Team News 21 October

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

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 on the subject of Christian Giving.  Please pray for the success of our campaign across the Sole Bay Team.


Friday 26th October, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity, Blythburgh.

Waveney Wind Band and the Wattisham Millitary Wives’ Choir present a concert to mark the centenary of the end of WW1. All proceed will go to SSAFA the Armed Forces charity.  Tickets: adults £10 (£7 concessions, children under 16 free) from or

Sara Farrands 07719 680998.


Service of Light Sunday 28 October at 6pm, St. Peter & St. Paul, Wangford

The Service this year is on the theme of the 100th Anniversary of the end of The First World War.  We welcome The Right Reverend Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich, as our speaker.  All Welcome


November is, traditionally, the month in the Church when we especially remember the departed on All Souls Day. There will be a service on Sunday 4th November, at the Church of St. Margaret, Reydon,  beginning at 3pm.  During the service names of our departed loved ones are read out and there is an opportunity for you to light a candle as a sign of remembrance and love for those who have died.


3rd November “Fighting for Freedom” A concert by the Amnesty Chorale

7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh. Tickets £10 (£7 concessions) available on the door.

An evening of music and readings commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, and marking other struggles against oppression in the last hundred years. Proceeds from the concert will go to Amnesty International. Programme includes the “Agnus Dei” from Britten’s War Requiem, Vaughan Williams “Serenade to Music” and an extract from the Verdi Requiem with Sarah Gallop, ex-Wenhaston resident, as soloist. The choir will be conducted by Ellis Bell, director of the Blythburgh Singers, and Richard Brain, Director of Music at Christ Church, Southgate in north London.


This year Remembrance Day falls on Sunday 11th November, and on this day our church services will remember those who served, those who fell in war, and those who were bereaved 100 years ago. 

Our Services at 10.50am will take place in Blythburgh, Reydon, Southwold & Wangford.  A 6pm service will take place in Uggeshall.

The following timetable outlines what is happening in Southwold to help us to remember.

Sunday 11th November

0600 a piper will play from the town hall balcony.

1030 the parade, led by the piper, will depart the Town Hall, and the church bells will be rung half muffled.

1040 Wreaths will be laid at the war memorial.

1050 Service of Remembrance

1230 Church bells around the country will be rung in celebration of peace.

1855 The Last Post will be heard at Gunn Hill

1900 The Beacon will be lit

1905 The Church bells will ring in a peal of celebration

1905 The Town Crier will cry for peace on Gunn Hill


A quiz night on the 17th November at Wangford Community Centre to help raise money for St Andrew Sotherton. Teams of up to six people (any age welcome) nibbles will be provided but bring your own drink. The quiz will start at 7.15pm, doors open from 7pm. Raffle will be held on the night. Book your place for £5.00 each by ringing Mrs Jane Walker 01986 874248 or Mrs Karen Flaxman 01986 873123