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Walberswick village fete, Saturday 26th August


Opens at 11am on the village green.  Fun day of traditional village fete activity including dog show and Tug o’ War.


Team Notices 20 August


Wangford Men’s Breakfast Group August. Saturday August 26th Elona Rogers – The Strickland Sisters and Reydon HallMeetings start at 0845 for 0900, the Angel Inn, Wangford. The charge is £10 for the Full English and £6 for a Continental Breakfast. … Continue reading


Team News 13 August


Kenny Barbrook First Annual Charity Cricket Cup Day Sunday 13th August 2017 from 10.30am onwards. Southwold Common. Three teams competing for the Kenny Barbrook Cup. In addition to the cricket there will be a Tombola, Raffle, Bar and Barbecue from … Continue reading


Team News 6 August


Sunday 13 August at 11am – Blythburgh Church will be holding their ever popular Service for the Blessing of Animals. All creatures great and small are welcome.   Wangford Men’s Breakfast Group August. Saturday August 26th Elona Rogers – The Strickland … Continue reading



Team News 30 July


Sunday 13 August at 11am – Blythburgh Church will be holding their ever popular Service for the Blessing of Animals. All creatures great and small are welcome.   Wangford Men’s Breakfast Group August. Saturday August 26th Elona Rogers – The Strickland … Continue reading


Blessing of the Animals Service


Holy Trinity Blythburgh Sunday 13 August 2017 at 11.00am Bring your pet to be blessed. All creatures great & small very welcome. Parking available for cars.


Team News 23 July


The South Cove annual Flower Festival and Meadow Sale is being held at St. Lawrence Church from Saturday, 22nd. July to Tuesday, 26th. July 11.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. daily. There will be a ticketed Preview Evening on Friday, 21st. July. Tickets … Continue reading


Team News 16 July


Saturday 22 July at 7.30pm “Swing in the Nave” S. Peter & S. Paul, Wangford The Jazz Band ‘Cool Blue’ are going to be playing two hours of Jazz in our church in Wangford. There will be a 30 minute interval when … Continue reading


Team Notices 9 July


Wangford Open Gardens this Sunday at 61 and 79 High Street and 34 Elms Lane in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.  Sunday 9th July from 1.00 – 5.00 pm.  Tickets £4 available at whichever garden you wish to start at. … Continue reading


Team letter from Revd. Alan Perry


‘O I do like to be beside the seaside…….’   Since Sue and I moved here last October one of the many joys we have experienced has been living by the seaside and spending time at the beach.  One of … Continue reading




Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela The total raised was £2,520, which will be divided between the four charities.  Many thanks for your support. Bell ringing practice will not take place in St Edmunds during July. On the 10th & 17th … Continue reading


Team Notices 18 June


Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela  Completed! Rev Alan and his wife Sue completed their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on Friday 2 June after walking 112 kms in six days. They are both so grateful for your prayers and best … Continue reading


Team Notices 11 June


Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela  Completed! Rev Alan and his wife Sue completed their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on Friday 2 June after walking 112 kms in six days. They are both so grateful for your prayers and best … Continue reading



Team Notices 4 June


Mothers’ Union:  In order to help fund various projects at home and abroad, the Mothers; Union is holding a Big Summer Appeal throughout the country.  Our local Southwold and Reydon Branch is taking part by holding a Summer Lunch Party … Continue reading


May letter from Revd. Alan Perry


‘All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.’ It was Julian of Norwich who wrote these inspired words that ‘all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner … Continue reading


Team Notices 28 May


Revd. Alan, the Team Vicar’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 27 May – 3 June 2017 He aims to walk about 12 miles a day for six days. Support Reverend Alan, the churches where Alan is the Team Vicar and … Continue reading


Team Notices 14 May 2017


Tuesday 16 May Holy Communion Service, 6.30pm at St. Margaret’s, Reydon is cancelled.  Will resume again on 23 May.   LADIES BIBLE GROUP, meeting every Wednesday at 2pm in St.Andrews Church Walberswick. Starting: Wednesday 10th May for 6 weeks.Exploring: ‘Talking … Continue reading



Team Notices 30 April


Lent Lectures are available to listen to at www.southwoldlectures.org/   St Edmunds Church, Southwold – During the next seven months the west end of St Edmunds will be re ordered, new toilets, tea point, shop area, children’s corner, better heating … Continue reading


Support Alan, the Team Vicar’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela


