Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Woolverstone

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St. Michael's, Woolverstone - The Church in the Park.

Our monthly pattern of services looks like this -

1st Sunday of each month, Cafe Church 2nd Sunday of each month, Worship the Woolverstone Way 3rd Sunday of each month, Morning Prayers 4th Sunday of each month, Holy Communion

You are warmly invited to any or all of our services and to stay for coffee and cake with us after the worship.

The village Family Carol Service is at 7pm on Wednesday 20th December and is followed by mince pies and mulled wine. The village community singing group, Vivo, are leading the carols.

There is an 11am service of Holy Communion on Christmas eve and also an 11am Service of Holy Communion on Christmas Day.

We have been delighted to host the first two Death Cafes in the area. The third one is at 11am on Sunday 7th January but is in the village hall as it was felt the environment would be warmer. Roll on the day that our heaters are working as they should!!

We have hosted St Michaels Monthly Morning Markets on the second Saturday of each month for over two years and have been very encouraged by the support from stall holders and customers however we have been even more encouraged by the wonderful community spirit that it has engendered and the space that it has provided for villagers to come together. The market opens at 9am and finishes around midday; look out for the signage telling you that it is the market week!

Link to Facebook page for St Michaels Monthly Morning Market in Woolverstone

For more information about the church please contact Jane Gould, 01473 780777

The church is dedicated to St Michael the Archangel and was undoubtedly in existence well before the Domesday Book record. Nothing of that early building exists though it was probably built of wood with a thatched roof. It has experienced many re-buildings and renovations during its history and it is possible to pick up a record of these in wills of the 15th Century.

These include bequests for images to be made for the candelbeme (rood beam); for repair of a ‘certain vault’ for a pane of Saint Jerome; for a ‘new stepyll’ (tower) and for the making of a new porch. Also dating from this period is the Font. Sadly, much of the decoration done at this time was destroyed by the Iconoclasts, during the reign of Edward V1, in an attempt to rid the church of idolatry and superstition. Cromwell and his men completed the job removing the angels who held up the Font.

21st Century renovations now include an Architectural award-winning addition of a hand-carved Oak Staircase and balustraded Bell Ringers Gallery, and also ideal for awe-inspiring Musical Duets.  Completed in 2007, St. Michael's now has limited, but up-to-date hospitality features, enabling it to provide refreshment.

The church is currently open from dawn to dusk daily. If you are walking, rambling or just visiting there are tea and coffee making facilities for your comfort.

Link to the facebook page for Two Rivers Benefice

 

Just off the B1456 Main Road
Woolverstone
Ipswich
IP9 1AY

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