TOGETHER for Ipswich

Together for Ipswich is here to provide a communication vehicle between the Civic Authorities, particularly the Local Authority, and the Christian churches, charities and people in Ipswich. This will enable a better understanding of how local policy impacts on ordinary people, and a way to explore shared initiatives and effective partnership.

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VISION

Simon Barrington talks about the vision for Together For Ipswich

Ukraine Response Review

Publication now available

Our 51 page review of the way local churches have welcomed those from the Ukrainian community who made Ipswich their home in 2022 is published here.  The review includes the ways we have sought to match sponsors (hosts) with guests, the cultural training we have given, the community hubs we have set up, the lessons we've learned as we've worked alongside other providers, events such as Vigils and Job Fairs, and stories from hosts, Ukrainian guests and service providers. 

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Vigil for Ukraine

On the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, Together for Ipswich, in partnership with Ipswich in Prayer, Saint Mary-le-Tower Church, Ukrainian community members and Ipswich Borough Council, plan to hold another video for Ukraine on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall Cornhill commencing at 5:30pm.

Winter Warmth Scheme

There is a cost-of-living crisis in the UK resulting in unprecedented pressures on people already in poverty, and this winter despite the support given by Government, thousands of people in Ipswich will be forced to make tough decisions about when and what they eat, what they can do in life, and when they can afford to heat their home.

Together for Ipswich wants to do more to help working through a network of local Churches, charities and community groups.

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Join the Together for Ipswich Facebook group where there is lots more information and chat about how Ipswich is coming together.

Help is here

Cataloguing practical help

We are building a searchable online database of all the ways Churches and Christian Charities can help and support people in need. With refugees starting to arrive in Ipswich, there has never been a better time to ensure we publicise all the great work going on in the town.

Review the site and make sure your programmes are listed.

A PRAYER FOR TOGETHER FOR IPSWICH

Liz Beaton

Father we thank you.

That you have brought us, Your Church in Ipswich, together at this time, uniting us in prayer and calling us to serve You as Your Body here.

Thank you that in the Bible we see the power of the Holy Spirit, the peace of Jesus, and the Blessing of the Father, released when your disciples are together. (John 20:19; Acts 2:1; Psalm 133)

Thank you that, gathering your disciples together, you gave them power and authority to go in your name and proclaim the kingdom, to bring healing and restoration, with your promise of protection. (Luke 9:1; Luke 10:19)

Thank you that we are being built together as members of One Body; that you are growing us in love for each other and for this place where you have called us to pray and work. (Eph 2:22; Eph 3:6; Eph 4:16;)

Send us out in the power of your Holy Spirit.  

Make us truly one in heart and mind.

Teach us to pray;

That together we might serve you in humility and obedience, each playing our part, to see Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, lives transformed, and Ipswich alive in the plans and purposes you have for her. (Jeremiah 29:7,11; Phil 2:1-8; Matthew 6:10)

    working together with:

    Ipswich I'm In

    Link here to the outcomes of the two online conferences of 2021.

    Ipswich In Prayer

    "Across Ipswich there are many individuals, small groups and churches praying. Our aim is to serve the praying community in Ipswich, recognising our common purpose, as together we pray, ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done’."

    Inspiring Ipswich

    "Working together to inspire Ipswich through Church of England communities."