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 (toilets are only available at service times and special events).  On Fridays coffee is served 10.30am-12noon – a time to chat, or just sit; a member of the ministry team 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 two CEVC Church schools in the town: St Gregory’s & Tudor Primary schools.

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.

During 2014, legacies, donations, fund-raising and grants enabled improvements to the building including toilets (only available at service times and special events), a servery and re-furbished vestry.
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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Revd Canon Cheryl Collins
The Rectory, Christopher Lane,
Sudbury CO10 2AS
01787 375027 (Revd Canon Cheryl Collins, Priest in Charge) or 01787 371445 (Revd Helen Mitchell, Associate Priest)

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Holy Communion
The service is usually based on 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 and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Holy Communion
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Refreshments 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 ministry team will be present to talk or pray with you.
Every Friday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

Church Open 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 12.00 noon – a time to chat, or just sit. A member of the ministry team will be in church at those times to talk or pray with you. Hall for Hire 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 the hall manager on 07929 089013.
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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)
CofE Church Info: (633303 33/303)
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The current editor is: Malcolm Snow

This page was last updated on Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Sudbury, St Gregory : Gregory Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BA - On the northbound part of the A131 one-way system, just past the fire station

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