News & Features from 2014

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Tsunami: 10 Years After The Wave: Online Exhibition
Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed almost 250,000 people on Boxing Day 2004, Christian Aid is marking the anniversary by launching Tsunami: 10 years after the wave, an online exhibition that features work – including previously unpub More ...
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Suffolk Bishop’s Christmas Message 
A bishop is asking people across Suffolk to consider giving some of their time at Christmas to help the homeless, those short of food, or on their own. More ...
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Broke Hall Carols on the Green
Saturday December 13th saw a crowd of over 200 people celebrating Christmas in the open air with carols and readings on Broke Hall Estate, Ipswich. Rushmere Christian Fellowship and St Augustine’s Church worked together to organise this service for the lo More ...
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Prayer Impacts Workplace Culture
As Christians our 'place to stand' is on the finished work of Christ, secure in our identity as sons and daughters of the living God. The lever that God has given to impact our workplaces, is prayer. More ...
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Winter News From the Streets
Town Pastors are out in towns across Suffolk on Friday and Saturday nights. We are recognisable by our hi-viz jackets and the Town Pastors branding. As winter approaches we put on our thermals and keep moving to keep the cold at bay. More ...
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Five top Christmas events coming soon
Yes we are now in the Advent season! Here are 5 ways in Ipswich to celebrate... More ...
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Spotlight on invisible lives
Ipswich Building Society and Emmaus Ipswich are working together to launch the #sofaselfie campaign; asking people to sleep on their sofa, post a selfie to social media and donate £5 by text, to help the issue of hidden homelessness and sofa surfing. More ...
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Celebrating a journey in love in Suffolk
Up to 900 people joined 12 bishops and a host of civic guests for the finale event celebrating the centenary year of the Church of England’s St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese. More ...
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New Bishop announced by Downing Street
Her Majesty the Queen has approved the nomination of The Reverend Canon Martin Seeley, is welcomed as the 11th Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. More ...
Cash boost for church care
Churches are rapidly signing up to a new version of a church maintenance scheme made possible due to a generous grant from the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust. More ...
Night Shelter opens in weeks
Churches will be open to the homeless people of Ipswich within weeks as a night shelter project for those sleeping rough on the bitterly cold streets of the town expands the services they offer. More ...
Christmas Presence: The Journey to Bethlehem
A pilot project aims to help tell some of the real stories behind Christmas by creating a street labyrinth of the nativity story in Ipswich town centre. More ...
Suffolk Christians asked to join climate justice push
Suffolk Christians are invited to join hundreds of churches nationwide over the weekend of 18-19 October to urge their local MPs to tackle climate change, and pray for people affected around the world. More ...
Vote for Emmaus Ipswich again
Emmaus Ipswich has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Ipswich. Your vote could help Emmaus Ipswich receive up to £3,000. More ...
St Mary-le-Tower expands its musical offering
The start of the new term has seen an exciting expansion of musical services at the Civic Church of St Mary-le-Tower in Ipswich. More ...
The ‘yes’ of God and our ‘yes’ to God
Ipswich Anna and Simeon network are meeting and praying to see God's kingdom come here in Ipswich. More ...
Teaming up high in the skies!
The two Ipswich charities, Talitha Koum and Inspire Counselling + Training, both involved in improving others' lives, are putting some of their own lives on the line to raise funds! More ...
Waitrose supporting Talitha Koum
During September Talitha Koum is one of the charities being supported by the Little Waitrose Community Matters Scheme. More ...
Vote for Emmaus Ipswich to tackle loan sharks
The Emmaus Ipswich ball is well and truely rolling. It has been a busy Summer of user forums, festivals and now they are through to the public vote for 'Your Choice' funding. More ...
Begin your training with Inspire
Inspire Counselling have announced that they will be running a new course starting in September. More ...
CLC encourage prayer for Middle East
CLC Ipswich, St Matthews Street and the CLC International family would, along with many others, urge you to pray for the countries of the Middle East where Christians and other minorities are being persecuted. More ...
