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New Archdeacon of Sudbury is Appointed

Canon David Jenkins, currently Director of Education in the Diocese of Carlisle, has been appointed as the new Archdeacon of Sudbury.   David, who has spent the last five years as Director of Education, has already had a spell as Acting Archdeacon of Carlisle in the north west. "I have greatly enjoyed the rural challenges that the diocese of Carlisle has presented and I am looking forward to using that experience in a similar rural county like Suffolk," he says.
With a doctorate in early medieval Church History, David has been a priest for twenty years, serving in the dioceses of Ely, Oxford, Blackburn and Carlisle. He has held a variety of posts including Vicar of a large parish in Blackpool and of a substantial parish in Preston which straddled suburban housing and a rural area.
Welcoming David's appointment the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich the Rt Revd Nigel Stock says, "David comes to us with a wealth of experience in parishes and complex diocesan organisations. His research in Church History means he has real understanding of the heritage of our faith in Suffolk, but he has energy and enthusiasm to build the work of the of the church in our times. I very much look forward to working with him.".
David will be licensed as Archdeacon of Sudbury at services in west Suffolk and at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in mid February 2010. He succeeds the Venerable David Brierley, who died suddenly of a heart attack in August 2009.     Information originally published on the Diocesan website, and reproduced with permission.
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Churches urged to make use of VAT scheme
Suffolk Churches are being urged to submit applications for the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme even if they are unsure how much they will get. (Author: )

Writing a story that leaves a legacy
60 men enjoy breakfast and a presentation by guest speaker Trevor Waldock. Rod Cook shares some thoughts and challenges from the morning. (Author: Rod Cook)

On-line petition to help reduce metal theft
An e-petition has been set up calling on the Home Office to amend the Scrap Metal Merchants Act 1964 - over 20 churches in Suffolk have been targeted this year. (Author: )

Bible Exhibition in Ipswich
St Andrew’s church in Britannia Road, Ipswich, has been staging a Bible exhibition called “The Bible Alive – Yesterday and Today” to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible. (Author: )

Alpha course starts with breakfast
Rushmere Baptist church is running its next Alpha course from Saturday 10 September and all sessions will start with a cooked breakfast (Author: )

Ancient library open to the public
From Wednesday 17th August, visitors to St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds will get a rare chance to visit the Cathedral’s Ancient Library (Author: )

Christian Business Directory now on the web
There is now a web-based version of the Christian Business Directory for Ipswich and surrounding area, which was issued in book form last month. (Author: )

Ipswich Minister’s 15,000 foot sky-dive for charity
Steve Jay, minister at Hope Church in Ipswich, will be jumping from a plane on 17 August to raise money for charity. (Author: )

Discount offers on Christian conferences
East Anglian Christian Conference Centre Belsey Bridge is offering a range of great deals to customers, including new group bookings taken in January 2012, receiving a fantastic 40% discount (Author: )

Suffolk New College refugee needs accommodation
Jeannine, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo may have to give up her studies into health and social care because of housing issues. (Author: )

Christian Business Directory launched in Ipswich
After several months of planning, a Directory of Christian businesses in the Ipswich Area has been printed and circulated to local churches. (Author: )

Churches celebrate Christian heritage
Churches across Suffolk will celebrate their heritage and their place at the heart of the local community during Open Churches Week (6th-13th August). (Author: )

A godly man indeed
Widely respected evangelical leader, Revd John Stott, died on 27 July, peacefully in St Barnabas, the care home where he's spent the last few years. Mark Greene pays tribute to a remarkable man (Author: )

Fiona Castle to visit Ipswich
Re-New Ministry to Women is approaching its second birthday, and will be celebrating this on September 10th 2011 when Fiona Castle OBE will be the guest speaker (Author: )

Bible Exhibition in Ipswich
St Andrew’s church in Ipswich is staging a Bible exhibition from 2nd to 16th September to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible. (Author: )

