Sunday 14th August Ninth Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have four in person services:

9.30am Leavenheath Morning Prayer
9.30am Nayland Holy Communion
11.15am Stoke Holy Communion
6.30pm Wiston Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

Ride and Stride / Pedal and Drive 2022
Saturday 10th September 2022
More details are available from http://www.shct.org.uk or contact your churchwarden to register interest in taking part or
to sponsor someone.

HARVEST FESTIVAL DATES

NAYLAND 11am Sunday 18th September
Family Service followed by shared lunch
STOKE 11.15am Sunday 25th September
Harvest service followed by harvest lunch in V/Hall
LEAVENHEATH 9.30am (delicious bacon rolls!)
First Sunday 2nd October
Harvest service starts at 10am in V/Hall
POLSTEAD 4pm Sunday 9th October
Family Service followed by high tea
WISTON 5.30pm Sunday 9th October
Evensong followed by refreshments

COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.

BOOK DONATIONS / BOOKS FOR SALE
WISTON CHURCH PORCH
We will gladly accept any surplus, good condition books you have – fiction, thrillers, reference, biographies, children’s, cookery, etc – which you might like to donate to Wiston church.
4 books for £1  Take a walk along the footpath and call in!

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

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I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 7th August Eighth Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am Nayland Holy Communion
9.30am Leavenheath VH First Sunday
9.30am Wiston Morning Praise
11.15am Polstead Holy Communion
6.30pm Stoke Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING COURSE
Due to be held on Monday 8th August – NOW CANCELLED.

APPEALING TO ALL FLOWER ARRANGERS!
Friends of St Matthew’s are still on the look-out for a few more flower arrangements on the theme ‘My Suffolk’ for the Flower Festival in St Matthew’s Church on 10 and 11 September, to coincide with the ‘Ride & Stride’. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are willing to supply a flower arrangement or if you might like to sponsor one! Please contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892. There will be a competition (with small prizes) for children, with all the materials provided in the church so that they can make an imaginative arrangement of their own and leave it on display for all to see. Please save the date!. 
 
Ride and Stride / Pedal and Drive 2022
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 10 September 2022
Organised by Suffolk Historic Churches Trust (SHCT), Suffolk Churches Ride & Stride and Pedal & Drive sees several thousand cyclists and walkers of all ages (and drivers of vintage and classic cars) taking part in the annual fundraising event for the repair and upkeep of Suffolk churches. The money they raise helps save this wonderful part of our history, with half going to the Trust to give out as grants for church buildings, and half to the cyclist’s/walker’s chosen church. More details are available from http://www.shct.org.uk or contact the representative at your church to register interest in taking part or to sponsor someone.

COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.

BOOK DONATIONS / BOOKS FOR SALE
WISTON CHURCH PORCH
We will gladly accept any surplus, good condition books you have – fiction, thrillers, reference, biographies, children’s, cookery, etc – which you might like to donate to Wiston church.
4 books for £1  Take a walk along the footpath and call in!

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/08/aug-7th-2022.jpg

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 31st July Seventh Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have one in person service:

10am Polstead Gospel Oak Benefice Service

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

GOSPEL OAK SERVICE
Sunday 31st July, 10am, at St Mary’s, Polstead
All are welcome to join this wonderful service which has been held annually at St Mary’s since 1902 to celebrate St Cedd’s mission to spread Christianity around East Anglia. Traditionally held outside, the
BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be playing too! 
Refreshments served afterwards.

MINISTRY TEAM MEETING
Tomorrow, Monday 1st August, 7.30pm
Our hardworking Benefice Ministry Team consisting of Revd Stéphane and Revd Val, our Licensed Lay Readers: David Rowe(L) and Derek Johns(W), our Commissioned Lay Elders: Jane Addis(S), Lucy Bartlett(P), Jim Bond(L), Kath Hunt(N), David Pryor(N), Adam Sedgwick(S) & June Smith(S), also Jane Gurden(L) and Helen Schalin(N) will meet tomorrow to discuss – for example – the church services, safeguarding, community pantry, festival services, etc.
If you wish to raise a topic please contact one of the Ministry Team and it will be discussed.

LAMBETH CONFERENCE
Bishops Martin says….Bishop Mike and I will attend the Lambeth Conference which runs until August 7th. Please pray for the conference. It is an opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones, and to learn from the life and wisdom of the church across the globe. It is also, inevitably, an opportunity for disagreement and division and I ask you to pray that we somehow focus on what unites and not what divides. Please pray especially for Mike who has ended up being the co-facilitator of ALL the plenary sessions with Bishop Rose Okeno of Kenya.
 
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING COURSE
Will be held at 10am in Stoke Church on Monday 8th August
This is a Foundation Level training which is the next one up from Basic Level.  It is mandatory for Churchwardens and PCC members or anyone working with young people or vulnerable adults. Many people will have completed this online, but this is an opportunity for anyone to have face-to-face training.  Contact Jane Addis to book a place (01787 210834) or addis22@aol.com. Open to all our parishioners.  Smaller group training of up to six people can also be arranged.

APPEALING TO ALL FLOWER ARRANGERS!
Friends of St Matthew’s are still on the look-out for a few more flower arrangements on the theme ‘My Suffolk’ for the Flower Festival in St Matthew’s Church on 10 and 11 September, to coincide with the ‘Ride & Stride’. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are willing to supply a flower arrangement or if you might like to sponsor one! Please contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892. There will be a competition (with small prizes) for children, with all the materials provided in the church so that they can make an imaginative arrangement of their own and leave it on display for all to see. Please save the date!. 
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.

BOOK DONATIONS / BOOKS FOR SALE
WISTON CHURCH PORCH
We will gladly accept any surplus, good condition books you have – fiction, thrillers, reference, biographies, children’s, cookery, etc – which you might like to donate to Wiston church.
4 books for £1  Take a walk along the footpath and call in!

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/readings_july-31-2022.pdf

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 24th July Sixth Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am           Wiston                    Holy Communion
9.30am       Stoke                     Morning Prayer
11.15am     Leavenheath         Holy Communion
1.30pm       Wiston                   Interment of ashes
6.30pm       Nayland                 Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

GOSPEL OAK SERVICE
Sunday 31st July, 10am, at St Mary’s, Polstead
All are welcome to join this wonderful service which has been held annually at St Mary’s since 1902 to celebrate St Cedd’s mission to spread Christianity around East Anglia. Traditionally held outside, the
BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be playing too! 
Refreshments served afterwards.
 
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING COURSE
Will be held at 10am in Stoke Church on Monday 8th August
This is a Foundation Level training which is the next one up from Basic Level.  It is mandatory for Churchwardens and PCC members or anyone working with young people or vulnerable adults. Many people will have completed this online, but this is an opportunity for anyone to have face-to-face training.  Contact Jane Addis to book a place (01787 210834) or addis22@aol.com. Open to all our parishioners.  Smaller group training of up to six people can also be arranged.

