The Roman Catholic Parish of

Woodbridge with Framlingham

Parish Newsletter

Schedule of Services,  including Mass Intentions

            Wood  =  Service in Saint Thomas's Church, Woodbridge.

            Fram  =  Service in Saint Clare's Church, Framlingham.


APRIL 2024

Tue 16th          9.30 a.m.             Wood             Private intention. 

Wed 17th         No Mass.              -

Thu 18th          12.00 p.m.            Fram             For Barry O'Keeffe         [Anon. donor] 

Fri 19th            9.30 a.m.             Wood             -

Sat 20th           6.00 p.m.             Wood             For the people of the Parish. 

SUN 21st        9.00 a.m.             Fram              Tony Cox, +                 [G. Tynan] 

SUN 21st        11.00 a.m.           Wood              For  vocations.

Mon 22nd          9.30 a.m.            Wood             -

Tue 23rd          9.30 a.m.              Wood            Private intention. 

Wed 24th         No Mass.               -

Thu 25th          12.00 p.m.            Fram             For Penny's intention      [M. & A. Vipond] 

Fri 26th            9.30 a.m.             Wood             -

Sat 27th           6.00 p.m.             Wood             -

SUN 28th        9.00 a.m.             Fram             For Shirley O'Keeffe       [P. Sears] 

SUN 28th        11.00 a.m.           Wood            For the people of the Parish.



World Day of Prayer for Vocations  -  Sunday, 21st April.


Diocese of East Anglia Priests' Training Fund.  Second collections for this fund will be taken after the parish Masses on 20th and 21st April.  If you pay tax and are able to Gift Aid your donation, please collect a Gift Aid envelope from the church this weekend.


The Solemnity of Saint George, Patron Saint of England.  Mass of Saint George on Tuesday 23rd April at 09.30 a.m.


Inviting all young people in Year 8 upwards to the Ignite Festival 4th – 5th May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. The weekend will include inspiring talks, passionate prayer, live music, and lots of fun stuff! Followed by joining the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.  See for more information. This event is organised by Diocese of East Anglia Youth Service.




ASCENSION  DAY - Thursday, 9th May.

A Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses:  09.30 a.m. at Woodbridge and 12.00 p.m. at Framlingham.




THE DIOCESAN MEDAL.  Bishop Peter Collins has been pleased to award the Diocesan Medal to Deacon Mike Vipond in recognition of Deacon Mike’s many years of service to the Church. Bishop Collins will present the Diocesan Medal to Deacon Mike during the celebration of Mass at Saint Clare’s Church, Framlingham.  Wednesday, 22nd May at 7.00 p.m.




Bishop Peter Collins invites all married couples and their families to the annual Marriage Celebration Mass. This will take place on Saturday 1st June, starting at 11.30am, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Norwich. Those couples celebrating significant anniversaries are invited to fill in the on-line booking form and so have their names read out during the Mass, and receive a certificate. Certificates are for one year, five years and every multiple of five, until 60 years, then every individual year after 60 years. The Mass will include a renewal of Marriage Vows for all couples, and there will also be a photographer present to take family/couple photos with Bishop Collins. After the Mass there will be tea, coffee, and cake.  There is no charge for the day nor for the photos, but donations are welcome. To book a place please fill in the booking form at:   For all enquiries please contact:  Dr. Antonia Braithwaite


PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES with the Diocese of East Anglia. 23rd to 30th August, 2024.  Booking is now open.  For more details click on this Link: Lourdes 2024


Liturgy of the Word for Children at St Clare’s Church, Framlingham.  We celebrate the Liturgy of the Word for children at Saint Clare’s Church 09.00 a.m. Sunday Mass every week except during the summer holidays.  In light of recent updates received from the Diocesan Safeguarding team there will be a few changes to how we organise this activity, in line with current diocesan safeguarding policy, which parents and carers of children attending need to know about.  If your family already attends you should receive a letter explaining these changes over the next few weeks, otherwise please speak to Claire Robinson or Father Edmund.

  • The same changes will be introduced at the Sunday morning Children’s Liturgy in Saint Thomas’s Church at Woodbridge.  Fr. Edmund.
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Mr. Mick Thurley.  Telephone: 020 8505 4199
  • The Parish's Safeguarding Officer is Mr. Michael Moohan.  For his contact details see the notice board inside the church.


We pray for all in the parish who are sick, whether suffering from short-term or long-term illnesses.  We pray, too, for all the residents in senior-living facilities within the parish and those who care for them. Our Father.  Hail Mary.  Glory be.


THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED.   Anniversaries from the parish's Register of Deaths may be viewed here: Parish Anniversaries


Woodbridge & Framlingham Parish Office.  Please note that e-mails sent to the Parish Office are not checked every day, the parish no longer employs a Parish Secretary to work in the Parish Office. If you need to contact Father Edmund Eggleston, the Parish Priest, by telephone please call The Presbytery, Woodbridge, on (01394) 388828.


Parish Priest's day-off:  Father Edmund takes Wednesday as his day-off each week.





DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA.  News articles from Bishop Collins and from across the Diocese of East Anglia.  LINK: Latest News


LATEST VACANCIES in the Diocese of East Anglia.  LINK: Jobs Vacant


Holy Land Appeal. The birthplace of our Lord needs your support. The on-going war in Gaza has engulfed the region, resulting in a humanitarian catastrophe with thousands dead and leaving many without homes or any source of income.  A.C.N. is working with Church partners on the ground to provide Christians in the Holy Land with emergency aid – water, food, medicine, rent and other essentials for struggling families in desperate need. LINK:   A.C.N. - Holy Land Appeal





FRAMLINGHAM CHURCHES TOGETHER.  Sharing Christ - thoughts and prayers of encouragement and support by Framlingham Churches Together are published on the website of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Framlingham.   LINK: Framlingham Churches Together




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