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St Mary-le-Tower is a parish church with a thriving congregation of people of all ages, and it is the Civic Church for the town of Ipswich. Our congregation is drawn from all around the Ipswich area, coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and religious perspectives. We offer cathedral style formal worship in the Anglican Choral Tradition, with an auditioned robed choir affiliated to the Cathedral Organists Association. Our congregation is drawn from all around the Ipswich area, coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and religious perspectives. Long recognised as a centre for choral excellence, St Mary-le-Tower’s choral activities are equal to those of many of our country’s famous cathedrals, offering a traditional style of choral worship with an emphasis on the involvement of young people.We emphasise living out the Christian faith with tolerance and respect for our neighbour, and affirm the Anglican principles of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
Canon Charles Jenkin, Vicar
During the Covid-19 pandemic the church is kept shut for most of the time. However, in normal times it is usually open from 9.15am until 4.00pm Monday to Saturday and for Services on Sundays. It is closed on Bank Holidays (except Good Friday).