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Music for Remembrance

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St Mary’s Singers with soloists and organist will present a programme of reflective music for Remembrance at St Marys on Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm.

Music by Handel and Vaughan Williams (recognising the recent 125th anniversary of his birth).

Retiring collection for St Mary’s

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Charity Concert

Wivenhoe Musical Theatre Group, are presenting their
40th Anniversary Charity Concert in St Mary’s on
Friday 4th November at 7.45 pm

This concert is in aid of church funds and the local food bank.

The concert will be a selection of musical numbers from both G and S operettas and
modern musicals performed over the 40 years.

John Brunning of Classical FM will compère the concert.
Tickets are available from the Wivenhoe Book Shop.

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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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