club - Meets every two months on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss faith-based books.  Our latest session was based on Liz Trenow's book "In Love and War".

6:00pm - 7:30pm  Youth Songsters  Singing modern music and having fun, ages from 6 to 18 are very welcome.  Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

7:30pm - 9:30pm Sudbury Songsters for adults who like to sing for rest and relaxation.


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery  Tel: (01787) 373185 


9:30am - 11:30am Tea & Tots.  Lots of toys and activities to share.  Music and Movement between 11:00am and 12:30pm.  Refreshments available.  Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

1:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea & Tots.   Lots of toys and activities to share.  Refreshments available.   Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

12:00pm Soup Lunch First Friday of the Month

3:30pm - 5:00pm TGIF - Thank Goodness It's Friday - After-School end-of-week session for primary school children and their parents/carers.   Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

7:30pm Choir Practice.  Leads the worship on Sunday mornings singing hymns and anthems.  We sing at weddings and visit other churches in the area for special occasions. Tel: Ann Platten (01787) 374069


10:00am - 12:00pm Friendship Café.   Dementia-friendly café with games, activities, coffee and chat for everyone.  Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

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Messy Church Splat

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Please contact Rev Ruth Ridge on 0744 709 1182 for more information.

As Messy Church at St John's is presently suspended, you are welcome to do Messy Church at Home using the resources available on the Children & Young People's webpage.  Please click on the link HERE to access suggestions for crafts and activities, worship and mealtime!

The theme we're following at Trinity in July is "Never Tire of Doing What is Right" - based on 1 Samuel: 17 - The Story of David & Goliath.

ALL ARE WELCOME from the St John's Messy Church community to join us to use these resources at home!


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