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.


Age UK

Bury Women's Aid Centre

Christian Aid

Dementia Friends - Roger Fern will speak to groups

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East of England Faiths Agency




Lighthouse Women's Refuge (Ipswich)

Mercy Ships

Ormiston Trust - Children and Families Trust

Salvation Army


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:

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

Revd Andrew Dotchin - various topics - the work of the Mission to Seafarers, United Society Partners in the Gospel, 'My journey in song - a vocation from Holbrook to Felixstowe via Africa', 'Being Franciscan - about Francis, Clare and the Franciscan life', 'Worry beads - a hands-on session about using prayer beads and the rosary'. 07814 949828 or email

Jeanette Appleton (Faith & Policy Trustee) - Faith and Policy and Mothers' Union.  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 2021.