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The church of St Mary the Virgin, Mendlesham, a village near Stowmarket, Suffolk, 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.
St Mary's is a very special building - a reminder of the presence of Jesus Christ within the Community, a sacred space where we encounter God in silence and in worship and which resonates holiness. It is a centre of care; a place where the sick are healed and sinners (and that is all of us) find forgiveness. It is also a place where the community gathers to mark important stages of life and an outstanding architectural beauty.
All are welcome to visit, pray, join our congregation in worshipping Almighty God or simply enjoy this beautiful place.
The church is open every day from 9.00 am until about 4.00 pm during the Autumn and Winter.
The main act of worship each week is the Parish Mass at 9.30 every Sunday. There are services every day in the church. For details, see here
For facilities for children and those who are disabled: please see 'How to Find the Church'
Recent News: Christian Aid
The Crib collection raised £916.91. Of this £597.20 was gift-aided, so has produced a further £149.39, totalling £1066.21.
The November special appeal for Indonesia raised £233.75, so the total raised recently for Christian Aid in Mendlesham is £1299.96.
Thank you to all who gave to help some of the poorest people in the world.
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