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Stella Maris webinar, Taize evening, handbell ringers

The latest diocesan news includes a webinar with Stella Maris, a Taize evening in Ipswich and an opportunity to join the Halesworth Handbell Ringers.

Shipping has become more efficient, but what does this mean for the seafarers working on ships? On the first anniversary of the Ever Given vessel grounding in the Suez Canal, you are invited to join Stella Maris (formerly known as Apostleship of the Sea) for an online panel discussion on March 23 from 7.30pm to 9pm.

The event will discuss the impact modernisation is having on seafarers today, and the important role Stella Maris has in supporting them. The panel will consist of Bud Darr, Executive Vice President at MSC Group, Marc Levinson, economist and journalist, Stella Maris Chaplain Anne McLaren, and other experts in the shipping industry. To attend, please register at www.stellamaris.org.uk/modernisation

St Mary’s Ipswich is organising a Taize prayer evening. Feeling worried? Need some peace? On Thursday April 7 at 7:30pm, there will be an evening of gentle harp and piano music, prayer and silence to help you take some time out during Lent to spend with God. The event takes place at St Mary’s, 322 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich IP4 4BD and is open to all ages. 

St Mary’s Handbell Ringers in Halesworth are seeking new ringers. They are a small charity affiliated to the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain. The group is skilful and enthusiastic and, having emerged from the pandemic, are back in business.

They meet every Tuesday afternoon at St Edmund’s Church Hall in Halesworth and no experience is necessary to join them.

The ringers are available for weddings, after-dinner entertainment, care-home and sheltered accommodation venues, youth groups, Women’s Institutes and school workshops. They have programmes of music to suit all seasons and occasions and are currently taking bookings for 2022 and beyond.

 For more information, please contact Linda on l.sherman654@btinternet.com or phone 01986 798397.

Image above from Stella Maris.