St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge
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Notices for 21st May, 2017

THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL met on Tuesday for the first time since the annual meeting in April.  This year’s PCC members are:

Chairman                                                   The Revd Canon Kevan S McCormack

Churchwardens Mrs Barbara Stear (Vice Chairman),            Mr Stanley Workman   

Deanery Synod Representatives    Mrs Penny Bird*,            Mrs Mary Hare*.             Ms Rita James, Mr Anthony Waller   * Diocesan Synod Representatives      through the Deanery Synod

Honorary Treasurer                              Mr David Sharples         

Honorary Secretary                              Miss Veronica Howe     

Elected Lay Members   Mr Andrew Bullard, Mrs Marion Clarke, Mrs Jean Cobb,

Mr Tom Cobb, Mr Stephen Cole, Mrs Caroline Hawksley, Mr Simon Morris,           

Mr David Sharples, Mrs Virginia Spray Mr John Moorby

PCC Standing Committee: Rector, Stanley Workman, Barbara Stear, David Sharples, Simon Morris, Virginia Spray, Veronica Howe

Several groups support the work of the PCC as indicated below, and, in order to spread the load,  we need your help in the areas shown in italics.

PCC Reps on Friends of St Mary’s Barbara Stear, Tony Waller

Concerts Tony Waller - Help needed.

Churches Together in Woodbridge and Melton Penny Bird - Help needed.

Social Activities Miss Veronica Howe – Help needed.

Disability Discrimination Mary Hare

Governor of Seckford Foundation Rector

Parent Governor for St Mary’s School  Sophie Seaman

Health & Safety  Rector, Stephen Saunders – Help needed

Consultative Group (Buildings Strategy Group) Rector, Diane Milan, John Wright, Veronica Howe, Simon Morris, Virginia Spray

Church Centre Stanley Workman, Barbara Stear, Caroline Hawksley, Rita James, Veronica Howe.

CREAM TEA - Thursday 8th June in the church centre at 3pm. This is being run by the MU to raise money for the 'Summer of Hope' appeal which supports families and communities around the world. Do come and support this worthwhile cause and enjoy cream and scones.

Tickets £3.50 from Pauline Bowbrick ( tel. 386423) or Anne Wright (tel. 383690)

A big THANKYOU to all involved with Christian Aid Week. If you didn't get an envelope through your door please feel free to help yourself from the back of church and put it in the collection or leave in the church shop by June 4th. Many thanks, Tony Waller

PARISH PILGRIMAGE A reminder that the Parish Pilgrimage led by Bishop Mike will take place on Saturday 8 July 2017.  If you have not done so already, please make a note in your diary: further details to follow shortly.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride -  9 September.

CHURCH CRAWL In the past the Focus group had a yearly Church Crawl led by Roy Tricker. We are having one this year on Friday June 16th led by Roy, and we welcome enquires from non members. We are going to Huntingfield Church to see the magnificent Church ceiling painted by a previous vicar's wife. We are using our own transport and this can be arranged for anyone without transport, and for those who would like it we are having a lunch at the Huntingfield Arms which we need to book. The Church warden has kindly offered us a cup of tea and cake after our afternoon visit. This is you last opportunity to book! If you are interested please ring Anna Ashton. 384299

Panis Angelicus  Did you ask Bob Pegnall about a recording of Panis Angelicus?  If so, please could you have a word with him.  Many thanks.

Rev. Martin Dawes, Pam Dawes and Jane Paterson invite you to ROCK RIDGE & DRY CREEK GARDEN RAILROAD OPEN DAY Saturday, 3rd June 2017 from 2-5pm at their home: 13, Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge Trains running all afternoon - refreshments will be served. Stalls - Please bring a chair!

If you have a loco (45mm gauge, track powered) that would like to stretch its wheels, please bring it along. We will be open from 2pm until 5pm unfortunately disabled access to the garden is poor, but we can cope! As usual, the last train of the day (running from about 4.30pm) will be live steam.

Admission is free, but donations welcome! Proceeds from refreshments and donations to Framlingham United Free Church building fund 

PARISH OFFICE Heather is going on a quiet day at Otley Hall on Tuesday so, for this week only, the office will be closed on Tuesday and open on Wednesday.

Agnes Mary Stephens Does anyone knows of relatives of Agnes Mary Stephens who  died Nov 22nd 1978?  If so, please speak to Barbara or Stanley.

Majors Febe and Russell Pipe, Salvation Army, retire on 24 June. There will be a collection for them and a card to sign and we are hoping they can come to the 4th June Barbecue at 12.30 so we can thank them for everything.

Come to the BARBECUE

Sunday 4 June, 12.15 for 12.30.

Please book your tickets from today and advise of any dietary requirements.

£5 Adult £2 child.  Soft drinks available for a donation. Please bring your own alcohol if required.

All Welcome