Please support Alan, the Team Vicar’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 27 May – 3 June 2017   Reverend Alan and his wife Sue are walking from Ourense in Spain to Santiago de Compostela (Tomb of St James the Great) … Continue reading


Team Notices 23 April


Sunday 30th April Please note that the 8am Southwold service will be held in Reydon and 9.30am services in Southwold will be held in St. Edmund’s Hall. Do come and join us for our Team Service 11am, St. Margaret’s, Reydon … Continue reading


Team Notices 14 April


Next week there will be no Eucharist on Tuesday in Reydon and also no morning prayer on Wednesday.   Sunday 30th April Please note that the 8am and 9.30am services in Southwold will be held in St. Edmund’s Hall. Do … Continue reading



Revd Simon Pitcher

April letter from Revd. Canon Simon Pitcher


Dear Friends In April we celebrate the story of Christ’s death and resurrection.  On Palm Sunday we hear how Christ entered Jerusalem to an enthusiastic welcome.  There were all sorts of hopes and expectations placed upon him by the people … Continue reading


Tam Notices 2 April


Friday 7th April    12-1.30pm   Lent Lunch, St. Edmund’s Hall    Southwold Lent Lectures 2017 This year’s Lent Lectures will be on the subject of Christianity and the Arts. Speakers will reflect on the relationship between their Christian faith … Continue reading


Team Notices 28 March


Friday 31st March    12-1.30pm   Lent Lunch, St. Edmund’s Hall    Southwold Lent Lectures 2017 This year’s Lent Lectures will be on the subject of Christianity and the Arts. Speakers will reflect on the relationship between their Christian faith … Continue reading


Team Notices 19 March


Friday 24th March    12-1.30pm   Lent Lunch, St. Edmund’s Hall    Southwold Lent Lectures 2017 This year’s Lent Lectures will be on the subject of Christianity and the Arts. Speakers will reflect on the relationship between their Christian faith … Continue reading


Team Notices 12 March


Friday 17th March    12-1.30pm   Lent Lunch, St. Edmund’s Hall    Southwold Lent Lectures 2017 This year’s Lent Lectures will be on the subject of Christianity and the Arts. Following an introductory lecture on the subject in general, speakers … Continue reading


Team Notices 5 March


Friday 10th March    12-1.30pm   Lent Lunch, St. Edmund’s Hall    Passover/Agape Meal You are all invited to attend our Passover/Agape Meal on Wednesday 12th March at  7.00pm in St. Edmund’s Hall, Southwold.  Tickets are £10 for adults and … Continue reading


March letter from Revd. Barry Slatter


Ash Wednesday, marking the start of Lent falls this year on 1st March. Lent is a traditional season of abstinence and self denial but is there any point to this ? Why did God give us chocolate if he didn’t … Continue reading



Team Notices 26 February


Ash Wednesday 1st March : During Lent our Bishops Martin & Mike will be walking on pilgrimage from Dunwich to Bury St Edmunds.  Their walk begins on Ash Wednesday with a Eucharist on the beach in Dunwich at 9.00.  If … Continue reading


Team Notices 19 February


Please note the Lent Group taking place on Wednesday’s at 3pm will be at St. Margaret’s Church Room and NOT the Vicarage   Wangford Men’s Breakfast  25th February 2017 Daisy Williamson music therapist – a talk on music therapy “my … Continue reading



Team Notices 12 February


Sole Bay Team Council AGM meeting is taking place on Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm, St. Margaret’s, Reydon. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome. Our Guest Speaker is Jean Daltry from the Diocesan Kagera Link and she … Continue reading


Team Notices 5 February


Reydon Church fundraising coffee morning date change from 11th Feb to Saturday, 1st April                        Sole Bay Team Council AGM meeting is taking place on Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm, St. Margaret’s, Reydon. This is an open meeting and everyone … Continue reading


Team Notices 29 January


Sunday 29th January 11am -Team Service for Candlemas at Holy Trinity, Blythburgh 4pm – All Age Christingle at St. Margaret’s, Reydon   LENT GROUPS 2017 The Lent Group Poster with the list of this years Lent Groups is now up in the … Continue reading


Team Notices 22 January


Wangford Men’s Breakfast speaker this month is: Alan Perry – the topic is “The real man behind the dog collar”. Saturday January 28th at 0845 for 0900, as usual at The Angel Inn. Cost £10 for a full English, a … Continue reading


Team Notices 15 January


Christians Together The service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be on Tuesday 17th January, 2.00pm at the Methodist Church. MUSIC at ST MARGARET’S  Advance notice!  The Blyth Five Singers will be performing a fund-raising concert for … Continue reading


