Focuses on raising awareness of issues in the developing world and fundraising for projects or in response to emergencies. Our starting points are Fair Trade, the Christian Aid appeal, contacting MPs and other opinion formers, and encouraging Stowmarket to become a ‘Live Simply’ parish.

Parish Tea Party, 21 May 2017

Thanks to Annie Bowen‐Wright for a wonderful tea party on Sunday 21st May. There was a cake stall, a raffle, bag painting for the children, and, of course, tea and cakes and the opportunity to socialise with fellow parishioners.  See photos...

The ‘Green Heart’ workshop

The ‘Green Heart’ workshop

On 11 February Rosemary Muntus ran a fun workshop in the Parish Centre making 'green hearts' to support CAFOD's current environmental campaign. About a dozen participants of all ages created their own take on a 'green heart' - a fabric...

Prayers for Peace – 20 November 2016, 3.00pm

Prayers for Peace – 20 November 2016, 3.00pm

This time our prayers centred on the end of the Year of Mercy, and the lessons we will carry forward from it. A reading from St Luke's Gospel reminded us of Jesus as the bringer of forgiveness to the penitent. Can we follow his example of forgiveness, as Pope Francis...

Prayers for Peace, 22 November 2015

In case you were unable to attend the Prayers for Peace, here is the service sheet, the text of the three readings, and some photographs from the day. The five lanterns each contained a candle lit for a city or country that has recently been the victim of a terrorist...