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St Mary's is a very special place
The church is open every day from 9.00 am until about 5.00 pm during Spring. Entry through the North Porch.
The main act of worship is the Parish Mass at 9.30 every Sunday, but it's a church where there are services every day . Click here for details
Children are always welcome, as are those with disabilities. For facilities, and how to find the church, please see 'Where we Are'
St Mary's is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, under the pastoral care of Bishop Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough.
Recent News 5th May: May Fiesta
Our May Queen, Lily, representing Our Lady, and her attendants Poppy & Hannah were crowned in the 9.30 Parish Mass. We then processed n around the village, finishing at the King's Head, where Paul kindly provided drinks, returning to church for a bring & share lunch. When Hannah felt wobbly about going on the float, Charlie eagerly stepped into the breach!
On Monday 6th May Hannah was back with Lily and Poppy to take part in the Mendlesham Street Fayre. The church and armoury were open to the many visitors who flocked to the village.
What are Holy Week and Easter all about? Click here to find out more....
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.
The PCC is committed to the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults
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We continue to work with Stowmarket Churches Together, alongside some local businesses and the Council to support the Stowmarket Foodbank, which provides emergency food parcels for people experiencing crisis in and around Stowmarket throughout the year.
There are two red boxes in St Mary's Mendlesham near the porch door for people to contribute dried and canned foods, plus tea, coffee and toiletries.
Volunteers work with local organisations to identify individuals and families who can benefit.
It is good to know that many people in the village are giving regularly so that the boxes fill rapidly. Please continue to donate to this worthwhile project.
To read more about the work of the Stowmarket Foodbank and the items urgently needed this week click here