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Worship from Home Easter Day


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Team News 12 April


The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of … Continue reading


Blythburgh Choral Evensong – Services online


It so happens that Ellis has been busy recording the service for the last couple of years – you may have seen the mic on the font – and he has made these recordings available to us. We will be … Continue reading


Virtual Stations on a Journey


On 27 March to 13 April Holy Trinity, Blythburgh was due to welcome back a remarkable set of paintings by Mark Cazalet of the Stations of the Cross – they were first shown in Holy Trinity in 2000, as part of a … Continue reading


Heart & Sole April Issue


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Where the Church is (2020) Cartoon


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Palm Sunday Sermon from Revd Malcolm Doney


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Prayer at home during Holy Week


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Team News 5 April


The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close   We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread … Continue reading


Live streaming services


Local Radio Live Service on Sunday mornings The BBC has announced that it is broadcasting a church service on Sunday mornings across every local radio station in England beginning this Sunday and led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, … Continue reading


29 March Morning Prayer order of service


Worship at Home 29 March


Team News 29 March


The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of … Continue reading



Team News 22 March


All church services and events are cancelled until further notice.  This includes all Sunday and midweek services, all Lent groups, lectures & lunches and fundraising and events.  Funerals and weddings can still take place with only family in attendance. In … Continue reading


Worship at Home


Worship from home booklet Currently it is not possible for people to worship together, the various Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer. Alongside them, the Church of England have … Continue reading


Coronavirus liturgy and prayer resources


The Church of England website page contains prayers and intercessions for personal use, special prayers for use if it isn’t possible to meet in church, and a simple form of prayer for the morning and evening, which can be downloaded, printed, and … Continue reading


Instructions received from Bishop Martin – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  Care for those who are most vulnerable, and to ensure practices, as best as possible, that will not contribute to infection. Look out for those who do not have good support networks to ensure they receive the help and … Continue reading


Team News 15 March


  There are Lent Lunches on Fridays in the Southwold Arts Centre (St Edmund’s Hall) 12.30pm-2pm and Lent Lectures on Sundays at 6pm in the URC.    Southwold Lent Lectures 2020 – Topics of public concern in our modern world … Continue reading


Heart & Sole March Issue


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March Letter from Revd. Judy Miller


  #LiveLent: Care for God’s creation. I look forward to Lent every year. After I moved to Suffolk, I joined a group in Holton and subsequently reaffirmed my confirmation vows in St Mary’s Halesworth at the Easter vigil service in … Continue reading


Team News 1 & 8 March


Foodbank SOS – The Foodbank warehouse is very low on stock so please make a donation if you are able, especially UHT milk, tinned tomatoes, cartons of fruit juice, tinned meat and tinned vegetables, but anything is most welcome. Also … Continue reading


Team News 23 February


WORKING THROUGH GRIEF SESSIONS – led by Rev, Canon Simon Pitcher, Rev Alan Perry and Sarah Wallington Smith (Lay Elder and former hospice nurse). The last session: –  What is Christian hope? How is my faith affected by grief? Held at … Continue reading


Team News 9 February


All are welcome to a Celebration of Ministry with the Licensing and Installation of the Rev’d. John Loftus as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Wrentham by the Archdeacon of Suffolk on Sunday, 9th February  at 3.00p.m. at St. … Continue reading



Team News 2 Feb


WORKING THROUGH GRIEF SESSIONS – led by Rev, Canon Simon Pitcher, Rev Alan Perry and Sarah Wallington Smith (Lay Elder and former hospice nurse). Sessions include 1. How do I survive the grief process ? 2. What helps, and what doesn’t … Continue reading



Team News 26 January


HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY 27 JANUARY AT ST FELIX SCHOOL Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year (the day Auschwitz was liberated) and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the … Continue reading


Team News 19 January


Notice of Funeral – the late Reverend Edward Rennard Following his unexpected death at home on the 30th December 2019, the Reverend Edward Rennard’s Funeral (a Requiem Mass) is to be held at 12.30pm on the 20th January 2020 at … Continue reading


Team News 12 January


TUESDAY COMMUNION SERVICES – St Margaret’s, Reydon Normal service resumes next Tuesday 14 January at 6.30pm.  All Welcome!   SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY – FRIDAY 17 JANUARY Our annual service, praying for the unity of Christ’s Church takes … Continue reading


Team News 5 January


TUESDAY COMMUNION SERVICES Due to Rev. Rich Henderson’s Licensing as Rural Dean, there will be no Tuesday Communion Services at St Margaret’s, Reydon from Tuesday 7th January.   Tuesday 7th January, 7pm – You are invited to the Licensing of … Continue reading


Team News 22 Dec


TUESDAY COMMUNION SERVICES OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD Due to the Christmas Holidays and Rev. Rich Henderson’s Licensing as Rural Dean, there will be no Tuesday Communion Services at St Margaret’s, Reydon from Tuesday 24th December until services resume on Tuesday … Continue reading



Team News 15 December


TUESDAY COMMUNION SERVICES OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD Due to the Christmas Holidays and Rev. Rich Henderson’s Licensing as Rural Dean, there will be no Tuesday Communion Services at St Margaret’s, Reydon from Tuesday 24th December until services resume on Tuesday … Continue reading



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



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


Heart & Sole May Issue


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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