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2022 Concert Programme

After last year’s disappointment, when they had to cancel virtually all concerts because of the pandemic, St Mary’s Music Society is now set to make 2022 a resounding success if its new programme is anything to go by.Six attractive events … Continue reading

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Day of National Reflection

Midweek Reflection 23 March 2022 falls on the Covid19 National Day of Reflection. The Marie Curie charity is promoting this day and The Church of England is supporting the initiative, the first anniversary of the UK Covid lockdown, to commemorate … Continue reading

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Called to be playful?

St James the Great in Colchester is the venue on Saturday 26 March for what sounds like a really attractive event. Titled Playing for Parish Worship, it is an invitation to all keyboard players of whatever ability or age, from … Continue reading

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Ukraine Relief

Ukraine Relief If you want to make a donation to help the people in Ukraine, and you haven’t already done so, St Mary’s is coordinating the collection of donations during Lent. On Sunday 10 April after the 10.30am service a … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday 2022

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More than pancakes

Today is Shrove Tuesday, when one tradition tells us we should eat pancakes.Using up perishable food stuffs before starting a period of fasting makes good sense.Could feasting on pancakes obscure the link with and reason for fasting? In her BBC … Continue reading

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2022 Quiz scores

AND WHAT A QUIZ NIGHT it was on Saturday 26 February!!Great teams, great cakes, great atmosphere.It was enough to make you want to do it again – which is just as wellas we’ve had feedback expressing precisely that hope. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Festival

(From the guest editor)Chelmsford Diocese Tweeted today: Fairtrade Fortnight starts tomorrow until 6 March. Pray for fairness and justice in our trading system globally, for fair prices for producers and a wide perspective for consumers in the impact of their … Continue reading

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Prayer for Christian Unity

This will be observed during the week 18-25 January and is also the subject of the Midweek Reflection by Revd Erwin Lammens this week.

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Midweek Reflection 13 January 2022

This has now been posted on the on-line services page.Glyn Stanway contemplates the fruit of the Spirit. Today:kindness.

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