Welcome to St. Mary's Parish Church, Woodbridge, Suffolk ...
After a difficult few weeks for everyone, we are delighted to let you know that St Mary's will be back in action again from Sunday 6th December on the Feast of St Nicholas and the second Sunday of Advent. We are inviting people to bring along new unwrapped toys and games for two needy family charities in Ipswich... to make their Christmas a happy one. In keeping with Covid guidelines, we would still ask please, for you to book a church place by emailing by Friday 4th December before 1pm.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Click here for this week's NEWS SHEET
PARISH OFFICE Please contact the Parish Office or on 01394 388820 for all pastoral and administrative issues, and you will be directed to the appropriate people. During lockdown, please be advised that this may take longer than usual due to reduced working hours.
NEWS BLOG link is HERE
THE ARCHBISHOPS of CANTERBURY and YORK and a number of senior church leaders are encouraging Christians across the nation to join together in prayer throughout this month of lockdown. Christians will be encouraged to pray daily for a specific area of national concern, wherever they are, culminating into a collective moment of prayer at 6.00pm each evening, with cathedrals and churches across the country invited to ring a bell at this time. You are invited to follow a simple seven-day prayer cycle, praying for a specific area each day including the NHS and frontline workers, the bereaved, and those struggling with physical and mental ill-health, and for children and young people. Full details including the Archbishops letter can all be found on the Church of England website: churchofengland.org/PrayerForTheNation. Please also use this direct link to a simple printable prayer booklet which is for all members of the congregation - Prayer Booklet.
JUNIOR CHURCH activities will start again soon, previous weeks' ideas are HERE
Hopefully the information in our website will encourage you to visit our wonderful Church when we can open again. 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 is a beautiful, Grade 1 listed building, with a history dating back almost 600 years, 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.