St. Mary’s is the parish church of Peldon, a village south of Colchester, Essex.

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The Friends of St. Mary’s (Registered Charity 1114809) fundraises for repairs, restoration work and improvements to this Grade 1 listed building, for it to continue as a place of worship and a community venue for use by all.

Since 2006 the Friends has raised over £50,000 for such work, but more fundraising is needed to help get this building into good order for the next generation. We intend to do just that, and enjoy ourselves along the way!

Find out what we’ve achieved and How you can support us.

News From the Friends of St Mary’s Peldon


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News about Quire

Quire have performed at various Friends’ events, and recently they have been relaunched as a new venture called ‘Quire Phoenix’, . Quire Phoenix will hold a ‘Taster Evening’ on Thursday 24 February at 7pm in Lion Walk Church, Colchester. Admission is Free.  

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Advance details of events, 2022

Please note the following information about events this year: . Peldon Highland Fling, Saturday 5th February: Please see local posters and adverts for all details. To be hosted by St. Marys PCC, at the Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall. . A review of the mayoral year, event and date yet to be agreed. Villagers talk […]

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Village Carols – Last call

This is traditionally the Friends’ last event of the year. Meet at the Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall car park on Monday the 20th at 6pm for singing carols around Peldon. Do bring a torch. (Collection will be in aid of the Fabric Fund). All are welcome. Last year this had to be cancelled on […]

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Friends Annual General Meeting for 2021 – Update

There have been two attempts at holding this by Zoom (because of Covid) but these did not achieve a quorum, so they both could not go ahead officially. This was a great pity because there are certain matters (the Treasurer’s financial report, and election officers in particular) which need to be dealt with by a […]

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