Team News 30 September

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe will perform, in concert at St. Edmund’s Church Southwold on Tuesday 2nd October at ENTRY IS FREE, WITH A RETIRING COLLECTION


The William Alwyn Festival 2018 is between 3rd and 6th October, with most events at Blythburgh Church.  In particular, Nathan Williamson is performing in a concert with three internationally renowned musicians on Friday 5th October, 7.30pm, including the world premiere of Nathan’s Cello Sonata.   Flyers, with festival details, can be picked up from the back of the church.  



We have a coach and minibus (especially for anyone with mobility issues) travelling to the Cathedral. The first pick up will be from St Margaret’s Church Car Park at 12.00pm, followed shortly after by a pick up in Wangford and Blythburgh.  Please bring a packed lunch with you to eat on the coach. For anymore information please speak to Rev. Alan


Growing in God Roadshows – Wednesday 10 October St Luke’s Church, Beccles NR34 9JQ coffee at 6.45 onwards for a 7.15pm start, closing worship 9pm. All are welcome to join us.

Join us for Diocesan-led Roadshows which will outline our Growing in God strategy and provide support, projects and initiatives to help you realise our vision for growth in parishes and benefices.

Each workshop will include a short presentation and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Workshop 1 choices

  • Accessible worship services for those on the fringe (Dave Gardner/Andrew Payne)
  • Creative use of Church Buildings for Mission (Charlotte Hodgson)
  • Effective Communication for the C21st (Gavin Stone)
  • Reaching young families through schools (Helen Woodroffe & team) 

Workshop 2 choices

  • Making a difference where you are – how to live out your Christian Faith Monday to Saturday
  • God Calling (Tim Jones)
  • Effective Communication for the C21st (Gavin Stone)
  • Nurturing young people. (Phil Bailie)


STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY – 14 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.


Revd. Judy Miller is being licensed to Sole Bay Team at Harvest Festival Evensong in Walberswick on 14th October at 6pm when Archdeacon Ian will be preaching and leading the licensing part of the service. 


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. The programme will include 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.