Wednesday, 8 December 2021

See you next year!

WHAT a week!!! We've welcomed nearly 4000 visitors to our church this week! It's been our most successful festival to date, which after a tough couple of years is truly fantastic.

MASSIVE thanks to our churchwarden Jo Jones, who coordinated the festival, and the entire T@TT team, PLUS the large number of volunteers. It's been a week of celebration, community and mission.

If you are new to our church, we would love to welcome you back! Here are some of our plans for the New Year:-

There should be something for everyone, and you are guaranteed a warm welcome at YOUR civic church.

And as Christmas approaches, don't forget our Christmas services!


Thursday, 2 December 2021

The Festival is now OPEN!

Following a wonderful opening ceremony last night, Trees at the Tower is now OPEN!!

The festival programme is available to download here via Dropbox or here from Google Documents

Come and visit us over the next 7 days, hear our choir's new CD,  "The Road to Bethlehem" and see all the wonderful trees. The popular cafĂ© is providing hot and cold drinks, savoury and sweet snacks and there is a children's activity corner. There is something for everyone!

If you enjoyed this virtual tour, but are unable to visit us in person, please consider making a small donation to help support our choral ministry. 


Monday, 29 November 2021

The Tree Festival springs to life!

The pillar trees went up last week, and today the sponsor and participant trees started to go up! Here's a sneak preview of our progress. The large tree, sponsored by Coes, is also now up. We can't wait for you to see it!

Monday, 22 November 2021

Last year's "Virtual Festival"

If you are getting impatient waiting for this year's festival "Trees at the Tower" to begin, last year's Virtual festival is still available online! Recipes, activities, articles and lots of Christmas trees!

It's all here! 

Monday, 15 November 2021

Trees at the Tower on the Radio!

Our new vicar, the Rev'd. Tom Mumford was on the radio earlier today talking about the Christmas Tree Festival. If you want to listen, click the picture below, and scrub to 1:39:40 .

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

"Angel bombing" Ipswich!

St Mary le Tower is working with other Ipswich churches this Advent and Christmas seasons to “Angel Bomb” Ipswich. 

There will be all sorts of Angel projects going on, and as part of our preparations for the Christmas Tree festival: "Trees @ the Tower" we have chosen to try to make a chain of Angels holding hands and encircling our church. We will be able to display these around the boundaries of the St Mary le Tower. 

The Choristers and Choral Scholars will be getting involved, but we wanted everyone who can join in to make some. We will laminate them to make them weatherproof and join them all together in a continuous chain. The hope is that we can make enough to go right around the boundary!