A Bishop's Mission Order and a registered charity.

The Lightwave Community is a Bishop's Mission Order under the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in the Church of England. This means that Lightwave aims to be Church for people who don't normally "do church", shining the light of Christ in various ways across Suffolk. Lightwave is also a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity No 1193242).  We have a Board of Trustees known as the Lightwave Community Council which works in a similar way to a PCC in the Church of England. 

The current membership of the Lightwave Community Council consists of

Chair and Leader of the Lightwave Community - Ven Sally Gaze

Bishops Visitor - Rt Revd Dr Mike Harrison

Bishops Appointees - Revd Phil Dykes, Revd Gemma Fraser, Trevor Reeve (Ecumenical Representative)

Elected Representatives of the Lightwave Community - Bob Hamilton, Tony Ciorra, Revd Canon Tiffer Robinson, Emma Morris, Revd Diane Grano

Officers in Attendance - Acting Secretary - Nina Seaman; Treasurer - Andrew Gosden

You can contact the Lightwave Community Council by emailing lightwave.community@cofesuffolk.org

Our Annual Meeting is a chance to say thank you to our trustees and all who minister in the Lightwave Community, as well as an opportunity to share how things are going and to elect Trustees.  You can download a copy of our annual report below.

You can download a copy of the constitution, terms of reference for Lightwave Community Council and minutes of recent meetings below. 


Methodist Partners

The Lightwave Rural Hub in Red Lodge works ecumenically, with Anglicans and Methodists working especially closely together.  To enhance this partnership, Revd Colin Watkins serves as the ecumenical representative on the Board of Trustees.

Rural Ministries

The Lightwave Community has a special heart for the countryside.  Rural Ministries is a charity that is dedicated to supporting the life and mission of rural churches across the UK. Our story began with an investment from Rural Ministries in 2018, to enable listening to what God was saying about mission in rural Suffolk.  We are part of the Rural Ministries network of churches.  For more information go to https://www.ruralministries.org.uk/

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