This year, because of the Coronavirus 'lock-down’, we were unable to have our usual Good Friday Walk of Witness through our town.
Instead you may like to take a Virtual Walk kindly created by Revd Clive Howard and available here.
We celebrated Advent with a Taize Service at St Andrews, Melton. Here are a couple of photos taken by Lyn Spall.
Churches Together held an Election Hustings to hear the candidates for the local elections. It was held on Thursday 21st November in St John's Church, Woodbridge. The event was very well attended and chaired by Mr Nick Cottam.
This event was held on Kingston Field beginning at 10am. Organised by Woodbrige Quay Church with the support of St John’s and the other churches, this has become an annual event since the first BFDO in 2016. Each year seems to be be bigger and better than the last! There were activities and stalls for everyone, bouncy castles and food. There was an opportunity to worship every hour led by musicians from St John’s this year and Doug Waller, minister of Quay Church. John Hardwick gave the message with help from Charlie the monkey and his many circus tricks.
We met on the Woodbridge river wall by The Bandstand at sunrise. This year sunrise was at 5.46am so the service began at 5.30am!
The worship was led by Woodbridge Salvation Army and the musicians of the Woodbridge and Leiston Corps. This was followed by refreshments in the Deben Yacht Club. Many thanks to the members of the Deben Yacht Club for allowing the use of their wonderful facilites. The Woodbridge River Wall is indeed a wonderful location. Especially on Easter Morning.
NEW: Photos below taken on Easter Day 2019
Every Good Friday we meet on Market Hill and follow behind a cross, a route around the town, stopping near each church to listen to a reading reminding us of the events of the first Good Friday when Jesus was crucified of each one of us. This year we ended up at Quay Church for a service and refreshments. This procession is contemplative, but there is a great feeling of unity as we share this most important day together and look forward to the events of Easter Day when Jesus rose from the dead and is alive in our hearts today!
Woodbridge Churches Together Walk of Witness 2017. Members from all the churches in Woodbridge gathered at The Shire Hall on Good Friday and after initial prayers and readings the procession followed the Cross. The procession followed a route around the town stopping at various points and churches for more readings , prayers and hymns. Finally at 11.10 the procession joined members of the Quay Church for a service.
As usual we walked through the town on Good Friday.
Clive Howard has kindly shared these photos with us.