On Sunday 6th October we celebrated Harvest Festival. Our wonderful flower team had decorated the church beautifully. The Brownies had decorated bags and presented them during the service. Afterwards a lunch of soup and pie was served in the church hall prepared by Sandra Saint. Sandra is a huge part of our church community. We can always rely on Sandra for a tasty homemade lunch. It was her birthday too. A birthday cake was presented to her made by Elder Fran Smith. Happy birthday Sandra from us all.
Aldeburgh primary school visited the church on Monday 7th for their Harvest Festival Service. It was a wonderful celebration of harvest thanksgiving with the children reading poems they had written and leading us in songs such as the Harvest Samba! The children also gave a very interesting presentation on the history of harvest festivals and we they helped to lead our prayers using boxes of breakfast cereals.
Revd Johanna Mabey had the great pleasure of going to Aldringham Court Care Home to lead their Harvest Festival celebration. They sang favourite harvest hymns together and joined in saying prayers of thanksgiving to God for all the good gifts He gives us. Many thanks to Elaine at Aldringham Court for her beautiful harvest themed display – it was a very joyful service!
On Saturday 27th July 2019 at 1pm our Revd Jo took her first wedding service since being ordained. A very special couple to boot too – Jo’s godson Tom and his now wife Lynsey. So plenty of knowing eyes watching the beautiful couple start their journey together. A very special day for so many reasons.
WELL DONE JO & MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR & MRS SUNDERLAND.
On Saturday 21st our first Harvest Messy Church took place in the Church Hall. Revd Johanna Mabey and Elder Fran Smith led the amazing Messy Church team to make this ever popular event fun and enjoyable for all. It was our busiest Messy Church to date: 40 children and 37 adults attended the morning full of arts and crafts and baking.
The next Messy Church Event will be the celebration for Christmas on Saturday 14th December at 10am in The Church Hall. Please do get in touch with Revd Johanna Mabey if you would like to help. Thank you so much to everyone who gives their time in helping. We really couldn’t do it without you.
Please take a look at the photos below to see the fun had by all.
On Sunday 1st September we held our annual pet service. This service was led by Revd Johanna Mabey. This is the time to bring along your family pet to join in with the service. As you can see from the photos below a variety of animals came along with their families. We heard their stories and then the animals were presented with a certificate of blessing, followed by squash and biscuits in the church hall.
It is that time again when the seaside town of Aldeburgh is decorated with carnival explosions of colour. This year the theme is to celebrate 100 years of the wonderful Aldeburgh cinema. There are windows decorated with oscars, giant Jaws (the shark ones) 007 Octopussy, Harry Potter and lots more.
The Revd Mark Lowther led the annual United Carnival Songs of Praise on the green next to the Moot Hall. It was a well attended service with the addition of hand selected people that spoke to Mark about their carnival experiences and what they were doing at this year’s carnival.
We are delighted to welcome James as our new Benefice Assistant Curate.
James was ordained on Saturday 29th July at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral. We started him working the very next day at our Patronal Festival which James acted beautifully as Deacon. We were also joined by the Dean of our Cathedral The Very Revd Joe Hawes. Afterwards we all got the opportunity to chat with James for a bring and share lunch in the Church Hall.
Dru and her team have been very busy decorating our beautiful church for Easter. I am sure you will agree that the flower arrangements are just stunning. Thank you all for creating such a beautiful and welcoming church for all of our Easter visitors.
On Saturday 13th Revd Johanna Mabey led another fun Messy Church event for Easter. We were overjoyed that 39 children (inc two gorgeous babies) and 34 adults attended. It was a joyful event with the story of Easter told by the Revd Mark Lowther, then the creativity begun. A huge thank you to all that came along and all our wonderful volunteers that made it happen. Please take a look at the photos below to see the fun had by all.
Next Messy Church will be for Harvest Festival on Saturday 21st September 10am – 12 noon in the Church Hall. All Welcome.
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.
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.
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