Lightwave Suffolk

Lightwave is a Christian community, meeting in small groups in homes, pubs, offices, schools and other places which works alongside more traditional ways of doing church. It's church for people who don't normally "do church". The name comes from the idea of light waves being the way in which light spreads into dark places. Lightwave is committed to shining the light of Jesus in Suffolk through acts of kindness and practical service as well as worship and witness.

Lightwave groups do the essential things of a church - but in a whole variety of different ways, suited to the needs of members and the context of a small group who get to know each other well. So there are no sermons - but we read the Bible and try to put it into practice in our lives. We eat together, have fun, support each other and try to put faith to work in practical care for friends and neighbours and the most needy in our society. Each group is part of the great wave of God’s love which brings light to our county. 

Anyone who wants to join one of our small groups. You do not need to be a Christian or have faith to be part of Lightwave.

Lightwave enables those who cannot get to a Sunday Service to be fully included in a community based on Christian faith. 

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The Lightwave Community is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact

Head of Safeguarding Team, Revd Canon Tiffer Robinson - [email protected] or phone 07789 772024

Leader of Lightwave, Archdeacon for Rural Mission, Sally Gaze - [email protected] or phone 07446 933129

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer - [email protected] or phone Karen Galloway on 07785 621319

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Safeguarding in the Lightwave Community

Lightwave Suffolk Charity No. 1193242