News & Features from 2016

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Ipswich father and son's 300 mile challenge
Darren and Samuel Noller are training hard to complete the London to Paris bike ride this summer to raise £3,000 for Talitha Koum (TK). Heart 4 Ipswich interrupted their training, with just 42 days to go, for an exclusive interview... More ...
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Ipswich woman's fight against alcoholism
It’s two years since I was freed from alcoholism and it’s the main reason I am now involved with Ipswich based charity TK, with women caught in addiction" Sarah Page bravely tells her powerful and inspiring story More ...
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The Servant Queen and the King She serves
Bible Society, HOPE and LICC, have produced a very special 64-page book The Servant Queen and the King She Serves, to help churches and schools to mark this milestone in the life of the nation More ...
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EU Referendum Debate in Ipswich
Need help making your decision? Many people are expressing concern about how to vote on the 23rd June. What are the true facts? How do we disentangle the different realities being presented? More ...
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Ipswich Churches to Celebrate Royally in June
In June the nation and Commonwealth will celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Just like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, Ipswich churches will be celebrating in the communities together. Time to Party!! More ...
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National Week of Prayer For Evangelism
A national week of prayer for evangelism will take place from 9-15th May in the lead up to Pentecost. Instigated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Christians across the country are being encouraged to join together in a wave of prayer More ...
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Suffolk singer-songwriter releases album for download April 9th
Keith Sadler a singer-songwriter from Suffolk is about to release a new album described by Jon Wright, the presenter of BBC Radio Suffolk's Sunday breakfast show, as 'a piece of work bursting with passion, hope and honesty'. More ...
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New life for East Anglian Bible convention
Eastern Counties Bible Convention set to close after 86 years has been resurrected with a new name, 'Bible East', Speakers announced for 2016 include John Blanchard, Bishop Wallace and Mark Green More ...
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Ipswich Walking Witnesses
Christians from many different denominations of the churches in Ipswich will process though Ipswich town centre on Good Friday, if you are able, please join them! More ...
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Brussels Bombing: Suffolk Bishop joins prayers
Rt Revd Martin Seeley joined Christians in Brussels and around the world to pray as Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirms over 31 people have been killed and hundreds injured More ...
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Ipswich Town-wide Christian Events
Readership of the Heart 4 Ipswich website is increasing fast with the new mobile-friendly format! With over a 1,000 views per month for each article/event why not promote your church or project events on our Calendar now! Reach more people! More ...
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‘Confession drive’ at Catholic churches across East Anglia
People across the Diocese of East Anglia took part in a worldwide ‘Confession drive’ over the weekend initiated by Pope Francis, as an integral part of his Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations. More ...
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Mayor sleeps rough to highlight Suffolk's youth homelessness
A local Suffolk charity issued the challenge to see if anyone would choose to give up their bed for one night, brave the cold and sleep under cardboard with their friends. The Town Mayor of Stowmarket and his wife rose to the challenge. More ...
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Volunteers Wanted at Suffolk Show
Volunteers are wanted to support the ministry of the Churches Together in Suffolk stand at the Suffolk Show which is taking place on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd June at Trinity Park on the outskirts of Ipswich. More ...
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Growing Ipswich Charity seeks Admin Support
Expanding local charity is now seeking to appoint an administrator to assist the Co-ordinator and the growing team of Volunteers and Link Workers. Closing Date Thursday 10th March More ...
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Suffolk gains a new Bishop
Suffolk gains a new Bishop during a moving service attended by more than 1,000 supporters with coaches of people travelling to London from the county. More ...
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Volunteer Chaplains Sought by East of England Ambulance Trust
An exciting opportunity for both lay and ordained volunteers as The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is looking to extend and develop its chaplaincy service throughout the six counties of East Anglia. More ...
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Ipswich charity creates legacy of hope from Ipswich murders
Almost a decade has past since the infamous murders of five women. One charity is looking to create a positive legacy for Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell. More ...
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Ipswich Church appoints new Musical Director
Mary-Le-Tower Church which runs musical educational classes for children has appointed a new musical director. Conductor and singer, Christopher Borrett, the musical director of the Ipswich Chamber Choir, has joined St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich More ...
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Syrian Refugees coming to Ipswich - Help Needed
The UK government has agreed to take 20,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees over the next five years. Suffolk has offered to take 200 and it looks as if the majority will be coming to the Ipswich area from March 2016 More ...
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L'Arche Ipswich Founder's Legacy
Tim Mason, who started Ipswich's L'Arche community ten years ago, has died peacefully at his home. Many have reason to be grateful to him….and that is only part of his contribution to so many lives More ...
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New Residential Christian Community in Ipswich?
Would you like to support the process for the creation of a residential Christian community in Ipswich? The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and St Thomas’s are starting the discernment process by inviting those who are interested to come together More ...
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Ipswich Churches to 'Think Outside the Box'
Each year Churches in the UK send over 1 million shoe-boxes full of small gifts to children in around 14 different countries. Local Churches are being asked to think outside the box next Christmas by Nick Cole, UK Director of Operations Christmas Child More ...
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Ipswich EG Magazine online
The latest edition of the EG magazine with a special emphasis on 'homelessness' is on-line now. 15,000 copies of the last two editions were distributed to the Ipswich community. See what people are saying... join the conversation... More ...
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Please Pray for Ipswich Night Shelter
Sunday was 'Homeless Sunday' and Ipswich churches will join 1000's of churches in the UK to pray for schemes like the Night Shelter that help with 83,840 families and individuals assessed as homeless according to Housing Justice charity More ...
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Homeless Sunday in Ipswich
Sunday 24th January 2016 is Homeless Sunday and Ipswich Churches will join with thousands of UK Christians to remember those caught in homelessness or involved in helping. Why not join in? More ...
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A Chance to Sing at the Royal Albert Hall
Ipswich-based Cantus Firmus Choir is recruiting singers to join them to be part of the massed choir at London’s prestigious Prom Praise, at the Royal Albert Hall, on Saturday 2 April 2016. More ...
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Ipswich Care Home enters 40th year
Ormonde Christian Home for the Elderly is a long-established residential care home in the centre of Ipswich. It opened its doors to the Christian community in 1976. Almost 40 years on and the heart of the organisation hasn't changed. More ...
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Ipswich Town-wide Christian Calendar
Never miss a Christian event or plan one that clashes again! View the Heart for Ipswich town-wide Calendar alongside your personal calendar on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. More ...
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Holy Door opening marks start of Year of Mercy in Diocese of East Anglia
The Year of Mercy began in the Diocese of East Anglia, which includes Ipswich and Suffolk, on Sunday December 13 with Bishop Alan opening the Holy Door at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich and inviting the 400-strong congregation, which included More ...
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ChurchCare launches resource for Queen's 90th
A central news sharing resource for churches and cathedrals has been launched to encourage and equip communities as they organise celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in June 2016. More ...
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Suffolk Christmas Card Design Winners
Two primary school children have been awarded joint first prize for their 2015 Christmas card designs for the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese. More ...
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