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Friends of St Mary's

The Friends of St Mary's

A big thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the Friends in all our fundraising efforts.

During 2023 we hosted a number of successful events, including two visits from the Joyspring Jazz trio, a concert by Illuminati, dancing and music from Tango Innominando with Octave Vocal Ensemble, an excellent talk from Nick Young about his time with the British Red Cross, and the Blow-Ins harp & guitar duo. Alongside these events, we also supported the Church Summer & Christmas Fairs, and provided mulled wine & mince pies during the town Christmas Carols on Market Square.

We are pleased to confirm that during 2023 we were able to donate £11,976 to fund the refurbishment of the church organ. 
Over 10 years the Friends have raised a total of £136,602 and gifted £133,376 to the church’s fabric fund. 

In 2024 we supported two concerts taking place in St Mary’s (by running the bar) in March and April:
9th March – Illuminati’s memorial concert for Ian Kegel
28th April – Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir

and the following Friends’ events are planned:
Sunday 19th May, at 3pm - Violin Recital: Eliza Burkitt, with pianist Daniel Law

Saturday 15th June Tango Innominando & Joyspring Jazz trio 
Sunday 30th June, at 3pm - ‘Words & Music’ featuring Nick Young & Sue Smith-Lyte
Saturday 12th October - Autumn concert featuring Woodbridge Choral Society & St Mary's Church Choir

Sunday 17th November  - Guest speaker

More details to follow.

Please come along and bring your friends!

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Some of our events

Just a taste of some of our past events, which include Joyspring Jazz, Tango Innominando, a talk from Nick Young, and a celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, 'Celebrate 70'. Some photos, too, of the beautiful building that is St Mary's Church.

To become a Friend

Please pick up one of the cards at the back of church, or get in touch via the Parish Office by completing the form below.

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