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To Bury St Edmunds Methodist Circuit

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


Welcome and we are delighted that you are accessing the Bury St Edmunds circuit website.  


As Christmas draws near there is an excitement in the air – the lights are on in the town and in many people’s homes, the shop windows are decorated and the Christmas cards are beginning to drop through the letterbox.  There is an air of expectancy.  We are waiting for something to happen. 

This past year has been so different to any we have ever experienced before and yet we can still look forward in hope – we hope that the vaccination will work and will soon start to be delivered, we hope that we will be able to spend time with family and friends again and we wait in hope for a tiny baby to come amongst us – the King of Love. 


I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year


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.  You can access the worship sheet here.


Services in Church Buildings

All of our church buildings are open for one Sunday per month, for a service of Holy Communion.  We are limited to the number of people who can attend so if you wish to attend it is necessary that you book in.  If you do not know the booking person for the church then please contact the circuit office by the Monday preceding the date of the service. You will find details of these services here.


Zoom Services

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.


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.


Daily Worship

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 here.



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.


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 using many forms of technology to do this.

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



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 


Our Newsletter.

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.  


Funeral Services

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: -


Our District Newsletter, "Grapevine"


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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New Circuit Office Opening Hours: - Mondays 9:00am - 3:00pm.  

Tel: 01284 731082.  Email: circuit.admin@hotmail.com

Outside these hours, please contact the Superintendent Minister - Tel: 01284 754574.  Emails will be monitored.