Sudbury Methodist Church - St John's

York Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1ND

St Johns Methodist Church

Lively church with many weekly activities.  Our worship takes place every Sunday at 10.30 am, and is an opportunity to share with others, praising and thanking God for all He is and does; to listen to His word and to be challenged to respond to all we have heard.

Twice a month there are communion services – in the main service on one Sunday in the month and at 11 am on the third Wednesday of the month.

There is a choir which helps to lead the music and we have a number of worship leaders who take part in the services.  Spark Club [Junior Church] runs at the same time as the Sunday morning service most Sundays.  

Times of Services: 10.30am

Sudbury, St. Johns Interior

Minister: Rev Ruth Ridge

Tel: 07447 091182


This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.




Accessibility at Sudbury

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Access
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Loop
  • Large Print

Messy Church Small

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What is Messy Church?  It's church, but not as you know it!  More information can be found on our website.

Watch out for future developments at Messy Church at St John's in the Autumn!

Family Fair 16th November 2019: -

On Saturday 16th November St John's will be holding a Family Fair, with a Cafe and stalls.  There will be local producers of crafts, as well as Fair Trade plus our own tables.  So please put this date in your diary and await a further announcement when we have more information!

Recent Events at St John's: -

Sunday 1st September - Circuit Service. Welcoming Service for our new Minister, Rev Ruth Ridge. Visiting Preacher - Rev Barbara Garwood. 

We welcomed Ruth at the start of the new Connexional Year into the active ministry and look forward to working alongside her.  In addition to St John's, Ruth will also be overseeing the work and life of our chapels at Glemsford and Bradfield.

Holiday Club

St John's ran another successful Holiday Club on the theme of "Journeys", ably organised by Lay Worker Emma Smy and Ruth Ridge at the end of August, building on the success of events run by John Boardman in previous years.

Were going on a Journey

We had a really active theme song “We’re going on a Journey” which we sang with enthusiam every day – and for the Church service on the Sunday.







Each day we learned a Bible verse on our theme of “Journeys”






Prayer Labyrinth

One day we had a Prayer Labyrinth to follow.






Toucan Tango

Rev Andy Jowitt brought Toucan Tango to talk to us about his journey from the rain forest – and about the devastation of the rain forests by both the terrible fires and by mankind.

Parachute  Dramatisation








We enjoyed playing parachute games based on traffic signs and directions. Each day we had a dramatised version of a Bible story.


A selection of trumpets made for our home-coming party.

Weekly activities:


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery Tel: (01787) 373185

10:00am - 12:00pm Hobbies Club alternate Mondays. Tel: Jan Turner (01787) 370540


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery Tel: (01787) 373185

2:15pm Discovery Bible Study, 2nd & 4th Tuesday Afternoons. 

3:30pm Re-U-Nite (Third Tuesday of the Month) for people of all ages with a short talk, tea and a chat.  


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery  Tel: (01787) 373185

2:30pm - The Exchange Book Club - Meets every two months on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss faith-based books. 

6:00pm - 7:30pm Youth Songsters  Singing modern music and having fun, ages from 6 to 18 are very welcome. Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

7:30pm - 9:30pm Sudbury Songsters for adults who like to sing for rest and relaxation.


8:30am - 11:30am & 12:00pm - 3:00pm Playbox Nursery  Tel: (01787) 373185


9:30am - 11:30am Tea & Tots. Lots of toys and activities to share. Music and Movement between 11:00am and 12:30pm. Refreshments available. Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

12:00pm Soup Lunch First Friday of the Month.

1:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea & Tots. Lots of toys and activities to share. Refreshments available. Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

3:30pm - 5:00pm TGIF - Thank Goodness It's Friday - After-School end-of-week session for primary school children and their parents/carers. Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940

7:30pm Choir Practice. Leads the worship on Sunday mornings singing hymns and anthems. We sing at weddings and visit other churches in the area for special occasions. Tel: Ann Platten (01787) 374069


10:00am - 12:00pm Friendship Café. Dementia-friendly café with games, activities, coffee and chat for everyone. Tel: Emma Smy (07856) 023940



Contact Info

(Please contact Alison Travis/The District Office only for matters that relate to the Methodist District. For Local Church or Circuit matters please contact the people on the individual Circuit and Church pages.)

01603 625765

Alison Travis

The District Office
Chapel Field Road Methodist Church

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