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The History of St. Mary's Church, Ipswich

Looking at the modern church of St. Mary's, built in 1960, you might well think that this is a new parish which grew out of an expanding town population: but in fact you are standing near the oldest Catholic church in Ipswich since the Reformation.
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The History of the Church of the Holy Family and St. Michael's, Kesgrave


The church was built in 1931 in memory of Squadron Leader Michael Rope and the 47 others, including the Secretary of State of Air, who died with him in the wreck of HM Airship R101 at Allonne near Beauvais on 5th October 1930.
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Sunday Gospel readings

Diocesan Year Book and Liturgical Calendar


Latest News from Cambodia

Watch the video messages from

Fr Francesco (Chomnaom’s new parish priest) and

Fr Manoj (Battambang Parish Priest)

Then The Khmer Rouge Came: Survivors’ Stories from Northwest Cambodia, Marie-Madeleine Kenning’s book has now been published. For more information about the book and how to purchase a copy go to the Friends of Cambodia page of this website.

It is important to note that ALL profits go directly to Friends of Cambodia and therefore 100% of that goes directly to the people in Cambodia.










Recent letters from Pope Francis

Letter : Care for our Common Home - Laudato Si










Live Simply Wildflower Gardens - as part of our Live Simply parish commitment we are being invited to plant a wildflower patch in our gardens. The Parish has supplied some seeds. Your wildflower patch could be as small or as large as you like, but nothing too onerous - from a metre square to ... well you decide.Parish LiveSimply Wildflower Patches



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