Remembrance & Old Church Update

Old Church Renovations YouTube presentation

Old Church Renovations YouTube presentationRemembrance & Old Church Update

Last week we announced the plans for a Remembrance Service partially in St Mary’s (socially distanced and limited numbers) with Zoom.  The new Lockdown has thwarted that and plans have changed.  We also have an update report from the Friends of St Mary’s Old Church with a video presentation to the parish council.  First, Remembrance:

Remembrance Day Events

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Cakes, History, Remembrance & Fitness

Remembrance pebbles

Remembrance pebblesCakes, History, Remembrance, Fitness & St Mary’s Update – Updated for Lockdown

This news update covers several topics, starting with Cakes, History & Xmas, then covering:

First let’s find out what Cakes, History & Xmas have in common:

Cards, Cakes, History & Xmas – what’s not to like?

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St Mary’s Building Project

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St Mary the Virgin sees change in staff

St Mary’s Building Project

This edition of St Mary’s News reports on the Church’s building project, Christmas and also provides listings of services and contacts.

Prayer Weekend

Praying together is an important part of our life as a church and so we have arranged for a special prayer weekend with three opportunities to meet together to pray for our church and community:

  • Friday 1st Nov: 7.30pm—9pm—prayers by candlelight,
  • Saturday 2nd Nov: 3pm-5pm,
  • Sunday 3rd Nov: 11am-12 noon (after the morning service).


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Battle’s Over – West Bergholt’s Tribute to the Millions

Battle’s Over – West Bergholt’s Tribute to the Millions

Over 150 people from the village gathered on the evening of 11th November to play their part in a nationwide “Battle’s Over” commemoration.  This nationwide event was marking the ending of the 1st World War 100 years ago.

The commemoration saw a common theme being played out in urban and rural areas, towns, villages and cities.  Collectively a 1000 buglers were sounding the Last Post, over 1000 beacons of light being ignited;  a similar number of Cathedral and Church bells also rung out. Continue reading “Battle’s Over – West Bergholt’s Tribute to the Millions”

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute

Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute Logo

Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute LogoBattle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute

West Bergholt is participating in the Nation’s Tribute, a nationwide Day of Commemorative Events.  It marks the Centenary of the end of the First World War and pays tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle.  It also recognises those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.  The event will follow a programme of activities seen in over 1,000 places around the UK. Continue reading “Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute”

Friends Group Pay Respects at Daniell & Sons Memorial

Daniell & Sons Memorial

Friends Group Pay Respects at Daniell & Sons WW1 Memorial

Lacking a village war memorial, some years ago The Local History Group compiled a list of those who died in WW1; the Friends of St Mary’s had this list copied by a Calligrapher and placed in the Old Church.  It has become the Friends’ custom in recent years to gather in the Old Church to remember these fallen from the village; the bell would be rung and, Continue reading “Friends Group Pay Respects at Daniell & Sons Memorial”

St Mary’s Easter Good News Update

Happy Easter
Easter Day Service
Sunday 16th April @ 11:15am

St Mary’s Easter Good News Update

This Easter edition of Good News, St Mary’s Parish Magazine, is reproduced below (together with additional material from various notices), use the links to the stories & news items.

Happy Easter

Easter is a wonderful time of year as we celebrate the time when Jesus rose from the dead, proving that God’s power of life over death, light over darkness and hope over hopelessness, is real. It is a time to celebrate and give thanks for all that God has done for us; which is undoubtedly easier to do as the days lengthen and the temperature rises. Continue reading “St Mary’s Easter Good News Update”

St Mary’s Update – 1st November 2016

poppySt Mary’s Update – 1st November 2016

St Mary’s Church update for 1st November provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Remembrance & Christmas services.

christmas-choirChristmas Choir

Calling all Singers!  Caroline Finlay will once again be getting together a group of people to sing at the Carol Services at the Old Church on 18th December and at St Mary’s on Christmas Eve (6.45pm). No auditions necessary! The first rehearsal is Sunday 20th November @ 10am in church. Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 1st November 2016”