Below are the four URC churches in Ipswich and East.
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WELCOMEPhoto Flatford Mill Bobby Allen This is the new website for the SSAP and is intended as a communication hub which is not just for the members and friends of the 21 churches. It is also as a window for anyone into what it might feel like to be part of the URC based in South Suffolk, wherever you are in the world. However, there is no substitute for being part of the community so please join us for worship in any of the 21 churches or chapels! The site will only succeed in achieving that aim if the content and information comes from the churches and people voice what they would like to see and what they do not like. Please contact the webmaster (me!) to help develop this site. Contact webmaster click here.Or complete the form on the contact us page.What is going on in the SSAP? See the web diary
SOME PANELS OF INFORMATION
Below are some simple facts about the people involved in the SSAPFor more detail on how the SSAP came about and developed click here
21 URC Churches in South SuffolkA Community of Churches Working Together
URC South SuffolkArea Partnership A Community of Churches Working Together
Our Area covers the whole of the south of Suffolk and much of the west of Suffolk
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INFORMATION PANEL TWO -
Current Vacancies as at 1st November 2018
INFORMATION PANEL ONE
Current URC Ministers as at 1st January 2019
Rev David Rees David is the newly Inducted Minister to Ipswich and East and the SSAP. He is currently looking after 4 churches whilst the search goes on for a second minister.
Rev Elaine ColechinElaine is currently looking after 5 churches in West Suffolk .
Rev Bryn Rickards Bryn looks after Hadleigh and Monks Eleigh .
Minister For Ipswich and East to join DavidPlease Contact the Moderator of Eastern Synod for details .
Pastoral Advocate South Suffolk AP Following the retirement of Rev Chris Wood there is vacancy to lead the Pastoral Care of the SSAP
Minister For Stowmarket, Haughley, Stowupland, Debenham and Mendlesham.Please Contact the Moderator of Eastern Synod for details.
Rev Neil Coulson Neil is the newly Inducted Baptist Minister to Christ Church Tacket Steet LEP in Ipswich and East .
Rev Mary Playford Mary is the non stipendiary Minister to Needham Market LEP.
From Ronnie HowsonThere is meeting for Treasurers at 19:30 on 14 March 2019To consider the operation of the Fair Share scheme as it stands.The topics are : · The M&M and what it covers · church accounts, and how I interpret them. The Fairshares form · How we arrive at a Fairshare figure · How we arrive at the requested figure.Key dates. · The Synod M&M process. · Plus anything else that might occur.The Synod has met its M&M target for 2019. I would like to thank all the Treasurers and congregations in the SSAP for cooperation and help.
See 2 example of ways to find an advert for an event in a church.The example is at Haverhill on Saturday 1st December.•As a link to a page. Click here•On the SSAP Diary Click here
Once in the Diary click on the event then further details or map.
This is a sound file example to listen to.
The URC is the union of …..•The Congregational Church of England & Wales•The Presbyterian Church of England •The Re-formed Association of the Churches of Christ•The Congregational Churches in ScotlandThes first two united in 1972 the third joined in 1981. April 2000 saw Congregational Churches of Scotland Joining the URC at a special service in Edinburgh.Each local congregation belonging to the URC seeks:•To welcome those who come from any church background or none;•To arrange its own worship, witness and service;•To celebrate the sacraments of Baptism & the Lord’s Supper;•To hold regular Church Meetings of members and an elected body of Elders who, with the minister, share pastoral and leadership responsibilities;•To develop ecumenical relationships.
The Next SSAP Meeting is at 7:30 pm on 23 April atChristchurch Needham Market (for representatives).Notes from the December meeting are available on the Members’ Area
Rev Martin Dawes Martin is the Methodist Minister to Framlingham LEP in Ipswich and East .
Preaching with a View for Ipswich and EastSaturday 2nd March at St John’s URC Ipswich 3 pm Parking at in Caudwell Hall Road St John’s C of E, and Baptist Church and The Citadel Woodbridge RoadSunday 3rd March at Saxmundham URC 3 pm