St John’s, Sudbury

 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.  Messy Church takes place every two months, usually the last Sunday of the month  4:00pm - 6:00pm.

Address: York Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1ND

Times of Services: 10.30am

Sudbury, St. Johns Interior

Name of Minister: Rev John Boardman
Minister’s Telephone No: 01787 372738
Minister’s Address: 24 Waldingfield Road, Sudbury, CO10 2PU
Web Site:

This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.

Sunday 21st July 2019 at 4:00pm - Final Service for Rev John Boardman.  A special Circuit Service to which you are all invited, when we will say Farewell to John and Ann Boardman.  John will be retiring ("sitting down") this Connexional year, and we will give thanks for his years in the service of our Circuit.

Holiday Club

Another Holiday Club will take place during the week 26th - 30th August 2019, following on from the success of "Team Builders" and "Waste Watchers"  in 2017 and 2018.  More details to follow!

Weekly activities:


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


2:15pm Discovery Bible Study, 2nd & 4th Tuesday Afternoons.  Tel: John Boardman (01787) 372738

3:30pm Re-U-Nite (Third Tuesday of the Month).  A friendly club  Tel: John Boardman (01787) 372738


2:30pm - The Exchange Book Club - Meets every two months on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss faith-based books.  Tel: John Boardman (01787) 372738

6:00pm - 7:30pm  New!  Youth Choir - 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.


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

Accessibility at Sudbury

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

Please click on the images to find out more about St John's.

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Messy Church Splat

'Messy Church logo © The Bible Reading Fellowship 2018. See'

Our latest session took place on Sunday 9th June, 4:00pm - 6:00pm.  You can find out more about Messy Church at St John's, Sudbury by clicking on the link "Church Life".  We hope to develop Messy Church in the Autumn, so please watch this space!


Church Life


Click on the link here!

Events in 2018 at St John's:-

Following the success of last year's Holiday Club at St John's, "Waste Watchers", another one took place between Monday 20th and Friday 24th August.  This year the theme was "Team Builders".  There was art, crafts, song, games and drama.  Like last year's event, this was based on a Scripture Union programme.  St John's volunteers were supported by members of the local Anglican church, St Gregory's.

A good many local children joined the Squad and discovered more about what it means to be on God's team.    The Gaffer and the Head Coach were ready to guide their Players (the children) through their training.  As they did so, they'll uncover how God's people worked together (or not) through the stories of Joseph, Moses, Esther, Jesus' disciples, Paul and Barnabas and the church at Corinth, as told by the Head Tactician.

The Four Kings

Colouring In

There was also an "Away Day" on Saturday 18th August at Assington Hall for members of St John's, Sudbury and sister churches in Glemsford and Bradfield.  This event was led by our ministers, Rev John Boardman and Rev Ruth Ridge plus Local Preacher Mrs Jane Brooker.

Painting - Assington Hall