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180 Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich IP2 0QQ  Tel: 01473 684963
..St Mark's Catholic Parish Ipswich and Holy Family Catholic Church Brantham..
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FR BINEESH Bishop Alan has asked and Fr Bineesh has agreed to remain with us at St Mark's Parish for another month - until
Saturday 1st October 2022.

On 9th April 2022, and for the first time in nearly 500 years, a group of Parishioners from Capel St Mary join with all other Christian denominations in the village on a nine-mile pilgrimage to a statue of Our Lady of Grace at St Mary Elms, Ipswich.

CARMELITE PRIORY RETREATS FOR 2022  Following a recent request by parishioners for more Spiritual Support a list of Retreats provided by The Carmelite Priory, Oxford is now availabale on the link below.

Since 1993 Grade 1 listed Clare Priory has been hosting a Craft Fair on the second full weekend in July. This has grown steadily to become a very popular event, and now receives around 10,000 visitors over the two days. Exhibitors and visitors alike greatly appreciate the unique atmosphere and setting of the Priory, and many have become familiar friends as they return year after year. All proceeds go to charity, and the organisers and helpers are all unpaid volunteers who give their time freely and generously.
(As mentioned in the Suffolk Tourist Guide
2022 Visitor Information -  Sorry, no dogs except Assistance dogs
Opening Times: Sat & Sun, July 9th/10th, 10am - 5pm
Admission: One Day: Adults £5, Seniors £4
Both Days: Adults £8, Seniors £6
Accompanied under-16s FREE
Crafts: With over 140 exhibitors and 160 stalls there is something for everyone. Crafts on display in 2019 included blacksmithing, wood craft, leatherwork, stick-making, textiles, ceramics, high-quality wooden furniture, metalwork, jewellery, lace-making, artists, plants and flowers, wool-spinning, artisan food and drink, glassware, pyrography, photography, decoupage, cards & stationery, clothing & accessories, candles, aromatherapy, beauty products.
For Children: Traditional Punch & Judy shows, Magician
Free daily children's raffle
Other: Licensed Bar, Refreshments and Live Entertainment

Tea and Coffee after Mass has resumed at both St Mark's and Holy Family, join us for a refreshing cup and a chat after Sunday Mass.

CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONS Donations and collections can now be made by using the contactless card readers installed at St Mark's and at Holy Family. Also donations for whatever purpose can be made to St Mark's Parish via the 'donate' page on the parish website. Here ...

MASS INTENTIONS  If you cannot get to the church (or even if you can) and would like to have a Mass celebrated for your intention please go to 'Mass Intentions' page and do it online.

Those who wish to donate to our offertory collection or Standing Order can use the following details.
(Single, one-off donations or payments may also be made in this way.)
St Mark's RC Parish Account
Sort Code: 204451
Account Number: 60791342

We accept most main credit and debit cards, just click HERE ......

GIFT AID Have you completed your gift aid form yet?
If you pay tax and contribute to the Parish we can claim a further £1 for each £4  you contribute at no further cost to you.
Return the completed form to the ParishTreasurer, Gift Aid Coordinator or either of the Priests.
If you require further information email the coordinator at

Sacred Space

Your daily prayer online
Welcome! We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.

GROTTO INAUGURATION took place on the 8th of September at 6pm in the Garden. Fr John Williamson OCD from Gerrard’s Cross celebrated holy Mass and the inauguration of the grotto.
Thanks to all those who donated towards the expenses of the grotto. All are welcome to sponsor in every little way you can.

MASS BY PHONE AND RADIO Mass by phone is available 24/7 by dialling 01642 130120 thanks to the Diocese of Middlesbrough and Knights of St Columba.
Calls are charged at local rates and may be free if included in your phone contract's minutes. It may be of use to those who don't have the internet. Another resource is RTE1 which broadcasts Mass on 252kHz long wave every second Sunday at 11am.

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