 SUFFOLK VILLAGES FESTIVAL CONCERT
at St Mary’s Stoke on Sat 27th August at 7pm
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 42 & 140, Suite No. 4 & Brandenburg 6
See SVF website for booking tickets
https://www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com/event-series/festival-2022/

APPEALING TO ALL FLOWER ARRANGERS!
Friends of St Matthew’s are still on the look-out for a few more flower arrangements on the theme ‘My Suffolk’ for the Flower Festival in St Matthew’s Church on 10 and 11 September, to coincide with the ‘Ride & Stride’. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are willing to supply a flower arrangement or if you might like to sponsor one! Please contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892. There will be a competition (with small prizes) for children, with all the materials provided in the church so that they can make an imaginative arrangement of their own and leave it on display for all to see. Please save the date!. 
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.

BOOK DONATIONS / BOOKS FOR SALE
WISTON CHURCH PORCH
We will gladly accept any surplus, good condition books you have – fiction, thrillers, reference, biographies, children’s, cookery, etc – which you might like to donate to Wiston church.
4 books for £1  Take a walk along the footpath and call in!

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/readings_july-24-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 17th July Fifth Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have six in person services:

8am           Stoke                        Holy Communion
9.30am      Polstead                   Morning Prayer
10am        Nayland                    Family Service
11.15am    Wiston                      Holy Communion
3pm           Stoke                        Baptism
6.30pm      Leavenheath VH      Evening Praise

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

DON’T FORGET!
FRIENDS OF ST MATTHEWS, LEAVENHEATH
AGM – Tuesday 19th July at 7.30pm
in St Matthew’s Church.  All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served!

GOSPEL OAK SERVICE
Sunday 31st July, 10am, at St Mary’s, Polstead
All are welcome to join this wonderful service which has been held annually at St Mary’s since 1902 to celebrate St Cedd’s mission to spread Christianity around East Anglia. Traditionally held outside, the
BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be playing too! 
Refreshments served afterwards.
 
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING COURSE
Will be held at 10am in Stoke Church on Monday 8th August
This is a Foundation Level training which is the next one up from Basic Level.  It is mandatory for Churchwardens and PCC members or anyone working with young people or vulnerable adults. Many people will have completed this online, but this is an opportunity for anyone to have face-to-face training.  Contact Jane Addis to book a place (01787 210834) or addis22@aol.com. Open to all our parishioners.  Smaller group training of up to six people can also be arranged.
 
APPEALING TO ALL FLOWER ARRANGERS!
Friends of St Matthew’s are still on the look-out for a few more flower arrangements on the theme ‘My Suffolk’ for the Flower Festival in St Matthew’s Church on 10 and 11 September, to coincide with the ‘Ride & Stride’. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are willing to supply a flower arrangement or if you might like to sponsor one! Please contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892. There will be a competition (with small prizes) for children, with all the materials provided in the church so that they can make an imaginative arrangement of their own and leave it on display for all to see. Please save the date!. 

 SUFFOLK VILLAGES FESTIVAL CONCERT
at St Mary’s Stoke on Sat 27th August at 7pm
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 42 & 140, Suite No. 4 & Brandenburg 6
See SVF website for booking tickets
https://www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com/event-series/festival-2022/
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

Xhttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/readings_july-17-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 10th July Fourth Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have four in person services:

9.30am      Leavenheath           Morning Prayer
9.30am      Nayland                   Holy Communion (SJ)
11.15am    Stoke                       Holy Communion
6.30pm      Wiston                     Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

GOSPEL OAK SERVICE
Sunday 31st July, 10am, at St Mary’s, Polstead
All are welcome to join this wonderful service which has been held annually at St Mary’s since 1902 to celebrate St Cedd’s mission to spread Christianity around East Anglia. Traditionally held outside, the
BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be playing too! 
Refreshments served afterwards.
 
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING COURSE
Will be held at 10am in Stoke Church on Monday 8th August
This is a Foundation Level training which is the next one up from Basic Level.  It is mandatory for Churchwardens and PCC members or anyone working with young people or vulnerable adults. Many people will have completed this online, but this is an opportunity for anyone to have face-to-face training.  Contact Jane Addis to book a place (01787 210834) or addis22@aol.com. Open to all our parishioners.  Smaller group training of up to six people can also be arranged.
 
Calling all flower arrangers!
FRIENDS FLOWER FESTIVAL – St Matthew’s Church,
 Leavenheath Sat/Sun 10/11 September.   The Friends are looking for more volunteers to create a flower arrangement for this festival.   The theme is ‘My Suffolk’. 
Contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892 for more details. 
There is a children’s section also.
 
SUFFOLK VILLAGES FESTIVAL CONCERT
at St Mary’s Stoke on Sat 27th August at 7pm
J.S. Bach: Cantatas 42 & 140, Suite No. 4 & Brandenburg 6
See SVF website for booking tickets
https://www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com/event-series/festival-2022/
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.
 
FRIENDS FLOWER FESTIVAL – St Matthew’s Church, Leavenheath Sat/Sun 10/11 September.   The Friends are looking for more volunteers to create a flower arrangement for this festival.   The theme is ‘My Suffolk’. 
Contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892 for more details. 
There is a children’s section also.

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/readings_july-10-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 3rd July Third Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am           Nayland                  Holy Communion
 9.30am      Leavenheath VH    First Sunday  
9.30am      Wiston                    Morning Praise  
11.15am    Polstead    Holy Communion & dedication
                 of Community Pantry in St Mary’s Polstead
 
6.30pm      Stoke                     Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

The work on the south wall is due to start Monday 4th July and finish on 22nd Dec, subject to unforeseen delays.
A BIG thank you to all for your donations and to those who are managing this important restoration work.
 
FRIENDS OF ST MATTHEWS, LEAVENHEATH
AGM – Tuesday 19th July at 7.30pm
in St Matthew’s Church.  All are welcome to attend.
 
COMMUNION at Nayland House Care Home
Each month residents at Nayland House enjoy a communion service taken by a member of our Ministry Team.
 
Collective Worship – Stoke-by-Nayland Primary School
Revd Stéphane and Revd Val alternate weekly to take collective worship at the school.  The children enjoy
singing, listening to a talk and praying together.
 
Visit to St James’s Church by Nayland Primary School
Revd Stéphane and Helen hosted a visit to the church by some of the children.  Kathy, David, James and Chris were posted around the church to be part of the treasure
hunt which enabled the children to learn about the church. 
The bells were tolled and the organ was played.
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.
 
FRIENDS FLOWER FESTIVAL – St Matthew’s Church, Leavenheath Sat/Sun 10/11 September.   The Friends are looking for more volunteers to create a flower arrangement for this festival.   The theme is ‘My Suffolk’. 
Contact Jane Gurden on 07909 875892 for more details. 
There is a children’s section also.
 
GOSPEL OAK SERVICE
Sunday 31st July, 10am, at St Mary’s, Polstead
All are welcome to join this wonderful service which has been held annually at St Mary’s since 1902 to celebrate St Cedd’s mission to spread Christianity around East Anglia.  The Boxted Methodist Silver Band will be playing too!
Refreshments served afterwards.

