Team News 3 October 2021

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

Services will be live streamed via YouTube from St Margaret, Reydon for those continuing to join us from home.

Out now the October issue of Heart & Sole is available on our website and in our Churches.

Volunteers To help with Young People and Children’s Work It was sadly announced this year that the Scripture Union Beach Mission will no longer take place in Southwold.  Churches Together do not have the resources to replicate the Beach Mission but we would like to work together to offer something for Young People, e.g. like the former Tuesday Club at the URC or a half term holiday club etc.  In today’s safeguarding climate nothing is possible without a team of willing volunteers suitably trained.  If you are interested in helping in any way (age is no barrier) please let Rev Simon or Rev Alan know.  If we can gather a team of interested volunteers from across the churches in Southwold the idea is that we would meet together soon to agree what might be possible.  Please do pray about this, for leaders, volunteers and our young people.

The Alwyn Music Festival takes place from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th October, with various concerts held in both Southwold and Blythburgh churches. Other events at the Picture Palace and the Red House in Aldeburgh. For more and booking see


The Ladies fellowship will be visiting each church in the Sole Bay Team ministry to pray for each community, church family and individuals. We will meet at 2.30pm on each of the Wednesday’s below

Oct 6 –   Uggeshall            Oct 13 –   Southwold     Oct 27 – South Cove

November 3 – Reydon        Nov 17 – Wangford       Nov 24 – Walberswick

December 1 – tea and mince pies, Chruch Rooms, Reydon Please join us to pray. Bring a flask of tea and some biscuits and enjoy the fellowship. For more information or prayer requests please contact Suzzie Godfrey 0753951375

Christians Together are offering a new series of Bible Study groups starting in the week beginning 4 October.  There will be four groups, at different locations and times, to suit as many people as possible. You can find full details on posters in your church.  Groups will be studying the First Letter of Peter over six weeks, using a course published by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (cost £5). Please sign up by Friday 24 September using the sheet in each church, or you can contact Judy Overy direct (tel 01502 724459; All welcome!

Sole Bay Foodbank – A very big thank you to the churches in the Team who collected food for the Foodbank at their Harvest Festivals this year. An amazing amount was collected for which the Lowestoft Food bank is extremely grateful. Demand for emergency food parcels is still ongoing especially as Lowestoft Foodbank serves all the towns and villages to the east of the A12 from Lowestoft down to Leiston. There are still some shortages in the Warehouse and the following items would be appreciated; Tinned tomatoes, tinned potatoes, tinned veg, tinned meat, tinned fruit, fruit juice, coffee, tea, & long life (UHT) milk. Once again thank you for all your support.