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

Interested to know more?  then come along and see us.

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!



23rd JuneNew Life Church
30th JuneSt John's Methodist Church, Sudbury
7th JulySudbury Baptist Church
14th JulySuffolk Road Church
21st JulySt Gregory's Church
28th JulyGlemsford Old School Hall

St Gregory's Fellowship Group

The Fellowship  group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise in the program. June: Our Summer Activity programme continues on the afternoon of Thursday 21st June 2018, with a visit to Holy Innocents Church, Lamarsh, followed by Tea and Cake at Shrubs farm, Lamarsh. (There will be a small charge for refreshments). We will be leaving Sudbury at 1.30pm ready for our visit to the Church at 2pm. Please contact Irene Harding-Payne for further information and to book your place.
Our 2018 Programme is on St Gregory’s Church website (go to ) with copies available at the back of the Church. All are welcome to join us.

Irene Harding-Payne  - 01787 377102
Avril Gardiner  - 01787 377406
Ann Newport - 01787 371518
Pam Arbon - 01787 373316

Coffee Mornings

There is a coffee morning every Friday from 10.30am in the church.

Coffee mornings on other days are arranged throughout the year and the dates can be found here.

July  7th                12 Queen's Road
August 4th            21 Priory Road
September 1st     St Gregory's Church
October 6th          6 Cricketers Close
November 3rd      St Gregory's Church
December 1st      "Rabat", Ingrims Well Road

Singles Lunches

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 will be on July 1st - The Bush at Shimpling (please note the change of date)

Please phone Alva Durston - 01787 379305  - to book a place and order your meal

St GregoryHappy Hour Concerts 2018

Music for a Summer Evening

SATURDAY 7th July 6 – 7pm


Enjoy a glass of wine after the Concert


6.00pm start! And wine will be available at 7.00pm!

Simon of Sudbury
Friday 15th June 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

at St Gregory’s Church, Gregory St, Sudbury CO10

Your chance to debate and celebrate the significance of the Peasants’ Revolt and Simon of Sudbury in English History and listen to Jonny Day’s new album, The Great Rising, Story of the Peasants’ Revolt.
Was Simon of Sudbury a Victim or a Villain?
On the 14th June 1381, Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor of England was brutally murdered by Peasants from Suffolk, Essex and Kent who had marched into London. 600 years later Simon of Sudbury’s head is still in safe keeping at St Gregory’s Church.
Please register your attendance by emailing: or by calling: 07980 667732

6.00 - 6.10: Introduction by Rev Canon Cheryl Collins of St Gregory’s Church who will Chair the debate.
6.10 - 6.45: Music from Jonny Day telling the story of the Peasants’ Revolt. Songs including: Lollards Lament / What Does Tyler Want? / Kings Revenge / Vice or Virtue.
You can listen to his music at:
7.00 - 7.30: The Sudbury Debate
Rt. Hon. Professor John Denham
John was an MP for Southampton, Itchen for 23 years. He was Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills from 2007 to 2009 and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2009 to 2010. John was also the Shadow Business Secretary in Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet from 2010 to 2011. John is now a Professor of English Identity and Politics at the University of Winchester and Convenor of University’s Centre for English Identity and Politics.
Professor Robert Tombs
Robert is a Professor of History at Cambridge University and a Fellow at St John’s College. In 2014 Robert published ‘The English and Their History’, which was named book of the Year by the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, The Times, Spectator, and The Economist.
Roger Green
Roger has run Music and Performing Arts Departments in several schools, including Great Cornard and for fifteen years he worked as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
Roger was also chairman of the Friends of St Peter, Sudbury for 27 years and much of his historical research has been inspired by that wonderful building, which stands proudly at the heart of Sudbury.
7.30 -8.00: Questions from the audience
The Rev Canon Cheryl Collins will give private viewings of Simon of Sudbury’s head.
After the debate, Mauldons, The Black Adder Brewery has kindly donated a free tasting of their specially brewed ‘Bishop’s Head’ at their pub: The Brewery Tap, East Street, Sudbury CO10 2TP
On Saturday, the 16th June, between 2pm and 3pm / 5pm and 6pm the Nethergate Brewery, Rodbridge Corner, Long Melford CO10 9HJ, will be hosting live performances of Jonny Day’s new album, The Great Rising, Story of the Peasants’ Revolt.

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.

Julia Jameson
01787 375560                                                  

A wonderful pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Friday 15th February – Sunday 24th February 2019

Led by Revd Stephen Earl

You are warmly invited to join me in visiting the beautiful places we read about in the Bible.
A land of contrasts – from fertile Galilee and the ‘calm of hills above’ to the ‘steep and rugged
pathway’ to Jerusalem; from the bread basket of the central plains to the barrenness of the
Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.

Following in the steps of Jesus, this will be truly memorable ‘pilgrimage of a lifetime’ visiting Biblical and other sitesof antiquity, meeting those who inhabit this stunning landof varied beauty – ‘the land of milk and honey’... an experience you will never forget!

Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in joining this tour and for full details, the Brochure & Booking Form are available or request from:

Revd Stephen Earl
The Rectory,
Church Street
Suffolk, CO10 9SA

and accessible on Lavenham Church website: