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Team News 16 December


TEAM SERVICE FOR THE NEW YEAR – SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER On Sunday 30th December there will be a Team Service at 11.15am at St Margaret, Reydon. All welcome.   CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE 25 JANUARY AT 11.00AM Christians Together are arranging … Continue reading


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Team News 2nd December


ADVENT CAROLS Sunday 2nd December at Holy Trinity, Blythburgh, 6pm   SOLE BAY LADIES FELLOWSHIP The Ladies Fellowship would like to invite all the ladies of all the churches in the Sole Bay Team to an afternoon of Tea and … Continue reading


Team News 25 November


FUNERAL AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE OF THE LATE SIDI SCOTT The funeral of the late Sidi Scott will take place at Chilterns Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham HP7 0ND on Monday 17 December at 2.30pm.  Anyone from Solebay is welcome to … Continue reading




Team News 18 November


Saturday 24 November –  Holy Trinity will be hosting our hugely popular Blythburgh Christmas Market from noon to 4pm. Over 30 stalls selling local crafts, food and drink, Christmas cards and decorations, plus home-made soups, mulled wine, mince-pies and cakes … Continue reading


Team News 11 November


Remembrance Day At 10.50am services will take place in Blythburgh, Reydon, Southwold & Wangford.  At 6pm services will take place in Walberswick & Uggeshall.   Remembrance in Blythburgh – Holy Trinity will be turning red as the nation commemorates the … Continue reading


SOLE BAY LADIES FELLOWSHIP


The Ladies Fellowship would like to invite all the ladies of all the churches in the Sole Bay Team to an afternoon of Tea and Mince pies, at 2pm on Wednesday 5th December at St Andrews church, Walberswick. We can … Continue reading



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Team News 4 November


Today there will be a service at the Church of St. Margaret, Reydon,  to remember the departed, beginning at 3pm.  During the service names of our departed loved ones are read out and there is an opportunity for you to … Continue reading



Team News 21 October


STEWARDSHIP MONTH – October 2018 In preparation for our Stewardship Campaign ‘Growing in Generosity’ please pick up a copy of ‘Generous God, Generous People’ at the back of church which provides a series of daily Bible readings for five weeks … Continue reading


Team News 14 October


STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY – 14 October 2018 In preparation for our Stewardship Campaign ‘Growing in Generosity’ please pick up a copy of ‘Generous God, Generous People’ at the back of church which provides a series of daily Bible readings for five … Continue reading


Ride & Stride


Wendy Boyden & I  took part in this year’s Ride & Stride. Wendy raising money for Uggeshall and myself for Reydon & Walberswick. We decided to make it an interesting day out building on our previous 30-mile ride for Southwold … Continue reading


Team News 7 October


Growing in God Roadshows – Wednesday 10 October St Luke’s Church, Beccles NR34 9JQ coffee at 6.45 onwards for a 7.15pm start, closing worship 9pm. All are welcome to join us. Join us for Diocesan-led Roadshows which will outline our … Continue reading



October letter from Revd. Simon Pitcher


Dear Friends, From the minister – Creationtide The heatwave this summer was a powerful reminder that our planet is not disposable! The evidence that carbon dioxide is heating the planet is seen in melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels … Continue reading


Team News 30 September


The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe will perform, in concert at St. Edmund’s Church Southwold on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.pm. ENTRY IS FREE, WITH A RETIRING COLLECTION   The William Alwyn Festival 2018 is between 3rd and 6th October, with most … Continue reading


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Team News 23 September


CONCERT IN ST PETER & ST PAUL, WANGFORD AT 3PM SUNDAY 23 September – A combination of an organ recital and some instrumental pieces promise to make this a very enjoyable concert.  Tickets, including a Cream Tea are £5 per … Continue reading


Team News 16 September


WANGFORD MEN’S BREAKFAST – Saturday 22nd September at THE PLOUGH Wangford. Our speaker is Vicki Doy talking about the role of The Voluntary Help Centre in the Southwold Area.  8.45 am for 9 am £10 FOR A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST … Continue reading


“Fighting for Freedom”concert by the Amnesty Chorale 3 November


7.30pm on Saturday 3rd November, Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh Tickets £10 (£7 concessions) available on the door. The Amnesty Chorale presents an evening of music and readings commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, and marking … Continue reading


Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe perform 2nd October


The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe will perform, in concert at St. Edmund’s Church Southwold on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.pm. ENTRY IS FREE, WITH A RETIRING COLLECTION


Team News 9 September


St. Edmund’s Southwold Flower Festival until Tuesday 11th September. Open  from 10-4 Cream teas will be on offer today between 2 – 4. Hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits, jams and gifts for sale will be available thought the festival. There … Continue reading


A new member of the Team


Judy Miller lives in Wenhaston and works full time for the NHS.  She has served as a priest in Beccles and before that in Blyth Valley Team.  In the last three or four years her full time job has taken … Continue reading


Ladies Fellowship


Ladies fellowship recommences this Wednesday 12th September at 2pm in St Andrews church, Walberswick. It is a time of informal bible study, praise and prayer, tea and biscuits.  All ladies are most welcome, just pop along. Suzzie Godfrey 07539513753



Team News 2 September


St. Edmund’s Southwold Flower Festival Weekend Friday 7th September to Tuesday 11th. All things bright & beautiful festival will be open September 8th to 11th from 10-4 except during services. Preview evening on September 7th from 7-9. Cream teas will be on offer on … Continue reading


Team News 26 August


CD – DARK TIMES IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES CDs are now available of The Bohemian Choir who visited Sole Bay in May.  The CD is a recording of the music and speeches that the choir gave about the impact of Communism … Continue reading


St Edmunds Church, Southwold. All Things Bright and Beautiful


September 7-11, 2018 There will be a flower festival in St Edmunds Church to celebrate Harvest Festival with displays by many local voluntary groups depicting the words of the hymn, “All things bright and beautiful”,  200 years after the birth … Continue reading


Team News 19 August 2018


CD – DARK TIMES IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES CDs are now available of The Bohemian Choir who visited Sole Bay in May.  The CD is a recording of the music and speeches that the choir gave about the impact of Communism … Continue reading


Team News Sunday 12 August


Sole Bay FOODBANK is urgently in need of donations.  There is currently a particular shortage of UHT milk, tinned  fruit, and tinned rice pudding. However any item on the ‘Shopping List’ is always welcome, but at the moment baked beans … Continue reading


Blessing of the Animals 19th August


The Blessing of the Animals service will take place at 11am on Sunday 19th August, Holy Trinity Blythburgh.   Bring your pet to be blessed.  All creatures great and small, very welcome.  Parking available for cars, horse boxes etc.


Team News 5th August


Sole Bay FOODBANK is urgently in need of donations to enable 3 day supply Food Parcels to be distributed to people in an immediate Crisis Situation. This can arise from a number of reasons:- e.g. illness, redundancy, homelessness,child tax credit … Continue reading



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TEAM NEWS 29 July 2018


Sole Bay FOODBANK. A reminder to all please. – The Foodbank is urgently in need of donations to enable 3 day supply Food Parcels to be distributed to people in an immediate Crisis Situation. This can arise from a number of … Continue reading


Team News 22 July


Uggeshall Country Teas 28th & 29th July and 4th & 5th August – 2.30pm to 5.30pm   TEAM SERVICE 29 JULY AT ST PETER & ST PAUL WANGFORD Everyone is warmly invited to attend the Team Service at St Peter … Continue reading


Team News 15 July


MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE MATTHEW HORWOOD The service will take place in St Edmund’s, Southwold on Friday 20 July at 12.30pm.   C3 Safeguarding Training for Clergy, Elders and Readers An additional C3 training course has been arranged for … Continue reading


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Team News 1 July


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Wednesday 4 July at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Blythburgh: the Choir of Merton College Oxford present ‘Faire is … Continue reading


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Team News 17 June


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Further safeguarding training – Leadership Level 19th June 10am – 12.30pm CO2 training at St. Luke’s, Beccles Attendees … Continue reading


Team News 10 June


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Further safeguarding training – Leadership Level 12th June 2.00pm -4.00pm CO2 training Spexhall Village Hall, 19th June 10am … Continue reading



June letter from Revd. Alan Perry


‘Love springs again that with the dead has been Love is come again like wheat that springeth green’.   It seems surprising to mention that Winter has finally gone, but it has been a harsh winter and we were still … Continue reading


Team News 3rd June


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Further safeguarding training – Leadership Level 12th June 2.00pm -4.00pm CO2 training Spexhall Village Hall 19th June 10am … Continue reading


Growing Younger


WAVENEY & BLYTH DEANERY DEANERY SYNOD With Helen Woodroffe Children’s Education Officer & Phil Bailie Diocesan Youth and Young Adults Officer Tuesday 19th June 7.30pm at St Luke’s Church Beccles Open to all.


Team Notices 27 May


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   THIS WEEKEND – St Peter & St Paul, Wangford. Flower Festival TODAY 1-4pm & tomorrow 11-4pm. Refreshments will … Continue reading


Team Notices 20 May


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   TODAY in addition to our regular pattern of services, there will be an evening Songs of Praise service … Continue reading


Team News 13 May


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension … Continue reading


Team News 6 May 2018


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension … Continue reading


May Team letter from Revd Malcolm Doney


Rise and shine   We’ve finally come out of hibernation, stretching and yawning. After the long, dark nights of winter, after the storms and the late snows, we’re surrounded by blossom and birdsong.   For me, springtime is when I … Continue reading



News from the Team 29 April 2018


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Deanery Evensong on Tonight at 3pm in St Michael’s Church Benacre.  All welcome.  This church is now closed … Continue reading


News from the Sole Bay Team 22 April


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Safeguarding Basic Awareness Training: All Servers, Welcomers, Refreshment Helpers, Cleaners, Sidespersons, Flower Arrangers, Bell Ringers, Choir Members, PCC … Continue reading