Help to make St. Edmund’s a building for everyone to use and enjoy


St Edmund’s Church in Southwold is an important building that serves the whole community.  However poor heating, lack of space, no toilets or refreshment facilities severely limit the appeal of the church in a modern environment.  The PCC has prepared … Continue reading


Team Notices 8 January 2017


Blessing of the Plough – 8 January at 7pm. Rev Alan has been invited to do a Plough Blessing at The Plough Inn, Wangford.   Team Party – There will be a Sole Bay Team party on Friday 13th January … Continue reading



Team Notice 25 December & 1st January


Please note that as from 8th January,  services at Wangford will commence at  11.15am   Team Party – There will be a Sole Bay Team party on Friday 13th January in St Edmunds Hall, 7.00 for 7.30.  Please put the … Continue reading



Team Notices 18 December


Carol Services Tonight –  6pm Carol Services at St. Margaret’s, Reydon and St. Edmund’s, Southwold   Tuesday 20th December – Community Coffee Morning at St. Edmund’s Hall 10am until 12.30.  All most welcome.   Please note that as from 8th … Continue reading


Team Notices 11 December


A Quiet Preparation for Advent Each Tuesday in Advent at 6.30pm in St Margaret’s Reydon, Simon and Alan will be leading a meditative communion service on the theme of Waiting and Hoping. All welcome.   Carol Services Today  – 3pm … Continue reading


Team Notices 4 December


Thank you to all those who filled a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. A total of 155 boxes were collected from the Team Churches, the URC and the Cubs.     A Quiet Preparation for Advent Each Tuesday in Advent at … Continue reading


Team Notices 27 November


Sunday 27 November – Advent Carol Service will be held at 6pm at St. Edmund’s, Southwold   Carol Services Sunday 11 December  – 3pm Carol Service at St. Lawrence’s, South Cove Saturday 17 December – 5.30pm at Holy Trinity, Blythburgh … Continue reading


November Issue of Heart & Sole Magazine


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Team Notices 20 November


Honorary Canon St. Edmundsbury Cathedral – Revd. Simon Pitcher will be installed as a Honorary Canon during the 3.30pm Evensong at the Cathedral on Sunday 20th November.   Tuesday 22nd November – Community Coffee Morning will run at St. Edmund’s … Continue reading


Team Notices 13 November


Sotherton’s annual quiz is on 19th November, Wangford Community Centre, doors open 7.00 p.m. for start 7.15 p.m. start. Teams of maximum of six, there will be nibbles and a raffle. Please bring your own tipple!  It’s always a really … Continue reading


Team Notices 6 November 2016


Honorary Canon St. Edmundsbury Cathedral – Revd. Simon Pitcher will be installed as a Honorary Canon during the 3.30pm Evensong at the Cathedral on Sunday 20th November. If you would like to come to the Cathedral please contact Joan Goldsmith, … Continue reading


Team Notices 30 October


Sunday 30th October – Please do come and join us for our Team Service, 11am at St. Edmund’s, Southwold.  Bishop Mike will be taking the service.   The Sole Bay Team Ministry-Annual All Soul’s Service – Sunday 30th October 3pm, … Continue reading


Team Notices 23 October


Films at St. Margaret’s, Reydon TUESDAY, 25th October         Children’s Film, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and pizza, Church Room, 1pm WEDNESDAY, 26th October    Midweek Matinée, ‘Spotlight’, Church Room, 2pm   GATHER! is a diocesan youth celebration being held at the Cathedral in Bury … Continue reading


Team Notices 16 October


MUSIC AT ST MARGARET’S  Sunday, 16th October, Concert in church at 3pm, with Mike Webb on the organ and soloist Joanne Knight.  Tickets available from Sarah, £7.50 or £8.00 on the door. Tea and cake will be served in the … Continue reading


Induction & Installation of The Revd. Alan Perry


Friday 14th October – Induction by the Bishop of Dunwich and the Installation by the Archdeacon of Suffolk of The Revd. Alan Perry as Team Vicar on Friday 14th October, 7.30pm at St. Peter & St. Paul, Wangford.  All are … Continue reading


Team Notices 2nd October


Thursday 13th October, Waveney & Blyth Deanery Wider Chapter – Royal Air Force Air Cadets – the next generation. An evening with the Revd. Canon Ron Tuck Regional Chaplin, 7.30pm at Spexhall Village Hall. All Welcome.   Friday 14th October … Continue reading



