There are only two weeks in December for Forum. The first week we will hear from Alan Cutting, who works via ‘Together for Ipswich’ (we heard about the setting up of this from Archdeacon Rhiannon King a couple of years ago). He’ll tell us about the care for Ukraine refugees in Ipswich. We finish with our celebration of carols and readings, which is fast becoming a tradition.
The programme in January starts off with a ‘high profile’ name: Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, on 11th January. The first foray out of East Anglia for a while comes on 18th January when we are transported to Ireland by our photographer friend Ian Van der Ende. The Suffolk Wildlife Trust is going to tell us about their (our) newest reserve, the Martlesham Wilds, having reached their goal of fundraising but now needing to furnish and care for the area. The first Thursday of February will still be local, but not a story of picturesque rural Suffolk. We’ll get an update from Ipswich Town Pastor Paul Laughlin.