Life has changed over the last 8 months; our faith in God and in the kindness of others have increased.
Our churches are stronger than their flint and mortar. We met online throughout lockdown. We cared for others more than we have ever done - but we do care deeply for our buildings, for the peace and joy they bring to our souls.
Our five churches are open again and services have begun.
We've responded to the crisis by serving our communities: raising money for hospital staff welfare; making hundreds of virtual visit telephone calls; distributing meals, staying connected with online services; and sadly helping people say goodbye to their loved ones.
But we must make sure that the churches stay open and we need your help. It's something we can do together, please can you make a monthly contribution? It completely changes the prospect of your church staying open and serving the community. The government will add 25% to your contribution. We can stay open with your monthly giving, thank you!
Contact your treasurer for bank details to set up a simple standing order or call the Parish Giving Service (very busy right now) on
0333 002 1271
To keep your chosen Church open quote the reference:
Elmsett - 330633052
Hintlesham & Chattisham - 330633055
Kersey - 330633057
Life gives us cause to celebrate
and we want to share good times...
...like starting a lifelong relationship, celebrating years together; moving into a new home; or the arrival of a baby
Sharing difficult times is an act of kindness, because life sometimes brings us pain. A broken relationship; illness; losing someone we love; struggling to manage conflict with others
Sometimes it's at the most difficult times that we feel God is closest to us, because that's when we know he understands our pain
We follow the Diocesan Guidelines https://www.cofesuffolk.org/safeguarding and keep updated through regular training. Each Parish has a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy and our volunteers who work with young people or vulnerable adults are DBS checked or are in the process of being checked and receive Safeguarding training. We review the Safeguarding Policy and our safeguarding practice each year.
If you have any concerns at any time about safeguarding in our parishes please contact the Vicar Rev Crompton-Battersby firstname.lastname@example.org or use the link below to report your concern directly.