St Margaret's Church Ipswich

St Margaret's Church Pew News

We currently use the pew sheet, the noticeboards, the email circulation and the website to communicate information. If you would prefer something else (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) please let Margaret Woodward or David Cutts know.

Prayer Chain
Do you know someone who would appreciate prayers for themselves or others? The members of the Prayer Chain will include your requests in their prayers. All requests are confidential. So many people have appreciated the prayers. June Youngs Ipswich 213694 and Maureen Woodcock Ipswich 715891 will be pleased to pass the messages, via email or telephone, to the other members of the Prayer Chain.

Would you be interested in joining the members of the Prayer Chain? Requests are passed on by email or telephone, whichever is more convenient. You will be asked to pray for individuals or families during a difficult or worrying time in their lives. We would welcome additional links in the chain.


Chapel Gifts

We are very grateful for some beautifully made items for the chapel which have been given recently in memory of loved ones

  • The Aumbry light in memory of Gillian Sellgren
  • The Prayer Candle stand in memory of Marion Taylor
  • New bibles have been purchased with funds from a bequest from Isobel Smith
  • The hanging light in memory of Ernie Caddick


On Sunday, 27th November 2016, the new hanging Chapel light was dedicated in memory of Ernie Caddick.


Ernie and Kitty Caddick were married at St. Margaret’s on December 26th 1931 and they and then their family have worshipped there ever since. After retiring as Dairyman, Ernie became warden of the Church Centre, in Bolton Lane. Later he took on the role of the Verger at the church until he retired again at the age of 83.


Ernie was an advocate of good lighting and he would have loved the new light. His family were very proud to be present at the Advent Carol Service to see the light dedicated in his memory.

March Prayer Diary




The date of this year’s church annual meeting is Wednesday 25th April in church at 7.30 p.m.


Do you own a Jigsaw?

The Heritage Project is looking for someone who owns a jigsaw – unfortunately we need the tool, not the puzzle! If you do, would you be willing to spend a few hours cutting out some shapes to be used as part of the visitors’ information area for the Heritage Project for St Margaret’s? Please contact either David Evans


( or mobile 07802569849) or John Grierson ( or mobile 07801278943) if you are able to help.





me and join us on Easter Saturday (31st March) between 9.30 - 11am to decorate our beautiful Church for Easter.

If you have always wanted to come but not made it yet, why not make this the festival you decorate, bring a friend and decorate a window.

It does not have to be a flower arrangement, so long as it has an Easter theme. There is a board at back of Church, please do write your name(s) down and we look forward to seeing our regulars and some new faces.

Thank you, flower committee.


Easter Lilies

Easter is traditionally a time when we remember our Loved Ones.

If you wish to make a donation towards Easter Lilies in Memory of a Loved One place your donation in an envelope clearly marked EASTER LILIES and place it on the collection plate.

Donations must be received by Palm Sunday 25th March 2018. Thank you


Giving Envelopes -  The new giving envelopes will be available at the back of the church shortly. If you would like to join the scheme or change the way you give to St. Margaret’s Church, please contact Dave Scott (, 01473 251025).

Thank you to all our givers for their continued support.”


St Margaret's Bank details as follows:-
Bankers - Bank of Scotland
Current account number 00800145
Sort code 12-16-39