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Foundation and Calling

heart-mdIf you walk down the main shopping street in Woodbridge, Suffolk, you’ll come across a chocolate shop. And like nearly every other chocolate shop at this time of year it’s got a themed St Valentine’s day display. The implication is if you want to show proper love, then you need to buy some premium chocolate and give it to that special person in your life. Failing that I hear Nurses, Doctors and the Clergy are grateful recipients!

If you then walk around the corner, you’ll come to church that has a large glass floor to ceiling doorway. It too has a display for St Valentine’s day. There’s a small table laid for tea for two with cakes, some red hearts, a tea set and chairs. But the difference is in a frame to the right. There are some verses from this Sundays Epistle reading from 1 Corinthians 13. They are such well known words but they bear repeating in a modern translation: “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
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A thankyou from PTSD Resolution

PTSD ResolutionHuge thanks to Parishioners from PTSD Resolution for the £7,800 raised to treat Forces’ Veterans suffering from trauma.
You may be interested to know that we are now on our 1162nd referral, and continue to receive new ones at the rate of seven a week.

The average cost of a treatment is £500, so you can be sure that your donation will pay for 35 treatments.  That is a fantastic contribution, for which you can be truly proud, and for which we are truly appreciative.

Any Veterans in the parish who might be suffering please visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Patrick Rea, Trustee, PTSD Resolution

Introducing Tim and Sophy

Tim and SophyIt is with a lot of excitement and anticipation that I am looking forward to joining you at St Mary’s as your Curate, and starting the next stage of my journey, from July 2016. I am married to Sophy and we currently live just a stone’s throw away in St Albans: so we will not be travelling far! We already know a little about Redbourn, as Sophy’s brother’s family used to live there and two members of the family still work and study at Redbourn Junior School. Continue reading Introducing Tim and Sophy