NEWS BLOG

Week beginning 2 October 2022, Harvest Sunday, Trinity 16
8.00am Holy Communion
10.30 am All Together
Any recorded services can be watched on the online services page of this website.

Every Wednesday,
Midweek Reflection, 7.07 pm in the church


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Essex Police Choir Concert


The Essex Police Choir concert at St Mary’s, which was postponed earlier this
year due to Covid, has been re-scheduled for SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER at 7.30pm.

The Choir will sing a range of numbers including songs from the shows,
‘standards’ and modern numbers.
In addition, there will be a guest appearance by Clacton based ladies choir ‘Spectrum’.

Proceeds will go towards the cost of the James Dodds’ stained glass window in the Annexe.
Tickets @ £10 each will be available from:
The Wivenhoe Bookshop
At church after Sunday morning services
From Graham Wadley – graham.wadley@tiscali.co.uk
If still available, at the door on the night.

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Seekers Corner September panel

This is now on line at https://stmaryswivenhoe.org/seekers-corner/

Questions for the October panel may be sent to in confidence to stmaryswivenhoe@gmail.com

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Kerry’s Marathon

You may remember seeing this post before but as it’s getting near now, perhaps a remiinder will help Kerry reach her goal in support of St Mary’s church Fabric Fund..

There are various projects that are awaiting funding – the steps from the new annexe patio onto the south lawn being just one.
She is hoping not only for sponsorship but also some good wishes to speed her on her way.

If you wish to sponsor her effort and/or give her your good wishes you can do so via this link.


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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 anticipating six teams, at least, participating in this event.

We hope our neighbours will find some enjoyment in the event and thank you for your forbearance.

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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 the Royal Family, our nation and commonwealth.

“At this time of great sadness, we remember with profound gratitude Her Majesty the Queen’s contribution as monarch. Her reign included times of great joy and celebration but also many challenges. It has been a time of unprecedented change for this nation and the world but throughout, Her Majesty’s faith in God and extraordinary sense of duty helped to guide her.

“As we mourn Her Majesty’s death, we give thanks to God for her life, her faith and her exceptional devotion to her duty as monarch.”

An electronic book of condolence has been opened on the Church of England website and it can be accessed via this link.


St Mary’s church will be open to say a prayer, to light a candle, to sign the book of condolence, on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September from 1.00-5.00pm.

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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 good time and raising funds for St Mary’s Fabric Fund. There are various projects that are awaiting funding – the steps from the new annexe patio onto the south lawn being just one.
She is hoping not only for sponsorship but also some good wishes to speed her on her way.

If you wish to sponsor her effort and/or give her your good wishes you can do so via this link.


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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 Questions from people.
Post them confidentially to stmaryswivenhoe@gmail.com and they will be included in the next answer panel discussions.

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