The churches in the Woodbridge Area work together to serve our community in many ways. A committee made up of like minded Christians representing their churches meets four times a year to pray, share and plan ways to reach out to our community both practically and evangelically. We believe that mission begins with active witness, trying to make a difference in God's name, as well as being accessible for the spiritual wellbeing of the people.
We hold joint services both in our churches and in the open air, being asked by the Town Council and others to take a lead in public events. For many years we have taken part in the annual Carol Service on Market Hill and a service to open the Woodbridge Regatta. We hold a Walk of Witness on Good Friday and an Easter Morning sunrise service on the River Wall.
Initiatives introduced by Churches Together include Woodbridge Town Pastors, Healing on the Streets (neither of these operating at present), Assemblies in the schools, Food Parcels, Lent Lunches and collecting for Christian Aid. Woodbridge Town Pastors won the local award for Charity of the Year for 2012, and in 2007, 2011 and 2015 we staged a full scale Passion Play in the open air on Good Friday. We send every household a Christmas Card signed by all the church leaders, including details of all our Christmas services and designed by a pupil from one of our local schools.
Despite the difficulties created by the Coronavirus Pandemic we organised a socially distanced Carol Service where all the churches pre-recorded Christmas carols which were shown on a giant screen.
Before this event there was a Family Trail of gazebos where families could visit each one in turn to hear part of the Nativity story.
See photos on this website and click on the link to watch the online service.
Lyn Spall (Chair)