"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.
News from The Martins ....
The Martins MHA in Vinefields, Bury St Edmunds, is a wonderful place. Many can testify to the excellent care and life ("Outstanding" - CQC) of this our Methodist Home. The Manager Liz Fleming and the staff are really great, and are supported by a great deal of Volunteer input.
One function of the Volunteer Support Group, which I Chair, is to raise money for the Amenity Fund to provide extras beyond the basic daily necessities of life for the residents. These life enhancing extras include outings, entertainment, gifts at Christmas, and the little things which are not routinely provided in a Care Home. Funds are raised by events such as Summer and Christmas Fairs, Firework Night and Coffee Afternoons, plus some donations and bequests.
But we are currently running at a deficit! We really need more funds.
Could you consider becoming a 'Friend of The Martins' and giving a regular amount such as £5 a month. Our Treasurer Roger Drew (firstname.lastname@example.org) would be happy to provide the required form for you to fill in.
Also we have other opportunities available!
Could you help out at The Martins by taking the shop trolley round to residents on a Thursday?
Or would you like to help raise funds or lead Morning Prayers, or play the piano for services, or play games with residents and socialise?
If so we would like to hear from you.*
Rev Val Spencer, Chair Volunteer Support Group
*Vetting and some basic training will be given