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.
Dementia Friends - Roger Fern will speak to groups
Ormiston Trust - Children and Families Trust
Suffolk Fire Service - safety in the home
Suffolk Knitters & Stitchers - knitting & sewing for a wide range of charities
The Matthew Project, Norwich
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.