Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Great Bealings

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01473 735565

Getting here

Welcome to our parish website. We are one of four churches (with Little Bealings, Playford & Culpho) who worship and work together as a group in the Fynn valley.

Please feel free to visit our church any time. It is normally open in daylight hours.

 

Our Sunday services rotate around the churches, and from Jan 2017 Great Bealings will have the following regular service times:

1st Sunday 10am Family Communion

2nd Sunday 5-6pm 'Refresh & Reflect' - a short service of silent prayer & meditation, with discussion and refeshments

Services for Nov-Dec 2017 are listed below. Do also check in the Benefice magazine or on the noticeboard for more details and dates and times of services at Little Bealings, Playford and Culpho. 

We are delighted to help with any requests for blessings, christenings, weddings or funerals. We have an open door policy.

If you have any pastoral needs or prayer requests, do please get in touch. Also let us know if you are able to help us with any aspect of our church life. Whether it is flower arranging, gardening, cleaning, refreshments or help with local needs or with our services, we would love to share the load!

Café Hub Update 

We now have over 15 local volunteers on our committee, with expertise ranging from architecture and heritage projects to performance, nutrition and café management. After a substantial public consultation period, the plans are currently with the Lord Chancellor's Office for his consideration.

Our vision is to create a hub based on the 7 monastic spaces historically provided in places of community: cell (a place for private prayer), chapel (corporate prayer and worship), chapter (a place for meetings), cloister (an opportunity to meet friend and stranger), garden ( a place to nurture the environment responsibly, growing food to eat but also respectfully maintaining the churchyard), refectory (a place to eat and drink) and scriptorium ( a place of study, exploration and shared learning).
 
The church will be open daily for individuals to pray or just find a restorative space. Worship will continue as before at Little Bealings Church, with communion services twice a month and Messy Church monthly. The café will provide a place to meet with light refreshments throughout the week and a flexible space, which can be used by groups including the school next door and other formal and informal groups for study, art, music and therapeutic activities.  We will also look at how we can utilise and care for the outside space and its environment, including outside seating, parking, and planting.

If you feel called to assist in our project in any way do please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

 

We wish you every blessing and look forward to welcoming you at one of our services or events.

Revd Celia Cook

 

26th November

Christ King, Stir up Sunday

9am HC Playford

4pm Stir Up Messy Church Lt Bealings

3rd  December

Advent 1

8am HC Little Bealings

10am HC Great Bealings

10th December

Advent 2

9am Family HC Playford

5pm Service of Light  Gt Bealings

 

17th December

Advent 4

10am HC Lt Bealings

3pm Carols Culpho

6pm Carols Playford

19th Dec 7pm Carols LtBealings

20thDec 9.30HCCulpho

21st Dec 7pm Carols GtBealings

24th December

Christmas Eve

3pm Crib Service Playford 5pmCrib Service Lt B

11.15 Midnight Mass Gt Bealings

 25th December

Christmas Day

10am HC Little Bealings

31st December

Christmas 1

No service

Hall Farm Road
Gt Bealings
Woodbridge
IP13 6NY

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