Friends of St Mary’s John McCarthy’s Woodbridge From bell ringing to bread making, from Saxons to symphonies – all are featured in a new Friends of St Mary’s film about the church in its local community. The film, which has been made to raise money for the church building, is presented by writer and broadcaster John McCarthy and is scheduled to be on sale by Christmas. John McCarthy’s Woodbridge provides the viewer with a spectacular visual experience, highlighting as it does the church and its immediate surroundings before venturing further afield to the river, the Tide Mill and the internationally significant Sutton Hoo, which currently hosts more than 100,000 visitors a year. The film has been shot on location and directed by freelance cameraman and editor Tim Curtis, who lives locally and has worked extensively as a news and features journalist. ‘What we’ve set out to do is reflect what is a vibrant local community, and St Mary’s is part of that,’ he explained; ‘the film has been two years in the making and, we believe, shows the very best of Woodbridge.’ The film will be on sale as a DVD, priced £10, available from local outlets including the church shop, and from the Friends website: www.friends.stmaryswoodbridge.org.uk.