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New Archdeacon Announced

New Archdeacon Announced

December 14th, 2019

Bishop Martin is delighted to announce that he has appointed The Revd Jeanette Gosney to be the next Archdeacon of Suffolk.  Her appointment...

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Over 200 people come along to our first Lightwave Live Nativity

Over 200 people come along to our first Lightwave Live Nativity

December 12th, 2019

The Otley College barn came alive yesterday as over 200 people - families, friends and visitors - joined us at our first Lightwave Live Nativity....

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Early Christmas Gift for 13 Churches

Early Christmas Gift for 13 Churches

December 12th, 2019

This December the Diocesan Growing in God Growth Fund has given away £6,826 in its first round of funding. Grants from £200 to £1,000...

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Archbishop’s General Election Message

Archbishop’s General Election Message

November 21st, 2019

As we approach this General Election, we also herald the season of Advent, the birth of Jesus Christ and the reminder of his return...

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Abbey of St Edmund celebrates 1000th anniversary in 2020 with year-long events programme

Abbey of St Edmund celebrates 1000th anniversary in 2020 with year-long events programme

November 14th, 2019

In 2020, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk will celebrate the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute 1000 years ago. A year of...

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Diocesan Board of Education - New Chair

Diocesan Board of Education - New Chair

November 07th, 2019

The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) works with church schools to support school improvements, assist with specific functions and responsibilities for church schools, and...

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Annual church school leaders’ conference

Annual church school leaders’ conference

November 07th, 2019

This conference was held this Wednesday and over 50 people attended, most of whom are Heads, Deputies or foundation governors in church schools across Suffolk....

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Little Free Pantry in St Andrew’s, Melton!

Little Free Pantry in St Andrew’s, Melton!

November 07th, 2019

It is often speculated on how we can help those in need – especially in close knit rural communities, where it is usually harder...

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John Bell at the cathedral

John Bell at the cathedral

October 28th, 2019

On Saturday 27 October, over 125 singers gathered in St Edmubdsbury Cathedral for a workshop given by John Bell from the Iona Community. The event was...

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Archdeacon Ian – Service of Thanksgiving

Archdeacon Ian – Service of Thanksgiving

October 22nd, 2019

There will be a service of tribute, worship and thanksgiving for the life and ministry of the late Archdeacon Ian at 3.00pm, Sunday 17 November...

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Lightwave and Otley Harvest Festival

Lightwave and Otley Harvest Festival

October 21st, 2019

Pioneering new projects from the Church of England in Suffolk are celebrated at Otley College A big harvest lunch on Friday 18 October was held...

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Schools fill the Cathedral

Schools fill the Cathedral

October 09th, 2019

Hundreds of pupils and parents filled the cathedral on Sunday 6 October for the annual service of celebration of church schools. The theme this year...

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