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/readings_july-3-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 26th June 2nd Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have four in person services:

8am           Wiston                      Holy Communion
9.30am       Stoke                        Morning Prayer
11.15am     Leavenheath            Holy Communion
6.30pm       Nayland                   Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

SPRING FAIR AUCTION IN STOKE
Saturday 2nd July at 6pm for 6.30pm
Tickets are still available for the auction of Antiques, Vintage and Collectables to be held in the Stoke Village Hall are available from Stoke Post Office priced £10 which includes a glass of champagne. Viewing on the day 11am to 2pm. Jonathan Benson of Reeman Dansie is the auctioneer so an entertaining evening is promised, as well as there being bargains to be had.  All profits will go to the Spring Fair fund.
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
There are now two Communities Pantries, in St James’ south-west porch and the main porch at St Mary’s Stoke, stocked with food and household items which can be donated directly to the pantries or financial assistance be given. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com
for bank details.

SPRING FAIR AUCTION IN STOKE
Saturday 2 July at 6pm for 6.30pm
Tickets for an auction of Antiques, Vintage and Collectables to be held in the Stoke Village Hall are available from Stoke Post Office priced £10 which includes a glass of champagne. Viewing on the day 11am to 2pm. Jonathan Benson of Reeman Dansie is the auctioneer so an entertaining evening is promised, as well as there being bargains to be had.  All profits will go to the Spring Fair fund.

MONTHLY EVENING PRAYER VIA ZOOM
Please note that this monthly Zoom service
will no longer take place.  Evening prayer services take place in one our churches in the Benefice each week.
 
We are looking to restart MESSY CHURCH, or similar, for families in the autumn. If there is anyone who would like to be involved once a month, with the crafts, the teas, publicity or admin/organising please contact Revd Val for more details on 01206 262814 or mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com
https://www.messychurch.org.uk/    

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Xhttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/readings_june-26-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 19th June 1st Sunday after Trinity

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am           Stoke                        Holy Communion
9.30am      Polstead                   Morning Prayer
10am        Nayland                    Family Service
11.15am    Wiston           Holy Communion & Baptism
6.30pm      Leavenheath VH      Evening Praise

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

COMMUNITY PANTRY at ST MARY’S, STOKE
We will mark the launch of this second venue within our benefice with a brief ceremony at 10am TODAY, Sunday 19 June in the South Porch.   All are welcome to join us when we will outline the arrangements for this branch of the Community Pantry at St Mary’s.
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY at ST MARY’S, POLSTEAD
Soon to be launched!
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY at ST JAMES’, NAYLAND
Sited in the south-west porch of the church, the pantry at St James’ has been running for some months and is regularly used. It is stocked with essentials for those in need.
Food/household essentials can be donated & left at the pantry.
 
COMMUNITY PANTRY AND HARDSHIP FUND
If you would like to make a financial donation to this fund please contact Jane Wilson at jaywilson6988@gmail.com for bank details.
 
SPRING FAIR AUCTION IN STOKE
Saturday 2 July at 6pm for 6.30pm
Tickets for an auction of Antiques, Vintage and Collectables to be held in the Stoke Village Hall are available from Stoke Post Office priced £10 which includes a glass of champagne. Viewing on the day 11am to 2pm. Jonathan Benson of Reeman Dansie is the auctioneer so an entertaining evening is promised, as well as there being bargains to be had.  All profits will go to the Spring Fair fund.

MONTHLY EVENING PRAYER VIA ZOOM
Please note that this monthly Zoom service
will no longer take place.  Evening prayer services take place in one our churches in the Benefice each week.
 
We are looking to restart MESSY CHURCH, or similar, for families in the autumn. If there is anyone who would like to be involved once a month, with the crafts, the teas, publicity or admin/organising please contact Revd Val for more details on 01206 262814 or mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com
https://www.messychurch.org.uk/    

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/readings_june-19-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 5th June Pentecost

Saturday 4th June 4pm (ish) First Sunday Leavenheath Village Hall

This Sunday we have four in person services:

Sunday 5th June      Pentecost
8am           Nayland                  Holy Communion  
9.30am      Wiston                    Morning Praise  
11.15am    Polstead                 Holy Communion  
6.30pm      Stoke                      Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

Lots going on in our villages next weekend!
All are welcome to enjoy the events.
 
In STOKE BY NAYLAND….
Thurs 2nd 9-10pm Beacon Lighting.  Tickets available
Sat 4th 11am-3pm Spring Fair on Village Green
Sun 5th 12.30-3.30pm Jubilee Jamboree on The Rec. Free event.  All invited.  Live Music, Showstopper Challenge, Bake Off competition, Dog Show, Spring Fair Raffle
 
In LEAVENHEATH….
Sat 4th 11.30am-5pm   Jubilee celebrations and picnic
4pm Songs of Praise in the Village Hall
 
In NAYLAND….
Sat/Sun 4th/5th June
Exhibition of 1950s memorabilia in Nayland VH
 
Sunday 5th June
12 noon Jubilee Peal of St James’ Church Bells
12.10pm Children’s Kings & Queens Fancy Dress Parade
12.15pm Presentation of Platinum Jubilee Medals
12.20pm Lucia Fortunato soloist
12.30pm Enjoy eating, drinking and chatting over your picnic
1.30pm Nayland Children’s Choir and Ukulele orchestra/ Nayland Adult Choir
2-2.30pm Punch and Judy Show 
2.30pm Lucia Fortunato band

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/readings_june-5-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 19th May 7th Sunday of Easter

This Sunday we have one in person service:

11.15am     Nayland        Benefice Holy Communion

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

Suffolk Show – 31st May And 1st June
St Eds & Ips Diocese is excited to be hosting a stand at the Suffolk Show. After two years of cancellations this show should be the best yet, with the added benefit of being the two days before the Jubilee weekend which is sure to increase its profile. We will be offering complimentary tea, coffee and cakes in a marquee furnished with comfy seating, cushions and sofas. Amongst the entertainment are a puppet show and messy church crafts for children, free face painting and youth arcade games.  At 2.30pm each day, the marquee will erupt in song – with a chorus of popular hymns.  Do come along to see us and join in.

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

Lots going on in our villages next weekend!
All are welcome to enjoy the events.
 
