Team News 14 February

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

In light of the enhanced lockdown announced by the Government it has been decided, for the time being, in order to keep our church family safe, to provide limited mid-week worship and online/home worship on Sundays.

Sunday Services via Zoom

For added security sometimes we may welcome people via a Waiting Room.  You don’t need to join the service any differently from normal, there may just be a slight delay.

8am BCP & 9.30am CW Eucharist via Zoom. 9.30am Family Service via Zoom.

14th February

8.00am BCP Holy Communion: ID 856 8434 0790; Passcode 097854

9.30am CW Holy Communion: ID 871 0852 3214; Passcode 134344

9.30am Family Service via Zoom please contact Halcyon

Mid Week Services

Shrove Tuesday  – 6.30pm Eucharist via Zoom: ID 892 3950 9787; Passcode 019060

Ash Wednesday – 8.45am Morning Prayer at Reydon & 10am Eucharist at Walberswick.

17 February- There will be an evening service via Zoom at 7pm ID 857 2279 0682; Passcode 991111

Thursday–8.45 Morning Prayer at Southwold, 10am Eucharist at Southwold & 8pm Compline via Zoom  Most Church buildings will remain open every day for individual private prayer.

The InHarmony Project is preparing an online Ash Wednesday service for the Diocese, with words and music specially recorded by Suffolk folk. The service will be available via YouTube at 

Prayer point: We pray for us all as we continue to live under very tough restrictions.  We pray for the widespread roll out of the vaccine.  We remember the lonely, bereaved and those who are now unemployed due to the pandemic.

Our website and CoE

contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life

The Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2021 is supporting key workers in Kagera, providing food, health care and spiritual support. Bishop Mike has produced a video introducing the 2021 Lent appeal which can be viewed on YouTube Kagera | Bishop Mike – YouTube


If you would like to learn more about the Christian faith & values in a friendly atmosphere, join in one of our Lent Groups on  Zoom. We will be using the ‘Pilgrim Course’ Groups commence the week beginning  Monday 22nd  February

GROUP 1. Tuesday 2.30pm.   Led by Rev Simon Pitcher

GROUP 2. Wednesday 2.30pm  Led by Rev Alan Perry

GROUP 3. Thursday 2.30pm  Led by Sarah Wallington Smith & Jackie Casement

GROUP 4. Thursday 7.30pm Led By Rev Charles Croll                                                    

GROUP 5.  Friday 3.00pm     Led by Jenny Allen

Please select the group you wish to attend contact either Pat Hollingsworth- on 01502 724120 or Email: Judy Overy – on 01502 724459 or

With your choice of Group, your Telephone number & Email address by Sunday 15th February – in order for us to buy the booklets & to get them to you all in time. There is a charge of £5.00 to cover the cost of the booklets if you require a new one.                     

Daily Hope prayer hotline Available 24 hours 0800 804 8044, for those who have no or limited access to the internet offering options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19.

The Home, But Not Alone free phoneline 0800 876 6926, which supports vulnerable people in our communities who may be struggling with the impact of Coronavirus. Staffed 9am-5pm Mon Fri.

Food Bank Donations  Please bring your donations to John and Jan Collins house at 19 Lakeside Park Drive or phone 01502 725731 for collection. Also, now a collection point in Blythburgh Church – just inside the main door, beside the Traidcraft stall. If anyone is aware of someone in financial difficulties and/or need who could benefit from a food parcel please encourage them to contact the VHC in the first instance (01502 724549) or

Guidance regarding Financial Giving during the CrisisOur churches are not immune from the same financial challenges as other institutions during this time.  Please continue to give, as is your custom, by weekly envelopes, by Standing Order or the Parish Giving Scheme. The Parish Giving Scheme tel is 0333 002 1271. The unique PGS code for your parish (usually 9 digits in length). St Edmund, Southwold (330 633 380); St Margaret, Reydon (330 633 377); St Peter & St Paul, Wangford (330 633 387); St Mary, Uggeshall (330 633 384); St Andrew, Walberswick (330 633 385); St Lawrence, South Cove (330 633 379); Holy Trinity, Blythburgh (330 633 364);   St Andrew, Sotherton (330 633 378). For some of our Churches you can donate online at