Celebrations for 107 year old Ipswich churchgoer
Probably the oldest regular churchgoer in Ipswich, Miss Doris Punchard celebrated her 107th birthday on 19 July with a party and a gift from the Archbishop of Canterbury. (Author: )

Ipswich Preaching Course successes
Students from the ‘Start from Scratch’ Preaching Course held in Ipswich earlier this year are now available for preaching engagements in local churches. There will also be a new course in 2012. (Author: )

Tributes paid to Bishop Michael of East Anglia
Fr Mark Hackeson, the Bishop’s Private Secretary, writes a personal tribute to the Rt Rev Michael Evans, the third Bishop of East Anglia, who died on July11, aged 59. (Author: )

New publication from CLC
CLC have published a new Bible handbook, which is available at a special reduced price from their shop in St Matthew’s Street in Ipswich (Author: )

Wanted: local heroes
Inspire magazine and the Evangelical Alliance are re-launching the Inspire Awards for unsung heroes who are making real differences in the lives they touch. (Author: )

22 new Priests and deacons across Suffolk
Last weekend Bishop Nigel ordained 22 new priests and deacons who will serve in communities right across the county. (Author: )

Change of format for Link
‘Link’ on the Ipswich waterfront has provided a weekly venue for young adults to meet and talk about things of faith and community. It is now moving to a monthly format. (Author: )

Diocesan Synod votes in support of women Bishops
The St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Synod has voted overwhelmingly to support the move to appoint women Bishops within the Church of England. (Author: )

Bishop celebrates volunteers
Bishop Nigel Stock has recognised volunteers who have devoted much of their lives to the Church – including churchwarden Beryl Waters who at 90 has decided it is time she takes life just a little easier. (Author: )

‘To Plant a Walnut Tree’ – Book review
Leadership expert, Trevor Waldock, who has close links with Ipswich, has published a new book on the importance of Elders in maintaining a leadership legacy for the future. (Author: )

Discount offer at Christian conference centre
East Anglian Christian Conference Centre, Belsey Bridge, at Ditchingham, is offering a special discount of 20% to all groups that have not been to the Centre before. (Author: )

Ipswich church celebrates 150th anniversary
St Pancras Catholic church in Ipswich has survived riots, fires and the 1987 hurricane to celebrate its 150th anniversary. (Author: )

It’s Bible month at Ipswich CLC
With the King James Version celebrating it's 400th anniversary this month, plus the release of the 2011 edition of the NIV, May is 'Bible Month' at Ipswich CLC bookshop. (Author: )

New Precentor installed at Bury Cathedral
Revd Martin Eastwood was installed as a Residentiary Canon and the Precentor of St Edmundsbury Cathedral on 8 May. He replaces Canon Michael Hampel, who left in January to become the Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral (Author: )

Valuing Volunteers
The first week in June has been designated as “Volunteers Week”. David Grimwood writes about the value of volunteers in faith projects, and the need for proper agreements to cover their work. (Author: )

Quiet Days at All Hallows
All Hallows Convent at Ditchingham, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, is no longer running led group residential retreats, but will in future concentrate on quiet days. (Author: )

Is Easter a holiday or a holy day?
Easter is a very important celebration and festival which is full of meaning. In fact, our life and our eternal future depends on our understanding and acceptance of what took place 2000 years ago (Author: )

Bible Alive - Getting to know Paul's letters
Ipswich Partnership of Evangelical Churches (IPEC) is running a five week course on Monday evenings for those who want to get to know Paul's letters better (Author: )

Good Friday Walk of Witness 2011
Local Christians are being encouraged to join this year’s Good Friday Walk of Witness through the streets of Ipswich. (Author: )

Charity bike ride looks for hire firms
The organisers of the Suffolk Historic Churches bike ride are looking for cycle hire firms to help them increase the number of people who spend a day visiting churches. (Author: )

Men who breakfast
Some 64 Christian men from the Ipswich area met for breakfast on 2nd April, followed by two keynote talks given by Eddie Vass on ‘Faith in the 21st Century.’ (Author: )

New Diocesan appointments
Anne Alcock and John Howard have been appointed to part time posts within the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese (Author: )

