Welcome to the Parish of Woodbridge and Framlingham


    O God, through Baptism you have made us your children, heirs of heaven and members of the Church.  Make our parish of one heart and mind in love towards you.  Grant that our common life and work may be an example to all about us.  Guide our parish clergy in their work, along with all people involved in ministry in our parish.  Acknowledge the intercessions of Saint Thomas of Canterbury and Saint Clare, our patrons; and keep us secure in your love.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



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    Government Guidance for Places of Worship

    You may attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle inside the church building with anyone outside of your household or support bubble.  You should maintain social distancing at all times. 


    Communal worship and life events -  You should follow the Government's guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship.  Weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend.


    For further details, please visit the Government's website.

    Link:  National Lockdown - Stay At Home


    • We ask that you do not enter the church if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
    • Social distancing should be maintained at all times, both inside and outside the church building.
    • Face coverings must be worn in the church at all times by people over the age of 10, unless they have a medical exemption.
    • Please sit in designated seating, and as guided by our church stewards.
    • All surfaces have to be cleaned and sanitised when the church is closed.  Please try to avoid touching things in church unnecessarily.
    • Track & Trace details are being recorded.  Please bring with you your name and contact details written on a piece of paper and leave it in the basket provided in the church.
    • Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.



  • Parish Anniversaries




    Deacon Peter Coates, 2020




    Agnes Frances Schaeffler, 2003




    Margaret Christina Campbell-Preston, 2020




    Peter McCauley, 2004




    Jacqueline Hardy, 1999




    Catherine Gilford-Hack, 2005


  • Latest Photos
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel
    July 1930
    Christmas Crib
    Christmas Crib
    Lady Altar
    Saint Joseph
    July 2018
    Deacon Mike Vipond
    Saint Clare's Church, Framlingham
    Saint Clare's Church, Framlingham
    Saint Clare's Church, Framlingham
    Framlingham town sign
    July 2018
    Armorial achievement of H.H. Pope Pius IX
    July 2018
    July 1930
    Crown Place
    Crown Place
    Corpus Christi procession led by Father Shebbeare
    Corpus Christi procession. Vicarage Hill, Woodbridge.
    Corpus Christi procession. St. John's Hill, Woodbridge, circa 1929.
    Procession "H"



    Woodbridge and Framlingham Roman Catholic Parish is one of fifty parishes in the Diocese of East Anglia.  The parish covers an area of approximately two hundred and seventy square miles in the County of Suffolk, as shown on the map above. There are two churches in our parish, the church of Saint Thomas of Canterbury at Woodbridge and Saint Clare's church at Framlingham.

    We exist

    • to worship God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    • to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church and in union with our Holy Father, Pope Francis
    • to use the gifts God has given us to do His will and to build His kingdom on earth
    • to serve the people of our parish
    • to be a house and community of prayer in our churches
    • to enable each other to grow in faith, hope and Christian love
    • to be a loving and inclusive parish family.

    May God bless you.

    Father Edmund Eggleston.


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