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Although the Ipswich International Church started an English language school about 13 years ago it has recently taken on a new life as an independent organisation.
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As Mother Teresa was canonised at the Vatican in Rome by Pope Francis on Sunday September 4, a school in Ipswich was remembering her very special visit to the town some 46 years ago
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A YMCA Suffolk accommodation project has reached the finals of a prestigious national youth awards ceremony, due to be hosted by TV presenter June Sarpong MBE.
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An 80-strong pilgrim group from the Diocese of East Anglia has returned to the UK after joining two million other young Catholics, and Pope Francis, at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.  
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Many individuals, groups and churches have been praying collectively under the Ipswich in Prayer (IIP) banner since October 2000. We have seen many prayers answered and great encouragements, as well as challenges.
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Worshippers are delighted that 15 new priests and deacons, including two in their 20s and others bringing a wealth of experience, are taking up roles serving communities right across Suffolk.
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In recent times we have often followed news and stories about abuse. They have appalled and shocked us. As many as one in three women and one in five men have been abused at some time and the sad truth is that studies have shown
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The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, said: "A clear decision has been made, and now is a time for wisdom and vision as the Government and Parliament steer the course ahead through uncharted and choppy waters.
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In a bolt from the blue, popular Woodbridge youth and children’s work charity, Just42, was told yesterday of the imminent closure of Woodbridge Youth Centre, its home for the last 10 years. There has been a youth club held at the Woodbridge site
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Latest Blogs

Sarah Page
"Now, I was turning to God – asking Him to give me the strength to turn my back on the drink. But the alcohol had complete control over me – I was powerless. " ... Sarah Page bravely tells how she stayed in recovery from her alcohol addiction...
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Sarah Page
I am deeply sorry for the hurt and anguish I have caused my loved ones. However I do not regret the past – nor wish to turn my back on it, because I now understand that my journey has all been part of God's plan for me...
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Becky Roberts
Let’s talk about feeling let down. We’ve all felt it, we’ve all said it, we’ve all done it. In a generation which has an awful lot to say about what it is entitled to, we increasingly feel like we are being let down, disappointed...
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Sarah Page
The day I walkeed into my first AA meeting... It was a miracle... They were speaking my language – and seemed to know my story – my thinking – my feelings – my behaviour – without me having uttered a single word ….
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Sarah Page
"At what point did my social drinking tip over into dependent, alcoholic drinking? When did it go so horribly wrong? I really don't know." ... Sarah Page bravely tells how she overcame her alcohol addiction... Sarah works for Ipswich based charity, TK
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Andrew Kleissner
So: was the result of the EU Referendum down to the collective intelligence or stupidity of the British population (according to your point of view)? Or was it in fact God’s will for our nation? That’s a tricky question to answer, and it throws up the
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