Sisters of Jesus and Mary
Arrived from Lyons in the parish of St. Mary's in 1860. From their pioneering work came the foundations of the schools in the parish and work in the parish community. The Sisters are an important part of parish life by their presence giving witness "that the world cannot be transformed and offered to God without the spirit of the Beatitudes"
In 2013 the newly renovated convent was opened, Sister Nuala and Sister Judith Mary arrived to set up the house. Shortly afterwards they were joined by Sister Margaret Pole and Sister Barbara.
It was with great sadness that we heard of the sudden death of Sister Barbara on Christmas day 2014. May she rest in peace. Sister Barbara's funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia on Wednesday 14 January 2015. Sister Barbara worked in the Parish, with those making their Journey of Faith towards Easter and the celebration of Baptist, Confirmation and Eucharist; with our young people preparing for Confirmation; sharing days of reflections and other times of reflection.
For more information please visit their website following the link here Sisters of Jesus and Mary
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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
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