More Eds and Ips News

Open the Book Training Day

Saturday 7 March 10am-3pm, Whitton Church Hall Ipswich. 

Open the Book is a highly successful national project presenting the Bible in accessible and enjoyable ways in our local schools. The workshop is suitable for beginners and experts. Email to book. £5 per person or just £10 for a team of three or more. To find out more about Open the Book, visit the website.



Musical Instrument Amnesty

All Hallows Church, Ipswich are looking for donations of unwanted musical instruments. Size is no object – anything from a recorder to a trombone, an ocarina to a set of drums.  If you feel able to donate it, it will be used to engage young people and connect them to the church. Email Revd Angela Oakey-Jones if you are able to help.

Lent Lectures

‘Alongside Mark’ is the theme for a series of Lent lectures being held in the Lecture Room at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  For details, as well as information on this year’s Lent Addresses to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, see the February edition of the Cathedral eZine.

Share a Prayer with BBC Radio Suffolk

Jon Wright, the new Sunday morning presenter on BBC Radio Suffolk is looking for churches to take part in a new feature.  All you need is an iPhone or iPad to record some members of the congregation sharing some short prayers which he will then play on the radio. Full instructions will be given. This is a great opportunity for your church to reach a wide audience and make prayer more visible. To take part email

New Vacancies

·         Chaplain Ipswich School (Closing date 30 January)


·         Click to download February’s East Anglican Magazine

·         Click to download the February Cathedral Ezine

Forthcoming Events / Services

Ipswich Deaf Church, Sunday 8 February, St Nicholas Centre.
Meets at the St Nicholas Centre at 3.30pm on the second Sunday of each month.  The service is fully signed, with voice interpretation and full use is made of the Loop System in the Centre for those with hearing aids. The service is non-eucharistic and is open to all. On Sunday 8 February, Bishop David Thomson, Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, will be preaching.

Living Faith in Suffolk Taster Sessions

A collection of resources to help you and your church to become more confident in Christian faith. To book on to one of our four taster sessions in February or March, which will introduce some of the material in our Living Faith in Suffolk Series, see the website for more details. The taster sessions are ideal for church or house group leaders.

Dying to Live Book Launch, Thursday 28 January, 6-8pm, St Nicholas Centre Ipswich
‘Dying to Live’ is a book written for those involved in the pastoral care of the terminally ill or elderly; bereavement ministry, services such as All Souls and Funerals and ministry to carers/ relatives.  Written by a priest / teacher in this Diocese, formerly Chaplain to St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich.  There is a book launch on Thursday 29 January 6-8pm at the St Nicholas Centre, Ipswich. Details are available from Marian Carter on 01473 780 259.


St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Sunday 1 February 10am

Solemn Eucharist

St John the Evangelist, Bury St Edmunds,  Monday 2 February 6.30pm.

Candlelit procession and sung Eucharist followed by a party.


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Tom Warmington

Communications Officer

Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

01473 298571