Team Notices 25 September 2016


St. MARGARET’S FLOWER FESTIVAL 1st and 2nd October  If you can help with stewarding in church, baking cakes or helping in the church room over the Festival weekend, please speak to Brenda Doy.  There is also a sign-up sheet in … Continue reading


Service dedication of the restored medieval glass – Holy Trinity, Blythburgh 25 September


A service of Dedication of the restored medieval glass will be led by Bishop Tim Stephens & Revd. Simon Pitcher at Holy Trinity Blythburgh on Sunday 25th September at 11am.  This service forms part of the Friends of Holy Trinity … Continue reading


Team Notices 18 September


Henham Steam Rally is taking place today 10am to 6pm.   A service of Dedication of the restored medieval glass will be led by Bishop Tim Stephens & Revd. Simon Pitcher at Holy Trinity Blythburgh on Sunday 25th September at … Continue reading



September. The month of the feast of Michael and all Angels.(Sept.29th).


  As the Feast falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days. In England it is one of the ‘Quarter Days’, on which servants were hired, rents due, or leases … Continue reading


Team Notices 21 August


Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Summer Sounds in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold Free Admission with retiring collection. Monday 22nd August – ‘A’ Level students from St. John Leman High School, Beccles Monday 29th August – Victor Scott, Director of Music, St. … Continue reading


Team News 14 August


Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Summer Sounds in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold Free Admission with retiring collection. Monday 15th August – David Massey, Classical Guitar Monday 22nd August – ‘A’ Level students from St. John Leman High School, Beccles Monday 29th … Continue reading


Team Notices 7 August


St Andrew’s Church Sotherton is having a cake stall outside Lloyds Bank Southwold on the 8th August at 9am. Do come along and support us.   Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Summer Sounds in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold Free Admission with … Continue reading


August Services


     


August Team Letter -The Scripture Union Beach Mission 2016


  This month heralds the arrival of the Beach Mission in Southwold.  I noticed in the July magazine this year that the Mission needs more volunteers.  It must be difficult in today’s world to recruit enough selfless young Christians willing … Continue reading


Team Notices 31 July


The Annual Flower Festival and Meadow Sale at St. Lawrence Church South Cove, begins on Saturday, 30th July and will be open daily from 11am to 5pm. until Tuesday 2nd August. Admission is free and light refreshments are available There … Continue reading


Uggeshall Teas Weekends 31st July & 7th August


Weekend of 31st July & 7th August 2pm to 5pm – Uggeshall Teas The ever-popular Uggeshall Country Teas will be held on the last weekend in July and the first weekend of August 2016 from 2pm to 5pm. Set in … Continue reading


Flower Festival – South Cove Church


The Annual Flower Festival and Meadow Sale at St. Lawrence Church South Cove, begins on Saturday, 30th July and will be open daily from 11am to 5pm. until Tuesday 2nd August. Admission is free and light refreshments are available There … Continue reading


Team News 24 July


Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Organ Concerts in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold. Free Admission with retiring collection. Wednesday 27th July – Tim Patient, Freelance Organist, Norwich Wednesday 3rd August – Robert Gower, Organist Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, Nottingham   Lunchtime … Continue reading


Team News 24 July


Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Organ Concerts in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold. Free Admission with retiring collection. Wednesday 27th July – Tim Patient, Freelance Organist, Norwich Wednesday 3rd August – Roger Gower, Organist Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, Nottingham   Lunchtime … Continue reading


Summer Sounds Events in August


Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Summer Sounds in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold Free Admission with retiring collection. Monday 1st August – Sole Bay Singers, a local community choir conducted by Sian Mortlock Monday 8th August – Hannah Curtis, Soprano & Nicole … Continue reading


Summer Organ Concerts


Lunchtime (1.10pm to 1.55pm) Organ Concerts in St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold. Free Admission with retiring collection. Wednesday 20th July – Roger Carter, Director of Music, St. John’s, Harpenden Wednesday 27th July – Tim Patient, Freelance Organist, Norwich Wednesday 3rd August … Continue reading


Heart & Sole Magazine July issue


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Team News 17 July


There will be a box in the back of St. Edmund’s Church for donations of books & bric a brac for the Mission Stall which is taking place on 1st August.   Thursday 21st July Southwold Vicarage Garden Party 3pm … Continue reading


Revd Simon Pitcher

July Team Letter


Dear Friends, People sometimes say to me, perhaps in the run up to Easter or Christmas, “now is your busy time.”  My response is usually to wonder when was the quiet time!  As you will see from this newsletter the … Continue reading


