St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge
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A Woodbridge Survivor

Over recent years, the market town of Woodbridge has seen many changes, not least the coming and going of numerous retail outlets around the town.  Well known stores have been replaced, and as the retail area of Martlesham Heath developed, many of Woodbridge’s long standing shops closed.

But, amidst all the changes, one shop has remained.  Standing central in the square on Market Hill, its outer façade has not changed, apart from the occasional coat of paint.  But step inside today and you will find a revitalised and vibrant new shop.  Run by St. Mary’s Church, this popular little shop has enjoyed a face-lift: bright and airy inside with new fixtures and fittings displaying a whole new range of stock, from local produce to hand made crafts from abroad as well as nearer to home.  Also, you will find a wonderful selection of greetings cards as well as books, gifts and stationery, so why not pop in and see what you can discover.  Catering for all ages, you will be sure to find something for that special person.

Under the new leadership of Caroline Hawksley and Judith Russell, the shop was suitably decked for the official opening by the Mayor of Woodbridge, Geoff Holdcroft, on Sunday, 22nd June.  The Rector, Rev. Canon Kevan McCormack, spoke of our gratitude to the previous shop leader for many years, Sue Bowen, and looked forward to continuing her good work into a successful future.

St. Mary's shop re-opens.
The photograph shows Geoff Holdcroft, Mayor of Woodbridge, with Caroline Hawksley, new shop leader.

The shop doesn’t only sell Christian items.  Why not call and see the breadth of merchandise for yourself?  You won’t be disappointed!  Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1000 to 1600, and on Wednesday and Saturday from 1000 to 1300, as well as from 1130 to 1200 after the Sunday morning service.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Church Shop on the Market Hill.