News

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.

Mary's Meals

 

Mary's Meals  provides daily meals in school for hungry children in some of the world's poorest communities.

The Backpack Project helps children get the most out of their learning - and it is a great way to recycle your school bag and P.E.kits.

If you would like to help this project please  go to the web site below for more details.

www.marysmeals.org.uk

 

Knitters wanted!

 

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.

Prayer Breakfasts

Come and join us for breakfast
We meet at 8am
followed by a time of prayer
A good way to start your Saturday

 

DateVenue
25th November 2017New Life Church
2nd December 2017Glemsford C of E in Old School (opp Village Hall))
9th December 2017Suffolk Road Church
16th December 2017St 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.

Next Meeting
Thursday 16th November 2.30pm Quaker Meeting House.David Rout will be the speaker.

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

The Fellowship Program Page The Fellowship Report Page

Coffee Mornings

 

There is a coffee morning every Friday from 10.30am in the church.
Coffee mornings on other days are arranged throughout the year and the dates can be found here.

The next coffee morning is on Saturday 4th November 2018at "Rabat", Ingams Well Road, Sudbury. There is a Bring and Buy stall, raffle and homemade cakes for sale

The Coffee Club Team Rota

Singles Lunches

 

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:
26th November at 12.30pm at the Cock and Bell, Long Melford.

Please phone Alva Durston - 01787 379305  - to book a place and order your meal, by 20th November. 2017.

Church Flowers at St. Gregory's

Church Flowers © T5Cambridge
Church Flowers © T5Cambridge

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.

Julia Jameson
01787 375560                                                  

 

 

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, malcolmsnow@onetel.com 01787 374096. Tickets are £10.00, in advance,to include a Ploughman's supper.