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.

JULY 2024

Thu 18th          12.00 p.m.          Fram                 The Holy Souls, +

Fri 19th            9.30 a.m.           Wood                 Brian Jones, +           [E. Clarke] 

Sat 20th           6.00 p.m.           Wood                 The people of parish.

SUN 21st        9.00 a.m.           Fram                  Bruce Juggins, +        [P. Sears]

SUN 21st       11.00 a.m.          Wood                 The Holy Souls, +

Mon 22nd        9.30 a.m.            Wood                 The Holy Souls, +

Tue 23rd          9.30 a.m.           Wood                  Denis Cosgrove, +     [A. Punaks]

Wed 24th         No Mass today.

Thu 25th          12.00 p.m.          Fram                  The Holy Souls, +

Fri 26th            9.30 a.m.           Wood                  The Holy Souls, +

Sat 27th           6.00 p.m.           Wood                  The people of parish.

SUN 28th        9.00 a.m.           Fram                   Hans Baumbach, +        [M. Baumbach]

SUN 28th       11.00 a.m.          Wood                 For grandparents and the elderly.



STELLA  MARIS.  Thank you for giving to the Sea Sunday collections last week.  Your generous donations will ensure that Stella Maris chaplains can continue to be a friend for seafarers and fishers in times of need. To find out more about how your support helps those who live and work at sea please visit


The FRAMLINGHAM LADIES' CHOIR invite everybody to their Summer Concert to be held in Saint Clare’s Church at Framlingham on Friday, 26th July, at 12.00 p.m.  For more information please see their poster displayed on the notice board at Saint Clare's Church.


Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries invite their supporters, volunteers, and the wider diocesan community from across East Anglia to come together to celebrate mission and to pray for the global Catholic Church. This special Mission Mass will be offered on Saturday 27th July at 10.30 a.m. in the Church of Our Lady Immaculate and Saint Etheldreda, Exeter Road, Newmarket, CB8 8LT.  Holy Mass will be followed by refreshments and mission animation with Father Kevin Hughes, M.H.M.


The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.  Sunday 28th July.  His Holiness Pope Francis has given it the theme “Do not cast me off in my old age”.  The Pope says, we should cherish the elderly and recognise that there is no retirement age from the work of proclaiming the Gospel and handing down traditions to our grandchildren.


Walsingham Pilgrimage in Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life led by the Right Reverend Dr. David Oakley, the Bishop of Northampton.  Pilgrimage Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation, Walsingham, at 12.00 p.m.   Saturday, 3rd August.


The Patronal Feast of Saint Clare.  The Mass of Saint Clare will be celebrated on Sunday 11th August at Framlingham at 09.00 a.m.


The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Thursday 15th August.  A Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses: Woodbridge at 09.30 a.m. and Framlingham at 12.00 p.m.


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


Bishop Collins’s first visit to Woodbridge. Bishop Peter Collins will make his first visit to Woodbridge on Sunday 8th September and he will offer the 11.00 a.m. Mass at Saint Thomas’s Church.



The SUFFOLK HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST will be holding their annual Ride and Stride event on Saturday, 14th September, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.  If you wish to take part this year, please collect a sponsorship form from the church.

LINK:  Suffolk Historic Churches Trust




SAFEGUARDING.  Children should always be accompanied by their parent/guardian when they visit the toilets at 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.



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. 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.



NEW  LECTIONARY. Peoples' Sunday Missals containing the texts of the Mass readings according to the new Lectionary – which we start using on Sunday 1st December - will be published by the Catholic Truth Society (Standard Edition £19.95 and Presentation Edition £29.95) and by Redemptorist Publications (£19.95).  They will be available from October.  Daily Missals will be published by the C.T.S. at a later date. People’s Sunday Missals can be ordered directly from the C.T.S. or from Redemptorist Publications through their websites (links below) or by telephone.  Both publishers are now taking pre-publication orders.

LINK:   Catholic Truth Society - New Lectionary

LINK:   Redemptorist Publications








Hi,  my name is Rachael Tearle, and I am the Lay Roman Catholic Chaplain for Ipswich Hospital. If you or a family member or friend is in the hospital and would like support from the chaplaincy team, please refer by calling 01473 704100 or emailing For urgent chaplaincy needs, please call the switchboard at 01473 712233 and ask for the Chaplains' Office.  When making a referral, please provide the patient's name, ward (if known), and your contact details in case further information is needed.  Best regards, Rachael Tearle.


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


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








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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