In STOKE BY NAYLAND….
Thurs 2nd 9-10pm Beacon Lighting.  Tickets available
Sat 4th 11am-3pm Spring Fair on Village Green
Sun 5th 12.30-3.30pm Jubilee Jamboree on The Rec. Free event.  All invited.  Live Music, Showstopper Challenge, Bake Off competition, Dog Show, Spring Fair Raffle
 
In LEAVENHEATH….
Sat 4th 11.30am-5pm   Jubilee celebrations and picnic
4pm Songs of Praise in the Village Hall
 
In NAYLAND….
Sat/Sun 4th/5th June
Exhibition of 1950s memorabilia in Nayland VH
 
Sunday 5th June
12 noon Jubilee Peal of St James’ Church Bells
12.10pm Children’s Kings & Queens Fancy Dress Parade
12.15pm Presentation of Platinum Jubilee Medals
12.20pm Lucia Fortunato soloist
12.30pm Enjoy eating, drinking and chatting over your picnic
1.30pm Nayland Children’s Choir and Ukulele orchestra/ Nayland Adult Choir
2-2.30pm Punch and Judy Show 
2.30pm Lucia Fortunato band

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Chttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/readings_may-29-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 22nd May 6th Sunday of Easter

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am           Wiston                      Holy Communion
9.30am       Stoke                        Morning Prayer
11.15am     Leavenheath            Holy Communion
3pm  Wiston  ROGATION Ride around Nayland/Wiston
6.30pm       Nayland                   Evening Prayer
6.30pm       ZOOM                      Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

TONIGHT! EVENING PRAYER via ZOOM Do join us tonight at 6.30pm.  Log-in details are: Meeting ID:  730 3602 7476     Password:  6ZR9Wj

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

ROGATION TRACTOR & TRAILER RIDE
This Sunday, 22nd May, 3pm, commencing at St Mary’s Wiston.  Do join us for this enjoyable and friendly afternoon when, in centuries’ old tradition we ‘beat the bounds’ whilst travelling around Nayland and Wiston and returning to St Mary’s for tea and refreshments.

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

Suffolk Show – 31st May And 1st June
St Eds & Ips Diocese is excited to be hosting a stand at the Suffolk Show. After two years of cancellations this show should be the best yet, with the added benefit of being the two days before the Jubilee weekend which is sure to increase its profile. We will be offering complimentary tea, coffee and cakes in a marquee furnished with comfy seating, cushions and sofas. Amongst the entertainment are a puppet show and messy church crafts for children, free face painting and youth arcade games.  At 2.30pm each day, the marquee will erupt in song – with a chorus of popular hymns.  Do come along to see us and join in.

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Sat 4th June
Stoke by Nayland Spring Fair. – see LSPN
Jubilee celebrations & picnic in L’heath –see LSPN
 4pm Songs of Praise on the village green
Sat/Sun 4th/5th June
Exhibition of 1950s memorabilia in Nayland VH
Sunday 5th June   12noon–3pm 
 Nayland Street Party & fancy dress parade

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/readings_may-22-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 15th May 5th Sunday of Easter

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am           Stoke                        Holy Communion
9.30am      Polstead                   Morning Prayer
10am        Nayland                    Family Service
11.15am    Wiston                      Holy Communion
6.30pm      Leavenheath VH      Evening Praise

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

ROGATION TRACTOR & TRAILER RIDE
Next Sunday, 22nd May, 3pm, commencing at St Mary’s Wiston.  Do join us for this enjoyable and friendly afternoon when, in centuries’ old tradition we ‘beat the bounds’ whilst travelling around Nayland and Wiston and returning to St Mary’s for tea and refreshments.

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

Suffolk Show – 31st May And 1st June
St Eds & Ips Diocese is excited to be hosting a stand at the Suffolk Show. After two years of cancellations this show should be the best yet, with the added benefit of being the two days before the Jubilee weekend which is sure to increase its profile. We will be offering complimentary tea, coffee and cakes in a marquee furnished with comfy seating, cushions and sofas. Amongst the entertainment are a puppet show and messy church crafts for children, free face painting and youth arcade games.  At 2.30pm each day, the marquee will erupt in song – with a chorus of popular hymns.  Do come along to see us and join in.

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Sat 4th June
Stoke by Nayland Spring Fair. – see LSPN
Jubilee celebrations & picnic in L’heath –see LSPN
 4pm Songs of Praise on the village green
Sat/Sun 4th/5th June
Exhibition of 1950s memorabilia in Nayland VH
Sunday 5th June   12noon–3pm 
 Nayland Street Party & fancy dress parade

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/readings_may-15-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 1st May 3rd Sunday of Easter

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am           Nayland                  Holy Communion  
9.30am      Leavenheath VH    First Sunday  
9.30am      Wiston                    Morning Praise  
11.15am    Polstead                 Holy Communion  
6.30pm      Stoke                     Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

ST JAMES’S NAYLAND CHURCH FETE Monday 2nd May 1pm – 4pm
Please support this popular annual event which raises much needed funds for the church.  Donations for the numerous stalls are being collected now.  See page 25 in the Community Times http://www.naylandcommunitycouncil.org.uk/CommunityTimes.html
 
St Edmundsbury Cathedral 1000th Anniversary
(Events have been delayed by two years due to Covid)
https://stedscathedral.org/abbey-1000-events/
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
Sat 4th June
Stoke by Nayland Spring Fair. – see LSPN
Jubilee celebrations & picnic in L’heath –see LSPN
 4pm Songs of Praise on the village green
Sat/Sun 4th/5th June
Exhibition of 1950s memorabilia in Nayland VH
Sunday 5th June   12noon–3pm 
 Nayland Street Party & fancy dress parade

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Chttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/readings_may-1-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 24th April 2nd Sunday of Easter

This Sunday we have three in person services:

8am Wiston Holy Communion, 9:30am Stoke Benefice Pet Services, 6:30pm Nayland Evening Prayer.

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

Monday 25th April 10am-12 noon Music For Peace
Stoke Monday morning singers will be singing to raise funds for Suffolk Refugee Support in Nayland Village Hall. Do come and listen or join in. Bring a friend. Refreshments served afterwards.

ST JAMES’S NAYLAND CHURCH FETE Monday 2nd May 1pm – 4pm
Please support this popular annual event which raises much needed funds for the church.  Donations for the numerous stalls are being collected now.  See page 25 in the Community Times http://www.naylandcommunitycouncil.org.uk/CommunityTimes.html
 
St Edmundsbury Cathedral 1000th Anniversary
(Events have been delayed by two years due to Covid)
https://stedscathedral.org/abbey-1000-events/
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/readings_april-24-2022.docx.pd

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 17th April Easter Day

This Sunday we have two in person services:

9am Polstead Holy Communion

11:15am Stoke Benefice Easter Celebration After this service there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children and refreshment for the adults including prosecco and nibbles!

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

Sunday 24th April 9.30am       Stoke           BENEFICE PET SERVICE
All pets are invited to this special service whatever their size, colour or creed.  However unusual they are, they will be welcome!  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be performing at
St Mary’s, Stoke on Saturday 23rd April, 6-8pm 
FREE entry with retiring collection to BMSB
St Mary’s will run a bar from 5.30pm with donations towards the church

MUSIC FOR PEACE
Stoke Monday morning singers will be singing
to raise funds for Suffolk refugee support.
Monday 25th April 10am- 12 noon in Nayland Village Hall.
Do come & listen or join in.  Bring a friend.
 Refreshments served afterwards.


