Churches in the Blyth Valley Team Ministry
The Blyth Valley Team Ministry is made up of 11 distinctive churches, spread out of a large area around the market town of Halesworth. Below you will find links to each of our churches. If you would like to contact one of the staff at the Team, please visit the Contacts page.
Baptism, Marriage and the FuneralOffice are collectively known as the “Pastoral Offices”.
In the Blyth Valley, we operate an ‘Open Door’ policy. All who have a kernel of faith, however small or tentative they feel it is, are invited to avail themselves of the ministry of the Church. In an ideal world, we would hope that those who come for Baptism and Marriage would have an awareness of the Church’s teaching and go through a period of preparation. However, we do not live in an ideal world: neither did Jesus. He accepted all who came to him and invited them to journey towards God’s kingdom. We seek to meet people where they are, because we believe that in the Pastoral Offices God’s grace is at work. In God’s time, not ours, we believe that his radical acceptance of each human being, which is focussed in the Pastoral Offices, will draw those who participate into a close and living relationship with him and with his Church.