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.

Notices and Diary Dates
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  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


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: 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.

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