ST JAMES’S NAYLAND CHURCH FETE
Monday 2nd May 1pm – 4pm
Please support this popular annual event which raises much needed funds for the church.  Donations for the numerous stalls are being collected now.  See page 25 in the Community Times http://www.naylandcommunitycouncil.org.uk/CommunityTimes.html
 
St Edmundsbury Cathedral 1000th Anniversary
(Events have been delayed by two years due to Covid)
https://stedscathedral.org/abbey-1000-events/
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/readings_april-17-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 10th April Palm Sunday

This Sunday we have two in person services:

10am        Nayland    Benefice Palm Sunday Service 6.30pm      Wiston     Evening Prayer

Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
Services During Holy Week
Monday   11th   7pm   Walk Through Holy Week   Polstead
Tuesday  12th   7pm   Tenebrae     Leavenheath
Wed.        13th   7pm    Compline    Wiston
Maundy Thurs 14th 11am Chrism Eucharist Cathedral BStE
                                7pm HC & Foot Washing   Nayland
Good Friday 15th   9am An Hour at the Cross    Leavenheath
                              10am Elements of the Passion   Nayland
                              11am Meditation at Foot of Cross   Stoke
Easter Eve 16th   7pm Easter Vigil Eucharist & Exultet   Nayland

Sunday 17th April       EASTER DAY
9am           Polstead       Holy Communion
 
11.15am    Stoke     BENEFICE EASTER CELEBRATION
After this service there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children and refreshments for the adults, including prosecco and nibbles!


BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be performing at
St Mary’s, Stoke on Saturday 23rd April, 6-8pm 
FREE entry with retiring collection to BMSB
St Mary’s will run a bar from 5.30pm with donations towards the church

BENEFICE PET SERVICE – 9.30am
Sunday 24th April in St Mary’s, Stoke
All pets are invited to this special service whatever their size, colour or creed.  However unusual they are, they will be welcome!  Refreshments will be served afterwards

ST JAMES’S NAYLAND CHURCH FETE
Monday 2nd May 1pm – 4pm
Please support this popular annual event which raises much needed funds for the church.  Donations for the numerous stalls are being collected now.  See page 25 in the Community Times http://www.naylandcommunitycouncil.org.uk/CommunityTimes.html
 
St Edmundsbury Cathedral 1000th Anniversary
(Events have been delayed by two years due to Covid)
https://stedscathedral.org/abbey-1000-events/
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/readings_april-10-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 3rd April Fifth Sunday of Lent

This Sunday we have five in person services: 8am Nayland Holy Communion, 9:30am Leavenheath VH First Sunday, 9:30am Wiston Morning Praise, 11:15am Polstead Holy Communion, 6:30pm Stoke Evening Prayer. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
Do join us for the LENT COURSE sessions 2 and 3
held at the vicarage. Contact Stephane.
Session 3      Tuesday 5th April 10am & 7pm The Bible & the Cultural Context

BOXTED METHODIST SILVER BAND will be performing at
St Mary’s, Stoke on Saturday 23rd April, 6-8pm 
FREE entry with retiring collection to BMSB
St Mary’s will run a bar from 5.30pm with donations towards the church

ST JAMES’S NAYLAND CHURCH FETE
Monday 2nd May 1pm – 4pm
Please support this popular annual event which raises much needed funds for the church.  Donations for the numerous stalls are being collected now.  See page 25 in the Community Times http://www.naylandcommunitycouncil.org.uk/CommunityTimes.html
 
St Edmundsbury Cathedral 1000th Anniversary
(Events have been delayed by two years due to Covid)
https://stedscathedral.org/abbey-1000-events/
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be appearing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a special concert on Sat. 28th May with the
Eye Bach Choir and the English Arts Chorale.
The programme includes Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and Elgar’s Enigma Variations   https://stedscathedral.org/events/abbey-1000-suffolk-philharmonic/

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/readings_april-3-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 27th March Mothering Sunday

This Sunday we have five in person services: 8am Wiston Holy Communion, 9:30am Stoke Morning Prayer, 11:15am Leavenheath Holy Communion, 11:15am Nayland Family Holy Communion, 6:30pm Evening Prayer via Zoom. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

TONIGHT EVENING PRAYER VIA ZOOM
Do join us tonight at 6:30pm Log in details are
Meeting ID: 7772084 3134
Password: i69qCH


It’s not too late to join those already signed up for the LENT COURSE held at the vicarage. Contact Stephane.
 
Session 2     Tues 29th March 10am and 7pm   
                      The Sources and Difficulty of Translation of the Bible
Session 3      Tuesday 5th April 10am and 7pm
                   The Bible and the Cultural Context

TONIGHT Nayland Choir will be performing Platinum Anthems at Stoke-by-Nayland Church on Sunday, March 27th at 5pm
Collection in aid of the church fabric fund.  Tickets £10 each are available from Naylandevents.org or phone 07879 843319

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/readings_march-27-2022.pdf

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 20th March Third Sunday of Lent

This Sunday we have five in person services: 8am Stoke Holy Communion, 9:30am Polstead Morning Prayer, 11:15am Nayland Family Service, 11:15am Wiston Holy Communion, 6:30pm Leavenheath Village Hall Evening Praise. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
NEXT WEEK – It’s not too late to join those already signed up for the LENT COURSE held at the vicarage. Contact Stephane.
 
Session 1     Tues 22nd March 10am and 7pm
                 The Chronology of the Bible
Session 2     Tues 29th March 10am and 7pm   
                      The Sources and Difficulty of Translation of the Bible
Session 3      Tuesday 5th April 10am and 7pm
                   The Bible and the Cultural Context

NEXT SUNDAY ~ Nayland Choir will be performing Platinum Anthems at Stoke-by-Nayland Church on Sunday, March 27th at 5pm
Collection in aid of the church fabric fund.  Tickets £10 each are available from Naylandevents.org or phone 07879 843319

EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.

From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/readings_march-20-2022-1.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 13th March Second Sunday of Lent

This Sunday we have five in person services: 9:30am Leavenheath Morning Prayer, 9:30am Polstead Holy Communion, 11:15am Nayland Sung Holy Communion, 11:15am Stoke Holy Communion, 4pm Wiston Evening Prayer. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
JOIN THE LENT COURSE  – WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO JOIN A LENT COURSE
Session 1     Tues 22nd March 10am and 7pm
The Chronology of the Bible
Session 2     Tues 29th March 10am and 7pm   
The Sources and Difficulty of Translation of the Bible
Session 3      Tuesday 5th April 10am and 7pm
The Bible and the Cultural Context
Venue: TBC         Please contact Stéphane if you would like to join.
EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.
Safeguarding for Church Volunteers.  Jane Addis is
organising a Safeguarding Training Session in St Mary’s Church, Stoke, on Monday 14th March 10am.  Coffee available at 9.45am.   It will last approx.1 hour.  There are 24 places so please book in with Jane via  addis22@aol.com.  She will be offering another session at a later date.
From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/readings_march-13-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 6th March First Sunday of Lent

This Sunday we have five in-person services:

