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

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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 


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Forthcoming Events:-


Jumble Sale



Bury St Edmunds IP33 1YA 

(on the border of Howard/Mildenhall Estates)


Saturday 24th August 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm



At St John's Methodist Church, Sudbury on Sunday 1st September.

5:30pm Tea, 6:30pm Service.  Preacher: Rev Barbara Glasson.

Welcome Service for Rev Ruth Ridge, who will be taking up her new appointment as our Minister for St John's, Sudbury, Bradfield and Glemsford.  Ruth has until recently been a Minister without Appointment, resident in our Circuit and has been taking some preaching appointments and serving as Church Council at St John's.  We look forward to her ministry among us at the beginning of the new Connexional year.

Recent Events in the Life of our Circuit:-

"More in Common than Divides Us"

Praise in the Park

Churches Together Bury St Edmunds organised this Summer Celebration in the afternoon on Sunday 30th June in the Abbey Gardens, a get together of local churches for picnic, music, celebration and outreach.  There was music from different groups on the stage from 1:00 onwards, followed by a United Songs of Praise to round off the afternoon led by our Superintendent Minister Rev Debbie Borda. 

Cotton Methodist Church Strawberry Fayre

Strawberry Fayre Cotton

Cotton Methodist Church, a small but friendly family church, held another of its very successful events on Saturday 29th June which drew in a good crowd from other local Methodist churches and the wider community.  Tickets sold out very quickly, and they raised around £380.

Messy Church at Trinity - our 100th Session

On Sunday 12th May, Trinity Methodist Church in Bury celebrated our 100th successful session with friends old and new, 20 children and 12 parents/carers joining in the fun and worship.

Prayer Station


Extinguishing the Candles

Open Church at Northumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds

On Saturday 11th May, Northumberland Avenue Methodist Church opened its doors for anyone and everyone to see the inside of their building and raise awareness of their presence on the Mildenhall Road and Howard Estates in Bury St Edmunds.  There was an exhibition featuring the work of local photographer Trudi Hudson, free refreshments were served throughout the day, and Rev Debbie Borda and church officers were on hand to answer any questions visitors had about the work and life of the church.


Taking a Look Around

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

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