This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis we have sadly had to cancel our real-life festival, at a time when the need for community and belonging has never been more important. Therefore we have decided to go ahead with a slimmed down virtual festival!

Keep checking in, throughout each day for the next week there are four or more posts going live through the day, with kids activities, puzzles, recipes, Advent articles, church info, community projects and charities and lots more! Throughout the week keep sending your pictures, recipe results, ideas and comments to socialmedia@stmaryletower.org.uk and be an active part of our online community. We have social media accounts on Twitter (@stmaryletower) , Facebook (St Mary le Tower Church Community) and Instagram (st_mary_le_tower) where we will be sharing as many of the Festival posts as possible! 

Our Mayor, Cllr Jan Parry sends this welcome to you all:-

And a message from our Churchwarden:-

Welcome to the Virtual Grand Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary le Tower Church Ipswich. 

This is our 11th Festival and the 1st Festival offered online, we hope that you will enjoy this alternative format for 2020. 

At St Mary le Tower, we look forward to Christmas during the Season of Advent, offering light and hope, the Advent themes. You can join us online for our Advent worship and liturgy at www.stmaryletower.org 

With every good wish for hopeful Advent and Happy Christmas, Jo Jones (Churchwarden)