St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge
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Notices for 21st July, 2019


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 at the back of the church.


Church Floor Cleaning One cleaner has had to retire so I am looking for another volunteer to hoover and sweep for about an hour once every 6 weeks. 386786 or Many thanks, Tony Waller

The Friends of St Mary’s presents: 'Summer Piano Trios' Saturday 27th July, 7:30pm  in church.  William Emery violin, Joseph Brierly ’cello, Harrison Cole piano. SUMMER PIANO TRIOS promises high quality music-making and entertainment in St Mary’s Parish Church, Woodbridge on Saturday 27th July. Three local musicians - all recent leavers of Ipswich and Woodbridge Schools and current Oxbridge undergraduates - return to St Mary's following last summer's performance of the Dvorak "Dumky" Piano Trio to tackle three more famous and great works of the genre. Tickets £10 on the door. Students free. Supporting the Friends of St Mary's Church, Woodbridge.

Parish Quiet Day at Otley Hall – I am the Vine; you are the Branches. The Quiet Day is open to everyone and is taking place on Saturday, 17th August from 9.45 to 4.00 at Otley Hall about half an hour’s drive from Woodbridge - lifts can be arranged if you need transport. The gardens are beautiful and surround a medieval house - this will be our last chance as it is their last year for retreats. The Quiet Day will be led by Andrea Skevington, a Christian Book of the Year award winner, she lives locally and writes for adults and children as well as leading retreats. There may be some flute music! The cost will be £23. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Please sign-up on the sheet at the back of church as soon as possible. (Payments - in cash please – by Sunday 11th August - handed in at the church shop). If you have any queries at all please contact Sandra Schur (01394 380544) or Caroline Hawksley (01394 387848).

Our Garden Fete 2019: This event will be held from 2.30 to 4.30 on Sunday 18th August in the churchyard.  Offers of help to run stalls, competitions or activities may be recorded at the back of the church.

SHCT Ride & Stride 2019: the annual Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride event takes place on Saturday 14 September 2019. Cycle or walk to as many churches as you like or sponsor a participant. Over 650 place of worship in the county are open on the day. Sponsor forms are available from the shop in Church Centre or from Greg Spray. More news and ideas about fund raising activities will follow over the next weeks. Thank you…Greg 

DEMENTIA AWARENESS St John’s have arranged for Cathy O’Brien from Seckford Almshouses to speak on Dementia Awareness. Date: Thursday 25th July  Time: 7-8pm  Place: St John’s Church, Woodbridge This is a Churches Together event and is open to everyone to attend, church members and the general public. No need to book, just turn up. If this date is not convenient, a similar event is being held that week: Date: Monday 22nd July  Time: 10am-12pm  Place: Shire Hall, Woodbridge  Speaker: Cathy O’Brien  This is being organised by Woodbridge Town Council and Seckford Care and is also open to anyone. Please contact the Town Council if you wish to attend this session on 01394 383599 (option 4).

THE RECTOR’S RED ROSE Unfortunately the last paragraph was inadvertently omitted from the recent article in the pew sheet.  Please ask Heather if you would like a full copy.

RECTOR'S CHEESE & WINE PARTY: You are invited to this event from 11.30 to 1.00 p.m. on Sunday, 4th August. Soft drinks available. Raffle prizes welcome. Tickets: £7-00 - available after 8.00 and 10.00 a.m. services on Sundays 14th, 21st & 28th July or from St Mary's Shop from the week beginning 15th July.

ALTAR GUILD Can you help us keep our linen etc. looking wonderful? We need two more people, one for the third Friday and one for the fifth Friday of each month from 9 to 10 am.  Please ring Ann Stent on 01394 387671 to find out more.


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