St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge
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Notices for 12th November, 2017


October's Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal yielded £1309, almost all with gift aid to add on. Many, many thanks for your generous response. Tony Waller

MEN’S BREAKFAST – Saturday 18 November - Morning Prayer in the Epiphany Chapel at 8am, followed by breakfast in the Wild Strawberry Café at 8.45. PLEASE let the Rector know if you intend to come along by Friday 17 November – either by a message to Heather in the office, or by signing the sheet at the back of the church.

St Mary’s Parish Lunch The November lunch (fish & chips) will be on WEDNESDAY 22nd November.

CHURCH DUSTING             We need three or four more people to dust the pews, probably twice a month.  Please speak to Barbara  Stear (Churchwarden) - 01394 386458 – or Jenni Beesley if you can help or would like more information.

RECTOR’S ‘BLACK TIE DO’ For all details please see poster inside back page.  Please note dress code is ‘what you will’!

The 6th Friends' Prom is on Sunday 19th. Nov. at 3p.m. in church. Tickets £8 from the shop or on the door. The programme starts with Clio Gould on her violin. She is almost certainly the best violinist in Suffolk. Tea and cakes in the interval, and a chance for you to join in at the end. If you can help serve tea, or bake some cake please sign up at the back of church. Please take a flyer pass it to a friend or neighbour. The musicians give us their time. They deserve a good audience!                                                          Tony Waller
On Sunday 26th Nov. in church at 3p.m. we have an Afternoon Recital and an Auction of Promises. A varied programme featuring Andy McCullough (clarinet), Theo Amies (boy treble -Jesus College Cambridge) and Andrew Leach (piano). Some exciting and valuable promises up for auction. Tickets including champagne £12.50 from Woodbridge Violins, our shop and on the door. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer and the Church Building.     Tony Waller

CHRISTMAS FAIR – Saturday 9th December (10 a.m - 12 noon) Please note change of date.  There will be stalls for cakes/produce, gifts, books, raffle, new items, raffle and refreshments, plus a competition or two. You are invited to attend and/or asked to help and/or send in items for the stalls. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the Church - all offers welcomed! In aid of Church 'housekeeping' funds. Your support is needed, please!

Update on 24/7 Prayer Room On Sunday 5th November Melton Chapel closed.  A new Church plant will be established there in about 6 months, subject to approval of the F.I.E.C. Until then the 24/7 Prayer Room is regrettably closed. In the meantime please maintain prayer as you have done in the power of 24/7. Any suggestions of a possible temporary venue would be welcome.


We have two types of envelopes for giving at St. Mary’s.

  1. Numbered envelopes provided for individuals, one for each Sunday, these are then put in the collection bag. If the donor wishes, and is able, they can complete a form for gift aid.
  2. Gift Aid envelopes (orange) are for visitors who wish to gift aid and have space on the front for personal information required. They should not be used on a regular basis by members of the congregation as they have to be recorded individually every time they are used.

If you are not currently part of the numbered envelope scheme you can join at any time. Please speak to Anne or John Wright (tel.01394 383690) or after the 10am service on a Sunday.

Boxes of envelopes for the year beginning 3rd December 2017 will be available at the back of church for collection from Sunday 19th November.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – Please note changes

Rector’s Black Tie Do – Friday, 24 November 2017 (Tickets next week)

Christmas Fair –  Saturday, 9 December 2017