St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
St Gregory’s is an Anglican Church (Church of England) serving most of the town of Sudbury, Suffolk in the United Kingdom. St Gregory’s has been in Sudbury for many centuries and continues to be a focus for the local community and is seen by many as the "Mother Church" of Sudbury. St Gregory’s aims to provide for the spiritual needs of the town and wants all who come, whether just as visitors to the building, or to join in with the worship, to feel a warm welcome.
Offering a range of Christian worship on weekdays and Sundays which is both welcoming and inclusive. St Gregory's continues to serve the local community through baptisms, weddings and funerals, and as a venue for Civic and other services, and as a church building that is open daily and provides a peaceful space for visits and for prayer and reflection.
The church is open each day from 9.00am-5.00pm
Do call in if you are in Sudbury. - It is your church.
If you come on a Friday morning we offer coffee and biscuits following our service at 10.00am.
The Revd. Canon Cheryl Collins, would be pleased to hear from you with any queries you might have.
Pilgrimage to Ely
Our Pilgrimage to Ely Cathedral will take place on Saturday 14th October and the day will look like this:
Approx 10.30am: Leave Sudbury by coach for Ely ( final time to be confirmed with coach company)
12 noon: We are welcomed to the cathedral by Rev. Canon Jessica Martin, who celebrates the Eucharist just for our group.
Following the Eucharist there is a time to eat packed lunches ( or if you’ve been disorganised Waitrose is 10 minutes walk!) in Powchers Hall one of the ancient buildings of the Cathedral Close.
Approx 2pm: Pilgrimage around the Cathedral and its environs led by one of the Canons. This will include an opportunity to visit Prior Crauden’s Chapel for those who are able bodied.
Approx 3.30pm: Time to enjoy the delights of the town (best bookshop in East Anglia), to visit the stained glass museum or to enjoy a cup of tea and a cake in one of Ely’s many tea shops
5.30pm: We join the Cathedral community for Choral Evensong
Approx 6.30pm Back on the coach to Sudbury.
There will be leaflets with booking forms available by the time this magazine goes to print.
The cost will be £15 per person but please don’t let cost prevent you from coming, if it is an issue please let me know.
This year we at St.Greg’s are twinning our toilets - Why is this a good thing to do?
This means we are donating £60 per toilet to twin our toilets at home with a single household latrine in an impoverished community.
• 2.4 billion people in our world still don’t have a loo. Apart from the obvious this means that
• Every minute a child under five dies because of dirty water and poor sanitation.
• Half of the young girls in Africa who drop out of school do so because they need to collect water or because the school hasn’t got a basic toilet.
• Women and girls are vulnerable to attack when they seek privacy to answer the call of nature
• For every £1 spent on water and sanitation programmes, £8 is returned through reduced health costs and increased productivity.
So, individuals in our congregation are twinning their toilets - see the list at the back of church to find out the places we’ve twinned with already. Twin yours by contacting www.toilettwinning.org or phoning 03003 213217