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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.

Reports of past events are on our EVENTS PAGE.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18th - January 25th 2020
The theme of the week is "Unusual Kindness"

This is an international event and we hope that members of St Gregory's church will be able to take advantage of the occasion to meet, socialise, worship and pray with members of other churches in the area.

On Sunday 19th January there is a Churches Together United Service at Sudbury Baptist Church at 6.30pm
During the week there will be services as follows:

Monday 20th January 12.30 at St Andrew' Church , Great Cornard
Tuesday 21st January 12.30 at All Saints Church Hall
Wednesday 22nd January 12.30 at Long Melford Reformed Church
Thursday 23rd January Churches Together Open Forum at the Salvation Army Hall, Sudbury
Friday 24th January 12.30 at Sudbury Catholic Church
Saturday 25th January 8.00-9.30am Prayer Breakfast at New Life Church

A “Who-Dunnit” Mystery Evening

St Gregory’s Church Events Committee invites you to

A “Who-Dunnit” Mystery Evening

‘Delay to Death’

Performed by the New Venture Players

Saturday 1st February 2020 at 7.30 pm

At Sudbury Bowls Club, Quay Lane, Sudbury, CO10 2AN A  Ploughman’s Supper is included and a licensed bar is available.Tickets are £10 in advance (no later than Monday 27th January) from Sue Attride  (01787 881928) or Ann Newport (01787 371518). Please buy your tickets early. If you wish to sit with friends, please say so.

Saturday 22nd February

I will lead a morning at All Saints' Church Hall from 10am on 'Everything you always wanted to know about the Bible but never dared ask!' This will consist of a short introductory talk by me to be followed by answering your questions. To aid me in this there should be a box at the back of each church for you to put your questions in so I can prepare and give you the best answer possible. You do not have to sign your question if you do not want to. The morning will finish when we have run out of questions and discussion.

Lent Course 2020

Our Lent course this year will be shared by our three churches with times and venues throughout the days and the area being offered- details to follow. This year will be using the film 'Mary Poppins Returns' to explore themes of belief and unbelief, loss, denial and acceptance, money, lost people and being found and light. We begin with a showing of 'Mary Poppins Returns' at St Andrew's Church at 2.30pm on Sunday 23rd February. There is no charge for this, but you may want to make a small donation for refreshments as there will be popcorn! We encourage you to go the group which is most local to you whichever church you belong to, so that we can begin to get to know our neighbours better.

Weight Loss Support Group

For those of you intrigues or confused by the recent mention of the weight loss support group mentioned in the notices, my suggestion is that anyone interested let me know and we can arrange a convenient time and date to meet weekly to weigh in (although each person's weight will remain private unless they choose to reveal it) and to support one another on our journey. As an encouragement to accountability there will be a £1 charge for each member whether you turn up to the meeting or not. This money will either be donated to the church or if members prefer to the Foodbank. This group is open to anyone who know who would find it helpful, not just church members.

Bring your own Picnic

Looking ahead on July 19th we are planning a 'bring your own' picnic for the three churches on Friar's Meadow after the morning services.

It is hoped that our guest preacher at St. Gregory's, our Dean Joe Hawes will be able to join us.

The Fellowship group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise in the programme.

20th February  2020     Dr Ian Bedford -  The secret world of Insects and Butterflies

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 Lunch Club

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 :

26th January - Brewers Arms, Polstead

Coffee Morning

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.

2nd February 2020 - St Gregory's Church

The coffee mornings are a  wonderful place to catch up with friends, buy home made cakes and take a chance on the  raffle.  They also  help with the income of the church and the last four coffee mornings have raised over £1000.00

Thank you to everyone who has supported them.

Prayer Breakfasts

Come and join us for breakfast. We meet at 8am followed by a time of prayer
A good way to start your Saturday!

 

DateVenue
2020
January
18thCornard Christian Fellowship
25thNew Life Church (Day 8 of WPCU)
February
1stGlemsford Methodist Church
8thSuffolk Road Church
15thSudbury Baptist Church (TBC)
22ndSt John’s Methodist Church
29thSt Andrew’s (at Wells Hall Old School)
March
7thSudbury Baptist Church
14thSt John’s Methodist Church
21stSuffolk Road Church hosted by St Gregory's Church
28thLittle Cornard Church

Church Flowers at St. Gregory's

Church Flowers © T5Cambridge

Church Flowers © T5Cambridge

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.

Please let me know as soon as possible of unavailability or if you need to swap.

Julia Jameson
01787 375560