Sunday 19 August
10.30 am         Family Eucharist
6.30 pm           Deanery Evensong at St Albright’s, Stanway
15-minute Midweek Reflection, every Wednesday evening at 7.07 pm

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Lammas Day BBQ

What a lovely day it was for our Lammas celebration. If you have not already heard the news: the total for the raffle was £72 and tickets £315, making a total of £387.
A very big THANK YOU to everyone for all efforts to make the day go really well.

Enjoy some pictures of the day (and spare a thought for the ‘burnt out’ fire chefs in the background of the pudding queue…!)

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Children’s Society box opening

Good result after the count
Contact Ann on 824732 if you’d like a box to help towards next year’s total.

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Rectory garden Proms

The music and the weather all worked together to make the Last(?) Night of the Proms a resounding success. Many thanks to the Colchester Brass Band and the fundraising organisers for treating the audience to an entertaining event.

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Summer floral workshop

Another sociable fundraising event gone off successfully!

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Orlando Jopling Cello Concert

On Friday 13 July at 8 pm.
Orlando Jopling (artistic director of Roman River Music) plays
-2 of Bach’s cello suites [nos. 4 and 6]
-Cassado’s suite for solo cello
-Pablo Casals: Song of the Birds

This is a benefit concert for the Colchester Cancer Centre Appeal and the Russ Foundation. In memory of Faith Ressmeyer.
Tickets £10. Available from Wivenhoe Bookshop, or, or at the door.

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Wildlife in the churchyard

Thanks to a joint initiative by Wild about Wivenhoe (a loose collective of local people with an interest in enhancing wildlife in Wivenhoe), Wivenhoe Town Council (who are responsible for the maintenance of St Mary’s churchyard), and helped by the professional expertise of the Wivenhoe Watching Wildlife people, there is now a well thought out and ecologically sound maintenance plan for the churchyard

In discussions between Erwin, the churchwardens and the above bodies, a Management Plan for the churchyard was agreed and this has now been approved by the PCC.
The new regime ties in very well with the Fifth of the
C of E’s Five Marks of Mission: “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth“.

Through a judicious mowing, planting and sowing scheme the churchyard will gradually be transformed into an area that both pleases human uses and senses, and provides a haven for wildlife.
Here is the link to the Management Plan with all the details of what will be done where.

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June market 2018

The sun shone, music filled the air, lunches ++ were prepared, and the marshall caught the bear!
Many thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make a success of the day 🙂
There are some pictures here.

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exam time prayer

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The Vicar, the Bishop and the MP

… and many more people were all there on the Day that St Mary’s Transformation Project Appeal was launched.
There’s now also a new page on the website where you will be able to follow progress reports on the Appeal, with a link to pictures.

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Thy Kingdom Come #Wivenhoe

We’re now looking ahead to Ascension and Pentecost, marked across the Church by the Thy Kingdom Come initiative, started in 2016 as a simple invitation from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu, encouraging Christians from all denominations to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

The WIVENHOE PRAYER DAY on Thursday 10 May at St Mary’s is part of this. The day wil begin with Morning Prayer at 10 am and the church will remain open for anyone who wants to come in for private prayer. The day will conclude at 8 pm with a service of Eucharist for Ascension Day.

To learn more about Thy Kingdom Come, visit the website and join the global wave of prayer during the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost.

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