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Live Streaming on Palm Sunday

We’ll be gathering together virtually at 10.30 am on Sunday 5 April for a 30-minute service of Eucharist with a short sermon. It’s all been made possible by the hard work of the Rector with the assistance of his technical … Continue reading

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Zooming in on each other

We are finding new ways to keep in touch with each other: by email and over the internet. This post will hopefully help some people to learn how it is possible to have a virtual face-to-face meeting, using your desktop … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Men’s Group on Zoom

News just in is that the Men’s Group has found a way of continuing its meetings while we remain in social lockdown. The next (virtual) meeting will be held on Monday 30 March at 8 pm. The discussion topic will … Continue reading

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Hesitant digital steps

Some churches are well advanced in their use of digital technology – not so St Mary’s. One limitation is that the church does not yet have Wifi. Getting it has been explored a number of times in the past but … Continue reading

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Coronacles, final chapter

Not unexpectedly but no less unwelcome for that, our church has now moved from suspension of all public services to having to close its doors entirely. Bishop Stephen, in a joint letter with the bishops of London, Rochester and Southwark, … Continue reading

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Wivenhoe church bells

After ringing for a rather special wedding on Saturday 21 March and sadly for the first time since the end of World War 2, the bells will be silent for the foreseeable future. We have very reluctantly decided to heed … Continue reading

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Coronacles chapter 4

Unsurprisingly in these strange times, there have been further developments as we figure out how to ‘do things differently’. Revd Erwin has drawn up a plan that might serve for at least a while yet, and prepared this poster, that … Continue reading

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Coronacles chapter 3: going to do things differently!

We have today received the latest guidance from the Church of England and have linked to it here, so everyone can read it in full. The main item of news is this: “In light of the Government guidance around non-essential … Continue reading

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Thank you Cathedral Musicians

Thank you to James Davy, Hilary Punnett and the Gentlemen of Chelmsford Cathedral Choir for performing a beautiful selection of choral and secular music this evening in aid of St Mary’s Transformation Project. It was an incredibly atmospheric concert enhanced … Continue reading

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Coronacles chapter 2

Saturday 14 March update. Cathedral Musicians concert 14 March This will be going ahead as planned tonight and promises to be a wonderful event. No refreshments will be served in the interval. If you had not bought a ticket yet … Continue reading

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