Outlook Issue 16 Spring 2012
News and Views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
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Rowe on show in Woodbridge
Easter Shopping? St Mary’s shop has a wide selection of Easter stock – including eggs, cards, special gifts and much more. If you’re in the Market Hill area why not come in and have a browse. There’s always a warm welcome – and something for everyone! The shop is open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday, 10 – 4pm and on Weds & Saturday 10-1pm. Pictured (above) Parish Office Secretary Heather Marshall with one of the Real Easter Eggs on sale in the shop. Rowe on show in Woodbridge Former St Mary’s curate Reverend Eric Charlesworth is putting on an exhibition of paintings by the artist George James Rowe (1807-1883) from June 22-29. Rowe was influenced by Gainsborough, Constable, Crome, Turner and the Dutch masters and encouraged by Ruskin who took him to copy old Masters at the National Gallery. On Rowe’s death his sister gave a large number of his paintings to the Putnam Natural Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Rev Charlesworth was keen to make the forgotten artist better known and persuaded the museum to sell the paintings. The exhibition is well worth a visit. For further information contact Rev Charlesworth on 01285 712411 Wanted! Helper(s) for Girlguiding Seckford District One, or ideally two women to work with girls of 7-10/11. You do not have to be ‘superwoman’ but just have at heart the interests of the girls and a sense of humour. Full training offered. To find out more, please ring District Commissioner on 07765 252515.