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 Sunday services in Churches in our circuit.


Dear Friend


Welcome 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 right now.


God bless




Rev Debbie Borda

Superintendent Minister



Due to the Coronavirus pandemic things have had to change, so what’s going on……….. well…………..


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.


Worship Sheet

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.  The worship sheet can be accessed here

Services in Church Buildings

There is currently one service in every church on every Sunday and also one circuit zoom service.

We still have some restrictions in place. Face masks must be worn whilst in the building, we will sing in facemasks, a review of this will take place at the end of September.  A safe distance must be maintained between households, and we will not socialise in the building afterwards for the time being.  As buildings need to be well ventilated - please dress accordingly!  


Zoom Services

Every Sunday there is a 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.


Recorded Service

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.



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 Rita Carr.



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 pleasure.

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 (www.culford.co.uk), 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

Superintendent Minister 


This week's newsletter - Sunday 19th September 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.  



Bury St Edmunds Methodist Circuit is fully committed to upholding all requirements of the Methodist Church's Data Protection Policy (GDPR).  More information can be found in "About Us" - please click on this link.

Please click on a church marker below to visit the pages of all our Circuit Churches:

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The Circuit Office is currently open Monday and Thursday 930am - 230pm please contact us using the details below and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Tel: 01284 731082 

Email: circuit.admin@hotmail.com

If your query is urgent, please contact the Rev Jason Vinyard  - Tel: 01284 754574