FOSM News & Events

New Secretary
At the AGM on 11 May, Lynne Horner accepted the post of Secretary, for which many thanks!
Lynne may be contacted by email on (this is not a hyperlink)

AGM 11 May 2019
The AGM will be held on 11 May 2019 at 11.30 am in St. Mary’s Church. Coffee and cake will be served before the meeting from 11.00 am.
The Secretary has given notice that she is retiring from the post and a replacement is needed.
Please consider if you can help in any way so that FOSM can continue to support St. Mary’s.

27 October 2018
Click on the Autumn Fayre image to see the poster.

16 June Wivenhoe Regatta

2 June 2018 at the June Market
We were there, with an extended range of (colourful) merchandise.

Friends of St Mary's merchandise stall


In 2017 Friends of St. Mary’s donated £45,000 to the Transformation Project with the stipulation that this was for the upgrading of the sound system (£23,000) and the remainder towards the lighting in the Church. Part of this was the legacy which we received in 2008 from Mrs Dorothy Moss, this had been invested until there was a project which the Committee felt would benefit the whole community.
The sound system was completed in time for the 2017 Christmas celebrations and the sound and loop system are a great improvement, especially benefiting people who are hard of hearing. The audio visual unit will be an asset for community use of the church, and added to the enjoyment of the children’s Nativity play.

The photographs below were taken during the construction of the screen, and then when in use. When not in use, it is retracted out of sight behind the chancel arch.
It is hoped that work on the improvement to the lighting system will begin this year.

Art in the Church

Click on any of these pictures to open the gallery and see larger images of one of our previous exhibitions.