Parish Quiet Day at Otley Hall – is only ten days away - but there's still time to sign-up on the sheet at the back of church if you would like to come. (Payments - in cash please – by Sunday 13th August, handed in at the church shop) Please bring your own bible.
The theme of our day will be 'Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink' based on St. John's Gospel, chapter 7. The day is open to everyone and is taking place on Tuesday, 15th August from 9.45 to 3.30 at beautiful, moated Otley Hall just a few miles from Woodbridge - lifts can be arranged if you need transport. 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. If you have any queries please contact Rita James (01394 380949) or Caroline Hawksley (01394 387848)
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.
MARRIAGE COURSE AT ST JOHN’S We are running The Marriage Course this autumn, starting on Wednesday September 27th. It is very similar to the pre marriage course but runs over 7 weeks rather than 5 as it’s recognised that married couples need longer to talk things over. They have lost the rose spectacles of the newly engaged! It’s a wonderful opportunity to invest in your marriage or to put right anything which you think might be hindering it. We welcome all couples, married for 2 years or 52 years, from church or not. We will also open it to co-habiting couples as it’s just as relevant to them and may just tempt them to make the further commitment of marriage.
More information can be found on the St John’s church website (under Church life, then courses) or through the church office but I am happy for couples to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org. St John’s church is subsidising the course but there will be a cost of £50. We don’t want anyone to miss out so bursaries are available for anyone who would find the cost difficult. Amanda
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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