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Welcome to the website of St Mary's Catholic Parish

Our Parish serves the Church of St. Mary's, Ipswich and The Church of the Holy Family & St. Michael's, Kesgrave.

The Parish covers north-east Ipswich, Kesgrave, Rushmere St Andrew, Martlesham Heath, Westerfield and Tuddenham.

This website hopes to provide you with information you may need to get to know our parish family.

We are a community with rich diversity, proclaiming God's Word, joyfully celebrating the Eucharist and sharing together spiritually and socially.

Thank you for visiting our website.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us on 01473 728115.

Father John Warrington (Parish Priest)

Please keep in your prayers those who are coming to our Journey of Faith course to learn more about becoming a Catholic

Our new Journey of Faith program has now begun. If you are interested in coming along you are welcome to come this Thursday at 8pm - 9pm in St Mary's Parish Hall.

Full details can be downloaded here 2016-2017-Programme.pdf

The Pope Video

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of the Holy Father’s monthly intentions related to the challenges the humanity faces. Every month you may accompany Pope Francis in his prayer requests. For more infomation please visit and

Below is the Pope Video for October 2016

Below is the Pope Video for September 2016

Below is the Pope Video for August 2016

parish family groups
Parish family groups

year of mercy
Year of Mercy



This Weeks Newsletter

Newsletter 16.10.16

Newsletter 9.10.16

Newsletter 2.10.16

Want to put your faith into action? We've got just the thing for you. Our parish LiveSimply award enables you to strengthen the bonds of community, nourish your spiritual life and care for God's gift of creation. READ MORE

Reflections on the Sunday Gospels from Fr Adrian Graffy

Encyclical Letter - Laudato Si from Pope Francis

download the latest letter to the world from Pope Francis