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Our Parish Programme for Lent and Easter 2017Our 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 - the next course starts in September 2017. 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 March 2017

Below is the Pope Video for February 2017

Below is the Pope Video for January 2017

Latest News

This Week's Newsletter

Newsletter 19.3.17

Newsletter 12.3.17

Newsletter 5.3.17

Latest News from Cambodia

Watch the video messages from Fr Viney (Chomnaom’s new parish priest) and Fr Manoj (who has taken over the running of the Tep Im hostel)

Sunday Gospel readings

Diocesan Liturgical Calandar 2017

Recent letters from Pope Francis

Letter for the end of the Year of Mercy

Letter : Care for our Common Home - Laudato Si

Donate to the South Sudan appeal

Many people in South Sudan are in urgent need of food, water, healthcare and safe places to stay.

CAFOD Appeal for South Sudan

Post your pledge here by email and it will be added to the board LIve SImply Pledge

Look out for more live simply ideas and things we can do together as a parish family in the coming weeks and months

How about joining freecycle - a great way of handing on those unwanted items and finding things you need for free visit the Ipswich page FreeCycle

For Christmas 2016 we did not have the usual Christmas trees in our churches as we made a donation of £126 (the cost the Christmas trees for St Mary's and Holy Family & St Michael's) to the Woodland trust who will be able to plant 42 trees in the coming year - for more information please visit woodland Trust