St Gregory's Church is not only for Sundays
Many Other Activities are enjoyed on other days too.
This Page highlights the latest news about current activities
Interested to know more? then come along and see us.
Harvest High Tea
Sunday 24th September at 4pm
The Harvest Festival Service will have been at the 10am Eucharist in the morning.
We will be having music to entertain you while you indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea - served to you by our amazing waitresses (no queuing for your cuppa!)
This will be followed by the singing of harvest hymns and enjoying some of St Gregory's talent!
It promises to be a lovely afternoon BUT you will need to book a place so we know how many will be coming. The acceptance forms and information will be at the back of the church soon.
Many of you joined in the sheep knitting for our Crib Service last year. This year the remaining flock is being joined by sheep from other flocks and will be part of the children’s Advent and Christmas activity offered by Churches Together in Sudbury. If you are able to add to the flock either use the same pattern as last year, or this one or Moss the Sheep which is available from the author on the internet. Sheep do not need to be ready for their adventures until the week before Christmas.
Knitted Sheep white/cream yarn, with black or fawn for legs and face. Body is knitted in garter stitch and faces and legs in stocking stitch. Needle sizes 21/2 or 3mm. Body Begin at tail end. Cast on 18 sts and knit 17 rows. Row 18 Dec. 1 st at beg and end of row. Row 19 Knit Row 20 Dec. 1 st at beg. and end of row. Row 21 Knit Row 22 Dec 1 st at beg. And end of row Row 23 Change to fawn or black. Knit 8 rows in stocking stitch Draw stitches onto length of yarn. Legs (4) fawn or black. Cast on 8. ss for 10 rows. Draw up sts on length of yarn Ears (2) White yarn 3sts 5 rows. Draw up stitches on yarn Knitted Sheep yarn, with black or fawn for legs and face. Body is knitted in garter stitch and faces and legs in stocking stitch. Needle sizes 21/2 or 3mm. Body Begin at tail end. Cast on 18 sts and knit 17 rows. Row 18 Dec. 1 st at beg and end of row. Row 19 Knit Row 20 Dec. 1 st at beg. and end of row. Row 21 Knit Row 22 Dec 1 st at beg. And end of row Row 23 Change to fawn or black. Knit 8 rows in stocking stitch Draw stitches onto length of yarn. Legs (4) fawn or black. Cast on 8. ss for 10 rows. Draw up sts on length of yarn Ears (2) White yarn 3sts 5 rows. Draw up stitches on yarn.
Come and join us for breakfast
We meet at 8am
followed by a time of prayer
A good way to start your Saturday
|23rd September 2017||St Andrew's Church, Great Cornard|
|30th September 2017||Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford|
|7th October 2017||Lavenham Parish Church|
|14th October 2017||Suffolk Road Church|
|21st October 2017||Cornard Christian Fellowship|
|28th October 2017||All Saint's Church Hall|
|4th November 2017||St John's Methodist Church|
|11th November 2017||Sudbury Baptist Church|
|18th November 2017||St Andrew's Great Cornard|
|25th November 2017||New Life Church|
|2nd December 2017||Glemsford C of E in Old School (opp Village Hall))|
|9th December 2017||Suffolk Road Church|
|16th December 2017||St John's Methodist Church|
St Gregory's Fellowship
The Fellowship group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise in the program. All are welcome to join us. Admission for meetings is £3.50 per person and includes tea/coffee and biscuits . Please note that the venues vary in 2017 due to the closure of the church hall.
From January 2018 Fellowship will meet in the afternoons. Our regular venue will be the Common Lands Room at The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. Meetings will still be on 3rd Thursday of the month and will start at 2.30pm. Subscription £3.50 per meeting to include refreshments. At most meetings there will also be a Raffle and Trading Table.
Our 2018 Programme will soon be posted on this website with copies available at the back of the Church.
21st September 2017
2.30pm in the church. (Please note the change of time)
John Miners will be talking on "Textiles in East Anglia"
Thursday 19th October. (Evening)
We meet at 7.30pm in Church for a Visual Presentation by Dudley Chignall entitled ‘East Anglia – The Four Seasons.’ Dudley is a keen walker, photographer, broadcaster, author and journalist. He will present some of his own photographs, which come highly recommended. Subscription £3.50 (to include refreshments) There will be a Raffle and Trading Table. All are welcome; do join with us in enjoying an interesting talk.
For more information please contact one of our officers:
Irene Harding-Payne - 01787 377102
Avril Gardiner - 01787 377406
Ann Newport - 01787 371518
Alva Durston - 01787 379305
Singles lunches take place on the last Sunday of the month. Open to all those who live on their own.
Different venues are chosen each month and transport can be arranged.
The group meets at the chosen venue for a 12.30pm lunch
The next lunch is as follows:
28th October - TBA
Please note that there is no meal on 24th September as this is the Harvest High Tea date
Please phone Alva Durston - 01787 379305 to book a place by 30th August 2017.
Church Flowers at St. Gregory's
I feel very privileged in heading up a team of such talented and supportive flower arrangers at St Gregory's. The number of people involved has increased over the last twelve months which means that at Festival times we are able to decorate even more of this lovely building. The wonderful facilities which we now have in the tower make the work that we do so much easier. There are so many people who visit the church and we hope that the flowers which are regularly in the church and in the porch help to make them feel welcome, as well as give pleasure to the congregation.
I should add at this point that we wouldn't be able to do what we do if it wasn't for the generosity of so many of the congregation who donate money towards the cost of the flowers, both for the festivals and throughout the year. The Team is extremely grateful for those donations as we rely on them completely to achieve the results that we do. In the past year there were quite a few weddings and the flowers for these have been enjoyed by many.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who help, in whatever way, to make the church look so lovely and to earn The Team so many compliments.
Remember if you would like to help with the arranging at St. Gregory's do contact me or speak to one of The Team.
Who-dunnit, Mystery Evening
Friars Hall, School Street, Sudbury, CO10 2HA
Saturday 25 November, 7.30 to 10.00pm
There will be another of these popular evenings on Saturday 25th November 2017, 7.30pm at Friars Hall, Sudbury. The evening is arranged by St Gregory’s Church Events Committee and presented as usual by The New Venture Players. This will be a new play,entitled "Murder at Merrivale Golf Club" but earlier in the winter than usual because of the uncertainty over the hall. More information from Malcolm Snow, firstname.lastname@example.org 01787 374096. Tickets are £10.00, in advance,to include a Ploughman's supper.