8am Nayland Holy Communion, 9:30am Leavenheath VH First Sunday, 9:30am Wiston Morning Praise, 11:15am Polstead Holy Communion, 6pm Stoke Evening Praise. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
JOIN THE LENT COURSE  – WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO JOIN A LENT COURSE
Session 1     Tues 22nd March 10am and 7pm
The Chronology of the Bible
Session 2     Tues 29th March 10am and 7pm   
The Sources and Difficulty of Translation of the Bible
Session 3      Tuesday 5th April 10am and 7pm
The Bible and the Cultural Context
Venue: TBC         Please contact Stéphane if you would like to join.
EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.
Safeguarding for Church Volunteers.  Jane Addis is
organising a Safeguarding Training Session in St Mary’s Church, Stoke, on Monday 14th March 10am.  Coffee available at 9.45am.   It will last approx.1 hour.  There are 24 places so please book in with Jane via  addis22@aol.com.  She will be offering another session at a later date.
From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch w
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Chttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/readings_march-6-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 27th February Sunday before Lent

This Sunday we have four in-person services:

10am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath Holy Communion, 10am Stoke Morning Prayer, 6pm Zoom Evening Prayer. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
TODAY! EVENING PRAYER VIA ZOOM
do join us tonight at 6pm. Log in details are
Meeting ID: 746 2385 7204       Password: ZJJmd4

JOIN THE LENT COURSE  – Details to be notified soon.
EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE 2ND MARCH
11am St Matthews, Leavneheath
7pm St James’s, Nayland
There is a NEW SUNDAY AND DAILY SERVICE ROTA commencing NEXT WEEK in March.  Please keep your pew sheets to hand or look for the yellow ‘monthly’ notices
appearing in your church and around your villages soon.
 
WEEKDAY & SATURDAY SERVICES
The following services will be held in the churches every week.
   Mondays     10am     HC    Nayland followed by Toddler Group
Tuesdays   8.30am MP    Leavenheath
Weds           8.30am MP    Wiston
Thursdays  8.30am MP    Nayland    
                     10am    HC    Stoke
Fridays       6pm       EP    Stoke
Saturdays  6pm       Sung Compline    Polstead
 
From Monday 7th March we will be holding a short weekly Holy Communion service in St James’ Nayland at 10am.  All are welcome!  We would also like to start running a baby/toddler group in the church after the communion service to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet and relax over a cup of coffee in the church.  If you would be able to help with refreshments and a warm welcome
please get in touch with
Stéphane or Helen Schalin (07717 766683

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/pew-sheet_february-27-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 20th February Second Sunday before Lent

This Sunday we have five in-person services:

8am Stoke Holy Communion, 10am Wiston Holy Communion, 10am Nayland family@nayland, 10am Polstead Morning Prayer, 6.30pm Leavenheath VH Evening Prayer. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
  JOIN THE LENT COURSE  – Details to be notified soon.
EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.
Sat 26th Feb at 4:30pm at the Cathedral
A service of praise and worship with music from around the globe, led by the Bishop of Dunwich. Admission is free; there will be an offering. To attend Geoff Weaver ‘s Hymn Workshop from 1:30pm contact stedscathedral.org/inharmony
Like to sing?  Join………https://cantusfirmus.org.uk

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Chttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/readings_february-20-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 13th February Third Sunday before Lent

This Sunday we have four in-person services:

10am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Stoke Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath Morning Prayer, 5.30pm Wiston Evensong. Masks are no longer required, but are still recommended for the time being.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates
  JOIN THE LENT COURSE  – Details to be notified soon.
EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.
The newly formed Constable String Quartet will be playing on Sat 19 February in The Old Chapel, Nayland 7pm for 7.30pm.  Pieces played from Haydn ‘The Lark’ and Schubert ‘Death and The Maiden’.  Tickets £15 available from naylandevents.org or from John Partridge tel: 263733.   In aid of St James’s Church and the Royal Society of Musicians.  Wine will be available.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Chttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/readings_february-13-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 6th February 2022 Fourth Sunday before Lent

This Sunday we have five in-person services:

8am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Polstead Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath Village Hall First Sunday, 10am Wiston Morning Praise, 6.30pm Stoke Evensong. Masks should be worn at all church services.

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Notices and Diary Dates

EVENING PRAYER via ZOOM We had a lovely service on zoom last Sunday. Please spread the word around you that we will do it once a month, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month, and that it is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with those who cannot come to church.   
IMPORTANT NOTICE   St James’s Church Nayland and the churchyard, will be closed all day on Friday 11th February.   This is a safety precaution while contractors carry our major tree work in the churchyard.   
EVERY Wednesday 10-12noon Coffee/tea is served in St James’ Nayland.  Do pop in and enjoy a hot drink, delicious cakes and a chat.
The newly formed Constable String Quartet will be playing on Sat 19 February in The Old Chapel, Nayland 7pm for 7.30pm.  Pieces played from Haydn ‘The Lark’ and Schubert ‘Death and The Maiden’.  Tickets £15 available from naylandevents.org or from John Partridge tel: 263733.   In aid of St James’s Church and the Royal Society of Musicians.  Wine will be available.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/readings_february-6-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 30th January 2022 Third Sunday Presentation of Christ in the Temple

This Sunday we have one in person service and one Zoom service:

10am Stoke Benefice Holy Communion. Masks should be worn at all church services.

EVENING PRAYER via ZOOM Sunday 30th Jan at 6pm The Zoom link will be open at 5.30pm for a chat prior to service starting at 6pm and to iron out any connection problems.  Revd Stéphane will be leading the service.  This service will become a monthly event on fourth Sundays. Topic: Evening Prayer   Time: Jan 30, 2022 05:30 PM London Meeting ID: 837 4508 2017     Passcode: 608296

The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

NEW! EVENING PRAISE VIA ZOOM – Sunday 30th January 6pm Revd Stéphane will be leading this service.  Details of the Zoom link will be included on the weekly email sent with the pew sheet for Sunday 30th January.  
BENEFICE SERVICE – Sunday 30thJan at 10am St Mary’s, Stoke  Let’s gather and worship together at this eucharist service which will include thanks to those whose help was highly valued during the interregnum.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

Dhttps://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/readings_-sunday-january-30-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 23rd January 2022 Third Sunday of Epiphany

This Sunday we have three in person services:

8am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath Holy Communion, 10am Stoke Morning Prayer. Masks should be worn at all church services.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Dates for the diary

NAYLAND ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION
Saturday 22nd January 9.30am – 7pm
Sunday 23rd January 9.30am – 5pm

NEW! EVENING PRAISE VIA ZOOM – Sunday 30th January 6pm Revd Stéphane will be leading this service.  Details of the Zoom link will be included on the weekly email sent with the pew sheet for Sunday 30th January.  
BENEFICE SERVICE – Sunday 30thJan at 10am St Mary’s, Stoke  Let’s gather and worship together at this eucharist service which will include thanks to those whose help was highly valued during the interregnum.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/readings_-sunday-january-23-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 16th January 2022 Second Sunday of Epiphany

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am Stoke Holy Communion, 10am Wiston Morning Prayer (NOT HOLY COMMUNION AS VISITING PREACHER HAD TO CANCEL), 10am Nayland Family@Nayland, 10am Polstead Morning Prayer, 6:30pm Leavenheath Village Hall Evening Praise. Masks should be worn at all church services.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Dates for the diary

NAYLAND ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION
Saturday 22nd January 9.30am – 7pm
Sunday 23rd January 9.30am – 5pm

NEW! EVENING PRAISE VIA ZOOM – Sunday 30th January 6pm Revd Stéphane will be leading this service.  Details of the Zoom link will be included on the weekly email sent with the pew sheet for Sunday 30th January.  
BENEFICE SERVICE – Sunday 30thJan at 10am St Mary’s, Stoke  Let’s gather and worship together at this eucharist service which will include thanks to those whose help was highly valued during the interregnum.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/readings_-sunday-january-16-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 9th January 2022 The Baptism of Christ

This Sunday we have four in person services:

10am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Stoke Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath Morning Prayer, 5:30pm Wiston Evensong. Masks should be worn at all church services.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Dates for the diary

NAYLAND ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION
Saturday 22nd January 9.30am – 7pm
Sunday 23rd January 9.30am – 5pm

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This week’s readings can be found here

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/readings_-sunday-19-dec-20211034.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 2nd January 2022 The Epiphany

Happy New Year!