Team News 10 July


Sunday, 10th July Garden Party and Cream Teas Reydon – this has been cancelled   Christians Together – Still Waters The Summer session of Still Waters, a time of study, prayer and quiet reflection followed by afternoon tea will be … Continue reading


Team News 3rd July


Saturday 9th July – Everyone is invited to an afternoon of Cream Teas and Music in Wangford Church.Teas will be served from 3 pm and the Sole Bay Singers, directed by Sian Mortlock, will entertain from 3.30 pm.  In addition … Continue reading


Team Notices 26 June


Saturday 9th July – Everyone is invited to an afternoon of Cream Teas and Music in Wangford Church.Teas will be served from 3 pm and the Sole Bay Singers, directed by Sian Mortlock, will entertain from 3.30 pm.  In addition … Continue reading


Team News


TODAY 3.15 pm  150th Anniversary of Reader Ministry – Cathedral at Bury St.Edmunds Please hold Brian Jolley in your prayers as he will be licensed as a Reader at this celebration of Reader Ministry.   Tuesday, 21st June the Waveney … Continue reading


New appointment to the Team


We are pleased to announce that Revd Alan Perry, previously headteacher of St Edwards Church of England School and Sixth Form College in Romford, Essex, has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Sole Bay Team, subject to the necessary … Continue reading


Team News 29 May


St. Margaret’s, Reydon  There will NOT be a children’s film on Tuesday, 31st May as previously advertised. SOUTHWOLD with REYDON MOTHERS’ UNION is holding its Summer Buffet Lunch on Friday 10th June in St Margaret’s Church Room, Reydon.  Guest Speaker … Continue reading


Team Notices 18 May


15th May – 6pm Churches Together Taize Service at St. Margaret’s Church, Reydon.   Thursday 19th May – 7.30pm Archdeacon’s Visitation service will be taking place at St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold.  All most welcome.   Sunday 29th May – 11am, All … Continue reading


Team Notices 1 May


Thursday 5th May, 7.30pm Team Ascension Day Service at St. Mary’s, Uggeshall. Join everyone for Cheese and wine after the service.    Monday 9th May – Public Meeting regarding Southwold and district hospital. 6pm St. Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold … Continue reading


Team Notices 17 April


Take time out of your day-to-day bustle to meet with fellow Christians to have a short study, prayer and a time of quiet reflection followed by afternoon tea.  Christians Together are running a Still Waters; a time of study and … Continue reading


Great job opportunity for a Team Vicar


We are recruiting for a Team Vicar in The Sole Bay Team. To view full information please visit the Diocese website.  


Heart & Sole Magazine April 2016


  The March issue is available to download.      


Team Notices 10 April 2016


If you were unable to attend any of the Lent Lectures they are available to listen to online www.southwoldlectures.org   Take time out of your day-to-day bustle to meet with fellow Christians to have a short study, prayer and a … Continue reading


Brian Jolley

April letter from Brian Jolley


Dear friends   As many of you are aware I have spent the period of Lent on a placement for my training in the Auld Valley Benefice just south of Saxmundham, a Benefice of seven churches in rural settings in … Continue reading


Team Notices 3 April 2016


If you were unable to attend any of the Lent Lectures they are available to listen to online www.southwoldlectures.org   Mothers’ Union Lady Day Service will be held at the Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds on Monday 4th April at 11.00am. … Continue reading


Team Notices 27 March


If you were unable to attend any of the Lent Lectures they are available to listen to online www.southwoldlectures.org   St. Margaret’s Church, Reydon – Film showings Wednesday, 30th March              Children’s Film, ‘Hop’, 2.30pm, church room Mothers’ Union Lady Day … Continue reading


Team Notices 20th March 2016


Lent Lectures at 6pm in Southwold URC. We hope you will join us. 20th March     Faith Schools and RE in a Modern Education System – Helen Matter Lectures are available on line http://www.southwoldlectures.org/   Stations of the Cross – … Continue reading


Team Notices 13 March


St. Margaret’s Church, Reydon – Film showings Saturday, 19th March                  Film Night, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, 7pm, church Wednesday, 30th March              Children’s Film, ‘Hop’, 2.30pm, church room   Coffee Morning at St. Edmund’s Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 17th March. … Continue reading


Team Notices 6 March


The Table-Top Sale today at the Millennium Hall raised £371.20. This brings the total raised for the Christian Aid Project to £5,196.53 – a little over what was asked for, well within the time scale! The £196.53 raised over the target … Continue reading