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.

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
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

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

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
St Edmundsbury Cathedral 1000th Anniversary
(Events have been delayed by two years due to Covid)
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

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

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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