Rt. Rev Michael Evans
Earlier this year we reported that the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Rt. Rev Michael Evans, had been given only weeks to live. He is, however, still continuing his ministry, and writes about his present situation. (Author: )

Church leaders saddened at community centre loss
Church leaders saddened at a devastating blaze that ripped through a redundant church have spoken of their hope that it will still rise from the ashes as a community centre (Author: )

Ipswich Walk of Witness 2011
Christians from all the major denominations of the churches in Ipswich will be staging a walk of witness through the town centre on Good Friday morning, 22 April. (Author: )

Crowds flock to Christian show in East Anglia
From a clergy fashion show to an ecclesiastical karaoke machine, the first-ever Christian Resources Exhibition in the Eastern Region took place at Exec in Peterborough from February 24 to 26. (Author: )

Suffolk Christians tour Holy Land
The Revd. Matthew Firth, from St Matthew’s, Triangle and All Saints parish in Ipswich, recently led a group of 23 Suffolk Christians on a visit to the Holy Land (Author: )

Hearing the New Testament Today
A combined series of lectures by eminent speakers will be run at the Cathedral and at St Mary-Le-Tower church in Ipswich during Lent this year. (Author: )

Prince Charles to Visit Cathedral
The Prince of Wales will visit St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Friday 4th March 2011, as part of a visit to the County, and to celebrate the completion of two major projects undertaken in 2010 (Author: )

Arts enthusiast to join Cathedral staff
St Edmundsbury Cathedral has announced that the Reverend Martin Eastwood is to be the next Canon Precentor at the Cathedral. (Author: )

New Christian Business Directory
‘The Christian Business Directory’, a guide to Christian Trades and Professionals, is to be set up for Ipswich and Felixstowe in early summer this year. (Author: )

Over 300 preview new videos
Over 300 people attended the recent “Crown Him with many Crowns” event, when new videos were launched highlighting the work of three Christian projects in Ipswich (Author: )

Network Ipswich celebrates its second birthday
Network Ipswich is now two years old, having been launched in January 2009. We review the year and include a special reader offer! (Author: )

Christian exhibition comes to East of England
The well-known Christian Resources Exhibition is heading to the East of England for the first time ever in February. (Author: )

Getting to Know the Gospels
Ipswich Partnership of Evangelical Churches are sponsoring a six week course on “Getting to know the Gospels”, starting in February. (Author: )

Course for Young Leaders
A new course for leaders in their 20s and 30s is to be run in Ipswich later in 2011. The course is backed by IPEC and a preview lunch will be held on January 27th. (Author: )

East Anglia Bishop given only weeks to live
The Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia has told congregations across the region that doctors have given him only weeks to live. (Author: )

New Diocesan website is launched
A new website for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich was launched on Wednesday 15th December 2010. (Author: )

New Ipswich Church building opens
The new Colchester Road Baptist Church building in Ipswich has recently been opened, and will be home to a growing congregation which previously met in a school (Author: )

Network Ipswich Facebook group
You may have noticed the link to Facebook on this page. Yes, Network Ipswich has a Facebook group! (Author: )

First Ipswich Peal for many years
To mark St Nicholas' Day, a peal of 5040 changes were rung on the bells of the St Nicholas Church centre, Ipswich on 5th December (Author: )

Ipswich based course for new preachers
Two experienced local preachers will be running a course called “Start from Scratch” for people who think they might like to take up the challenging and rewarding service of preaching (Author: )

Lead thefts are occurring again
The Diocesan office reports that there are problems due to lead thefts in local churches, and gives some advice on how to tackle the problem. (Author: )

Do you use radio microphones?
If so, Stewardship recommends that you should check to see if they use channel 69, as operation on this channel will not be permitted in the future. (Author: )

Leading scientist visits Ipswich
Well known geneticist, Dr Denis Alexander, recently gave one of two inaugural talks, exploring the relationship between Science and Faith, to a newly formed Christians in Science group in Ipswich (Author: )

