A Bishop's Mission Order

The Lightwave Community is a Bishops 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 dont 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 Council" which works in a similar way to a "PCC" in the Church of England. 

The Current Membership of the Board of Trustees consists of

Bishops Appointees - Chair - Ven Sally Gaze;  Bishops Visitor - Rt Rev'd Mike Harrison; Ecumenical Representative - Rev'd Colin Watkins, Mr Graham Reardon; Canon Tiffer Robinson.

Elected Representatives of the Lightwave Community - Mr Bob Hamilton; Canon Julia Lall; Mrs Claire Marshall; Mr David Theobald.

Co-opted Member - Mr Stephen Went

Officers in Attendence - Minutes Secretary - Ms Nina Seaman; Treasurer - Mr Andrew Gosden

You can contact the BMO Board of Trustees 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 HERE

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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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