This Sunday we have five in person services:

8am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Polstead Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath VH First Sunday, 10am Wiston Morning Praise, 8:30pm Stoke Evensong. Masks should be worn at all church services.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/readings_-sunday-2-jan-2022.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Christmas Services 2021

Just a quick reminder of the services over the next few days. Merry Christmas!

Friday 24th

3pm Stoke Crib service
4pm Leavenheath Family Christingle
5pm Polstead Family Carols & Crib
6.30pm Stoke Carols by Candlelight
11.30pm Nayland Midnight Mass

Sat 25th

10am Stoke Family Eucharist
10am Wiston Family Eucharist

Sun 26th

8am Hadleigh Holy Communion (BCP)
10.45am Hadleigh Sung Eucharist

Fourth Sunday of Advent 19th December 2021

This Sunday we have four in person services: 10am Polstead Advent Communion, 10am Nayland Family Christingle, 10am Wiston 9 Lessons & Carols, 6.30pm Leavenheath 9 Lessons & Carols, 6.30pm Nayland 9 Lessons & Carols. Please note the corrected time of the Leavenheath Service.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Dates of upcoming regular December and Christmas services can be found on the Sunday Services page.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Readings can be found here
https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/readings_-sunday-19-dec-20211034.docx

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Third Sunday of Advent 12th December 2021

This Sunday we have four in person services: 10am Nayland Holy Communion, 10am Stoke Holy Communion, 10am Leavenheath Morning Prayer, 5.30pm Wiston Evensong

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

Dates of upcoming regular December and Christmas services can be found on the Sunday Services page.

The Pew Sheet can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Readings can be found here
https://naylandchurches.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/readings_-sunday-12-dec-2021975.pdf

I’m sorry there is no Children’s Worksheet this week, there has been a change in the publisher’s permission to use this content, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 14th November 2021

We have 5 in person services this week for Remembrance Sunday

14th       9am       HC          Stoke

                10am     Remembrance Wiston

                10am     Remembrance  Leavenheath

                10.50am     Remembrance Stoke/Polstead

                10.45am     Remembrance  Nayland

For your diary:

The licensing service for Revd Stephane Javelle will be on:

Thursday 18 November

at 7.30pm

at St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to attend the service to support and meet our new Rector.

NB. There will be an augmented choir for this service led by James Finch. Please contact him directly If you enjoy singing and would like to sing in this choir.at  james.finch747@gmail.com.   All are welcome.

And

27th November, Friends of St. Matthew’s Leavenheath Christmas Fair in St.Matthew’s Church

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 7th November 2021

7th8amHCNayland
10amHCPolstead
 10amFirst SundayLeavenheath
10amMPraiseWiston
        4pmRemembrance/thanksgivingStoke

For your diary

All Souls and Remembrance Service for those wishing to remember their loved ones now departed this life. 

Sunday 7th November at 4pm, St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME.   Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.( Margaret Fowler is kindly coordinating this and would be grateful for three plates of cakes/finger food from each parish. Please contact her directly if you able to provide a plate.)

There will be a list at the back of the church (from 17th October onwards) on which names can be written whom you wish to be remembered during the service.

AND

The licensing service for Revd Stephane Javelle will be on:

Thursday 18 November

at 7.30pm

at St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to attend the service to support and meet our new Rector.

Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service. (Margaret Fowler is kindly coordinating this and would be grateful for three plates of cakes/finger food from each parish. Please contact her directly if you able to provide a plate.)

NB. There will be an augmented choir for this service led by James Finch. Please contact him directly If you enjoy singing and would like to sing in this choir.at  james.finch747@gmail.com.   All are welcome.

And

27th November, Friends of St. Matthew’s Leavenheath Christmas Fair in St.Matthew’s Church

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 31st October 2021

This Sunday  we  have 1 in person services.                                                                                         

10am Holy Communion for All Saints Day at Stoke

For your diary

All Souls and Remembrance Service for those wishing to remember their loved ones now departed this life. 

Sunday 7th November at 4pm, St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME.   Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.( Margaret Fowler is kindly coordinating this and would be grateful for three plates of cakes/finger food from each parish. Please contact her directly if you able to provide a plate.)

There will be a list at the back of the church (from 17th October onwards) on which names can be written whom you wish to be remembered during the service.

AND

The licensing service for Revd Stephane Javelle will be on:

Thursday 18 November

at 7.30pm

at St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to attend the service to support and meet our new Rector.

Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.

NB. There will be an augmented choir for this service led by James Finch. Please contact him directly If you enjoy singing and would like to sing in this choir.at  james.finch747@gmail.com.   All are welcome.

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 24th October 2021

This Sunday  we  have 3 in person services.                                                                                         

24th       10am     HC          Nayland

                10am     HC         Leavenheath

                10am     MP         Stoke

For your diary

All Souls and Remembrance Service for those wishing to remember their loved ones now departed this life. 

Sunday 7th November at 4pm, St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME.   Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.( Margaret Fowler is kindly coordinating this and would be grateful for three plates of cakes/finger food from each parish. Please contact her directly if you able to provide a plate.)

There will be a list at the back of the church (from 17th October onwards) on which names can be written whom you wish to be remembered during the service.

AND

The licensing service for Revd Stephane Javelle will be on:

Thursday 18 November

at 7.30pm

at St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to attend the service to support and meet our new Rector.

Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.

NB. There will be an augmented choir for this service led by James Finch. Please contact him directly If you enjoy singing and would like to sing in this choir.at  james.finch747@gmail.com.   All are welcome.

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 17th October 2021

This Sunday  we  have 5 in person services.

17th       8am       HC          Stoke

                10am     HC         Wiston

                10am     MP         Polstead

                10am     Family@Nayland

                6.30pm EPr         Leavenheath V. Hall

For your diary

All Souls and Remembrance Service for those wishing to remember their loved ones now departed this life. 

Sunday 7th November at 4pm, St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME.   Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.( Margaret Fowler is kindly coordinating this and would be grateful for three plates of cakes/finger food from each parish. Please contact her directly if you able to provide a plate.)

There will be a list at the back of the church (from 17th October onwards) on which names can be written whom you wish to be remembered during the service.

