St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge
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Notices for 15th July, 2018




If St. Mary’s holds data on you – name, address etc you must give your consent for the church to continue to hold that data and so be able to contact you.

Many people have been contacted by email and there are forms that can be filled in at the back of church; but many are still outstanding.

 Please return completed forms to the church office a.s.a.p.

If you do not respond then it will be assumed that you do not wish St. Mary’s to contact you and your details will be removed from our lists.                                                                                           Anne Wright


St Mary's Mothers’ Union - the date of our next meeting will be Thursday 19th July at 2:30pm in Church for the Wave of Prayer Service. St Mary's MU are hosting this so as many members as possible would be lovely plus donations of cakes would be most welcome to feed our guests!! Please make a note that this is the 3rd Thursday in July.   All Welcome

PATRICK’S PILGRIMAGE Patrick is walking the “Via Francigena” – a 1200 mile pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, recorded in 990AD by Archbishop Sigeric and asks for your prayers for a safe journey.  He has now reached Pisa, 1000 miles from Canterbury! His latest postcards are on the display at the back of the church. 

Parish Quiet Day at Sizewell Hall – the theme of our day will be The Church and the Kingdom; a prayerful meditation on 'Your Kingdom come’ some new information: The Quiet Day is open to everyone and is taking place on Tuesday, 24th July from 9.45 to 4.00 at Sizewell Hall about half an hour’s drive from Woodbridge - lifts can be arranged if you need transport. There is good disabled access. Sizewell Hall sits on a cliff-top site looking out to sea. The Quiet Day will be led by Fr Chris Davidson, from the Norwich Diocese and will cost £20 per person (if that is difficult to find help is available by applying to the parish office). Cake and refreshments are provided but please bring your own picnic lunch. Please sign-up on the sheet at the back of church as soon as possible. (Payments - in cash please – must be received by Tuesday 17th or at the very latest Sunday 22nd July -handed in at the church shop). If you have any queries at all please contact Rita James (01394 380949) or Caroline Hawksley (01394 387848)

SHCT Ride & Stride: the 37th annual Suffolk Historic Churches Trust bike ride and walk takes place on 8th September 2018. Please consider cycling or walking between the lovely Suffolk churches to raise funds for the Trust and St Mary's. Perhaps some of you might like to arrange a dog walk, or a cycling picnic or sponsor our intrepid cyclists or walkers? Sponsor forms are available from the shop or Greg Spray. Last year St Mary’s raised £1,100. Also, if you have some spare time on 8th September and would like to welcome and record visiting cyclists or walkers to St Mary’s please sign the form at the back of church. Thank you very much. Greg

CONFIRMATION We have a number of people now looking to be Confirmed.  We meet again on Sunday 29 July, 11.30 a.m. at the Rectory.  It is not too late to join the group.

RECTOR'S CHEESE & WINE PARTY: You are invited to this event from 11.30 to 1.00 p.m. on Sunday, 22nd July. Soft drinks available. Raffle prizes welcome. Tickets: £7-00 - available after 8.00 and 10.00 a.m. services on Sundays 1st, 8th & 15th July or from St Mary's Shop during the week. 

Summer Piano and Strings promises to be quality entertainment here in church on Sat. 18th. August, given by 3 local lads keen to share their love of music. Joseph Brierly, Harrison Cole and William Emery are recent leavers of Ipswich and Woodbridge Schools having just completed their A levels. Joseph recently performed as a concerto soloist with the London Mozart Players and last summer became an Associate of Trinity College London, passing the performance exam with distinction. Harrison has just concluded three years at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department and takes up a year-long position as senior organ scholar at Wells Cathedral from September. William has just finished a fifth year at Junior Guildhall and is currently principal viola in the National Youth Orchestra. Please take a flyer from the back of church, and tell your friends.               Tony Waller

GARDEN FETE You are invited to OUR GARDEN FETE, to be held from 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. on Sunday, 5th 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!

'PARISH COFFEE' has been a longstanding event and runs currently from 10.30 am - 12.00 noon on the second Wednesday in the month. If you could turn up each month to make coffee/tea, serve biscuits and wash up, please let Heather know in the Parish Office. 

RAINBOW GUIDES (5-7) are the youngest members of the Girlguiding family. We have two flourishing Units, each of which currently needs just one more leader/helper. If you could assist, or know someone who could, please contact Veronica Howe, on 383257.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Church is required to comply with the above regulation. St. Mary’s holds data about many people but must now seek their consent to continue to do this and to be able to contact them about church matters as necessary.

We shall be updating the information we hold and asking people to sign a consent form. This will be in email form if we have an email address or in paper form. Everyone for whom we have data will be receiving a consent form in the next few weeks; we urge you to respond quickly. If you do not respond or you no longer wish us to have your data you will be deleted from the church lists and not receive any further communications. Anyone who is fairly new to St. Mary’s may like to check with the office that we have data on them.

Small groups within the church who hold each other’s data for the purposes of providing a service within St. Mary’s can continue to do this provided the data is not shared with anyone outside.


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