24th December 2016
This year our crib service included a nativity play. There was a chance for all children who wanted to join in to be either a shepherd or an angel. The story was told from the perspective of the shepherds, and we also gave every child who attended a knitted sheep to help us remember the story and the loving care of God for all of us. Many thanks to all who took part. As you can see Libby Grace Warne who played baby Jesus remained entirely calm, despite being the centre of attention.'
3rd December 2016
The Revd. Canon Nicholas Moir led the day of retreat at the church. He based his reflections on poems including "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He charged us with seeing things from a different perspective through the line.... "ah! bright wings" from the Hopkins poem. About 20 people took part in the retreat through out the day, which gave time for quiet reflection "in stillness and silence"
We will remember them.
Flowers for the Remembrance Service
November 13th 2016
All Saints Day
4th November 2016
An Angel for All Saints Day
Joy and Chloe , two members of the junior church, made this angel to celebrate All Saints day
In memory of
A new cross for St Gregory's Church
At the beginning of the service on 9th October 2016 the family of Stuart Attride presented the church with a wonderful, new wooden cross. Stuart was a member of St Gregory's Church for many years until his death last year, and one of his duties was as Crucifer, and the cross was dedicated in his memory.
A Joyful Occasion
During the morning service on July 10th 2016, Ellen, was baptised. It was a very special event for her as she made her baptismal vows surrounded by her family and friends.
New Priest in Charge at St Gregory's Church, Sudbury
Over two hundred people from across Sudbury and the diocese, and including friends from around the country, attended the installation of the new incumbent at St Gregory's Church, Sudbury. The Revd Canon Cheryl Collins was licenced by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, The Right Revd Martin Seeley on Tuesday 5th July. Cheryl's appointment is due to the vacancy left by The Revd Canon Greg Webb who sadly died last year. Cheryl, an East Anglian born and bred, comes to Sudbury with a wealth of experience having been among the first women to be ordained priest in 1994, and latterly from Suffolk Heights. Bishop Martin paid tribute to the late Revd Greg Webb whose work and contribution in the parish was recognised and onto which, Cheryl is committed to continue to build upon. Cheryl is very keen to immerse herself into the life of both the church and the town and looks forward to meeting as many people as possible: "I am longing to know Sudbury and its residents and really look forward to getting to know the community, the various organisations, groups, businesses and residents." We all wish Cheryl a long and very happy ministry here in Sudbury.
Sunday June 12th 2016
Libby Grace Warne, aged 5 weeks, was christened
and slept the whole way through!
A Special Visitor
Sunday 12th June 2016
We waved the flags, sang the national anthem, and had lovely birthday cake made by Avril, whilst singing Happy Birthday! Helen had a larger than life size cardboard cut out of the Queen and used it in her short address – great!
All welcome! of course we welcome all to our services here at St. Gregory's Church and spotted at our Friday communion service were two special characters.
In the picture we see Sam and her owner attending the service,
They are regular members of the congregation at our church and we are pleased to report that they were both on their best behaviour.
Sunday March 27th 2016
Christ is Risen!
About thirty people attended the 6.30am service which began around a fire at the entrance to the church.
After the gospel reading the congregation processed to the alter, where a communion service was held.
Following the service a wonderful breakfast was enjoyed by all.
On Saturday 5th March 2016 to Celebrate Mothering Sunday our volunteers were on hand to make up many bouquets of flowers.
The bouquets to be given out during the 10am service on the Sunday 6th March for the celebrating of Mothering Sunday.
Described as hard at work, but having fun!