Candlelit Service Returns to the Old Church

Return of the annual candlelit service at St Mary’s Old Church

For the first time since 2018, the Friends of St Mary’s Old Church are holding a Candlelit Service in the Old Church. Following the success of their Mulled Wine & Mince Pies event, the Friends look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 18th December at 2:30 pm. The service is free and open to all and there’s now dedicated car parking opposite the church.  Reverend Heather Wilcox will lead the service.

In 2019, the Friends were able to hold a Carol service but, because of redecoration works at the time they could not run it by candlelight. Since then, of course, the services have been unable to run due to Covid. So do come along and welcome this annual tradition back to the village.

Dress for the weather!

You are reminded that there is no heating, so dress warm, and that a cushion makes the service more comfortable.  All are welcome.

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Music

Octavia entertaining visitors to
St Mary’s Old Church

This event was very well-attended with around 100 coming in between 11:30 – 13:30 to enjoy the wine and mince pies and the music from Octavia a ‘sub-group’ of Quire.

Could you help to keep this Church a part of our West Bergholt life?

The Friends of St Mary’s is open to all those interested in helping ensure the preservation of this historical building.  Annual membership is just £5 per person or £10 per family.  The Friends advertise events on this website as well as posters around the village and by email to the Friends.  It’s important to note that all funds raised are entirely used for the conservation and maintenance of the church and churchyard. You can follow the group on Facebook.

If you would like a membership form you can do one of the following:

  • click here (Fillable PDF download),
  • email [email protected],
  • collect a form from the church, or
  • ring Penny on 01206 242394.
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