St Mary-le-Tower is both a parish church with a thriving congregation of people of all ages, and 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, ranging from Evangelicalism through to Anglo- Catholicism. We emphasise living out the Christian faith with tolerance and respect for our neighbour and affirm the Anglican principles of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
A message from the Vicar
Welcome to the website for St Mary-le-Tower church Ipswich. We are an open and inclusive town centre church offering choral services in Anglican “cathedral” style. Our worship engages significant numbers of young people in the life of our church through music, and our varied congregation is drawn from across Ipswich and beyond.
The church is an oasis in the busy town centre of Ipswich and is located off Tower St, close to the Sailmakers shopping centre and bus station. We are open daily for prayer and for visitors. The peace and greenery of the churchyard attracts many for rest and refreshment, and the church has a warm and welcoming ambience and holds many treasures. It is the civic church of Ipswich with a fascinating history, and there is much beautiful wood carving of really outstanding quality.
This website introduces much of our life and work as a church, and our mission statement below sums up our outlook. We hope you will be able to visit us yourself at some point.