Team News 29 October

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Revd. Simon Pitcher’s new email address is


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 Ambulance.


 Shoeboxes – Operation Christmas Child.  Please return your shoeboxes at the latest by Sunday 5 Nov.


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 5th 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.


The Sotherton Annual Quiz is on 17th November, Wangford Community Centre, doors open 7.00 p.m. for start 7.15 p.m. start. Teams of maximum of six, there will be nibbles and a raffle. Please bring your own tipple! Open to all ages, £5.00 per person going to church funds. Contact Karen Flaxman on 01986873123


A Passion Play is being planned to be performed on 26-28 March 2018 for Holy week.  This is for all of our churches in Sole Bay to be involved as well as member of our communities.  Casting will take place on 30 November in Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmund’s Hall. Cumberland Road at 7.30pm. For information please speak to Rev Alan or Rev Simon and for a copy of the script please email or telephone Rev Alan. 


We are planning a Team Retreat to Iona from 11 – 15 June 2018 led by writer, broadcaster & Parish Priest The Rev Dr Rob Marshall.  The cost includes a 3 night stay in the Iona Retreat House, 1 night’s stay in a Glasgow Hotel, half board, return travel by coach, train & ferry between Glasgow and Iona. 

The inclusive cost is £639.  Additional costs will be travel between Sole Bay and Glasgow return.  Places are limited.  Please speak to Rev Simon or Rev Alan if you would like more information or a booking form. 

Since opening in 2012, East Suffolk Foodbank has provided thousands of emergency food supplies to local people in crisis and has always been grateful for the support and dedication of the community that has made this possible. We cannot thank you enough for working with us to ensure people receive vital emergency support. It is with deep regret that we announce the parent charity of the foodbank, Signpost East Suffolk, will be ceasing operation from 20th October 2017 following a lack of successful grant funding. In accordance with charity sector guidance, without the governance and support Signpost East Suffolk provide, the foodbank centres which have previously been open will be unable to continue operating as before. We are currently exploring what can be done in the longer term with key local partners like Access Community Trust, Salvation Army and Lowestoft Rising, and are very confident sustainable longer term foodbank provision will be sorted out. In the meantime, thanks to the dedication of local people, emergency support will be in place for people during this interim period.