Welcome to Bury St Edmunds Seventh-day Adventist church.  Visiting our website or visiting our church we want you to feel part of the family.  Please feel free to explore the different sections of this site and if you have any questions then it would be our delight for you to get in contact.  Our church is a family friendly church with services and activities for all the family. Please see our events page for a full listing of activities.

Service Times:

Saturday (Sabbath)

Bible Study hour (Adults, Youth and children)
10:00 - 11:10
Family Worship 11:25 - 12:40.
Lunch follows


No Bible Study and Prayer Meeting until further notice.

See our recorded services on our You Tube channel

Look up in Lockdown

God touches and He hears

 1 Behold, the LORDS hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1

In times of loss, disappointment, and life mishaps, the mind becomes fertile ground for breeding negative thoughts and questions. These in turn chips away at one’s resilience and consequently one fulfils the statistic that “1 in 4 of us end up with a diagnosable mental illness”.

Evidence in the recent months shows an increase in loss of lives, loss of jobs, increase in domestic violence, and the preliminary reports indicate a future marred with high levels of mental distresses as a result of this pandemic.

This Sunday marked the end of mental health awareness week  with an emphatic message - keep in touch with others, talk about your feelings, engage with meaningful activities, don’t eat your way to mental health fragility, but eat, drink and sleep your way to mental wellbeing.

Above all these, Isaiah points to the most sympathetic God whose hand alone is able to penetrate the sinews and the hidden crevices of a broken heart to put it back together again. The God whose ears alone hears with undoubted clarity the unspoken and unutterable pains and groaning of the heart. His hand is undeterred and His ear never overwhelmed to touch and hear. So my friends, tell Him what you want!

Henry Makuyana
Elder, Cambridge SDA Church

God’s truth identifies our homes (hearts)

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people”. Jeremiah 31:33, NKJV

Pastor and Mrs. Ernest Marter, a retired Seventh-day Adventist minister and his wife, built a home on this street. To this residence they gave the name “Gratitude” and placed an attractive sign with the name inscribed at their curbside.

Some homes are named “The Old Vicarage”, “The Barn”, “Orchard House”, “Mill House”, The Haven”, naming a few. Often they denote the history and/or character of the place, or that of its founders.

When God writes His law in our hearts, He gives us His character, and God’s character is defined by His name.  As we live, daily experiencing the small but incremental changes to our lives, God’s name is being written in our hearts, and lived out in our interactions with friends, neighbours and colleagues. In time, our homes get to be known by the name of our characters……”Peaceful”, “Considerate”, “Prayerful”, “Haven of Encouragement”, “Place of Hope”, etc.

I have no doubt that God is working an amazing change in us in Lockdown, so much that like the home Gratitude, our homes proclaim to all who enter and pass by the thankfulness and love for Jesus which pervades the hearts of those who dwell within. May God richly bless you.

Thabani Bafanah
Haverhill SDA Fellowship


Sabbath Time


Place: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Start: 09:05 PM, 05/29/2020

End: 09:07 PM, 05/30/2020