News from the Sole Bay Team 15 April


Heart & Sole Magazine requires a new editor.  Anyone interested please contact Revd. Alan Tel. 453624 or Revd. Simon Tel. 725424.   Poetry & Prosecco: Fri 20th April 6 pm at South Cove St Lawrence church Poetry for all – … Continue reading


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News from The Sole Bay Team 1 April


Tuesday Communion service will resume April 10 at 6.30pm, St Margaret’s Church Room.   The Southwold Passion – a Passion Play for Southwold Thank you to anyone who supported the performances by attending the play or by marshalling the audience.   Church … Continue reading




Team Notices 25 March 2018


Due to Holy Week and the Passion Play the Tuesday Communion service will resume on April 10 at 6.30pm in St Margaret’s Church Room. Please note there will not be a Men’s Breakfast Club this month.   LENT LECTURES – … Continue reading


Team Notices 18 March


Due to Holy Week and the Passion Play the Tuesday Communion service will resume on April 10 at 6.30pm in St Margaret’s Church Room.   FOODBANK UPDATE:  With effect from the beginning of March 2018 Access Community Trust handed over … Continue reading


Heart & Sole March 2018 Issue


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Team Notices 11 March


LENT LECTURES – Great Christian Thinkers This year our lectures will focus on some great Christian thinkers. TONIGH        Martin Luther The Rt Revd Martin Seeley 18 March       “There is no God behind the Back of Jesus Christ”: The Mediation of … Continue reading


Team Notices 4 March


LENT LECTURES – Great Christian Thinkers This year our lectures will focus on some great Christian thinkers and how they have helped the lecturers in the understanding of their faith TONIGHT      William Blake  The Very Rev Dr Christopher Lewis 11 … Continue reading



Team Notices 25 February


LENT LECTURES – Great Christian Thinkers This year our lectures will focus on some great Christian thinkers and how they have helped the lecturers in the understanding of their faith TONIGHT      Robert Browne: Grandfather of Western Democracy? The Revd … Continue reading


Team Notices 18 February


LENT GROUPS commence 16th February – please see poster and flyers at the back of Church. LENT LECTURES – Great Christian Thinkers This year our lectures will focus on some great Christian thinkers and how they have helped the lecturers … Continue reading


Team Notices 11 February


Wednesday 14th February – Ash Wednesday Service, 7.30pm at St. Edmund’s, Southwold.   LENT GROUPS commence 16th February – please see poster and flyers at the back of Church.   LENT LECTURES – Great Christian Thinkers This year our lectures … Continue reading


February Team letter from Revd. Alan Perry


   THE SOUTHWOLD PASSION On Monday 26, Tuesday 27, and Wednesday 28 March 2018 during Holy Week, members of Churches across Sole Bay and people from the local community will be performing a modern Passion Play in Southwold, in a … Continue reading


Team Notices 4 February 2018


Christingle for Candlemas 4th February at 4pm All welcome to join us at St Margaret, Reydon for our Candlemas Christingle. All songs will be led by our worship Band.  Collecting boxes are available on behalf of the Children’s Society and … Continue reading


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Team Notices 28 February


Next Saturday – 3 February 2018 at 7pm – A dramatic presentation of The Gospel of Mark. St Peter and St Paul, Wangford. Please come and support us.  Toilets are now available at the church. Parking is available outside the church but … Continue reading


Team Notices 21 January


Thomas Lond-Caulk’s funeral will take place Tuesday 23 January at 11.30am, Holy Trinity. Please be aware that car-parking in the church car park will limited so we would be grateful if you could car share as far as possible and … Continue reading





Team Notices 14 January


Congratulations from all in the Sole Bay Team to Alison Evans for the wonderful news that she has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year honours for service to the community   Foodbank – Thank you to … Continue reading


Team News Christmas Eve


Experience #GodWithUs and explore what the Christmas story might mean for your life.  Christmas Journey offers a simple daily reflection from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.  Get it delivered free to your phone or your inbox.  Join the journey … Continue reading




Team News 17 December


Saturday 16th December – The Christmas Musical A Lion for the King will be performed in Holy Trinity Blythburgh with an all child cast at 4pm. All welcome.   Experience #GodWithUs and explore what the Christmas story might mean for … Continue reading


Team Notices 10 December


Saturday 16th December – The Christmas Musical A Lion for the King will be performed in Holy Trinity Blythburgh with an all child cast at 4pm. All welcome.   Experience #GodWithUs and explore what the Christmas story might mean for … Continue reading


£1 million restoration in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold


  Generous giving including legacies and funds raised by the PCC over the past 10 years was supplemented with grants from The Southwold Trust, Allchurches Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, National Churches Trust and Suffolk Historic Churches Trust to finance a … Continue reading


Team Notices 3 December


Tonight – 6pm Advent Carol service at Holy Trinity, Blythburgh.  All most welcome.   Ladies Fellowship Tea and Mince pie afternoon for all the ladies of the team churches on Wednesday 6th December, 2pm St. Andrew’s, Walberswick. All most welcome.  … Continue reading