Author Archives: St Mary's C of E church

Remembrance 2019

Showing the attendance at the War Memorial at the end of the Royal British Legion’s  service of Remembrance, with young and old of Wivenhoe present. (Credit to Coralie for the image – thank you!)

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Music for Remembrance

For Remembrance Sunday this year St Marys Singers and soloists, and organist John Rippin will perform choral and organ music by English composers from many periods and ranging from Orlando Gibbons to Bob Chilcott. Listen here to one of the … Continue reading

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Honey Harvest 2019

It was a real joy to welcome so many people to the Harvest Festival on Sunday 6 October! The three schools’ choirs all sang beautifully and we hope all parents were able to see- it was so full that many … Continue reading

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Bees, bears and honey

We’re all set for the Harvest Festival service at 10.30 am tomorrow, it will be a ‘buzzy’ one 🙂 Children: don’t forget to bring your BEE pictures and drawings. We’ll need lots of them!

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Harvest Festival 2019

Harvest Festival is on Sunday 6 October. We are looking forward to welcoming pupils from the local schools and their parents, and we’re sure we’ll enjoy the special songs the school choirs have prepared for the service at 10.30 am … Continue reading

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Film Friday 20 September

WAR ROOM is the title of the film we’ll be showing this Friday 20 September, at 7.30 pm. In the industry jargon the film is know as a sleeper hit, meaning one that had relatively little promotion or lacked a … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns!

… to Jo last Sunday, who didn’t know we knew 🙂

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And the winner is . . .

Wivenhoe textile artist Annie Bielecka generously donated  one of her creations towards the Transformation Appeal. The piece was made the prize of a special raffle and ticket sales raised £500 towards the Appeal. On Friday 6 September Annie came to … Continue reading

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Julia and Graham

Today at St John’s church Colchester, in a joyful service before a capacity congregation (that included Joey the Springer Spaniel), the marriage between Revd Julia Murphy and Revd Graham Lewis was solemnized by the Revd Bethany Lewis, daughter of the … Continue reading

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Wivenhoe Pilgrims welcomed by Archbishop of Canterbury

At the end of their 40 mile pilgrimage on the ancient pilgrim’s way to Canterbury seven members of St Mary’s Church Wivenhoe and their supporters were welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. This was the culmination, or – as someone … Continue reading

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