For 2nd Woodbridge (St Mary’s) Guides, the second half of the summer term was marked by a variety of activities, including swimming, outdoor cooking, penny hike, tent pitching and an introduction to geocaching, which is like a GPS-enabled treasure hunt. Several members attended a tea party held by Girlguiding Seckford District Senior Section to celebrate their national centenary, while five older Guides were invited to the ‘Spectacular’ at Framlingham Castle, and enjoyed a town trail, afternoon tea, drama workshop, watching birds of prey and unusual animals, storytelling, photo ‘cartoons’, supper, birthday cake and live music! Eight of St Mary’s Guides joined the Brazil 2016 District Residential at Stoke Ash and had a great time building a gateway (pictured), using traditional knotting skills, as well enjoying several craft, food, camp and sports activities. Eight of them had a brilliant time camping with Framlingham Guides at the County Scouts’ and Guides’ Wet Weekend (water activities). Veronica Howe Dates for the diary … All Souls Day Service Thursday 3 November 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church A quiet meditative time, within the Parish Eucharist, to remember our loved ones, especially for those bereaved in the last twelve months. The service is followed by coffee and light refreshments in St Mary’s Church Centre. St Mary’s Autumn Fair Saturday 26 November 10.00 am-12.00 pm in St Mary’s Church Centre Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and mince pie, while checking out our stalls: books, tombola, raffle, cakes, produce, bric-à-brac and more! Visit St Mary’s Shop at the same time for our charity Christmas cards and a choice of interesting Fairtrade gifts (see p.2). A warm welcome guaranteed!