Collection for Mission to Seafarers There will be a retiring collection for the Mission to Seafarers on every Sunday in July. Gift Aid envelopes are available.
Parish Quiet Day at Otley Hall – the theme of our day will be 'Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink' A quiet day based on St. John's Gospel, chapter 7.
This is open to everyone and is taking place on Tuesday, 15th August from 9.45 to 3.30 at Otley Hall just a few miles from Woodbridge - lifts can be arranged if you need transport. Otley Hall is a beautiful moated Tudor hall surrounded by wonderful gardens. The Quiet Day will be led by Helen Randall, an experienced spiritual director from Ely Diocese and will cost £25 per person – this includes tea and coffee throughout the day, and lunch.
Please sign-up on the sheet at the back of church as soon as possible. (Payments - in cash please – by Sunday 13th August, handed in at the church shop) If you have any queries at all please contact Rita James (01394 380949) or Caroline Hawksley (01394 387848)
PEW SHEET Heather is away for a fortnight from Monday 7 August so please let her have anything you would like included in the pew sheet covering that period by Thursday 3 August at the latest. Many thanks.
RAINBOW GUIDES (5-7) are the youngest members of the Girlguiding family. We already have a flourishing group, and have secured three volunteers for a new Unit, but the existing one needs just one more leader/helper. If you could assist, or know someone else who could, please contact Veronica Howe, on 383257.
SHCT Ride & Stride 2017: the annual Suffolk Historic Churches Trust bike ride takes place on Saturday 9 September 2017 (9am - 5pm). Last year, the Trust gave over £200,000 in grants for the upkeep and reordering of churches in the diocese. Please consider taking part (on a bike or walking), or consider sponsoring somebody. Sponsor forms are available from the shop in St Mary’s Church Centre or from Greg Spray. Also, if anyone would be prepared to welcome and record visiting cyclists or walkers, please complete the form at the back of the church. Thank you very much. Greg Spray.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with or supported the Croydon Male Voice Choir Concert: our share of the door takings was £385 and the bar profit was £115.10 - and it was a good concert, I hear. Tony Waller
Notable Dates 2017 – Summer Specials
Sun 13 August Church Garden Fete - 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Fri 25 August: St Gregory’s, Rendlesham - Goldcrest - 7pm
Sat 7 October: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds –Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - 7.30pm
You are invited to
OUR GARDEN FETE
To be held from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
On Sunday, 13th August
In the Churchyard
Teas, stalls, games, raffle, etc.
Please offer your help for this event – see notice at back of Church
Bring your friends!
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