St John’s, Sudbury

 www.stjohns-sudbury.co.uk

 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.  Changes to Messy Church are expected in the Autumn, so please await a further announcement!

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

Times of Services: 10.30am

Sudbury, St. Johns Interior

Name of Minister: 

Our new Minister, Rev Ruth Ridge, will be starting in September.  Until then, if you have any enquiries, please contact Circuit Office (Tel: 01284 731082) or our Superintendent Minister Rev Debbie Borda (Tel: 01284 754574).

Web Site: www.stjohns-sudbury.co.uk

This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.


Sunday 21st July 2019 at 4:00pm

The Circuit says Farewell to Rev John and Ann Boardman


Ann and John Boardman


An uplifting circuit service was held at St John’s Methodist Church in Sudbury as we said good bye to John and Ann as John sits down.  John has been in the circuit for 10 years and we give thanks for his ministry with us.


Garden Party:-


Garden Party 1


Our friends Jane and Paul Martland held a Garden Party on the afternoon of Thursday, 18th July, at their home in Borley near Sudbury.  This event was well-supported and blessed with warm summer weather.  Proceeds went to St John's Church Funds


Garden Party - 2


Garden Party - 2


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.  Rev Ruth Ridge and Emma Smy, our Lay Worker, have put together an exciting programme of activities on the theme of "Journeys".  

Circuit Welcome Service - Sunday 1st September

We welcome our new Minister, Rev Ruth Ridge, with Visiting Preacher Rev Barbara Garwood on Sunday 1st September.  There will be a tea at 5:30pm with the Service taking place at 6:30pm.  

Weekly activities:

Monday

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

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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.  

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.

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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Messy Church Splat

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

Our latest session took place on Sunday 9th June, 4:00pm - 6:00pm.  The theme was "Pentecost - Power from God".  Ten activities demonstrated the Holy Spirit's power to share the love of God with people - magnetic fishing, creating aeroplanes and air powered cars with balloons, then the act of worship.  "My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do …" John Boardman accompanying this action song on his guitar and words on the screen.  This continued the theme of God's power.

  This was the last Messy Church session that Ann and John Boardman organised so well before they leave us.  All their hard work in planning and preparation of Messy Church at St John's over the last few years has been greatly appreciated.  It has been something that many children have looked forward to with regularity, for some it has been a one-off occasion.  

We hope to be changing the way we do Messy Church in the future, so please look out for further announcements!

 

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