Music is fundamental to our #worship at St Mary le Tower. We feature a wide range of composers of #sacred music, but Stanford is without doubt a giant amongst them. Learn more here

Usually our church is a sea of light and colour during our #GrandChristmasTreeFestival. This year we've gone online - visit for some Advent articles, recipes, features and activities.

Cracker jokes are a #Christmas tradition - here are our hand-picked selection! (Apologies to our Music Director if he is subjected to these by the choristers on Sunday!...)

Time for some #Christmas baking. Chocolate truffles anyone? Head over to our #GrandChristmasTreeFestival blog!

Struggling for ideas on things to do this #Christmas with #COVID-19 restrictions? We have some suggestions!

There are some famous #Christmas trees across the world. Which are your favourites? We showcase a few

Good morning! Welcome to day 5 of our virtual #GrandChristmasTreeFestival! This morning we have paper chain templates to download and print, so grab a coffee and get the children busy!

George Pipe was one of the most well-known, capable, and respected ringers in the UK. A lifelong bell-ringer and Churchwarden twice at St. Mary le Tower, you can read more about his recently published biography on our Festival blog

#FoundingFutures is a wonderful initiative from @ipswichschool . Read about their bursary scheme as a community feature on our #GrandChristmasTreeFestival blog

Time to get creative. Today we have a pattern for making snowmen - from old socks! Check out our virtual #GrandChristmasTreeFestival blog!

Don't forget, we have a @candykittens Christmas tree Advent calendar for the most colourful and engaging submission via social media during the Festival! There will be an activity each morning for the children, going live at 9am.

Do you know the history of Christmas carols? We have the full story over on our #GrandChristmasTreeFestival blog!

Lovely news to wake up to here in the UK. Our organists have now raised over £12,500 by playing Bach for the future because music in our cathedrals matters and change lives. Thank you 🙏
Watch and donate online if you can ❤️ >>

Join us today via our Facebook livestream. Eucharist at 10.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm. Music by Palestrina and Guerrero, and Dyson and Parry.

We have received some lovely drawings of Christmas Trees and other festive pictures. Here is a tree by Abi, aged 4.

Patterns are an important part of Christmas. We are familiar with pattern of Advent, as we wait for Jesus' coming. Grab a coffee and download some patterns for the children to colour.


Read about the value of #choralworship - for #choristers, #congregations and the #community .

Congratulations to two of our #choralscholars who have successfully auditioned for @nycgb ‘s #TrainingChoir under @gregbeardsell. #FindYourVoice @benparrymusic

Really missing this view this year! We hope you are enjoying the content on our virtual #GrandChristmasTreeFestival instead!

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