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Mark SmithBishop Visits St. Mary's

The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, has recently made a welcome visit to St Mary’s Church, Woodbridge, where he celebrated Holy Communion. Having related some amusing personal anecdotes, his sermon urged those present to consider aspects of light and darkness in their own lives and those of others.

Towards the end of the service, the Bishop was joined by children from Junior Church, who had been learning about some aspects of a bishop’s work – the cathedral, ordination, confirmation and vestments.

The Bishop’s clothing was a special source of interest, with the children wearing mitres they had made and bishops’ robes. The culmination of their learning came when they emulated his actions at the blessing and finally processed with him behind the churchwardens. This was much appreciated by all present!