Sudbury, St Gregory, Sudbury

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St Gregory’s is the Parish Church of Sudbury. In our centuries-old building the worship is “middle of the road”. We aim to love God and serve our community.

In addition to the Sunday and Weekday Services, the Bible Study Group and the Fellowship Group meet regularly, and other study groups and social events are held from time to time.

The church is open daily 8.30am-5pm. On Fridays coffee is served 10.30am-12noon – a time to chat, or just sit; a member of the clergy will be present to talk or pray with you.

Churches Together in Sudbury and District is very active, and St Gregory’s joins with other churches in the town for prayer, worship and service to the community. See .

St Gregory’s is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. It is in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, with its cathedral at Bury St Edmunds and offices at Ipswich.

The three parishes of St Gregory’s and All Saint’s, Sudbury, and St Andrew’s, Great Cornard, form the Sudbury Group, and meet for joint services three times a year.

St Gregory’s supports a variety of home and overseas charities, including the Church Mission Society.

People of St Gregory’s work with others in the town to support Christian Aid.

There are three CEVC Church schools in the town: St Gregory’s & Tudor Primarys, and All Saints Middle.

There has been a church here from at least the 8th Century.

In 1375, Simon of Sudbury founded a college for training priests. Walnuttree Hospital now occupies the site, but an archway remains.

Simon went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury and Chancellor of England. He imposed the Poll Tax and was beheaded during the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381. His head is here; his body is in Canterbury Cathedral.

Inside the church, the beautifully decorated telescopic font cover dates from the 15th Century.

Other treasures include wall paintings, carvings, decorated ceilings, stained glass windows, misericords (tip-up seats in the choir stalls), and modern sculptures depicting the Stations of the Cross. Guide books are available for purchase near the door.

There are two other Church of England church buildings in the parish: St Peter’s, on Market Hill, and St Mary’s, Chilton. Both are now in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust. Occasional services are held in each one. St Peter’s is used regularly for a variety of events, including Kettle & Fish where Churches Together provides refreshments and a Christian contact point most Thursdays.

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The Revd Canon Gregory Webb
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Holy Communion
We use the Book of Common Prayer. A quiet service without music, using traditional language.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
We use Common Worship (the new prayer book).This is the main service of the day, with hymns and using modern language, which lasts just over an hour. People of all ages are welcome. There is a Children's Corner . You are welcome to stay for coffee afterwards.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship


Holy Communion
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Resumes Friday 10th April 2015
Coffee Common Worship
Refreshments & Drop-in
On Fridays after 10am Communion coffee is served 10.30am to 12noon – a time to chat, or just sit; a member of the clergy will be present to talk or pray with you
Every Friday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Resumes Friday 10th April 2015
Family Friendly Coffee
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Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Stations of the Cross on Good Friday
A service to enable us to reflect on the pain and suffering of Jesus on the Cross.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
The Last Hour
A service to enable us to reflect on the pain and suffering of Jesus on the Cross.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Service of Light
A sunrise service to greet the Risen Lord (to be followed by breakfast in church)
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 6:00 AM for ¾ hour
Bell Ringing Regular Choir Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Floodlighting Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Hall for hire Church Open Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Visitor Parking Available

Seating for up to 60 people. Kitchen. It is available for hire during the week and at weekends. Details of availability and prices and a booking form can be obtained from Mrs Audrey Cox (Tel 01787 377794).

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The church is usually open between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm each day. You are most welcome to come in and look around and to make use of the Prayer Area.On Fridays coffee is served between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm – a time to chat, or just sit. A member of the clergy will be in church at those times to talk or pray with you.

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Clergy: The Revd Canon Gregory John WEBB
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2199
Built: 14th & 15th Centuries
Architect: Some Butterfield restoration
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich; Church Society Trust
Archdeaconry: SUDBURY (332)
Deanery: SUDBURY (33205)
Benefice: Sudbury and Chilton (33/288BM)
Parish Legal Name: Sudbury, St. Gregory with St. Peter and Chilton (330303 33/303)
CofE Church Info: (633303 33/303)
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Sudbury, St Gregory : Gregory Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BA

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