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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



Heart & Sole August issue


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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


Heart & Sole April Issue


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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


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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