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Team News 1 December


LADY PENELOPE GILBEY RIP It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lady Penelope, a very faithful member of the Church and Village in Wangford as well as its Patron along with Uggeshall and Sotherton Parishes. Please … Continue reading




December Letter from Revd. Pitcher


Dear Friends, I was watching the start of the Rugby world cup a few days ago.  One of the commentators said that it would be a real boost for our country to win because we have had such a difficult … Continue reading


Team News 24 November


LADY PENELOPE GILBEY RIP It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lady Penelope, a very faithful member of the Church and Village in Wangford as well as its Patron along with Uggeshall and Sotherton Parishes. Please … Continue reading


Team News 10 November


REYDON CINEMA IN ST MARGARET’S CHURCH The next showing of the touching and funny film ‘The Bucket List’ starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson will be on Thursday 14 November at 2pm. Minimum donation of £2 towards refreshments. All welcome! … Continue reading


Team News 3 November


ALL SOULS’ SERVICE TODAY – SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER. ST MARGARET’S REYDON AT 3PM All are welcome to attend this service where we will remember by name all those who have died and especially those in the past year, whose funerals … Continue reading



November Letter from Revd. Alan Perry


“Sorry seems to be the Hardest Word”. Or is it?   I wonder if  you agree with Bernie Taupin’s words, who wrote the lyrics to this song which became a hit for Elton John in 1976 and Blue in 2003? … Continue reading


Team News 27 October


Please note the following mid week services are cancelled Tuesday 6.30pm Eucharist at Reydon & Wednesday 8.45am TEAM Morning Prayer,Reydon   CHARITY QUIN IN CONCERT NEXT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 SOUTHWOLD URC AT 7.30PM Charity (wife of Rev. Charles Croll) will … Continue reading


Team News 20 October


CHARITY QUIN IN CONCERT NOVEMBER 1 SOUTHWOLD URC AT 7.30PM Charity (wife of Rev. Charles Croll) will be singing some songs from her new album at the URC on November 1. Free Admission with a retiring collection. The concert includes … Continue reading


Team News 13 October


NEW RURAL DEAN ANNOUNCED Bishop Martin is delighted to announce that the next Rural Dean of Waveney and Blyth will be The Revd Rich Henderson (from 1 January 2020).  Rich will be licensed as Rural Dean on 7 January 2020 … Continue reading


Heart & Sole October edition


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October Team Letter from Revd Judy Miller


Call to action: Making a Faith Bridge with Christian is Climate Action 7-19th October   To be honest, I’m often overwhelmed by the immensity of, and impending doom of the climate change discussion and felt powerless to take positive action … Continue reading


Team News 6 October


THANK YOU FROM CHARLES STORER At the Team Service the collection for Hope and Aid Direct raised an incredible £566.  Thank you to everyone for your generosity to support the many refugees in the world.   Sole Bay Team Ladies … Continue reading



Team News 29 September


Sole Bay Team Ladies Fellowship is back after its summer break! We meet every Wednesday at 2pm in the church room at St Margaret’s Church, Reydon, for informal bible study, praise and prayer, friendship and fellowship, and tea and biscuits. … Continue reading


Team News 22 September


The Reydon Scarecrow Trail last weekend raised a magnificent £1,690.50, all of which will go towards keeping the Christmas Lights in Reydon shining brightly this coming December. 47 Scarecrows were on display and with the theme of “Name the Song”, … Continue reading


Team News 8 September


FUNERAL AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE OF SUE DOY The funeral of Sue Doy will take place in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold on Thursday 12 September at 12.00pm.  Please hold Sue, her family and many friends in your prayers … Continue reading


Revd Malcolm Doney

September Team Letter from Revd. Malcolm Doney


Soil and Soul Here we are in the harvest season, with festivals in churches across the team. I’ve spent most of my life in London, but ten years ago, my wife and I moved to Blythburgh. Harvest has taken on … Continue reading


Team News 1 September


FUNERAL AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE OF SUE DOY The funeral of Sue Doy will take place in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold on Thursday 12 September at 12.00pm.  Please hold Sue, her family and many friends in your prayers … Continue reading


Team News 25 August


FUNERAL AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE OF SUE DOY The funeral of Sue Doy will take place in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold on Thursday 12 September at 12.00pm.  Please hold Sue, her family and many friends in your prayers … Continue reading


Team News 18 August


TODAY – SONGS OF PRAISE AT ST LAWRENCE, SOUTH COVE AT 3PM You are all invited to join the congregation of South Cove for their outdoor Songs of Praise to celebrate their Patronal Festival at 3pm today. Refreshments will be … Continue reading


Team News 11 August


TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST – COFFEE MORNING, 10am – 12 noon, Cardinal Newman Hall, Tea/coffee & Cake £2.00, Raffle & Cake Stall. Proceeds towards the Sacred Heart Church Restoration fund.  Please come and join us.   REYDON CINEMA THURSDAY 15 AUGUST … Continue reading