Dream on!
We all have dreams on occasion for some new project or plan. Heart for Ipswich invites you to share your God-inspired ‘dreams and visions’, with the thought they might just come true. (Author: )

Unlocking the Bible
Chris Sharples reviews the new series of videos and CDs by David Pawson, covering the whole 66 books of the Bible, under the title “Unlocking the Bible” (Author: )

Happy Birthday to Belsey Bridge!
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre is celebrating its 1st Birthday. Located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, the Centre is available for a rage of events. (Author: )

Canon in move to St Paul’s Cathedral
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Sub-Dean and Precentor of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, is to be the next Canon Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. (Author: )

My Mother Held Death at Bay to Renew My Faith
Sarah Redford, from Great Yarmouth, tells how her mother held on to life to give her an opportunity to renew her faith, with the support of local Salvation Army leaders (Author: )

Suffolk Lord says MPs should mix religion and politics
A Suffolk Lord says society is becoming less tolerant of strong religious views, but politicians should speak out about their beliefs. (Author: )

Thousands support historic church buildings cause
Over 9,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to safeguard the future of historic church buildings by extending a VAT exemption scheme on repairs due to end in March 2011. (Author: )

Churches asked to pay Living Wage
National Christian organisation, Church Action on Poverty, is calling on all churches to pay a Living Wage of at least £7.60 an hour to all their employees. (Author: )

Climbing for Charity at 60
Ipswich based Graham Hart is celebrating his 60th birthday by taking on his ultimate challenge – climbing over 200 hills and mountains in the Lake District for charity. (Author: )

Twins give up design jobs for new church roles
Graphic designer James Paton is giving up his job after 17 years to become minister of Zoar Baptist Church in Ipswich, just beating his identical twin brother Scott, also a graphic designer, to the same ambition. (Author: )

Fire at Ipswich church
Following a fire in the tower of St. Mary-at-the-Elms church on Saturday morning, worshippers have had to meet in the parish room for services. (Author: )

Network News
The H4I team bring you up to date with what has been happening at Heart for Ipswich recently, including changes to the website, Ipswich in Prayer and project support. (Author: )

Pentecost 2010 – and beyond
Antony Wilson reflects on the recent Pentecost celebration in the town centre, and outlines the planning team’s ideas for something different in 2011 and 2012. (Author: )

 Stewardship introduces online budgeting tool
Christian finance organization, Stewardship, have introduced a new online budget planner to help people create their own personal or household budgets. (Author: )

Let’s talk … and listen!
Susie Donaldson, from Ipswich based Christian organisation “Inspire”, writes about the pressures on marriages today, and how Inspire can often help when things become difficult. (Author: )

Sun shines again on large Pentecost gathering
Several thousand Christians from churches across Ipswich gathered together on Pentecost Sunday for a joint celebration service in the town centre. Chrissie Gray gives her thoughts on the day. (Author: )

Pentecost 2010 - Photo gallery
Some more pictures of the joint churches Pentecost celebration on the Cornhill, together with a comment by John Cobbold (Author: )

Election Candidates face questions from Ipswich churches
Around 180 people gathered in Christ Church, Tacket Street on Monday 19 April for a Question Time general election hustings (Author: )

Walk of witness through Ipswich town centre
Christians from across the churches in Ipswich staged a walk of witness through the town centre on Good Friday morning (Author: )

 Church civil partnerships
The Evangelical Alliance is calling on the Government to guarantee that churches will genuinely be free to choose whether or not to hold civil partnerships without risk of future anti-discrimination lawsuits. (Author: )

Ipswich church publishes new magazine
Rushmere Christian Fellowship, who meet at St Albans School, Digby Road in Ipswich, have produced a new magazine for all the households in their area. (Author: )

£1.4m boost for Norfolk and Suffolk churches
Historic churches across Norfolk and Suffolk have been given a massive £1.4m boost towards urgent repairs as part of a £15.7m programme nationwide awarded from two heritage funds. (Author: )

Training events in 2010
Ipswich Partnership of Evangelical Churches (IPEC) is arranging a number of training events for the coming year (Author: )

