"Praying for all our Key Workers"
To Bury St Edmunds Methodist Circuit
The Circuit's Mission is "to live and share the Good News of God's Love in Christ"
See below for details of Easter Sunday services in Churches in our circuit.
(NOTE: - Many Sunday services and other activities in our buildings have been suspended on account of the Pandemic.)
Easter in the Bury St Edmunds Circuit
Zoom services in Holy Week:
April 1st 2021, 7.30 pm : Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
April 2nd 2021, 10 am : Good Friday Service
Easter Sunday services in our churches are as follows:
Bradfield: 11.15 am
Christchurch, Needham Market: 10.45 am
Glemsford: 3.00 pm
Ixworth will not be open
Northumberland Avenue: 11.15am
Old Newton: 4.00 pm
St John’s: 10.00 am
Stowmarket: 9.30 am
Trinity: 10.00 am Please note - the lift is out of action at Trinity for the foreseeable future.
Numbers are limited within the buildings which will mean you must book-in to attend, and your minister will be able to tell you who is dealing with that.
The services will be short, face masks must be worn, there cannot be any singing, a safe distance must be maintained, and we must not socialise in the building. As buildings need to be well ventilated - please dress accordingly!
This will be a service of Holy Communion - a time of celebration.
and we are delighted that you are accessing the Bury St Edmunds circuit
website. I hope that you will be able to find what you are looking
for, but if not then please contact the circuit office or one of the ministers.
These are very strange times to
us all and we may not be meeting in the way that we have for hundreds of years
but we are continuing to worship, to praise God, to pray and to have fellowship
together. We are doing this through the postal system and also using
many forms of technology, you will find the details below.
We are keeping in touch with
one another and if you are new to this website and would like someone to talk
to then please contact one of the ministers.
God is very much alive here in
our lives and we are witnessing God’s love in a different way. We
must never forget that God is with us and that at the heart of the Christian
Gospel is a message of hope, and that is something that the world could do with
Rev Debbie Borda
to the Coronavirus pandemic things have had to change, so what’s going on………..
The way we worship has changed
– we now have so many opportunities to worship in different ways ….. it is so
exciting and I hope that there is something to suit you. We use the same
order of worship across the circuit; it is good to know that we are not alone
when we worship.
Every week we produce a worship
sheet for your use and this is used across the circuit on a Sunday. It is
sent out by email or by post for those without internet access. We post
out about 120 each week. You can access the worship sheet here.
Services in Church Buildings
For the safety of all of our people, all of our church buildings have been closed for worship. However, from Easter Sunday onwards, some of our buildings will be open for worship once a month.
Every Sunday there are two Zoom
services across the circuit, should you wish to join one of these please
contact the circuit office who will be able to link you to the person hosting
the service for that week.
Every week we video record the
service from the worship sheet and you can access this here.
Facebook Live Service
Rev Ruth Ridge is doing a
weekly service on the St John's Facebook page live at 6pm every Thursday.
The service lasts about 30 mins and is available to watch live and on the page
at any time after it has been broadcast. The service is available
at: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsmethodistchurchsudbury and
you do not have to have a Facebook account to access it.
Each day there is a
thought for the day written by a Local preacher or a Supernumerary minister
which is posted every morning on the website. You can access
It is so important that we keep
in touch with one another and therefore each week we produce a newsletter which
you can access here. If you have any
information to add to it then please forward it to the Reverend Debbie Borda.
Please click here to see what is happening in the Circuit!
We cover some five hundred square miles of rural
mid Suffolk, stretching from Needham Market in the east, taking in
Stowmarket as you travel west, across to the Cathedral town of Bury St
Edmunds and then down to Sudbury.
Delightful, picturesque villages can be found on the minor roads
throughout the area which makes travelling through the countryside a
Ten churches make up the Circuit, one of which,
Christchurch in Needham Market, is a united URC/ Methodist congregation.
From large town centre churches to smaller village chapels the Circuit
seeks to give expression to our calling as worshipping, serving, outward
looking, and caring communities.
Within the boundaries of the Circuit are The Martins
, in Bury St Edmunds, a Methodist Home, providing housing and care for older people (www.mha.org.uk
) and Culford School
), a Methodist Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School.
I hope you will enjoy exploring this website and discovering all that the churches of the Circuit have to offer.
With Every Good Wish and God Bless,
Rev Debbie Borda
This week's newsletter - Sunday 14th March 2021
Note: - To download or print off our Newsletter, please click on the double arrow symbol on the right hand side of the grey border. This will give you a drop-down menu of options for printing or downloading.
An Order of Service for Sunday Worship can be found each week on our Sunday Worship Page for you to use at home.
At present only small numbers are able to meet to remember, celebrate and give thanks for, the lives of our friends and colleagues who have recently passed away. So we have created a new webpage with details of forthcoming funeral services, which you can access here.
A Letter from Rev Julian Pursehouse, our Chair of District: -
Rev Julian Pursehouse, our Chair of District, was preaching on the last Sunday in January. You can listen to his sermon on the Trinity Methodist Church webpage: -
2021 - Trinity Methodist Church, Bury St Edmunds
Or via a direct reference: -
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The Circuit Office is currently closed, but please contact us using the details below and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Tel: 01284 731082
If your query is urgent, please contact the Superintendent Minister - Tel: 01284 754574