"The Circuit's Mission is to live and share the Good News of God's Love in Christ"
The Circuit covers some five hundred square miles of rural mid Suffolk, stretching from Needham Market in the east, taking in Stowmarket as you travel west, across to the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds and then down to Sudbury. Delightful, picturesque villages can be found on the minor roads throughout the area which makes travelling through the countryside a pleasure. Ten churches make up the Circuit, one of which, Christchurch in Needham Market, is a united URC/ Methodist congregation. From large town centre churches to smaller village chapels the Circuit seeks to give expression to our calling as worshipping, serving, outward looking, and caring communities.
The Superintendent Minister of the Circuit is Revd Deborah Borda.
The Circuit has its own website– http://www.burystedmundsmethodistcircuit.org.uk
The Circuit Administrator is Adrian Romano.
The Circuit Office, Trinity Methodist Church, Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1EB
Telephone: 01284 731082
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
The churches in the Circuit are listed above and can be accessed by clicking on the relevant church. The location of the churches is indicated on the map below. Clicking on the place marker will bring up a link to the church's page on this website.
Forthcoming Events in Our Circuit:-
Baby and Toddler Group
Trinity Methodist Church invites you to join us for our Summer Holiday Parent and Toddler Group.
Drop in for refreshments, crafts and toys, with singing time at 11:00am.
When: 10:00am - 11:30am, Thursdays 15th, 22nd and 29th August.
Where: Trinity Methodist Church, Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1EB
Who: Under-5's and their parents/carers (older siblings also welcome!)
Cost: Donations for Refreshments.
Just turn up, or for more information contact the Church Office: 01284 731082
NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH
BURY ST EDMUNDS IP32 6NA
(on the border of Howard/Mildenhall Estates)
SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST
2:00pm - 4:00pm
at St John's Methodist Church, Sudbury
Sunday 1st September, Tea at 5:50pm with Service at 6:30pm.
Preacher: Rev Barbara Garwood.
Welcome Service for Rev Ruth Ridge, who will be taking up her new appointment as Minister for St John's, Sudbury, Glemsford and Bradfield. Rev Ruth Ridge has been known to us as a Minister Without Appointment living in our Circuit, who has been taking some preaching appointments and serving as Church Council Secretary at St John's. We look forward to her ministry among us at the start of the new Connexional year.
Suffolk Historic Churches Trust
SUFFOLK CHURCHES RIDE & STRIDE
SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019
Churches & Chapels Open - 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Annual Sponsored Ride & Stride is a national event. Every second Saturday in September, cyclists and walkers across the country are out to raise money for their local County Churches Trust - including all the churches in our Circuit!
The idea began in Suffolk and has spread across the rest of the country. The Ride & Stride is the principal source of income for SHCT to make grants available towards repairs and restoration costs for churches of all Christian traditions.
The Ride & Stride is volunteer-run and ecumenical. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsors who will undertake to pay an agreed sum of money for each church or chapel visited on Ride & Stride Day.
Money raised by cyclists and walkers is distributed 50:50 between SHCT and the place of worship nominated by the participant.
Further information, including how to participate, can be found on the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust website.