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New Archdeacon of Suffolk collated

New Archdeacon of Suffolk collated

January 20th, 2020

The Revd 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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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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