We are delighted to welcome you to the website for the

Bury St Edmunds Methodist Circuit


"The Circuit's Mission is to live and share the Good News of God's Love in Christ"

Please click here to see what is happening in the Circuit!


Our Forthcoming Harvest Festival Services can all be found HERE in the new September - November Circuit Preaching Plan!


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.


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


Recent Events in the Life of Our Circuit:-

The new Connexional year has begun, and with it the new school year.  At Trinity in Bury St Edmunds we welcomed friends old and new our first very successful Messy Church, where we explored Harvest and Wonderful Nature together.

The Wonders Of Harvest


On Saturday 25th August, our little chapel at Bradfield welcomed local Stanningfield residents to Afternoon Tea.  Our churches offer Christian hospitality in a variety of ways, from coffee mornings to Messy Church.

Bradfiels - Afternoon Tea

Here we can see scenes from the recent Holiday Club (Monday 21st - Friday 24th August) which took place at St John's, Sudbury:-

Holiday Club St  Johns

Collage St Johns Holiday Club

And here are pictures of the Away Day which took place at Assington Hall for members of St John's, Sudbury, Glemsford and Bradfield Combust Methodist Churches:-

Crafts at Assington

Tea and Coffee at Assington

This is the very successful Soup and Puds Lunch, which took place recently at Cotton Methodist Church in the Stowmarket Section of our Circuit.  On the right is Rev Rita Carr, their local minister.  More pictures of this event can be found on the Cotton page under "Our Churches".

Soup and Puds Lunch

And this is the very successful 2018 Spring Fayre at Cotton Methodist Church.  News of future events in all our Circuit churches can be found under "Our Churches" elsewhere on the website.

    Cake Stall at Cotton

On Saturday 5th May, our Bury St Edmunds Circuit had the pleasure of welcoming Rev Loraine Mellor, President of Conference for an East Anglia District Celebration Event!

Rev Loraine Mellor at Trinity.jpg

Rev Loraine Mellor leads a Question and Answer Session at Trinity Methodist Church, Bury St Edmunds in the afternoon, where she shared her time around the Connexion with us.

District Celebration - St Edmundsbury Cathedral

The wonderful celebration which took place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in the evening, where Rev Loraine Mellor preached on the theme "Day by Day in Worship and Mission".  People came from far and wide for this event, over 400 from all over the  East Anglia District!  Rev Julian Pursehouse, District Chair, and Superintendent Minister Rev Debbie Borda also took part in this event, whilst a worship band from Haverhill led the congregation in singing.


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