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News and views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
Issue 6 Summer 2008
Alister Gourlay in the stocks

Time to take stock

Putting himself in the stocks was just one more example of what a certain dedicated Woodbridge Head Teacher has been prepared to do in the line of duty. After 24 years in his post, St Marys School Head Alister Gourlay recently retired and will be much missed by all those who have known and worked with him. With no intention of reaching for his slippers, his immediate plans include a trip to China and the construction of a garage not to mention possibly taking on the new role of a schools inspector for the Diocese. Outlook wishes him every happiness and looks forward to seeing more of those character ties!

Sponsored bike ride

This years Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Bike Ride is planned for Saturday 13 September. The event is open to cyclists and walkers, who try to visit as many churches as they can, and sponsored by their friends, families, etc. It is a lovely family event and there will be over 700 churches participating in Suffolk that day. In Woodbridge, Melton and Ufford alone, there are eleven churches to visit, and more than fifty open within ten miles of the town. Last year, St Marys cyclists and walkers raised over 550.

Sponsorship forms available from Greg Spray (Tel: 383764)

Mothers Union celebrate aniversaries

Celebrating longevity

Woodbridge Mothers Union had good reason to celebrate at its June garden meeting this year. Held at the home of Frank and Mavis Proctor, it included a cake for special birthdays and anniversaries. The tally? One 70th birthday; four 80th birthdays; one Ruby Wedding; two Golden Weddings and one Diamond Wedding. Here's to longevity!