Here are some ideas of different organisations who may be willing to provide a speaker for your meeting.  They have all been recommended by local branches, just click on their name to go to their websites and find out more.


Bury Women's Aid Centre

Christian Aid

Dementia Friends

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East of England Faiths Agency




Lighthouse Women's Refuge (Ipswich)

Mercy Ships

Ormiston Trust - Children and Families Trust

Salvation Army


SERV - the Bloodrunners

St Elizabeth Hospice

Suffolk Fire Service - safety in the home

Suffolk Knitters & Stitchers - knitting & sewing for a wide range of charities

Suffolk Refugee Support

Talitha Koum

The Matthew Project, Norwich

Water Aid

Waveney Food Bank


Also these individuals are recommended:

Amanda Langan - a talk about aspects of life in Ethiopia and Uganda, and the work of the International Water Management Institute 01473 831692.

Graham Miles - Rural Chaplain for Suffolk 07413 683368 or email

Revd Canon Andrew Vessey - 'Sancroft - A Man for our Times' - Archbishop Sancroft was a notable cleric born in Fressingfield and was the subject of a very turbulent time in Church history, 'Art, Music and Spirituality' 01379 588389 or email

Chris and Anji Dawkins - Kagera Link Diocese co-ordinators 01473 831423 or email

Clare Thomas - her visit to our Link Diocese of Byumba, Rwanda 01473 832808 or email

Revd Eleanor Goodison - 'Expressing my Christian faith through work in government' email

Jeanette Appleton - 'Re-Imagining Mothers' Union' and 'Transformation Now!'.  Field View, Hadleigh Road, Holton St Mary, CO7 6NP or 07768 418942 or email


Please note that if you wish to invite a cleric to talk to your branch you must, out of courtesy, first request permission from your incumbent to offer the invitation.


If you can recommend a good speaker please let us know.  If you need telephone numbers for any of the organisations listed above then please call Clare Thomas on 01473 832808.


Review by February 2023.