Author Archives: St Mary's C of E church

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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Pilgrim Day 3

Boughton Aluph was today’s starting point for our pilgrim band. We heard of a slightly delayed start this morning, due to some pilgrims having locked themselves out of their room! Clearly some of them hadn’t yet had enough excitement… The … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Day2

We know that our pilgrims will start every day of their walk with the Pilgrim Prayer. They each carry the prayer on the card shown below. As Erwin mentioned last Sunday, pilgrimage is a metaphor for life and the prayer … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Day 1

Our pilgrim band reached Aylesford Priory a little after midday today and, after receiving the pilgrim blessing, set off on the first stretch of the 35 miles to Canterbury. They walked 15 miles today, so have well and truly bitten … Continue reading

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