Home for good concert inspires
More than 80 people enjoyed an inspiring evening of music with Amie Aitken on her ‘Home For Good’ tour last month! More ...
Women bishop yes vote welcomed in Suffolk
The General Synod of the Church of England has given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England and the move has been welcomed in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. More ...
Great stories from lives and communities
The Summer 'EG - Extravagant Grace' is all set for Saturday 19th July! More ...
Ready to serve communities across Suffolk
Worshippers are delighted that new priests and deacons are taking up new roles serving communities right across Suffolk. More ...
Church Business directory moves online
After producing and publishing a Christian Business Directory for Ipswich and Surrounding Area for the last 3 years it has been decided that there will only be an on-line directory for 2014. More ...
Celebrating 50 years of service
Ipswich Shiloh church are celebrating 50 years of service with 5 special events this Summer. More ...
Examples of especially good news!
A new magazine called ‘E.G. magazine’ is set to land in Ipswich. More ...
Churches stand at the Suffolk Show engages many
Young visitors to the Church of England marquee at the Suffolk Show were in their element with plenty of colourful and inspiring activities laid on for them. More ...
Celebrate 100 years of the Diocese
Tickets are now available for two services of worship celebrating the Centenary of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, being held on Sunday 6th July at Ipswich Regent Theatre. More ...
Greenfinch Church Memory Support Group
Greenfinch Church on Chantry Estate has joined together with the Alzheimer’s Society in providing a Memory Support Group to people in the local area and beyond More ...
Christians honoured at the cathedral
Christians have been honoured for their long and loyal service to the life of the Church by their Bishop who has installed them as Canons during a moving cathedral service. More ...
A clean up job well done!
60 volunteers from churches, the Noisy Group, businesses and local residents all joined forces to clean-up an Ipswich estate. More ...
Bringing Emmaus to Ipswich...
Building up momentum, Emmaus Ipswich are hosting an informal gathering for anyone who wants to find out more about volunteering and what the organisation hope to achieve. More ...
Talitha Koum highlighted by aspiring journalist
18-year-old Sophie Pratt from Ipswich was given the opportunity to tell a news story in a short video by ITV Anglia. She chose to highlight the work of the Talitha Koum Community. More ...
Walking witnesses
Christians from all different denominations of the churches in Ipswich processed though Ipswich town centre on Good Friday. More ...
The Good News Stand to return to the Suffolk Show
After being able to recruit new members to the committee, and crucially a new chair person and secretary, The Good News Stand will once again have a stall at the Suffolk Show this year. More ...
Cleaning up in Queensway
Last year the 'Noisy Group' helped fill the equivalent of 20 skips of Household waste to make a huge impact on the Queensway estate. They are brave enough to do it again on Saturday 10th May. More ...
The Bishop's Easter message
The Acting Bishop for Suffolk has praised Christians across the county for their voluntary work serving communities where they offer services including shops, cafes and gardens for playgroups. More ...
Running his final marathon for Talitha Koum
David Coley MarathonDavid Coley is running his last marathon to raise vital funds for Talitha Koum. On Monday 5th May he will be running the Milton Keynes marathon to try and raise £2000 to help build the Hope Resource Centre. More ...
Archbishop Justin encourages local projects
In his recent visit to Suffolk the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, encouraged several local projects and applauded the practical action that the church is engaging with. More ...
Helping family values prosper in Ipswich
A pilot project called Ipswich4familes is establishing itself this year with the aim assisting families in all their challenges and bringing hope into their lives. We got a chance to speak to the Ipswich4familes team about their journey so far. More ...
Proclaimers now part of the Hillsong family of churches
On the 6th April 2014 a special announcement was made to the local Ipswich church Proclaimers, of a new affiliation with the global ‘mega-church’ known as ‘Hillsong Church’ based in Australia. More ...
L’Arche Ipswich revels in 50 years of nurturing community
L’Arche communities across the world have been celebrating 50 years since L’Arche was established by Jean Vanier in 1964. It now has 145 communities in nearly 40 countries. More ...
