"The Circuit's Mission is to live and share the Good News of God's Love in Christ"
The Circuit covers some five hundred square miles of rural mid Suffolk, stretching from Needham Market in the east, taking in Stowmarket as you travel west, across to the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds and then down to Sudbury. Delightful, picturesque villages can be found on the minor roads throughout the area which makes travelling through the countryside a pleasure. Ten churches make up the Circuit, one of which, Christchurch in Needham Market, is a united URC/ Methodist congregation. From large town centre churches to smaller village chapels the Circuit seeks to give expression to our calling as worshipping, serving, outward looking, and caring communities.
The Superintendent Minister of the Circuit is Revd Deborah Borda.
The Circuit has its own website– http://www.burystedmundsmethodistcircuit.org.uk
The Circuit Administrator is Adrian Romano:
The Circuit Office, Trinity Methodist Church, Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1EB
Telephone: 01284 731082
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
The churches in the Circuit are listed above and can be accessed by clicking on the relevant church. The location of the churches is indicated on the map below. Clicking on the place marker will bring up a link to the church's page on this website.
Forthcoming Events in the Circuit:-
You can access our Calendar which gives you details of other events in the Circuit, from Messy Church at Trinity in Bury St Edmunds to Pause for Prayer at Old Newton!
Northumberland Avenue Methodist Church in Bury St Edmunds are holding an Autumn Fair on Saturday 17th November, 10:00am - 12:00pm. All are welcome!
Old Newton Methodist Church invites you to our Mistletoe Market on Saturday 17th November, 10:30am - 2:00pm. Mistletoe_poster_18.docx
Trinity Occasional Catering Team (TOCT) invites you to our FILM AND FOOD EVENING on Saturday 17th November at Trinity Methodist Church, Bury St Edmunds, 6:00pm for 6:15pm. Please click on the link for more information!
Trinity will be holding a Christmas Fair on:-
Saturday 1st December, with a Display of Cribs. 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Free Entry - Refreshments and Light Lunches - Jams and Preserves - Cakes and Bakes - A Visit from Father Christmas - Stalls and Crafts
What's Been Happening In Our Circuit:
Cotton Methodist Church held a successful Forties Evening on Friday 19th October with all 50 tickets sold, and they achieved the sum of £550. This was a chance to experience an evening of forties food and the Big Band sound and music of wartime Britain.
Stowmarket Methodist Church had their own an "Away Day" at Assington Hall on Saturday 13th October, a time for prayer and reflection in beautiful surroundings.
On Sunday 30th September, St John's (Sudbury) held their first stimulating and enjoyable Messy Church of the new Connexional/School year, on the theme of Creation. Whilst Rev John Boardman is away on Sabattical on Iona, Superintendent Minister Rev Debbie Borda led this session.
Our very first Messy Church at Trinity in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 9th September, where we celebrated Harvest and explored God's Wonderful Nature with friends old and new after the summer break. There was a lively atmosphere with a real buzz in the downstairs hall as we took part in a range of crafts and activities, followed by an informal act of worship in the sanctuary and a meal together to conclude.
On Saturday 25th August, Bradfield Methodist Church held an Afternoon Tea by invitation to Stanningfield residents to celebrate their Church Anniversary, with a special service in the afternoon on the Sunday.
A lively, fun Holiday Club took place during the week Monday 20th - Friday 24th August at St John's Methodist Church, Sudbury following the Scripture Union programme "Team Builders", which was very well-attended.
St John's went on their "Away Day" to Assington Hall on Saturday 18th August and studied the Book of Jonah.