Autumn at St Peters

Extra, Extra!

From Saturday 1st October 2011 St Peter’s by the Waterfront will be managed by Amanda and Andrew Mayhew, who will taking over from Bernard Westren who has managed St Peter’s since it opened in 2008.


We would like to say a big thank you to Bernard for all his work over the last 3 years and we hope to continue to make St Peter’s a success.

We are having a few extra opening days for the rest of this year. As well being open on Wednesdays, where you can still meet Bernard, we will also be opening on the following weekend days:

  • Sunday 20th November 2011
  • Saturday 3rd December 2011
  • Sunday 4th December 2011

Once we are into 2012 we plan on opening the first weekend of every month, starting in February, keep checking this site to find out more.

We hope to see as many of you as possible over the coming months, either at our open days or at the various concerts leading up to Christmas.

Speak to you soon.

Amanda and Andrew


Autumn at St. Peter’s

As memories of your Summer holiday fade, you may think about attending on of the many events we will be holding at St. Peter’s this Autumn.

September starts with ‘An Afternoon with Roy Hudd’ interviewed by his wife, Debbie commencing at 4pm on Sunday 4th September. Tickets for this event are £7.50 and are in aid of the Suffolk Alzheimer’s Society.

‘Just Us’ start a week of tapestry display and demonstration from the 5th September and will be staying with us over the Heritage Weekend on the 10th/11th September.

The Centre will be open over the Heritage Weekend from 10am-4pm both days. The Charter Hangings will be on view, ‘Just Us’ with a Tapestry display and sale of goods, are returning for their second year. A display of old cameras is being provided by Bob Blastock and a lecture on the history of the Church will be held on the Sunday by Roy Tricker at 2pm.

The daily opening will finish on the 30th September as we go into the winter season but the Church will be opened every Wednesday throughout the year for public access and we are planning to open once a month at the weekends. Dates will be posted on the website.

In October, the Ipswich Hospital Band will be performing a ‘Last Night of the Proms Concert’ on the 8th at 7.30pm.

In November The Ipswich Society will be holding their Annual Awards Evening at St. Peter’s on the 9th and The Ipswich Hospital Band will be staging its third Remembrance Concert on the 11th November at 7.30pm.

The Christmas Concert at St. Peter’s this year will be on the 3rd December commencing at 7pm with the St. Peter’s Band, our Training Band and the Choir from Springfield Junior School to entertain us.


Wolsey in Ipswich

Wednesday 29th June 2011 saw the unveiling of the status of Cardinal Wolsey, placed close to his birth place.

“Wolsey” himself was present for the unveiling of the statue which was created by sculptor David Annand. The statue is situated on Curson Place on the corner of Silent Street and St Nicholas Street. He is depicted as “Cardinal Wolsey, the great educator” and points towards the location of what was to become his great college. St Peter’s by the Waterfront was to be the college’s chapel, but all that now remains of his plans is the Watergate along the perimeter wall of St Peter’s

The unveiling ended with a function at St Peter’s celebrating Wolsey and Ipswich’s Charter Day celebrations. The function featured traditional Tudor music and song and re-enactments from local actors and actresses.

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