Author Archives: St Mary's C of E church

Why are the bells ringing on Saturday 24 September?

We are delighted that St Mary’s Wivenhoe is hosting the Annual Ringing Competition for the North East District of the Essex Association of Change Ringers. The church bells will be ringing intermittently from 1.30 pm until approximately 5.00pm. We are … Continue reading

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Watch the State Funeral broadcast

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Memorial Service 18 September

A Memorial Service in gratitude for the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held at St Mary’s church on Sunday 18 September 2022 at 10.30am.

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Wivenhoe gives thanks for HM Queen Elizabeth II

The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, the Bishop of Chelmsford has expressed her great sadness at the news of the Queen’s passing. Bishop Guli said: “My thoughts and prayers, and those of everyone in the Diocese of Chelmsford, are with … Continue reading

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Kerry’s Marathon

You may know Kerry Rooke from church, or her children from Sunday Club. Kerry is undertaking the London Marathon in aid of St Mary’s Church in Wivenhoe. She has been training hard in the hope of completing it in a … Continue reading

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NEW: Café Chill – pick & mix

Once a month on Sunday from 1-3.30pm, the Annexe will be open to welcome any and all who are looking for a restful but social early Sunday afternoon.

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Seekers Corner August panel

Remember our post about the new Q&A page?The questions that were asked during July have now been discussed by the August panel and the video link can be found on the Seekers Corner page. We are looking forward to more … Continue reading

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August sermons

We’re continuing the on-line publication of Sunday sermons.If you’re interested in short, thought-provoking homilies from clergy from around the Chelmsford Diocese then we have just the thing for your here. You’ll find the weekly updates here.

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Fancy Dress Junglebook Picnic

It’s summer. And it’s the holidays.Time to have fun and do things differently!

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When things go Covid…

As it has done not infrequently in the last couple of years, the virus yet again put the mockers on plans as soon as they were annnounced! Our Service sheet for this morning’s service, which was published on Thursday, named … Continue reading

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