Tunningley headlines Suffolk's Alive festival
Former drug dealer, addict and convicted armed robber, Darrell Tunningley headlines at Alive Festival, a Christian event held in Woodbridge this May 24 - 26 More ...
IWNS to mark end of great season of Hospitality
Ipswich Winter Night Shelter are hosting an informal evening of thanks for the last season of Hospitality offered to those who would otherwise have to sleep rough this winter. More ...
Archbishop excited about mission and growth in Suffolk
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has sent a message of support to the diocese ahead of his visit on Saturday 29 March. More ...
MBE awarded to Neil Boast after helping establish Town Pastors
Former Suffolk police sergeant, Neil Boast, who helped establish the Town Pastors scheme has been applauded for his services to Suffolk Police and volunteering with an MBE. More ...
Think about ‘Real Eggs’ this Fairtrade Fortnight
Could we justify buying Easter eggs before we even get into Lent? The answer must be yes if we want to make a difference. More ...
Ideal venue for small groups
An independent coffee shop in Central Ipswich is making their premises available for small groups of around 10 to 15 people in the evenings. More ...
The Sanctuary: Local Churches here for you
Representatives from St. Matthew’s church (in Portman Road) and other local churches are piloting ‘Sanctuary’ a presence at the Lions Club of Ipswich Car Boot Sale on the car park outside Ipswich Town Football Club. More ...
The Fire Service ignite IWNS support at Waitrose
A recent Waitrose and Fire Service promotion on the 1st February resulted in the Shelter receiving the equivalent of sixteen large trolley baskets of food and drinks worth an estimated £2000. More ...
Felixstowe Town Pastors Celebrate
Felixstowe Town Pastors have been out on the streets on Saturday nights since April 2010! All are welcome to their celebration and recruitment event. A visiting band will be leading worship and the guest speaker will be Sandy Millar of Alpha and HTB More ...
A contemporary vicarage
A very contemporary 21st century looking £210,000 vicarage has just been built at Leiston as the Church shows its commitment to the community. More ...
‘Extravagant Grace’ – a new event for people all across Ipswich
“Come to an inspirational evening of worship, prayer, testimonies, stories and teaching. From start to finish its all about grace – from celebrating its splashes among us, to seeking more and more of God in its depths.” More ...
New charity director hugely positive about addiction project progress!
“I am really excited by the groundswell of community support expressed to us in this New Year,” says Ken Donaldson, recently appointed Project Director for Talitha Koum. More ...
Empowering people trapped in debt in Ipswich
The award winning debt help service CAP (Christians Against Poverty) has landed in Ipswich. Members from Rushmere Christian Fellowship opened the centre in November last year. More ...
Ipswich churches celebrate and rally together at Crown Him!
Christians from across Ipswich gathered at Colchester Road Baptist Church for the recent ‘Crown Him’ event instigated by Heart For Ipswich. It was a fantastic evening of celebrating the expressions of God's Kingdom in our town. More ...
Churches fill everynight to home the homeless
Churches opening as winter night shelters in Ipswich have helped so many homeless people that they have been full every night. More ...
More great funding opportunities from Suffolk Community Action
Suffolk Community Action recently published a new list of potential funding sources for charities. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for an extra financial boost towards the great work that your charity do in and around Ipswich. More ...
Resurrection and hope in Rwanda
St John’s Church in Ipswich are hosting an evening of worship, testimony and inspiration with the Bishop of Kigali and Samaritan’s Purse. More ...
Improving life for ex-offenders at Woodbridge Visions Day
At the end of Prisons week is a great opportunity for Suffolk churches to get together and explore ways that they can welcome, bless and support those coming out of prison. More ...
Tea at the Ritz - well nearly!
Luncheon Club staff at Rushmere Baptist Church in Ipswich recently held an “Afternoon Tea (Ritz Style)” to raise funds for Talitha Koum. The event was very successful with three full sittings. More ...
The Fair Trade Shop needs you! 
Ipswich’s Fair Trade Shop, located in the town centre at 15 Orwell Place are looking for volunteers to support the work of the shop. More ...
 
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