Suffolk’s historic church buildings' new champion.
Marion Welham has been appointed as Church Buildings and Tourism Officer for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, a new post mainly funded by English Heritage. (Author: )

Lords reject Equality Bill
The Lords have rejected an ambiguous Government amendment to the Equality Bill which could have prevented churches and Christian organisations from appointing practising Christians to key roles. (Author: )

Best Selling Author to visit Ipswich
Andrew Wilson, author of the best-selling books "Deluded by Dawkins", "Incomparable" and "God*Stories" will be visiting Ipswich on 6th March as part of his God*Stories national tour. (Author: )

£100k boost for Christian conference centre
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre is providing new audio-visual, internet and accommodation facilities in a £100k transformation. (Author: )

Latest figures show rise in Suffolk church attendance
Provisional figures released by the Church of England show that the numbers attending church in Suffolk rose in 2008. (Author: )

Name change for Ipswich church
On Sunday 24 January 2010, Orwell Church on Fore Hamlet in Ipswich is changing its name to Hope Church Ipswich (Author: )

Large Crowd at “Crown Him”
The annual “Crown Him with Many Crowns” event at Burlington Baptist Church on Saturday 16th January attracted a large crowd to hear about the work of Ipswich based cross-church organisations over the last year. (Author: )

Ipswich Five-A-Side team needed
The Ipswich Inter Church Five-A-Side Football league is looking for a new team when the next season starts in late February (Author: )

Network Ipswich – Our First Year
It is now just a year since Network Ipswich was launched in January 2009 – and a busy year it has been! We bring you up to date with progress so far, and possible developments for the future. (Author: )

Church appoints new Buildings Officer
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich has appointed Revd Alan Forsdike to the post of Buildings Officer, focussing on school buildings in Suffolk. (Author: )

Death of Suffolk Church Leader
Canon Simon Pettit has died unexpectedly following a short illness. Bishop Nigel has issued a message and tribute. (Author: )

2009 – A Kingdom Year
What did 2009 mean for the Christian community in Ipswich? Liz Beaton reviews the year and draws some encouraging conclusions. (Author: )

New team member for Heart for Ipswich
Hannah Cook has recently joined the Heart for Ipswich team. She will be working for a day a week on administration and support activities. (Author: )

Big Crib exhibition launched at Ipswich Church
Nativity cribs, some featuring life sized figures, and all made by Suffolk school children, go on show at fifteen churches across the county on 27th November (Author: )

My Story – Christine
Christine, who leads the Prayer Ministry Team at St Matthews, Ipswich, tells of her struggle over many years with stammering, and her journey into healing through God’s strength. (Author: )

Ipswich mourns the death of James Hehir OBE
Bishop Nigel and Revd Paul Daltry pay tribute to a man who did a huge amount for the town of Ipswich, and gave his support to many faith based projects. (Author: )

The 18 - 30s Mission: A Missing Generation?
We must challenge and care for Christian young people growing up in a culture of consumerism - that was the message to Christian leaders at the Evangelical Alliance council (Author: )

Ipswich Christian Organisations meet for dinner
An event arranged by Heart for Ipswich for the various cross-church bodies in the town attracted 17 organisations to a dinner at the Fynn Valley golf club on 4 November. (Author: )

Christian Conference Centre Re-launches
A Christian conference on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has been renamed and re-launched as part of the well-known Christian Conference Trust (CCT). (Author: )

‘Christian Central’ – a lunchtime experience for business people
A new organization running lunchtime meetings for Christian business people has started in the heart of Ipswich. (Author: )

New Manager for Ipswich CLC Bookshop
Yoda Christou meets Marie Chisnall to discover how she came to take on the post of volunteer manager at the Christian Literature Crusade bookshop in St Mathews Street, Ipswich. (Author: )

An evening with J John and Friends
Yoda Christou reviews the J John and Friends event at the River of Life Church in Felixstowe on September 23rd (Author: )

