4pm - Family Carol Service at St Luke's
4pm - Nativity Service at St Helen's
6.30pm - Traditional Lessons & Carols by Candlelight at Holy Trinity
5pm - Crib Service at Holy Trinity
7.30pm - Carols by Candlelight at St Helen's
11pm - Midnight Holy Communion at Holy Trinity
10am - Family Communion at St Helen's
To know Christ personally and to make him better known.
Some of the talks / sermons in the benefice can be downloaded in MP3 format for those who missed the service or who want to listen again.
In Ipswich, the Church of England has a number of Ipswich Churches and parishes. The Ipswich parishes of St Helen's, Holy Trinity and St Luke's Church's cover the south-east of Ipswich town centre. This includes a large part of the Ipswich Waterfront, Suffolk New College, University Campus, St Helen's and Back Hamlet areas and the "Rivers" estate.
When the three Ipswich Church parishes joined together in 1999 we adopted the informal name Ipswich "Waterfront Churches" which we have now established.
There are other Ipswich Waterfront Churches (of differing denominations) who covering different parts of the Ipswich Waterfront Quayside area and details of these churches are available here. Where ever the opportunity arises then we do work together with a practical example of that being in the Ipswich Waterfront Community through the Ipswich Waterfront Action partnership group. Individual members are trustees of the John Dorkin's Charity.
Following the interviews which were held for our vacancy, we are delighted to announce that the Reverend Thomas Rout has been appointed as Rector of the Waterfront Churches Benefice and Chaplain of University Campus Suffolk and Suffolk New College.
Tomís institution will take place in the Benefice on Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by the Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. More details will be available of this in due course.
Please remember Tom and his family in your prayers as they prepare to leave their church and home ready to move to Ipswich to join us.
To find out how to add this diary to the calendar of your smart phone or tablet, please speak to Matt Sims.
Ipswich Waterfront Churches Office
Holy Trinity Bungalow,
20 Back Hamlet,
0773 199 1669
Members of the churches are involved in the "Open the Book" project are provide regular assemblies in both Cliff Lane and St Helen's Schools in Ipswich.
Rwanda Direct is a charity set up by the Waterfront Churches. To find out more read the blog.
For find out more about baptisms, funerals, weddings and the reading of banns in the Waterfront churches click here.