Team News 2 June

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

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; drama; Geo-cashing; worship band and BBQ. Tickets are only £2 per person to cover the cost of the BBQ.  Tickets available from Southwold Arts Centre (722572) or from Rev Alan Perry (453624).


Parish Giving Scheme Presentation for Waveney & Blyth Deanery on Tuesday, 11 June at 7.30 pm at Ringsfield Village Hall.  Julie Podd (PGS Adviser) and Lee Jukes (Stewardship Manager) will be visiting our Deanery to launch the PGS .  The PGS is an efficient way to give directly to your parish.  This is a great opportunity to find out more about the PGS and how it helps improve and sustain parish finances.Please email to confirm attendance


Deanery Synod Wednesday 12 June 7.30 pm st Margaret’s Reydon.

We welcome a guest speaker from Christian Aid.  If anyone interested in the work of Christian Aid would like to attend the Synod meeting for this presentation they will be welcome.


STRAWBERRY TEA – SATURDAY 15 JUNE IN REYDON VICARAGE GARDEN FROM 2.30pm – 5pm   A Strawberry Afternoon Tea will take place on Saturday 15th June. We are pleased that The Jazz Band ‘Cool Blue’ will be performing during the afternoon.  Admission including the cost of the tea is £5 per person.  There will be stalls: Tombola, books, bric-a-brac, and cakes. All welcome!


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 is free. Cathy is trying to win a recognition award for Southwold to be seen as a “dementia friendly town.”


Grave Talk –  St Edmund’s Southwold Thursday 20 June from 2pm until 4pm. 

Following our successful Lent lecture series there will be an afternoon session of “gravetalk”. Led by Rev Simon Pitcher and Sarah Wallington Smith, a former hospice nurse, the afternoon is an opportunity for conversation.  Gravetalk is a Church of England resource that provides questions intended for discussion in small groups of four or five.  It is a chance to talk about death, think about funerals, ask questions, air your thoughts.

There will be tea and cake. There will be talk. We would love you to come along.

To help plan the necessary quantities of cake please sign your name on the list in church