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Practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

February 14th, 2020

Updated 10 March 2020. The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the...

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Church closures

March 24th, 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s broadcast, I attach some clarifying instructions sent from the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, as well as some...

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Bishop Mike is becoming a beekeeper this Lent

Bishop Mike is becoming a beekeeper this Lent

February 26th, 2020

Giving up smoking, alcohol or chocolate is the traditional practice for Lent. But this year, the Diocese of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury is taking...

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The millennium of the Abbey of St Edmund is here!

The millennium of the Abbey of St Edmund is here!

January 30th, 2020

2020 is 1,000 years since King Canute founded the Benedictine Abbey in Bury St Edmunds.  This is a major anniversary for Christianity in East Anglia...

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New Archdeacon of Suffolk collated

New Archdeacon of Suffolk collated

January 20th, 2020

The Ven Jeanette Gosney has been chosen for a key leadership role within the Church of England in Suffolk, to support hundreds of churches,...

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Schoolchildren to make TV debut on board Noah’s Ark

Schoolchildren to make TV debut on board Noah’s Ark

January 15th, 2020

You can forget animals marching into Noah’s Ark two by two.  Around 30 excited schoolchildren climbed the gangplank onto a half-sized replica...

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Scheme helps places of worship build ‘sustainable future’

Scheme helps places of worship build ‘sustainable future’

January 15th, 2020

The Taylor Review pilot scheme, which was launched in 2018, has helped provide advice, guidance and financial support as institutions prepare for the future.  Grants...

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#CapturingMyFaith campaign to reach new communities

#CapturingMyFaith campaign to reach new communities

January 09th, 2020

The Church of England in Suffolk is set to flood Instagram with smiles, selfies and snapshots that paint an alternative picture of faith. We...

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Christmas Day with our Bishops

January 09th, 2020

Both our Bishops were in prison on Christmas Day – meeting inmates who can feel desperately separated from families at such a joyful time. ...

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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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