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News and views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
Issue 7 Winter 2008

Winter walks

Our programme of Prayer Walks continues despite the rather wet weather of summer and early autumn. On one walk we celebrated an auspicious date, 08.08.08, with another visit to the Dunwich and Minsmere areas. Flowers were in abundance, and we found about 40 species on heath and water meadows. We prayed at stops around the circuit, read from the Bible and shared both words and companionship.

Our September walk was shorter, but included Morning Prayer in the quiet simplicity of Ramsholt Church. The sun shone, several interesting birds displayed for our benefit, and we explored the wildlife in and around the churchyard. It has been good to meet up with other members of Churches Together, and to forge friendships, on these walks.

More walks are planned for the coming months:

Friday 28 November:Walk into Advent
Thursday 4 December:Winter walk
Saturday 27 December:Looking forward

Details will be given on St Marys Church noticeboard and circulated to the Woodbridge and Melton churches. Walking and talking, praying together, was an important element of Christs ministry we should do the same.

The Monday Talks continue

The Holocaust 10 November 7.30pm Speaker: Professor Colin Richmond

One mans journey 8 December 7.30pm Speaker: Michael Stagg

Music and liturgy 9 February 7.30 pm Speaker: The Rt Revd Clive Young, Bishop of Dunwich

Stumbling on God in Marks Gospel 9 March 7.30pm Speaker: The Revd Canon Dr Chris Burdon, Canon Theologian, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Personality, relationship and faith 11 May 7.30pm Speaker: Jill Hawes

Truth, tradition and the teaching of the Church 8 June 7.30pm Speaker: The Rt Hon John Gummer MP (postponed from 13 Oct)