On 1 January 2021 the two churches of Woodbridge St Mary's with
Great Bealings St Mary's became a United Benefice. We share our worship and life as part of this new community bringing together town and rural village.
BENEFICE PET BLESSING SERVICE AT GT BEALINGS, SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER
followed by tea and cake. These lovely dogs posed with their owners - all accompanying humans
TREE BLESSING(S) TO MARK THE UNITING OF THE BENEFICE OF WOODBRIDGE ST MARY WITH GREAT BEALINGS
BOUNDARY OF OUR BENEFICE - pdf. can be downloaded HERE
NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK BETWEEN WOODBRIDGE ST MARY WITH GREAT BEALINGS
Those of us who were able to make the journey from Woodbridge St Mary’s to Great Bealings St Mary’s set off independently at various times on New Year’s Day 2021. Several walkers started their journey from the porch - including some who delayed their departure so they could hear the bells ring out at midday.
Some arrived at their destination in time to hear the Great Bealings bells being rung at midday, others were near enough to hear the bells beckoning them from across the fields.We socially distanced ourselves in the churchyard for a brief respite to reflect on why we were there, before returning home.
The route home varied. The bravest walkers followed a beautifully scenic route regularly used in the past by a local former marathon runner as his training ground.