Category Archives: News

New Electoral Roll

Every 6 years we have to discard the old electoral roll and start again! 2019 is a sixth year so if you wish to go on the electoral roll (and qualify) you must fill in one of the forms in the west porch, or the back of the church, and then place it in the pigeon hole marked ‘Administrator’.  Or just print off the form below and place in the Administrator’s pigeon hole. You can be on two electoral rolls if you meet the required criteria.

Our wonderful Knitivity have returned

We are delighted to see the life-size knitted nativity return back to Aldeburgh Parish Church.  The Knit and Natter Group from the Fairfield Centre have been busy again this year and produced additions to the scene with two shepherds, two Suffolk sheep and a lamb.  Thank you so much all for all your wonderful efforts and letting us display them again.

Please do come along to visit our Knitted friends.  They will be with us throughout the Christmas period to raise money for our Church funds. 

Read all about the story of the knitivity in the East Anglian Daily Times.  Click on the link below. https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-knit-and-natter-group-create-nativity-scene-1-5820916

Christmas Messy Church 2018

On Saturday the 15th December the Christmas fun really began.  We had a huge turn out of children, parents and grandparents.  

We all got creative in making Christmas decorations, bags and yummy biscuits.

We also enjoyed listening to the Open Book Team who presented the Christmas story with great joy and enthusiasm.  Thank you!!!

THANK YOU so much to all of our wonderful volunteers that make this popular event possible every year.

Please take a look at the pictures below from the day.

Christmas Rainbow Tots

On Tuesday the 11th December the Rainbow Tots got together at the Aldeburgh Community Centre to celebrate Christmas. 

We all listened to the Christmas story with our wonderful Knitivity friends.  Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, and Anja had made a yummy cake too.

Please take a look at the photos below.

We Will Remember Them

Our Church was thoughtfully decorated for this year’s 100th anniversary Remembrance Sunday.

We are so fortunate to have a building that looks so beautiful on very special occasions such as this.

A huge thank you to all that contributed in making the church look so wonderful for such an important service. We Will Remember Them.

Please do come and visit to see the displays

Here are some photos.

Back by popular demand – Christina Johnston at Christmas

We are delighted to announce that Soprano Christina Johnston will be returning again this Christmas to Aldeburgh Parish Church.   We had a packed church last year for Christina’s blessing debut album release, and then again in December for a Christmas Concert.  Christina holds Suffolk close to her heart and wanted to sing for us all again.

The concert “Chrissy at Christmas” will be on December 22nd 2018 at 7pm, in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust Charity, which Christina is an ambassador for.

Everyone welcome to come along and be treated to a truly magical Christmas treat.

See below poster for information on how you can buy tickets.

Christina Johnston Aldeburgh Church

Harvest Festival at Aldeburgh Parish Church

On the 7th October we celebrated Harvest.  The service was taken by The Revd Johanna Mabey. We had a great attendance with families and friends who joined us.

Please take a look at the photos below of our beautiful church decorated for Harvest.  Don’t we have a talented bunch!!!!

 

Aldeburgh Carnival 2018 – WINNERS!!!!!!

On Monday 20th August, Aldeburgh Parish Church took part in the carnival procession.

Revd Johanna Mabey, and her truly amazing team spent weeks and weeks of thinking and creating for our float contribution to the Carnival.  This year the theme was “Fly me to the moon”, and so we went with a heavenly, celestial, angelic theme.   Our aim was to show folk that we’re a welcoming, friendly and joyful bunch, and that ultimately ‘church’ isn’t about bricks and mortar, but everything about people and relationships, and most importantly that God lives among us all in Aldeburgh!  We were  ‘over the moon to win first prize in the ‘tableaux’ category and the Louisa Moore Cup which is awarded to the best Aldeburgh entry!

Well done & congratulations to The Revd Johanna Mabey, and all of her winning team for all their hard work and love shown in making this Carnival a one that we won’t forget.

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Carnival Songs of Praise 2018

On Sunday 19th August, we hosted the annual carnival songs of praise service.   Our Rector the Revd Mark Lowther, Revd Sheila Hart, Revd Johanna Mabey and Father Tony Rogers led this United Service.  Record numbers attended to join in the pre-carnival atmosphere.

We started the evening with Mark speaking to our church warden emeritus Dick Jeffery.  It was a celebration weekend for the Jeffery’s, as Dick and his wife Val celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary the day before.  Dick had us all in laughter with his choice of hymn Fight the good fight, which reflected his marriage to Val over the 63 years.   Many congratulations Dick and Val.

The Aldeburgh Mayor Councillor John Digby, was the next person to be interviewed.  John talked about the changes and challenges that Aldeburgh Carnival has presented the town council with over the years.

The third person was Trevor Harvey, the Carnival Marshall.   It was in-fact Trevor’s 47th carnival as Marshall.  Trevor told us all of stories gone by.  We all knew we were in safe hands yet again with Trevor at the helm.

The fourth person was Alan Collett. Alan and his wife Christine have been leading a project in Aldeburgh in helping stop the decline of the Swifts.  It really was incredible to hear what work Alan and Christine have done in helping these delicate little birds flourish in numbers.

The fifth person was Judy Gowen.  Judy has been the carnival secretary since 1976.  Judy has been an incredible asset to the carnival committee over the years.  Her services to the carnival were even recognised with a British Empire Medal in 2015.

Our last lady to be interviewed was Taylor Paige-Briggs.  Taylor was to be crowned Carnival Queen 2018 at the beginning of the carnival procession the following day.  Taylor explained what her day would involve.  When Mark asked Taylor what bit in particular she was looking forward to, she replied “All of it”.   Good luck Taylor!!!

Please take a look at the photos below from the service.   Click on any image to enlarge.