Peter Hill, chairman of the St Mary’s Music society writes:
This, on 3 September 2021, was the first event after the Government-imposed Covid lockdown.
We weren’t sure how many people to expect.
On the night, we had a huge turnout and we admitted 140 people but, regrettably, we had to turn quite few people away as we didn’t want to cram too many people into the church building because of Covid still being around and the need for caution.
Read the full write up and view pictures of the event here
Revd Erwin talks about the need for rest.
Trust in God
Did you know that every Sunday, bishop Roger reflects on the Gospel reading for that day?
These reflections are posted on his Youtube channel.
They’re short – though that is not their recommendation.
They’re filled with truths we perhaps didn’t know we needed to hear – until we heard them.
Here is the one from yesterday. And whenever the bishop posts on a Sunday the video will appear on our on-line services page shortly afterwards.
The Roman River Music festival is back 16-26 September in and around Colchester.
On Saturday 18 September, the third day of the festival, Roman River are coming to
St Mary’s Wivenhoe with a lunchtime concert at 1pm, featuring Essex Young Musician of the Year, Madeline Robinson singing Schubert songs.
Tickets are £0.00 or donate what you can – see the Madeline Robinson link above.
In the evening at 6pm Roman River’s Artistic Director, Orlando Jopling and the eloquent pianist Cliodhna Shanahan return with a cello and piano concert Time Stood Still.
Tickets £5.00 – 30.00 for this are available on line.
“Timeless, mesmerising and emotive film music by Glass, Pårt and Max Richter sets the scene for Frank Bridge’s romantic sonata, Sibelius’ magisterial and passionate Malincolia and Janacek’s Pohadka – a fairy tale of love and magical powers”
Glyn Stanway begins a series of meditations on the Fruits of the Spirit.
Galatians chapter 5:22
After an enforced absence of 18 months St Mary’s Music Society will again present a programme of music, starting in September.
The details can be found on this updated page.
Revd Elisabeth explores how the Moses story may resonate with our feelings over the last year and a half.
Sara ponders the uncomfortable task of admitting our sins.