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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


Heart & Sole July Issue


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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


Heart & Sole April Issue


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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


Heart & Sole February 2018 Issue


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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



Team Notices


Sunday 26th November – Rededication Service at St. Edmund’s, Southwold. Celebration Evensong with Archdeacon Ian at 6pm.  All most welcome.   Ladies Fellowship Tea and Mince pie afternoon for all the ladies of the team churches on Wednesday 6th December, 2pm St. … Continue reading


Team Notices 19 November


20th November at 2.30 pm in St Edmund’s Southwold the annual St Edmund Day sticky bun service will take place.  All welcome.   Saturday 25 November –  Holy Trinity will be hosting our hugely popular Blythburgh Christmas Market from noon … Continue reading


Team Notices 12 November


Foodbank; Action Community Trust in collaboration with The Salvation Army are at present temporarily operating the Foodbank so please continue donating as usual.   The Sotherton Annual Quiz is on 17th November, Wangford Community Centre, doors open 7.00 p.m. for start 7.15 … Continue reading


Team News 5 November


Revd. Simon Pitcher’s new email address is revsimon63@gmail.com   Shoeboxes – Operation Christmas Child.  Please return your shoeboxes at the latest by TODAY Sunday 5 Nov.   Foodbank; Action Community Trust in collaboration with The Salvation Army are at present temporarily operating the … Continue reading



Heart & Sole November issue


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Team News 29 October


Revd. Simon Pitcher’s new email address is revsimon63@gmail.com   SERVICE OF LIGHT will be held on Sunday, 29th October, 6pm at St. Peter & St. Paul, Wangford. The guest speaker will be Mr Patrick Peal, Chief Executive of East Anglian Air … Continue reading


Team News 22 October


PLEASE NOTE – The Team Service on 29th October at 11am will now be at St. Margaret’s, Reydon Revd. Simon Pitcher’s new email address is revsimon63@gmail.com  Shoeboxes – Operation Christmas Child.  Please return your shoeboxes at the latest by Sunday 5 Nov. … Continue reading



Ladies Fellowship


LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Every Wednesday at 2pm in St Andrews church, Walberswick. Informal bible study exploring The 10 Commandments Plenty of tea and biscuits provided.  All most welcome.


Team News 15 October


PLEASE NOTE – The Team Service on 29th October at 11am will now be at St. Margaret’s, Reydon   Pilgrim Course – This Autumn we have begun a group for enquirers and new Christians who want to learn more about … Continue reading


Team News 8 October


Pilgrim Course – This Autumn we will begin a group for enquirers and new Christians who want to learn more about the Christian faith. There will be two groups. An adults’ group that will meet on a Tuesday evening led … Continue reading


Team News 1 October


LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Every Wednesday at 2pm in St Andrews church, Walberswick. Informal bible study exploring The 10 Commandments Plenty of tea and biscuits provided.  All most welcome.   Pilgrim Course – This Autumn we will begin a group for … Continue reading



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Team Notices 24 September


LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Every Wednesday at 2pm in St Andrews church, Walberswick. Informal bible study exploring The 10 Commandments Plenty of tea and biscuits provided, all welcome, more the merrier.   Sunday, 24th September at 4.00pm – Blessing of the Nets … Continue reading


Heart & Sole September Issue


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Team News 17 September


Wangford Men’s Breakfast Group held at THE ANGEL INN at Wangford. Saturday 23rd September – Jim Blythe – The Story of the Alfred Corry Lifeboat in Southwold. Arrive 8.45am, £10 for a full English breakfast or £6 for continental. All … Continue reading


Team News 10 September


Please note Holy Trinity, Blythburgh service time on the 2nd Sunday of the month will be 11.15am   Reydon Scarecrow Trail – Sunday 10th September.  Trail from 11.00am until 5pm. Programmes £3 each from local shops and Village Hall.  Refreshments available … Continue reading


Pilgrim Course


  This Autumn we will begin a group for enquirers and new Christians who want to learn more about the Christian faith.   There will be two groups. An adults’ group that will meet on a Tuesday evening led by … Continue reading



Team Notices 3 September


LADIES FELLOWSHIP – Every Wednesday at 2pm in St Andrews church, Walberswick. Commencing Wednesday 6th September. Informal bible study exploring The 10 Commandments Plenty of tea and biscuits provided, all welcome, more the merrier.   Reydon Scarecrow Trail – Saturday … Continue reading


Blythburgh Singers Concert, Holy Trinity Church 2nd September


Inspired by Evensong – concert by the Blythburgh Singers in Holy Trinity Blythburgh on Saturday 2 September at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door including interval refreshments.


Team Notices 27 August


Please note that the East Suffolk Foodbank has issued a revised list of foodstuffs etc. that they need for distribution through their various outlets. A copy is displayed in the church. The Foodbank would like to take this opportunity to thank … Continue reading


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