Swine flu - latest advice to churches
Bishop Nigel has written to Clergy updating them of the latest guidence for communion arrangements. Click more to read the full letter. (Author: )

Local Evangelist appointed at Ipswich church
Dawn Gillett has recently been appointed as a Local Evangelist in her church, St Andrews Ipswich. This is one of the first appointments of this kind in the area. (Author: )

Ipswich Church Minister moves on after 22 years
Rev. Robert Findlay has retired as minister of Stoke Green Baptist Church after 22 years of faithful service. He is currently taking a sabbatical before seeking his next place of service to the community. (Author: )

Ipswich church welcomes a new Pastor
Rushmere Christian Fellowship has appointed a new Pastor, Roger Seville, who has recently moved to the area from Cornwall. (Author: )

Quiet Days at Otley hall
Otley Hall is a Grade 1 Listed, 16th century house just north of Ipswich. The owners, Dr Ian and Revd Catherine Beaumont, are running a series of Quiet days over the autumn period. (Author: )

Drawing young adults back to the Church
At “Momentum”, Soul Survivor's recent festival for 20-30 year-olds, Mike Pilavachi addressed the concern that so many 20-somethings are leaving the church. He identified three trends in society that prevent young adults from committing to church. (Author: )

My Story - Neville Warren
Local Christian, Neville Warren, writes about his journey through life and how God has helped him, despite being handicapped as a result of losing a leg in an accident when he was 9 years old (Author: )

Archdeacon David Brierley 1953 - 2009
An obituary from Bishop Nigel remembering the life of Archdeacon David Brierley. (Author: )

Faith with your frappuccino
Young Christians and their friends are gathering each week at an Ipswich Waterfront café to discuss faith and spiritual matters. (Author: Lis Henderson)

Archdeacon David Brierley
Bishop Nigel has issued a statement concerning Archdeacon David Brierley, who died on 1st August. (Author: )

Sir Bobby Robson – a tribute by Derek Jefferson
Ex Ipswich Town footballer, Derek Jefferson, who played under Bobby Robson, sends his thoughts from Romania, where he is currently working in a Christian orphanage. (Author: )

Campaign to commemorate Suffolk anti-slaver
Thomas Clarkson, the man who inspired MP William Wilberforce to push through the abolition of the Slave Trade in Britain, could soon be remembered annually across the country. (Author: )

Ipswich churches run community Waterfront events
Several churches are combining to organise a Community Fete and Praise Service on the Ipswich Waterfront in September. (Author: )

Christian Conference Centre changes hands
The Community of All Hallows has agreed to transfer its Conference Centre at Ditchingham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border to the Christian Conference Trust (CCT) from November 1. (Author: Keith Morris)

Coroners and Justice Bill
The House of Lords has rejected, by a majority of 53, an attempt to remove a safeguard to religious conscience in Section 61 of the Coroners and Justice Bill. (Author: )

Have you seen the Orange Button?
Network Ipswich has added a new button to the front page of the website so that users can get an RSS news articles feed over the Web. (Author: )

Appointment of new County Ecumenical Officer
Churches Together Suffolk has announced the appointment of a new County Ecumenical Officer, Mrs Julie Mansfield, who will succeed Margaret Condick. Julie will take up her duties at the beginning of September 2009. (Author: )

Churches Together say Goodbye to Ecumenical Officer
Margaret Condick, County Ecumenical Officer for Churches Together in Suffolk for 8 years, is to retire at the end of August. (Author: )

New Network Ipswich Group on Facebook
A Network Ipswich Facebook group has been set up, mainly for the 20s to 30s age group, to update members on events and news and provide a link to the main website. (Author: )

Cafe Community project gets underway in Ipswich
A new cafe community project is starting at the “Coffeelink” café on the Waterfront, and will open each Monday night from 22 June. (Author: )

New Archdeacon of Suffolk announced
The Revd Canon Dr Judy Hunt is to be the next Archdeacon of Suffolk. Judy comes to the county from her present role as Director of Mission and Ministry in Chester diocese. (Author: )

The Archbishop comes to Bury
On Friday 5 June the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, paid a visit to St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds to give official blessing to the Cathedral's completed Millennium Project. (Author: Lis Henderson)

Pentecost Sunday Service - Picture Gallery
Some more pictures of the united church service in Ipswich town centre on Pentecost Sunday (Author: )

Sun shines on large crowd at Ipswich churches joint service
Some 2,500 Christians from Ipswich churches, representing many denominations, gathered at the Cornhill in Ipswich for a joint service on Pentecost Sunday. (Author: )

Churches reluctant to talk about money matters
Churches are failing their members and communities by avoiding talking openly about money and debt, says the Evangelical Alliance. (Author: )

Ipswich's new 'Regeneration Rector'
Ipswich is seeing a massive transformation in its physical appearance with new homes and buildings continuing to rise. But what about its spiritual change? A new 'Regeneration Rector' has been appointed to try and help meet that need. (Author: )

On Detachment with the Army
Philippa Kerr recently visited the Woodbridge Road Corps of the Salvation Army in Ipswich, met the 92 members of their “Cameo Club” and learned about the latest concerts. (Author: )

New General Director of the Evangelical Alliance says Christians are discovering new confidence
The new General Director of the Evangelical Alliance, Steve Clifford, is convinced the UK Church is finding fresh confidence as Christians seek to be more involved in their communities. (Author: )

Church minister Paul is on a mission to rally
Church minister Paul Harvey is a rally car driver on the fast track of faith in East Anglia and beyond. It takes him on the knife edge of danger at speeds of up to 120 mph in all weathers. (Author: .)

New Honorary Assistant Bishop for Suffolk
Bishop Keith Newton, the Bishop of Richborough has been licensed as an Honorary Assistant Bishop for Suffolk. (Author: )

Silent Walk through Ipswich speaks volumes
Some 200 Christians from local Anglican, Catholic and non-conformist churches joined together to walk through the streets of Ipswich on Good Friday, bringing the message of Easter to the town. (Author: )

My Experiences at the New Word Alive Conference
Fiona Ashford, from St John the Baptist church, Ipswich, visited the “New Word Alive” conference in Wales at the beginning of April, and writes about her experiences. (Author: )

Appointment with the Queen for Ipswich church member
Freda Smith, a member of St Matthew’s church for 60 years, has been invited to be one of the Maundy Recipients when the Queen visits St Edmundsbury Cathedral. (Author: )

A New Network for local Christians aged 18-30
Young Christians from several churches in the Ipswich and Woodbridge areas are getting together for social and other events. (Author: )

'Fresh Expressions' Leaders visit Suffolk
National Fresh Expressions leaders Revd Norman Ivison and Ruth Poch visited Suffolk recently and addressed a meeting of the Diocesan Synod. (Author: )

Network Ipswich needs your contributions!
The lifeblood of Network Ipswich is news of what the church is doing - stories, events and projects - things that will inspire and encourage the whole Christian community. (Author: )

Christian conference centre beats credit crunch
St Gabriel’s Conference Centre in South Norfolk is helping its guests beat the credit crunch by holding its prices at last year’s levels throughout 2009 (Author: )

Archbishop Rowan Williams to visit Suffolk
Archbishop Rowan Williams will visit the Cathedral in June to dedicate the Millennium Project buildings. An exciting highlight to a fortnight of celebration for the diocese. (Author: )

Church attendance is increasing according to Tearfund
Churchgoing is not in decline, according to figures released by Tearfund, which show that one in four adults in the UK attend church at least once a year. (Author: )

Series of lunchtime lectures in Ipswich
St Mary le Tower church is hosting an open Lent lecture series by Canon Charles Jenkin on "Big Issues - Christian Hope in the Modern World". (Author: )

Ipswich churches hold joint service in town centre
Many churches in Ipswich are cancelling or changing the times of their normal services on Pentecost Sunday, so they can come together for a joint service taking place on the Cornhill in the town centre. (Author: )

Welcome to Network Ipswich, the website of Heart for Ipswich. (Author: Alan Fisher)

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