Easter at Aldeburgh: Easter Day

Dawn on Thorpeness Beach

Beach service at Thorpeness

Thorpeness beach: almost 100 people from our new benefice braved the cold winds to celebrate Easter at dawn.

Later, about 320 people attended the service of Holy Communion in Aldeburgh church at 10.30am.

Start of main service of Holy Communion

Revd Mark consecrates the bread and wine

Flowers on font and Easter candle

Prayer tree

Children’s prayer tree.

Photos: Gail and Stephen Southgate (Thorpeness beach); Adrian Brown and Jo Mabey (Aldeburgh church).

 

 

Christmas 2015 at Aldeburgh

Silent night, holy night…  and the Christmas full moon above Aldeburgh Church.

It was a joy to welcome over 500 adults, 50 children and two dogs to worship at services on Christmas Day.

External view of church with Christmas full moonCrib

Detail of crib

Hanging floral decoration in chancelExternal view of church

New Bishop of Dunwich

Revd Canon Mike HarrisonDowning Street has announced that the new Bishop of Dunwich will be the Revd Canon Mike Harrison, currently Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Leicester.

The diocesan website has more information and also a short video by Canon Mike – click here.

Harvest Festival

Mark led our Harvest Festival service on 4th October in a beautifully decorated church, followed by a bring-and-share lunch in the Church Hall.

Pulpit decorated with Harvest Flowers

Pulpit decorated with Harvest Flowers

Harvest Flowers in the Lady Chapel

Harvest Flowers in the Lady Chapel.

Font and Harvest Flowers

Font and Harvest Flowers.

Pillar and Vicar's box and Harvest Flowers

Pillar, Vicar’s box and trug with Harvest Flowers.

Bring and share lunch meeting with wide approval.

The bring and share lunch was greeted with wide approval.

Photo of people being served lunch

“Don’t mind if I do…”

Aldeburgh Church Friday Markets

The August Friday MWP_20150821_001arkets have been in full swing in the Church Hall – you have one more chance to come along and experience the fun and fellowship on Friday, 28th August, 10am – 12 noon.

Amazing stalls, welcome refreshments and a real buzz of activity. Come along and meet old friends and new!

The Church Hall is a splendid place for this and other activities – plenty of space and excellent facilities. For further details regarding bookings please contact Sandra Ralph, telephone 01728 452390.

 


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Photos: Sandra Ralph.

Aldeburgh Lifeboat Service, 23rd August 2015

The annual Aldeburgh Lifeboat Service took place at 3pm on August 23rd on the beach outside the lifeboat station and was attended by about 85 people. Unfortunately, the rain didn’t quite hold off until the end!

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Photos: Adrian Brown (1-3) and Stephen and Gail Southgate (4).