East Anglian Academy Concert in St Michael’s on Sunday 21st May at 3pm (see porch poster for details)
Service for Admission of Church Wardens: Monday 15th May, 7.30pm at All Saints Brandeston. The Visitation of the Archdeacon of Suffolk The Venerable Ian Morgan for the admission to office of Churchwardens.
The APCM was on 19th April 2017 in St Michael's rooms. Documents used in the meeting are available on the right.
A Festival of Flowers on the theme of Creation in St Michaels, Framlingham.
Summer Serenade with music by Britten, Quilter, Gershwin, Novello & others
Saturday 29th April: 7pm, in St Michael’s Rooms. Tickets £10 (FOSM members £8) including hot supper. To book a place ring 01728 724310 or use sign-up sheet at the back of church.
Saturday 8th April: 7.30pm in St Michael’s Church. Tickets £12/£8(under18s) from Hall Farm Butcher, Framlingham.
Coming Together on Palm Sunday: This year Palm Sunday will be different – and we hope you would like to join in. First Framlingham and Saxtead are coming together in worship at 9.30. Second the service begins for those who would like to walk by gathering at St Michael’s Rooms at 9.25 then walking around to Church and happily this year there will be a donkey joining us – so we just need you as well! The service will be Holy Communion but not a long service – and there will only be short comments rather than a sermon. Third after the service as many as would like to are invited to join in a morning of adult or child or all age activities including craft, Bible study on the events and meaning of Holy Week or singing. We hope there will be something there to attract you to stay for longer. So come to the service – and stay longer if you want. Finally there will be a ‘faith lunch’ this is where we share what we have brought as our food offering. It is an act of faith! If there isn’t a lot we will have to raid the biscuit barrel! Why do this? To encourage fellowship, to learn about what Jesus has done for us – and hopefully have challenge and enjoyment doing so. Holy Week and Easter are at the heart of our faith and it is good to puzzle our way through the mystery and the joy, the sadness and the hope it gives to us together – and strengthen one another by doing so. I do hope you will come to the service … and consider staying as well.
Bishops Martin and Mike have walked 65 miles across Suffolk to meet communities face to face and discover the challenges they face. They started in Dunwich on March 1 and walked to Bury St Edmunds visiting youth groups, schools, churches, businesses, farmers and pubs to spend time with people. Bishop Martin said: "Lent is a time to think about our relationship with God and what may be getting in the way of us making a difference to others' lives. “Taking time out to do that is important for Christians, and so one way we decided to keep Lent this year was by disrupting our usual schedule. Bishop Mike said: ‘‘Being relatively new to Suffolk, travelling on foot is a great way to spend time getting to know more of the county and the good work which is going on in churches, schools, farms, local businesses and the wider community. As bishops, a key part of our role is being out and about.’’