Bury St Edmunds Methodist Circuit

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


Dear Friend


Welcome to the Bury St Edmunds circuit website.  We 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.


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.

Nine  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.

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 click here  who will be able to link you to the person hosting the service for that week.


Facebook Live Service

Rev Ruth Ridge is doing a service on the St John's Facebook page live at 6pm the 2nd Thursday of the month.  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 month we produce a newsletter which you can access here. If you have any information to add to it then please forward it to Caroline at the circuit office email



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


Bidding you peace with measures of goodness,

Rev Jason C Vinyard

Superintendent Minister 


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.

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.

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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