Team News 4 August


50th Anniversary of Uggeshall Teas, this weekend   BEACH MISSION 29TH JULY – 9TH AUGUST Please encourage people of all ages to go along to the Beach Mission which has morning, afternoon and evening activities.  Events are free and open … Continue reading



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Revd Simon Pitcher

August Team Letter from Revd. Canon Simon Pitcher


Dear Friends,    I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?  Isaiah 43 verse 19a   If I were to travel to Glastonbury my imagination would be fired by the ruins … Continue reading


Team News 28 July


South Cove Flower Festival and Exhibition Running this weekend until the afternoon of Tuesday 30th July. There will be a tapestry of floral displays and an exhibition in church of ‘all things South Cove. In place of the Meadow Sale, … Continue reading


Team News 21 July


South Cove Flower Festival and Exhibition Opens with a ticketed Preview Evening 6pm – 8pm cost of ticket £5 (includes wine, soft drinks & nibbles) on Friday 26th July and closes on the afternoon of Tuesday 30th July. There will … Continue reading


Team News 14 July


South Cove Flower Festival and Exhibition Opens with a ticketed Preview Evening 6pm – 8pm cost of ticket £5 (includes wine, soft drinks & nibbles) on Friday 26th July and closes on the afternoon of Tuesday 30th July. There will … Continue reading


Team News 7 July


OPEN GARDEN AND AFTERNOON TEA – TODAY Open Garden and Tea, Bridge Foot Farm between 2-5pm.  Donations to St Margaret’s two charities – Amasango Career School in Grahamstown, South Africa and Mission to Seafarers. All welcome.   REYDON CINEMA AT … Continue reading



Heart & Sole July Issue


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July Team Letter from Revd. Alan Perry


The Season of the Spirit.   Acts 2:6  ‘at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each’.   I am often struck when I am on holiday how … Continue reading


Team News 30 June


FOODBANK SOS; Lowestoft Foodbank URGENTLY require tinned tomatoes, tinned veg, tinned fruit, tinned meat, long life milk, fruit juice, rice pudding, custard, biscuits and chocolate.  The warehouse is empty of these items! Please at present no soup, no baked beans, no … Continue reading


Team News 23 June


FOODBANK SOS; Lowestoft Foodbank URGENTLY require tinned tomatoes, tinned veg, tinned fruit, tinned meat, long life milk, fruit juice, rice pudding, custard, biscuits and chocolate.  The warehouse is empty of these items! Please at present no soup,no baked beans, no pasta, … Continue reading


Team News 16 June


Tuesday 18 June, 7pm, St. Edmund’s Church, Southwold – Dementia Awareness Training To enable our Church community to better understand and to support those affected by dementia, Cathy Ryan will be offering Dementia Awareness Training. Open to all, the event … Continue reading


Heart & Sole June Issue


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June Letter from the Team


Happy Birthday…. Thy Kingdom Come.   This year we celebrate Pentecost on the 9th of June, 50 days after the late Easter this year. The altar frontals and celebrants will be resplendent in Red, and following the Ascension 40 days … Continue reading


Team News 9 June


SOLE ENCOUNTER – YOUTH EVENT  A big thank you to everyone who supported our Youth Event Sole Encounter yesterday.   Deanery Synod Wednesday 12 June 7.30 pm st Margaret’s Reydon. We welcome a guest speaker from Christian Aid.  If anyone … Continue reading


Team News 2 June


SOLE ENCOUNTER – YOUTH EVENT SATURDAY 8 JUNE ST EDMUND’S CHURCH, SOUTHWOLD. 5-8PM. Young people aged 10-13 or school years (5-8) are invited to come along to enjoy activities including five a side football; art installation; bell ringing; craft; music; … Continue reading



Team News 26 May


30th May – TEAM SERVICE – Ascension Day Service, 7pm at Holy Trinity, Blythburgh – All most welcome.   SUMMER CONCERT – SATURDAY 1 JUNE ST PETER & ST PAUL, WANGFORD. 7.30pm George Ives and friends will be performing music … Continue reading


Team Notices 19 May


30th May – TEAM SERVICE – Ascension Day Service, 7pm at Holy Trinity, Blythburgh – All most welcome.   SUMMER CONCERT – SATURDAY 1 JUNE ST PETER & ST PAUL, WANGFORD. 7.30pm George Ives and friends will be performing music … Continue reading


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Team News 5 May


Lent Lectures are available to listen online southwoldlectures.org There will be a special Christian Aid Service and collection at St. Margaret’s Church led by Rev. Alan Perry on Sunday 12th May at 9.30am. All will be most welcome.  There will be a … Continue reading



May Letter from the Team


Dear Friends In the week before Easter we remember that Christ was falsely accused by wicked people who sought to manipulate him for their own purposes.  He endured a mockery of a trial at which justice was absent.  Then after … Continue reading


