Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C


Prayer week is opportunity for reflection

14:00 20 January 2013

St John

St John's Church, Felixstowe, will host the Unity Service today.


CHURCHES across Felixstowe are taking part in a week of prayer with events at different places of worship for people to pray for the world, their community and enjoy times of personal reflection.


The week – which runs until Friday, January 25 – is organised by the Churches Together in Felixstowe movement.

Today, Sunday, January 20, there will be a Unity Service at 6.30pm at St John’s Church, Orwell Road, when people from the different congregations and denominations will contribute.

Opening prayers for the prayer week took place at St Felix Catholic Church, Gainsborough Road, with mass followed by a Christian Aid lunch.

From Monday, January 21 to Friday, January 25, from 7am to 10pm daily, there will be a prayer event at the Salvation Army and people can drop in any time.

There will be a series of events at other churches, including a Ladies’ Breakfast, Reflections, Women’s Fellowship, and Holy Communion services.


■ Sunday January 20

6.30pm: Unity Service, St John’s, Orwell Road

■ Monday January 21

4.30pm: Vespers, Convent

7pm: Holy Communion at St John’s

■ Tuesday January 22

10am Prayers followed by coffee, Trimley Methodist Church

10.30am: Reflections, URC

4.30pm: Vespers, Convent

■ Wednesday January 23

9.30am Holy Communion, Kirton St Mary & St Martin

9.30am Service, St Mary’s, Walton

10.30am: Holy Communion, Trimley St Martin

4.30pm: Vespers, Convent

■ Thursday January 24

10.15am Prayer Group, URC

10.30am Worship, coffee, Seaton Road Methodist Church

10.30am Holy Communion, St Edmunds

2.30pm Women’s Fellowship, Maidstone Road Baptist Church

4.30pm: Vespers, Convent

7.30pm: Prayer & Worship at MRBC

■ Friday January 25

4.30pm: Vespers, Convent

7pm: Closing Worship at the Salvation Army



The church is launching its fight back against gangs targeting places of worship for lead. St Mary's Church, Combs Road, Combs. Left to right is Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton and Ipswich Bishop Martin Seeley.

The public have been asked to help the church and the police combat thieves targeting medieval churches across the country.

Aqua 8, Lion Street, Ipswich

An Ipswich chef-entrepreneur has achieved his dream of opening up his own restaurant in London’s Chinatown.

Stock image. Photo: PA

Suffolk police have strongly denied officers have used a Taser against a 91-year-old man after being accused of doing so by a BBC investigation.

Theatre Square artists impression

Construction work to tidy up the former Civic Centre site in the heart of Ipswich – and to create a new public square in front of the New Wolsey Theatre.

Residents have been campaigning for a by-pass for the four villages for decades.

Suffolk County Council is to contribute £450,000 towards building a case for the construction of a new by-pass around four villages on the A12 in the north of the county.

Matt Gaw strikes up a conversation with commuters in London

I’m standing in a queue at a large supermarket. A woman in front of me has long since packed her shopping into carrier bags, writes Matt Gaw.

More than 30 vehicles were stopped as part of the operation

More than 30 drivers of lorries, light goods vehicles and coaches were stopped by police last week in an initiative aimed to target and disrupt criminal activity.

Robin Byford who is considering High Court action against Suffolk Coastal District Council and the planning inspectorate over planning permission to turn his garage into a house.

A Kesgrave father is considering taking the district council and planning inspectorate to the High Court after a three year planning rollercoaster to convert a garage to a starter home for his daughter.

The Kent Lodge Nursing Home.

Kent Lodge was rated inadequate by the CQC this year – one of five homes in the county to be given the rating this year

Robert Morton

MPs have warned the region’s new ambulance chief they will keep a laser like focus on the turnaround of the service when they came face-to-face in parliament.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages