Welcome to St. Mary's Parish Church, Woodbridge, Suffolk ...
On Monday, 24 August, Father NIGEL PRIOR became Rector of St Mary's, Woodbridge and Priest-in-Charge of St Mary's, Great Bealings. We welcome him and his wife LIZ, as he begins his ministry in Suffolk. A press release is available to read HERE
INSTITUTION and INDUCTION by The Right Reverend Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich with The Venerable Jeanette Gosney, Archdeacon of Suffolk of The Revd Nigel John Prior. This service was live-streamed at 7.30pm on Monday 24 August - a video of the full service is available HERE
PARISH OFFICE Please contact the Parish Office on 01394 388820 for all pastoral and administrative issues, and you will be directed to the appropriate people.
PUBLIC WORSHIP – SUNDAY, 1 NOVEMBER
Given the enthusiastic response to our weekly Eucharist Services, booking is, unfortunately, ESSENTIAL
BY 3 PM FRIDAY.. For further details on how to book a seat(s) please click HERE
Click here for this week's NEWS SHEET,
BISHOP MARTIN and BISHOP MIKE have written to every benefice calling for a time of prayer and generosity. The Bishops are asking everyone to join them in praying the words of the prayer (above) at every service, physical or online, until All Saints Day on Sunday 1 November, and they are calling on parishes and individuals to consider the pressing financial needs of the Church at this time. Their letter is available HERE
SERMON for 25 October, Bible Sunday, given by Revd Peter Wintgens - transcript is HERE
LIVE STREAMING from St Mary's for Sunday, 18 OCTOBER can still be accessed by copying the link below and pasting in your browser.
SERMON for 18 October, Festival of St Luke, given by Fr Nigel - transcript is HERE
DETAILS OF FUTURE SERVICES IN NOVEMBER -
JUNIOR CHURCH activities will start again soon, previous weeks' ideas are HERE
PRIVATE PRAYER - The Church is available for private prayer, a sit down, or a walk round on the following occasions:
MONDAY 10am -12 noon
TUESDAY 10am -12 noon
WEDNESDAY 2 - 4pm
THURSDAY 10am -12 noon
FRIDAY 10am -12 noon
SATURDAY 2 - 4pm
Hopefully the information in our website will encourage you to visit our wonderful Church, at sometime in the future, because it is never easy to go somewhere new for the first time! We are friendly and caring and you will find us cheerful and welcoming. We are part of the Church of England and we are in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. St Mary's, a beautiful, Grade 1 listed building, with a history dating back almost 600 years, is open every day of the week. This website will give you information about our services, our activities and our contact points.
CREATION OF THE NEW BENEFICE OF WOODBRIDGE ST MARY WITH GREAT BEALINGS
“A Notice giving the objects of proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting this parish has been
displayed on the notice board in the North Porch and on the Church of England website. The
Notice includes the last date by which representations regarding the proposed reorganisation may be made to the Church Commissioners.”
What's happening in the parish
Please refer to the NEWS SHEET and latest Coronavirus updates for information on service times.