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Wivenhoe Open Gardens

The weekend of 18 & 19 May will the the 32nd year of Open Gardens in Wivenhoe. The event, started by Ann and Len Horner so long ago, has gone from strength to strength and this year 30 gardens will … Continue reading

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More about the Transformation Project

The Transformation Project team prepared a splendid 3-D model -with removable roof- of the Annexe and it is currently on display in the church. It  gives a real feel of what the planned extension will look like. The photos below … Continue reading

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Church bells for Notre Dame

As always when there is unusual ringing activity, we tell our neighbours why by posting. Today, at 7 pm for  7 minutes, St Mary’s bells will ring in common with those of cathedrals and churches nationally. The bells will be … Continue reading

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Vestry repairs

When Erwin mentioned the vestry repairs last Sunday, not everyone would have been aware of the extent of the work that had to be done. So here are some photos of the work in progress. Bakers (the contractors) will return … Continue reading

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Children’s Easter activities

Saturday 20 April 2-4 pm in the church For the making of the Easter Garden we would very much appreciate contributions of small greenery and tiny/small flowers or blossoms. If anyone can provide some, please bring it to the church … Continue reading

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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The APCM will be held on 14 April at 12 noon, following on from the morning service (after coffee!) Copies of the Annual Parish Report have since 29 March been available to be picked up from the large table in … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Lent Charity 2019

St Mary’s PCC has chosen LIFE Trust as our LENT CHARITY The LIFE in LIFE Trust stands for Let It Flow Engineering, a small charity that, as its website explains,’ has been established to support the ongoing work of delivery … Continue reading

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Confirmation service 2019

In a wonderful service, conducted by the diocesan bishop the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, 10 candidates from St John’s Colchester and St Mary’s Wivenhoe confirmed their commitment to a Christian life and discipleship of Jesus. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Visiting bellringers

A touring band of ringers will visit St Mary’s tower on Sunday 3 March and are expected to ring the bells between 3.15 and 4.15 pm. The band’s members hail from all over the country, from Dundee to Wiltshire, and … Continue reading

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LENT course 2019

The Lent course will be run at the Methodist Church this year and all are very welcome,  whether regular church goers or not. It will run for four weeks, on a Thursdays from 7.30 pm, 14th March, 21st March, 28th … Continue reading

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