Used as it has been for hundreds of years, St Mary’s Church Woodbridge played host to the local community on Friday 17th May for a music and cheese and wine celebration in aid of the church building.
While there were no farm animals or summary justice on this occasion, the evening, sponsored by Woodbridge Fine Foods, included the presentation of a cheque for £12,500, raised by the Friends over the past year, towards the cost of ongoing refurbishment at the church. The cheque was presented by Woodbridge resident and Friends Life Member Helen Curtis to St Mary’s Rector Kevan McCormack, who received the money on behalf of the St Mary’s Parochial Church Council.
In thanking the Friends for their fund raising efforts, Rector Kevan noted that the money would help pay for the repair of three stained glass windows in the church, a Grade 1 listed building, which dates back to the fifteenth century. Aside from religious worship, St Mary’s is at the heart of the local community, playing host to concerts, talks, weddings, baptisms and other events.
The Friends is continuing to raise money for the current phase of refurbishment at the church which will cost up to £200,000. New members and donations are welcome – www.friends.stmaryswoodbridge.org
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