St. Gregory's Parish Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

"Your Community - Your Church"

St Gregory's Parish Church

About Us:

St Gregory’s is an Anglican Church (Church of England) serving most of the town of Sudbury, Suffolk in the United Kingdom.  St Gregory’s has been in Sudbury for many centuries and continues to be a focus for the local community and is seen by many as the "Mother Church" of Sudbury. St Gregory’s aims to provide for the spiritual needs of the town and wants all who come, whether just as visitors to the building, or to join in with the worship, to feel a warm welcome.

Offering a range of Christian worship on weekdays and Sundays which is both welcoming and inclusive. St Gregory's continues to serve the local community through baptisms, weddings and funerals, and as a venue for Civic and other services, and as a church building that is open daily and provides a peaceful space for visits and for prayer and reflection.

Come and look around our beautiful and ancient building, soak up the atmosphere, and perhaps light a candle for a loved one.

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St Gregory's Parish Church

Visiting  Us:

The  Opening of  St Gregory’s Church
We will only be opening the church on Wednesdays  for individual prayer between 9 and 3. Visitors making a special trip to Sudbury perhaps to see Simon’s head are advised to make an appointment via the parish secretary.

Speak to Someone:

Rector: Revd Andrew Doarks
phone: 07970495654
email:   sudburyrector@gmail.com

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Associate Choral Leader – St Gregory’s, Sudbury with St Martin-in-the-Fields
(in association with the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Music Mission and Young People Project)

This new training opportunity provides an opportunity for an emerging choral conductor or vocal leader to help establish new children’s and community music initiatives in St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury, whilst being offered regular intensive support and training opportunities with the music team at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. The associate choral leader scheme is aimed at choral conductors or vocal animateurs who are in the first few years of a professional career and wish to develop their skills to a high level, through a combination of practical experience and training. In Sudbury, this will include developing stand-alone children’s choirs and community choirs.

Closing date: Monday 24th June at 5.00pm.

For more information, please see https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/associate-choral-leader-st-gregorys-sudbury.pdf

Writing from the Rectory

June 2024

May proved to be an extraordinarily busy month, and one where I found myself doing so many of the roles that you might envisage your archetypal Rector engaging in. In one week alone I found myself presiding over two baptisms, a wedding, a funeral, hosting a garden party and running Alpha – our questions and answers series held at the Eden’s Project on Gainsborough Street. I am sure to many of you who do not go to church – and many who do – you might see Sunday as the vicar’s busiest day and ‘hatchings, matchings and dispatchings’ as the main tasks beyond running a service. Very rarely nowadays, do those traditional roles all come together in one week, as much more time is spent – as with many in work – on emails, calls, WhatsApp etc in the ordinary day to day business of running an organisation and maintaining buildings. What a joy and a privilege to spend more time with families and individuals in the most significant moments of their life. If you are wondering what goes on in your local church, why not take a look? It mightsurprise you!

At All Saints’ you might consider joining us on June 9th at 10am when our adult group with additional needs (Causeway) will be leading our service. The group meets on the last Monday of the month in the church hall at 7:30pm – if you know someone who might like to join, do bring them along. St Gregory’s Church is in the process of starting a Junior Choir, with the appointment of a Choir Director to be made in July. We have just expanded our children’s work and Junior Church meets every Sunday at 10am in rooms within the church… and plan to expand into their own garden space shortly. I’m also delighted to be able to invite you to a special service at Sudbury Arts Centre to celebrate the festival of St Peter at 6pm on Sunday 30th June. As I write this article we are preparing to celebrate Pentecost, the time when the Holy Spirit was first given to the early Christians to give them the gifts or skills needed to share the good news of Jesus. In a time when we can feel that society is a fairly Godless place, lacking hope, the knowledge that God has given us the Holy Spirit to help and guide is good news indeed. I sense this power moving in Sudbury. I encourage you to find out more and feel encouraged that there is hope, even in dark times.

Blessings
Revd Andrew Doarks

Regular Services

Wednesday Holy communion at 11am

Thursday Meditation 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Sunday Holy Communion at 8am on the 3rd Sunday of the month and 10am every week

On the 5th Sunday of a month the service alternates between St Gregory's and All Saints churches.

30th June  - All Saints Church
29th September -St Gregory's Church
29th December - All Saints Church Church

Please join us for refreshments after the 10.00am service.

The Coffee Club Team Rota is Here

Special Services Celebrating Life Events

Weddings

St Gregory’s is here for all the significant occasions in your life.

We will be very pleased to hear from you if you are considering getting married.

To find out more about weddings,  contact the parish secretary :

parishsecretary@stgregspcc.uk or phone 07956456126

Claire is available Tuesdays 9am - 5pm by phone/email

More Details Here

Christenings

St Gregory’s is here for all the significant occasions in your life.

We will be very pleased to hear from you if you are considering a christening.

To find out more about christenings, contact the parish secretary :

parishsecretary@stgregspcc.uk or phone 07956456126

Claire is available Tuesdays 9am - 5pm by phone/email

More Details Here

Funerals

St Gregory’s is here for all the significant occasions in your life.

We will be very pleased to hear from you if you require funeral advice.

To find out more about funerals, contact the parish secretary :

parishsecretary@stgregspcc.uk or phone 07956456126

Claire is available Tuesdays 9am - 5pm by phone/email

More Details Here

Calendar of Services and Events at St Gregs

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