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Lend us your voice...

MHA began because of the vision, dedication and enthusiasm of a small group of Methodist volunteers who wanted to improve the quality of life of older people, inspired by Christian concern.  Can you help us to continue the story of over 70 years of caring and keep the well-being of older people on your church agenda?

We need help to administer our annual Methodist Homes Sunday appeal in your circuit.  This involves sharing out resources between churches and passing on any donations.

You could make a difference to the lives of older people in our care.

For more details please ring 01223 296200 and ask for Lesley France or email


Could YOU be our new Amenity Fund Treasurer?

We are looking for a willing volunteer to do a small but vital job to help the residents of The Martins MHA.

We have an Amenity Fund that pays for activities, entertainment, outings and occasional gifts for the residents. Our long serving treasurer is looking to retire and tells us the job requirements are very straightforward. (He has done it without a computer.)

It involves keeping records of receipts and payments and a Petty Cash Book. These need to be reconciled with the Bank statement.

We hold a few annual fund raising events like the Summer and Christmas Fairs and Fireworks Night when the Treasurer obtains float and change as needed, and counts and banks the takings. Income is supplemented by donations and legacies.

The Treasurer reports to the Volunteer Support Group that meets usually three times a year and keeps in touch with the Home Manager and Staff.

If this is something you could possibly help with then please speak to The Home Manager Liz Fleming (Tel: 01284 753467) or Val Spencer (Tel: 01284 701073).


The Bury Drop In Cafe uses Trinity Methodist Church during the week to offer free meals, drinks, advice and love for homeless and vulnerable people in Bury St Edmunds, every Tuesday and Friday, 11:00am - 2:00pm.   Everyone welcome.

Bury Drop In – Charity Coordinator.
Bury Drop In is a thriving community project, started three years ago by local churches in partnership with St Edmundsbury local authority. We now see 70+ homeless and vulnerable guests per session (Tuesday and Friday) with a wide range of needs.
If you would like to be part of this vibrant and challenging project and have excellent organisational skills and are keen to work with volunteers, agencies and statutory bodies we would love to hear from you. Bury Drop In has a Christian foundation and we welcome Christian applicants and those in broad agreement with our ethos.

  • Salary: £25k p.a. pro rata
  • 3 days per week
  • Application by letter to:-
  • The Administrator, Bury Drop In, by November 15th 2018 enclosing a current C.V. and the names of two referees.

By Post: Bury Drop In
Office B, Hoste House
Whiting Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1NR
By email: