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SATURDAY 17TH APRIL CHURCH OPEN
10.00 A.M. – 4.30 P.M

 THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND A PLACE FOR QUIET REFLECTION ON THE OCCASION OF THE FUNERAL OF HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AT ST GEORGE’S CHAPEL, WINDSOR AT 3.00 P.M. BOOKS OF CONDOLENCE ON LINE AT: stedscathedral.org churchofengland.org

The new edition of the Bridge can be found here

 

The Sicon Foundation plant over 350 trees in Sweffling and Bruisyard.

An enormous thank you to the Sicon Foundation https://siconfoundation.co.uk who, with a band of enthusiastic volunteers from the Sicon company, have planted over 350 native and ‘appropriate to the land’ trees, on the ground of the felled poplar plantation at Yew Tree Farm near the Bruisyard Bridge. They have also planted trees next to the river Alde on the Bruisyard Village Recreation site. Thank you to Paul Church, Chair of Bruiseyard Parish Council who alerted us to the marvellous, newly hatched, Sicon Foundation.Sicon wrote in November to every parish council in Suffolk offering to plant trees. To date very few have responded.

The Parish Council notices can be seen here

All back editions of the Bridge can be found here

Sweffling Parish Church – St Marys
The church is open on Sundays and Wednesday from 10 am to 3pm for private prayer

Although currently, for Covid safety reasons, Martin is not conducting public worship services in any church in the Benefice, each Sunday morning he is posting a video of the Holy Communion Service with readings and a short sermon, click here  to view. Very many thanks, Martin, for preparing the videos. It is a great joy to be able to join with you in this service, even virtually. Services are also live streamed from the Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds. For details and times see the cathedral website: https://stedscathedral.org

Helping you through this difficult time:

Now that we have another lockdown, we want to remind everyone of the Support Scheme put in place in March.  Many of you volunteered to help others in the village who needed:
  • Shopping,
  • Collection of medicines
  • Dog walking
  • Chatting on the phone
Circumstances may have changed, so if you need to up-date or change any of your earlier offers of help please let myself or Marie know.  Thanks for all the neighbourly calls you have already made and for your continuing support.  Please also let us know if you now need help yourself. either because you are ill or having to isolate.   Do not hesitate to get in touch, as many Sweffling folk have offered help.
Thankfully Marie is happy to continue co-ordinating the scheme and we are very grateful to her for doing this.
Isolating now is very different from the Spring lockdown, so please think of others nearby who might like, for example, a chat on the phone, which might make all the difference  to a cold, dark or wet day indoors.
There are several new people in the village who might not know about this scheme.  Please feel free to forward this email to others as I do not have everyone’s address.  We won’t be sending a card from door to door this time, but I do have some spares for newcomers.
 
Thanks to everyone for their help and keep safe during lockdown,
Jill Abbott  663402
 
For help with anything during lockdown or when you are ill or self-isolating:
CALL Marie Smith at Sweffling White Horse  
07849 119259 or  664178

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Forthcoming events

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