Team News 28 April


Lent Lectures are available to listen online southwoldlectures.org   FUNDRAISING PLANT STALL – SATURDAY 4 MAY OUTSIDE OLD LLOYDS BANK BUILDING, SOUTHWOLD. St Margaret’s Reydon are having a Plant Stall in aid of Amasango Career School, South Africa and (EACH) … Continue reading


Team News 21 April


Lent Lectures are available to listen online southwoldlectures.org   ORGAN RECITAL 22ND APRIL, ST EDMUND’S, SOUTHWOLD On Easter Monday 22nd April at 1.10pm Jonathan Palman will be giving an Organ Recital. Free entry with a retiring collection. All Welcome.   Saturday 27 April … Continue reading


Team News 14 April


LENT PODCASTS The recently published book by Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe, Lifelines: Notes on life & love, faith & doubt, is now the basis of a series of free daily podcasts for Lent. To find details of the book … Continue reading


Team News 7 April


THE BOHEMIAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT  A big thank you to all who came and supported the Bohemian Choir last Saturday.  The choir performed a memorable concert and the retiring collection raised over £370.     LENT PODCASTS The recently published … Continue reading


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Revd Malcolm Doney

April Letter from the Team


Wake up call   There are some nights when you think the morning is never going to come. Some infection has you in a feverish grip where dreams take you down a nightmare spiral. You feel enclosed in some prison … Continue reading


Team News 31 March


LENT PODCASTS The recently published book by Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe, Lifelines: Notes on life & love, faith & doubt, is now the basis of a series of free daily podcasts for Lent. To find details of the book … Continue reading


Team News 17 & 24 March


LENT PODCASTS The recently published book by Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe, Lifelines: Notes on life & love, faith & doubt, is now the basis of a series of free daily podcasts for Lent. To find details of the book … Continue reading


Team News 10 March


LENT PODCASTS The recently published book by Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe, Lifelines: Notes on life & love, faith & doubt, is now the basis of a series of free daily podcasts for Lent. To find details of the book … Continue reading


Team News 3 March


Ash Wednesday 6th March Bishop’s Pilgrimage Bishops Martin and Mike are going to start their 2019 pilgrimage on Southwold Pier.  The two Bishops will lead an Ashing Service and Eucharist at the end of the pier, starting at 9.00am.  If … Continue reading


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Team News 24 Feb


SUNDAY at 2.30pm Jonathan Palman will be giving an Organ recital at St. Margaret, Reydon.  Free entry with a retiring collection. All Welcome.   THE LATE ERNEST BARNES Ernest’s funeral service will take place at St Lawrence, South Cove on Wednesday … Continue reading


Team News 17 Feb


There will be a special service of Evensong with the Jubilate Choir at St Peter & St Paul, Wangford on Sunday 17 February at 6pm.     ORGAN RECITAL 24 FEBRUARY. ST MARGARET, REYDON On Sunday 24 February at 2.30pm … Continue reading


Team News 10 Feb


THE JUBILATE CHOIR IS COMING TO SOLE BAY There will be a special service of Evensong at St Peter & St Paul, Wangford on Sunday 17 February at 6pm.  The renowned Jubilate Choir, conducted by Martyn Bagnall will be leading … Continue reading



Team News 3 February


THE JUBILATE CHOIR IS COMING TO SOLE BAY There will be a special service of Evensong at St Peter & St Paul, Wangford on Sunday 17 February at 6pm.  The renowned Jubilate Choir, conducted by Martyn Bagnall will be leading … Continue reading


Heart & Sole February Issue


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February- Letter from Revd. Simon Pitcher


Dear Friends Jesus asked the disciples of John the Baptist, “What are you looking for?” (John 1 verse 38)  Their awkward reply suggests that they were not really sure.  I write as the season of Epiphany dawns with the story … Continue reading


Team News 27 January


THE JUBILATE CHOIR IS COMING TO SOLE BAY There will be a special service of Evensong at St Peter & St Paul, Wangford on Sunday 17 February at 6pm.  The renowned Jubilate Choir, conducted by Martyn Bagnall will be leading … Continue reading


Team News 20 January


Foodbank.  The Foodbank has advised that at present they do not require Pasta, Soup or baked beans until further notice, all other tinned, dried and packaged goods are still needed. thank you.   CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE 25 JANUARY AT 11.00AM … Continue reading


Team News 13 Janauary


Foodbank.  The Foodbank has advised that at present they do not require Pasta, Soup or baked beans until further notice, all other tinned, dried and packaged goods are still needed. thank you.   CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE 25 JANUARY AT 11.00AM … Continue reading


Team News 6 January


Foodbank.  The Foodbank has advised that at present they do not require Pasta, Soup or baked beans until further notice, all other tinned, dried and packaged goods are still needed. thank you. Christians together.  Christians Together would like to have … Continue reading



Team News 23 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.   LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Exciting news – we are moving to St … Continue reading


LADIES FELLOWSHIP


LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Exciting news – we are moving to St Margarets in Reydon.  Our 1st meeting will be 2pm on Wednesday 9th January 2019. We do hope you will come and join us for an informal bible study, praise and … Continue reading


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