Latest News 2019
St Gregory's Church is not only for Sundays
Many Other Activities are enjoyed on other days
This Page highlights the latest news and reports about current activities and events arriving soon. Be sure to add the dates to your diary. Interested to know more? then come along and see us, we shall be happy to see you.
Past event reports are on our EVENTS PAGE page.
Things to look forward to
On 29th June our new curate, Tom Mumford, will be ordained Deacon in the Cathedral at 11am. On Sunday 30th June our morning services will welcome Tom and members of his family as he begins his ministry among us, there will be a lunch after the service for us to mingle and share more informally.
On Sunday 7th July we are off to the Cathedral sharing in Cathedral Evensong with Dean Joe and other residentiary Canons. Cheryl will be able to robe and sit in her own Canon’s stall, named for Anna, King of the Angles( nephew of Raedwald of Sutton Hoo fame).This trip includes a reflective pilgrimage around the Cathedral, tea, as well as Choral Evensong and lasts from 2-5pm. Places are limited to 30 people so please watch out for the sign-up sheet at the back of church. There is no cost for the Cathedral though we should make an offering as a church, however depending on who comes we may need to hire transport. If you are coming and would be happy to give others a lift, please indicate.
Another slight change we will be making to the pattern of services is that 4 times a year, when there is a 5th Sunday in the month the 10am Service will be a Songs of Praise Service to which we hope you will invite friends and neighbours. There will be a short service of Communion in the Chancel afterwards for those who wish to attend and of course the 8am Service will be unchanged. We hope that this will be an opportunity to welcome people into the life of St. Greg’s in a way that feels less confusing than a eucharist for those who have little recent church going experience. We will review how this has gone at the end of 2019 and decide whether to continue this pattern or not.
St Gregory's Fellowship Group
The Fellowship group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise in the programme.
June 20th - A visit to St Mary's Church, Stratford followed by tea.
We meet at 2.30pm in the Common Lands Room (Ground Floor) at The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury.
Our 2019 Programme is now available at the back of the Church and can also be viewed on the Fellowship Group Page
Irene Harding-Payne - 01787 377102
Avril Gardiner - 01787 377406
Ann Newport - 01787 371518
Pam Arbon - 01787 373316
Singles lunches take place on the last Sunday of the month. Open to all those who live on their own.
Different venues are chosen each month and transport can be arranged.
The group meets at the chosen venue for a 12.30pm lunch
The next lunch is :
28th July - TBA
Please phone Sue Ayres - 01787 310219 - to book a place and order your meal.
Happy Hour Concerts 2019
Once again Tom Cogan is organising concerts on the summer.
Saturday 6th July
Please come along and support these concerts. They are free to attend but a donations are welcomed.
There is a coffee morning every Friday from 10.30am in the church.
Coffee mornings on the first Saturday of the month, 10.00 - 12.00 are arranged throughout the year and the dates can be found here.
6th July - The Rectory - hosted by Cheryl
3rd August - 6 Canterbury Road - hosted by Eileen and Bob Bird
7th September - St Gregory's Church - hosted by Amber Jones
Come and join us for breakfast. We meet at 8am followed by a time of prayer
A good way to start your Saturday!
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Church Flowers at St. Gregory's
I feel very privileged in heading up a team of such talented and supportive flower arrangers at St Gregory's. The number of people involved has increased over the last twelve months which means that at Festival times we are able to decorate even more of this lovely building. The wonderful facilities which we now have in the tower make the work that we do so much easier. There are so many people who visit the church and we hope that the flowers which are regularly in the church and in the porch help to make them feel welcome, as well as give pleasure to the congregation.
I should add at this point that we wouldn't be able to do what we do if it wasn't for the generosity of so many of the congregation who donate money towards the cost of the flowers, both for the festivals and throughout the year. The Team is extremely grateful for those donations as we rely on them completely to achieve the results that we do. In the past year there were quite a few weddings and the flowers for these have been enjoyed by many.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who help, in whatever way, to make the church look so lovely and to earn The Team so many compliments.
Remember if you would like to help with the arranging at St. Gregory's do contact me or speak to one of The Team.