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September 2021

Autumn Song

15 September, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s church, Peldon

This will be the next in the series of 'Evenings at St Mary's' and is set for Wednesday the 15th September, starting at 7.30pm. . Admission £5 for the Fabric Fund. . A miscellany of seasonal songs, poems and instrumental music, including works by Baudelaire, Britten, Ronnie Blythe, Monty Don, William Morris, RVW, Flora Thompson,  local poets, historians and musicians. . Do bring along some songs too! . This will be an open evening. . Apart from the music and…

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October 2021

No one in the tomb?

13 October, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s church, Peldon

An illustrated talk by Prof Bill Tamblyn. Why the fuss over an itinerant preacher from the village of Nazareth? This completes the first part of the story which previously included talks on Mary his mother and Mary Magdalene.

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November 2021

Friends AGM, 2021

2 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

This AGM is set for Tuesday 2nd  November, 7pm start. It will be held on Zoom, so please don't go to the church ! . Bill has already emailed out the Agenda and login details. Discussion documents will be made available shortly.

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The Church has left the building? – Part 2

24 November, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s church, Peldon

An illustrated talk by Prof Bill Tamblyn, with observation, questions and discussion based on this series of talks.

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December 2021

Service – Nine Lessons and Carols

19 December, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

This is hosted by the PCC. See Village News  page 29 for details.

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Village Carols

20 December, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Start at 6pm from the Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall car park. (Collection in aid of the Fabric Fund).

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March 2022

Jesus the Gardener

16 March @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s church, Peldon

A talk by Prof Bill Tamblyn on the rural background to religion as we might see it today. . Background: There would be something on the rural background to the New Testament teachings. Jesus Christ is invariably found teaching in the open air (he was not approved as a preacher in the Temple, though he was a qualified Rabbi) - and he uses countryside references so often, and one suspects that his followers during his three years preaching were country…

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April 2022

John Bunyan

13 April @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s church, Peldon

A talk by Prof Bill Tamblyn about the 17th century local preacher, imprisoned for his views. . Background: He was a multi-skilled fellow - not just a tinker! Non-conformist, and imprisoned for 12 years as he would not stop preaching. A parliamentarian and author of a revolutionary book - Pilgrim's Progress.

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May 2022

Slava! Slava!

21 May @ 7:30 pm
St Mary’s church, Peldon

Quire Phoenix - the now-revived Colchester World Music Singers present a programme of readings, poems, paintings and lots of songs - Songs from the Carribbean, South African chants, American spirituals. Bill Tamblyn has arranged 10 Ukrainian Songs - Slavia! Ukraina! including the famous Carol of the Bells by Ukrainian composer Leonotovich - specially for this concert. Saturday 21 May at 7.30pm at St Mary's Peldon. Tickets at the door £15 (£10 unwaged). Profits to the Appeal for Support for Ukraine

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June 2022

Peldon Village Fete & Craft Fair

18 June @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lodge Cottage, Lodge Lane
Peldon, United Kingdom
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Updated 8th June: We'll have all the things you would expect from a good village fete: . Craft fair - with all sorts of crafts on display and about 30 Stalls. . Raffle. . Lots of Food. . Bar. . Cream Teas. . Pimms. . Ice Cream Van. . Punch and Judy. . Street Organ. . Lots of things for the children:  Bouncy Castle, Impossible Ladders, 'Striker', Splat the Rat, and coconuts. . Fire engine. . 'Strollercise'. . TENDERING BRASS…

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