Latest Online resources for St Mary-le-Tower Community:
Sermon for 28th June 2020 – Trinity 3 Canon Charles Jenkin
Parish eNews 28th June 2020
Sermon for 21st June 2020 – Trinity 2 Canon Charles Jenkin
Sermon for 14th June – Trinity 1 Canon Charles Jenkin
The Ipswich Blessing
Older Sermons and Parish eNews editions are available in Publications
There is no Zoom service currently scheduled. For a link to a service, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Live Streamed service from St Mary-le-Tower will be on Sunday 28th June at 10.30am. Click on [LIVE] or [RECENT] above for streamed services.
- To access a service currently being streamed live, click on the [LIVE] link above to go to the ‘Live’ tab of our Facebook page.
- To access recently streamed services, click on the [RECENT] link above to go direct to the video on our Facebook page.
- To download an order of service, click on the format above that you need.
- Although the service is being streamed live from the church, the building is not yet open to the public due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Note on Streamed Services
Our services are now being streamed via Facebook from the church, but when you use the links on this website, you do not need your own Facebook account. Orders of service are posted on this home page well before the time of the next service. They are in two formats: ONSCREEN to be viewed on PCs, phones & tablets, and PAPER to be printed out.
Prayer for this Day
Guide us, Heavenly Father,
with your peaceable wisdom,
as we venture into the future together.
In all that is unfamiliar and challenging
keep us mindful that nothing
can ever separate us from your love.
Give us joy and courage in our living,
and sustain us in all our struggles;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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 emphasise living out the Christian faith with tolerance and respect for our neighbour, and affirm the Anglican principles of Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
A major aspect of our church life is our choral ministry with young people and adults. We offer formal worship in the Anglican Choral Tradition (cathedral style). With young people in particular we aim both to teach life enhancing skills and disciplines as well as providing a deep experience of Christian community.
A message from the Vicar
Welcome to the website of St Mary-le-Tower Church Ipswich (SMLT). It is a strange time indeed that requires Parish Churches to be closed for public worship, but this is the clear advice and guidance that the Government and the Church of England. Nevertheless, the community of SMLT still exists in a variety of ways, and now it will not be long before we can start opening the church for private prayer by visitors.
Please refer to the right hand side of this home page for further contact information, now that the Parish Office is closed. Do visit this page regularly for updates on our activities. The most recent information and links will be placed on this home page so you do not have to go looking for them. Indeed other pages of this website may not be up to date at the moment.
Do make good use of the resources and updates on this website, and also the resources and links on the diocesan website www.CofEsuffolk.org and the Church of England website www.ChurchofEngland.org/prayer-and-worship . You may also like to try www.SacredSpace.ie as another spiritual resource.
The life of our choir continues online, especially its important work with young people, and Chris Borrett our Director of Music is masterminding this. Our substantial choir community is already well connected with email and social media, and we are working to achieve the same with the rest of the SMLT congregation. The choir are producing a weekly anthem recorded by individual voices on line, and then multi-tracked into a finished recording.
If there are others whom you know who would like to keep in touch with SMLT, please tell them to get in touch with me. And for those who do not have email, a mobile phone number to which we could send text messages would be good, failing that a home telephone number. But please don’t send us someone else’s details without asking them first and saying you have obtained their permission.
Do visit this website regularly (put it in your favourites) and here is a prayer for the times we are in.