AND

The licensing service for Revd Stephane Javelle will be on:

Thursday 18 November

at 7.30pm

at St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to attend the service to support and meet our new Rector.

Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 10th October 2021

This Sunday  we  have 4 in person services.

10th       10am     MP         Nayland (no priest available)

               10am     HC          Stoke

               10am     MP         Leavenheath

               5.30pm Harvest Evensong            Wiston

Please note that at Nayland there will be a service of Morning Prayer as there is no priest available to take the usual communion service this week and Evensong is at 5.30pm and will continue to be 5.30pm for the winter months.

For your diary

All Souls and Remembrance Service for those wishing to remember their loved ones now departed this life. 

Sunday 7th November at 4pm, St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME.   Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.

There will be a list at the back of the church (from 17th October onwards) on which names can be written who you wish to be remembered during the service.

AND

The licensing service for Revd Stephane Javelle will be on:

Thursday 18 November

at 7.30pm

at St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland

ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to attend the service to support and meet our new Rector.

Bring and share refreshments will be served after the service.

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, toilets rolls and cleaning materials, also pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sugar, tinned fruit, crisps and cereal. 

Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 3rd October 2021

There are five in person services this Sunday, 8am Holy Communion at Nayland, 10am Holy Communion Harvest Service at Polstead, 10am First Sunday returns to Leavenheath Village Hall, 10 am Morning Prayer at Wiston and 6:30pm Evensong at Stoke.

At the Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting, it was agreed that each church should now make their own decisions on what is safe and practical in their buildings. We should still be encouraging people to be considerate and sensible about social distancing, especially with regard to those who are wearing masks. Everyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing masks should be encouraged and supported. In church and in the village hall, please enable social distancing in the set up of seating.   Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

 We made no change in our advice in respect of the distribution of communion. We do not feel that the majority of people would be comfortable sharing the common cup. Intincting by individual communicants is still not permitted but the priest is allowed to co- mingle the host. Therefore, I will continue to administer the bread, either on its own or dipped in the cup by me as each communicant indicates their wish. I will explain these options at the beginning of each communion service. However, visiting clergy retain the right to specify how they wish to administer communion.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

We have a new priest!

At last, the news we have all been waiting for.

The Right Reverend Bishop Martin Seeley is pleased to announce that the Revd Stephane Javelle has been appointed as Rector of Stoke by Nayland with Leavenheath and Polstead, and Nayland with Wissington. This is subject to the completion of legal formalities.

Stephane is currently Assistant Curate in Salisbury Plain Benefice in Salisbury Diocese. The Bishop has asked me to pass on his thanks to the parish representatives ans all those involved in the process of Stephane’s appointment, and he assures you of his prayers. Please pray for Stephane as he prepares for his move. A licensing date will be confirmed in due course.

So we have a new priest and we look forward to a new beginning and exciting times ahead. Thanks be to God.

Sunday 26th September 2021

There are two in person services this Sunday, 10am Holy Communion at Nayland, 10am Holy Communion at Leavenheath. There is no service at Stoke due to the Roman Rivers festival.

 We are asking everyone to continue to observe social distancing.  The churchwardens and ministry team have agreed that in the two larger churches of Stoke and Wiston, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers, if required. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone; it is still a matter of choice and consideration for others in all the churches. We will be reviewing these issues again at the September Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting so if you have any views about these, please let your churchwardens know.  Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Evening Praise 19th September 2021

This Sunday we have four in person services. 8am Holy Communion at Stoke, 10am Holy Communion at Wiston, 10am Morning Prayer at Polstead, and 10am Family Service at Nayland, an informal service followed by games, a tractor ride and lunch in the churchyard – bring a picnic! if you wish to bring gifts, small boxes of chocolate and children’s drawings would be appreciated by the residents of Nayland House. We are asking everyone to continue to observe social distancing.  The churchwardens and ministry team have agreed that in the two larger churches of Stoke and Nayland, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers, if required. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone; it is still a matter of choice and consideration for others in all the churches. Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice. Today’s online service is Evening Praise.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 12th September 2021

There are four in person services this Sunday, 10am Holy Communion at Nayland, 10am Holy Communion at Stoke, 10am Morning Prayer at Leavenheath, and 6:30pm Evensong at Wiston.

 We are asking everyone to continue to observe social distancing.  The churchwardens and ministry team have agreed that in the two larger churches of Stoke and Wiston, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers, if required. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone; it is still a matter of choice and consideration for others in all the churches. We will be reviewing these issues again at the September Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting so if you have any views about these, please let your churchwardens know.  Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice. We will be reviewing these issues on Monday, 13th September at the Churchwardens/ministry team meeting so if you have any views about these, please let your churchwardens know.  

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

First Sunday service 5th September 2021

This week we have four in person services; 8am Holy Communion at Nayland, 10am Holy Communion at Polstead, 10am Morning Prayer at Wiston, and 6:30pm Evensong at Stoke.

We are asking everyone to continue to observe social distancing.  The churchwardens and ministry team have agreed that in the two larger churches of Stoke and Wiston, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers, if required. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone; it is still a matter of choice and consideration for others in all the churches. We will be reviewing these issues again at the September Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting so if you have any views about these, please let your churchwardens know.  Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

This week’s online service is First Sunday.

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.

Sunday 29th August 2021

There is only one in-person service this Sunday, a 10am Benefice Thanksgiving (with Archdeacon David) at Nayland.

 We are asking everyone to continue to observe social distancing.  The churchwardens and ministry team have agreed that in the two larger churches of Stoke and Wiston, one side of the aisle will be for people with masks and the other for non mask wearers, if required. In the smaller churches of Wiston, Leavenheath and Polstead we are encouraging the continued use of masks by everyone; it is still a matter of choice and consideration for others in all the churches. We will be reviewing these issues again at the September Churchwardens/ministry team  meeting so if you have any views about these, please let your churchwardens know.  Sanitising gel will still be provided and we recommend its use until further notice.

There is no online service this week.  The link below will take you the worship page of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral  where you will find the times and links to their online services (and service sheets), which can also be accessed through their Facebook page. https://st.edscathedral.org/worship

The new look Pew Sheet (which includes the readings for the day) can be found here
Weekly Pew Sheet

This Sunday’s Children’s Activity Sheet can be found here
Children’s Activity Sheet

Community pantry & Financial Assistance Fund

Thank you for all the items generously donated to the community pantry. Currently, we do not need any more pasta, tinned tomatoes or beans. But we do need fresh veg and fruit, long-life milk, butter, cereal, tea and instant coffee, toiletries, household cleaning stuff and tinned steak, mince, curry etc. Please keep spreading the word that this is a resource for anyone in our villages, whether their need is occasional or regular. There is also a fund for those in need of financial assistance, perhaps with school uniforms and shoes, essential or unexpected bills. Please do feel free to contact Rev Val Armstrong who can assist you in complete confidentiality, Tel: 01206262812 Email: mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com It is also possible to have a delivery arranged for those unable to get to the Community Pantry in Nayland, again please contact Rev Val about this.