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 www.suffolktouristguide.com)
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
Organist for 5.30pm Mass required, please contact Fr Paul or Fr Bineesh.
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.
November Coffee Morning This months Bring and Buy Coffee Morning hosted by Viv at East Bergholt raised a record sum of £224.25. The next Bring and Buy coffee morning will be on 16th December, all are invited and wear your Christmas Jumper - you may win a prize.
CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONSDonations 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 ...
Return the completed form to the ParishTreasurer, Gift Aid Coordinator or either of the Priests.
If you require further information email the coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Finally some great news, Fr Paul Vincent our Parish Priest graduates from the University of London with a second Masters, this time in Western Philosophy. A link to the article on the diocesan website is here ......
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.
FACE MASKS from 1st August all persons attending church services MUST wear a face mask. (Except those who are exempt - children under 11 those with valid medical issues etc)