Sunday after Ascension Day 2024 (Online Holy Communion)

Occuring
for 6 days, 3 hours
Venue
Address

Following the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, we now begin to look forward to Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Our services this week both in our churches and also online reflect this anticipation.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are warmly invited to join in with our Rector, The Revd Mark Woodrow, from your own home, as he celebrates Christ's Glorious Resurrection with Holy Communion from the Vicarage.

The readings for today are Acts 1:15-17 & 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13 and John 17:6-19.

The hymns for today are, At the name of Jesus, and Hail the day that sees him rise.

A service booklet to accompany this service is also available to download below, alternative please email [email protected] to receive a copy each week by email.

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Pentecost Sunday 2024 (Online Holy Communion)

Occuring
for 6 days, 3 hours
Venue
Address

The Great Fifty Days of Eastertide reaches its conclusion with the Feast of Pentecost. It is the day when the Church celebrates the arrival of the promised Holy Spirit. Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian Church, and marks the start of the Church's mission to the world

If you are unable to attend one our services across the Benefice in person, you are warmly invited to join in with our Rector, The Revd Mark Woodrow, and our Curate, The Revd Dr Karen Smith, from your own home, as they celebrate Pentecost with Holy Communion from the Vicarage.

The readings for today are Acts 2:1-21, and John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.

The hymns for today are, Come down, O Love Divine; Holy Spirit, and, Living breath of God.

A service booklet to accompany this service is also available to download below or please email [email protected] to be added to the weekly benefice email and receive a copy automatically.

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Parish Communion

Occuring
Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
Wixoe, St Leonard
Address
Wixoe, St Leonard, Church Terrace Wixoe Sudbury, CO10 8UD, United Kingdom

Join us for our Parish Communion

James Woodrow Classical Guitar Recital

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

James trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and very quickly became established as one of the country’s leading contemporary classical and electric guitarists, beginning with performances of works such as Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint with the Rambert Dance Company, and in Boulez “Le Marteau sans Maitre”.

He is in continuing demand and much sought after by various contemporary music ensem- bles, such as Lontano and the London Sinfonietta, and is a long-standing member of both the Gavin Bryars Ensemble and Icebreaker. He performs regularly as soloist and ensemble player with the London Chamber Symphony, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the LSO, The New London Chamber Choir, Music Projects London, Almeida Opera and the BBC Singers.

James’s name is already familiar to listeners of Radio 3, being frequently mentioned during broadcast performances of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, in works featuring classical, elec- tric guitar, or bass guitar.
He is a frequent collaborator with a number of contemporary dance companies, in particular being associated with Richard Alston for the last two decades and with The Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1999 until it’s close.

As a solo classical guitarist James has given numerous concerts. Repertoire over two decades has included Tippett, Britten, Kondo, Schlee, Elliot Carter, Takemitsu, Sauguet, Milhaud and Bach. A special dedication to new works but also to the music of Bach and particular Baroque composers of lute and harpsichord music, such as Denis Gaultier and Froberger has brought him to the attention of many composers. Recently Howard Skempton invited James to perform for Radio 3 the Interludes for guitar composed especially for him.

The programme for the evening will be:

* JS Bach Lute Suite in D minor BWV997

* Gavin Bryars "Epilogue from Wonderlawn" [arr. J Woodrow]

* Benjamin Britten Nocturnal Op70

INTERVAL

* JS Bach Jesus Christus unser Heiland BWV 666

* Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte [arr Duarte ,Gubbay]

* Michael Tippett The Blue Guitar.

Admission by Donation to the work and ministry of Clare Church

Archdeacon's Visitation (Clare Deanery)

Occuring
for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

All are welcome to join Archdeacon David for his annual service to welcome and swear in Churchwarden's from across the deanery.

Music in Country Churches at Clare : The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
Clare, St Peter & St Paul
Address
High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY, United Kingdom

Music in Country Churches has arranged concerts in over 55 country churches and made donations of nearly £600,000 to the churches that hosted its concerts. Artists who have taken part in the concerts include the Borodin String Quartet, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Murray Perahia, Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and many others. The former Prince of Wales was the Charity’s first Patron, and over the years the former Patron and other members of the Royal Family have regularly attended our concerts.

Music in Country Churches has revisited some of the larger churches where it has held concerts. These return visits have been aimed at fundraising to help with the running costs of the smaller churches within their benefices.

“Our parish churches are an inalienable part of Englishness, the vertical centrepiece in every village composition, and the focus of so much that is important in our lives.”
Matthew Rice, Chairman

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Parish Picnic

Occuring
for 4 hours
Venue
Wixoe, St Leonard
Address
Wixoe, St Leonard, Church Terrace Wixoe Sudbury, CO10 8UD, United Kingdom

The whole village is invited to a Parish Picnic!

So bring your own picnic and drinks and enjoy a lovely evening with friends and neighbours and perhaps consider making a donation to help raise much needed funds toward the upkeep and running of our Parish Church.

Vicarage Garden Party & Sale

Occuring
for 3 hours, 30 mins
Venue
The Vicarage
Address
14 High Street Clare Suffolk, CO10 8NY

Come and enjoy a Garden Party in the Vicarage, browse some of the stalls and meet neighbours old and new.

Help raise funds for Clare Parish Church

Everyone Welcome

Safeguarding Training (Leadership Part 1)

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary's Church, Haverhill
Address
High Street Haverhill Suffolk, CB9 8AX

This is an in person training event, especially for those who are unable to complete the online training.

In order to attend this course you must have completed the "Foundation" Training

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Safeguarding Training (Leadership Part 2)

Occuring
for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary's Church, Haverhill
Address
High Street Haverhill Suffolk, CB9 8AX

This is an in person training event, especially for those who are unable to complete the online training.

In order to attend this course you must have completed the "Foundation" Training and "Leadership Part 1"

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Fundraising Coffee Morning

Occuring
for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Wixoe Barns
Address
Wixoe Barns, Wixoe Barns Wixoe, CO10 8UD, United Kingdom

Come and enjoy a wonderful Coffee Morning with friends and neighbours, whilst at the same time helping to raise much needed funds toward the upkeep and running of our Parish Church.

Wedding of Deborah Taylor & Martin Smith

Occuring
for 1 hour
Venue
Wixoe, St Leonard
Address
Church Terrace Wixoe Sudbury, CO10 8UD, United Kingdom

We celebrate Deborah and Martin joining together before God as they begin a lifelong journey of love together.