Serving our congregations

Choirs

Both St Mary and St Francis churches  have robed Choirs to assist with the leading of worship, and both would welcome new members.  A willingness to learn and to engage with the life of the congregation is the only requirement

St Peters is served by a small vocalist group working together to lead worship in a more contemporary style, utilising computer-based backing tracks.  Additional voices or musicians would be most welcome.

Please contact the parish office for further information.

Cursillo

Cursillo is a short course (3 days) of Christian Renewal which takes place over a long weekend, usually at Leiston Abbey.  Those members (known as Cursillistas)  are then invited to continue their journey together as  members of small groups.  Several members of the team, both clergy and congregations, have attended a Cursillo weekend and occasionally meet together to support each other and pray.

Mothers Union

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at St.Mary’s.  The venue is altered during December, January and February when the Night Shelter takes place in St. Mary’s Church Hall.  Occasionally joint meetings occur with St Francis Women’s Fellowship.

For further information please contact:

  • Maureen Springle, Branch Leader 01473 681078
  • Linda Robinson, Secretary 01473 681764
  • Dorothy Grant, Treasurer 01473 601993

Pilgrim

Pilgrim is a new resource being prepared  in St Francis as a part of our response to the priorities raised in Growing in God.  We hope to  explore ideas of faith with those on the fringes of our community, with baptism families, and parents at Chapel Tots

  • It starts at the very beginning Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.
  • It focuses on Jesus Christ Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.
  • It flows from the Scriptures The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.
  • It draws deeply from the Christian tradition In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.
  • It honours the Anglican way and its many streams Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church of England.

St Peters Homegroup

St Peters Homegroup meets on the 3rd Monday of each month for prayer and study.

Women’s Fellowship

A small group meeting in St Francis Church Hall on the 1st Tuesday each month at 7pm for prayer, support and fun together.  During the winter months we also provide space for the Mothers Union (relocating as a result of the Night Shelter), and we have occasional shared events and social evenings..