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.

Notices and Diary Dates

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

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.

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

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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