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Advent Calendar on line

Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts (CCCA) has just opened its online Advent project for 2019. This is a free resource, made available to the whole world. Biola University is a Christian university in California. The Advent … Continue reading

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St Nicholas arrives in Wivenhoe

St Nicholas will arrive by boat at Wivenhoe Quay today at 2 pm. He will then process to St Mary’s for his official welcome and speak to all the children. And as usual, his helpers will bring a sackful of … Continue reading

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Dr Paula Gooder talks about the Christmas stories

One of the blessings of social media is that geography no longer needs to limit our participation in events. On Wednesday evening 27 November, Dr Paula Gooder spoke to an audience in St Paul’s cathedral, unraveling some of what the … Continue reading

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Let there be lights

Our December printed Tidings ran out of space so we post this contribution from Iain Ward here. Thanks Iain, for the hard work you and all the team, each year again, put into making the church and lower Wivenhoe look … Continue reading

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Christingle and Posada

On Advent Sunday 1 December the annual Christingle service will be held at 4 pm at St Mary’s church. Always an inspiring and atmospheric event, this year it has the extra dimension of linking  Advent to a pilgrimage as it … Continue reading

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Tower repairs

As most church members will be aware, there is such a thing as a quinquennial inspection when the church architect goes over the building and draws up a Repair and Maintenance to-do list, suitably prioritised. So there’s permanently a rolling … Continue reading

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Welcoming Philip Howlett

At this morning’s service we were delighted to welcome Revd Philip Howlett who will be with us on a three-month placement during his curacy. It is of course total luxury to have more than one clergy in the parish and … Continue reading

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Remembrance 2019

Showing the attendance at the War Memorial at the end of the Royal British Legion’s  service of Remembrance, with young and old of Wivenhoe present. (Credit to Coralie for the image – thank you!)

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Music for Remembrance

For Remembrance Sunday this year St Marys Singers and soloists, and organist John Rippin will perform choral and organ music by English composers from many periods and ranging from Orlando Gibbons to Bob Chilcott. Listen here to one of the … Continue reading

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Honey Harvest 2019

It was a real joy to welcome so many people to the Harvest Festival on Sunday 6 October! The three schools’ choirs all sang beautifully and we hope all parents were able to see- it was so full that many … Continue reading

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