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Local News & Events 

We are fortunate at St John's to have a fantastic network of churches, charities and organisations in the local area. This page is an opportunity for us to share with St John's members the latest news & events from these organisations.


Inspirational Collective - Saturday 18th January

David Daniels will be speaking at this event and would value support from friends.  There are some complimentary free tickets available  - to receive these please click here.   


2020-01-14 Inspirational Colle 


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

2020-01-07 WCT Week of Prayer 

 Talitha Koum Quiz night - Wednesday 11 March

2020-01-16 TK Quiz Night 

Pilates Class - All Saints Church, Little Bealings 

Saturday 13 January 7.30pm to 8.30pm (weekly)
All Saint's Church, Little Bealings IP5 1JG

Little Bealings church is starting an innovative Pilates Class to be held in the church on Saturdays.  Supported by the Fit Villages team at the local council, this is a pilot project to help many rural Suffolk villagers become more active while hopefully bringing more people into our church.  For more information please contact Helen Clarkson, on hellionese@yahoo.com.


 Message from Ivan, Churchwarden re the Big Church Day Out

"My daughter Hannah and I, along with a few others from St John's are going to the Big Church Day Out and we’d love you to come with us!  Join us at Wiston House in West Sussex on 25th & 26th May with thousands of Christians from all over the country to worship and ‘celebrate all that is good’.  The worship will be led by:  Hillsong United, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, Lion of Judah, Housefires, GuvnaB, Martin Smith and many more.
HOW DO I BOOK?  Follow the St John's group link (http://bcdo.group/2020/st-johns-woodbridge) or click here which will link you with our group.   You will then be taken to the group homepage where you can order your tickets. You will then need to create an account or login to an existing account if you have one. Your card will be charged a week or two before the event.  

GROUP DISCOUNT  -  The cheapest way to go to the Big Church Day Out is in a group; the price will keep dropping as our group grows.   Your payment will be taken when our group closes nearer the time and they have the lowest price for the St Johns Group.

We hope you will be able to join us!"   Ivan   (For more info please email or contact Ivan Fearn)


Jeanette Gosney - Collation Service  

NewsAn invitation is extended to all our parishes to join with Jeanette for her collation as Archdeacon of Suffolk.  The service is on Saturday Jan 18th @ 3.00pm in  St Michael’s Framlingham and is followed by refreshments .  Please note, it is not possible to reserve parking at the church.  However, there is plenty of parking available in Framlingham including at the castle (during opening hours).  For more information about local parking please click here.  Clergy are not required to robe for the service unless they are directly involved in the service.  Jeanette’s installation at the Cathedral will take place on Sunday 2 February at 3.30pm.  Please remember Jeanette in your prayers as she prepares for taking on this responsibility. 

Noah Ark Replica at Ipswich Waterfront! 

Noahs ArkA huge replica of the Ark has been docked at the Ipswich Waterfront, with plans to stay for up to three months. The Ark is a museum in disguise, boasting an impressive four floors of exhibits, complete with a shop and café. Spanning all floors is a huge replica of the tree of life, found in the middle of the ship amidst the displays and sculptures. The exhibits showcase various biblical stories by using intricately carved wooden sculptures and interactive displays, and are sure to garner attention from even the youngest of inquisitive minds! Of course, there is enough detail and charm to suit older audiences too. 

As the world’s only sea-borne museum, the Ark offers a uniquely entertaining experience to anyone wishing to look at Biblical stories from a different perspective, and is a great way to engage children with the Bible.

Pupils from St Margaret’s Church Of England Voluntary Aided Primary School in Ipswich will be attending a service on the Ark next week (week commencing 27th November) which is due to be filmed by the BBC for a Christmas episode of Songs of Praise!

The ark is open seven days a week, for more information please click here.