Faith & Worship
There are three centres of Christian worship in Eye and a Roman Catholic church in nearby Diss. We're particularly interested in hearing from non-Christian communities who may want to promote what they do in this section and from people who have information they may want to share in the features. This can be anything from news and events of interest to your congregation (and beyond), or historical and spiritual musings. Please just Let Us Know.
There's always a lot going on in the Eye spiritual community. Why not look at the features below to see what's happening right now?
Ss Peter & Paul
The Eye Parish Church, Ss. Peter and Paul, caters to our Anglican community.
Normal Church Service times are 8.00 am (Eucharist) and 10.30 am (Sung Eucharist) on a Sunday, with a host of other services during the week and seasonally throughout the year. See the Eye Magazine or the church notice board for details. Family Mass is once a month, usually on the third Sunday and there are regular Taizé Services, all being usually led by the ever-busy Father Andrew Mitcham.
The church has close ties with Eye Primary School and also runs a Fairtrade shop which is open every day - except Sundays - from 11am - 1pm until end of September - and from 1st October onwards the Fairtrade shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am - 1pm.
The Vine Church
The Vine is Eye's Baptist church, with a regular Sunday service and a host of other activities throughout the week. The Pastor is Nigel Plaistow and the website can be found at www.thevinechurch.co.uk.
Regular events/worship are as follows:
| Sunday||10:30 am Worship/Message (1st Sunday in month: communion); |
| ||6:30 pm MENigma (2nd Sunday in month: social and games for men and boys); |
| ||6:30 pm De Vine (2nd Sunday in month. girls night out)|
| Monday||7:00 pm Rock Solid (Term time only: alternate Mondays. Club for 11-14s)|
| Tuesday||9.00 am Little Doves (Term time only: parent and toddlers in Church Hall); |
| ||10:00 am Spiritual Water (Term time only: day home group at Bethesda, Hoxne. Bible study and prayer)|
| Wednesday ||7:00 pm Home Group (Bible study, prayer and discussion. Most Wednesdays)|
7:00 pm Cell Group (alternate Fridays 15-18s home group meeting. Contact: Jenny Chartier 01379 873315 or Liz McManus 01379 668464)
Holy Trinity (Diss)
There is no Roman Catholic Church in Eye - the town is situated in the Catholic parish of the Holy Trinity, Diss.
However, the land on which Holy Trinity Church stands is being sold; and on Monday 14th November 2011, a ‘Breaking of the Ground' ceremony (see photograph) took place to celebrate the start of work to construct our new (larger) building, at the north end of Shelfanger Road in Diss (on the west side of the Diss Cemetery).
Mass is now celebrated at the United Reformed Church in Mere Street, Diss, IP22 4AD (opposite the Co-op) at 6.00pm on Saturdays and 9.00am on Sundays. Parking is available in the Co-op car park (accessible from Park Road), at the nearby Chapel Street car park or in Mere Street itself (depending on traffic conditions at the time).
Weekday Masses are celebrated in the ‘Lenton Room', at the back of the United Reform Church, at 9.00am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Parish Priest is Father Simon Blakesley JCL VJ and he can be contacted c/o Diocesan Tribunal Office, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7SH, telephone 07946 390060, email: HolyTrinityDiss@aol.com.
For detailed information about the Catholic Parish of Diss go to the Holy Trinity website, or for further local information please telephone Peter Hawkins on 01379 870 858.
The Gospel Centre
The Gosepl Centre is located on Castle Street. Contact Roger Clay for more details on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eye Church Development Campaign
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Eye Parish Church
The great flint-encrusted tower of St Peter and St Paul rises above a stunningly crafted interior. Here inside, we will find the nearest thing Suffolk has to a fulfilment of the ecclesiological aspirations of our great-grandparents' generation.