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

 

Members of Quire outside St Marys. They are to sing at 'All Together Now!' on August 7th.

Next event: ‘All Together Now! – Last call

We hope you can come to this Concert hosted by the Friends of St Mary’s on Saturday 7th August, starting at 7.30pm. . This promises to be an evening of great entertainment, with readings and music by Peldon Poets and Singers., and Octavia . Tickets at the door:  £10 (£5 Friends), under 25s Free 

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Evening events at St Marys – Update

Please see the following update from Bill: . Prof Bill is Busy… again! He has been presenting a series of challenging talks and events at St Mary’s: . The Church has left the building – what do we mean by ‘church’? . Psalms – why bother? . Mary Magdalene  – was Dan Brown’s Da Vinci […]

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Next evening talk at St. Marys – REMINDER

The next in the series of talks at St Marys by Prof  Bill Tamblyn is THIS WEEK! . Wednesday July 21st   at  7.30pm . The Mary Magdalene ‘coverup’ . Was Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code fact or fiction? It would help the evening if you could bring your thoughts on Dan Brown and on his […]

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Illustrated talks (mostly) by Prof Bill Tamblyn (UPDATED)

Note. Prof Bill was head of music at Colchester Institute for 30 years; he is a member of the international  study group for Liturgy – Universa Laus; He edited the international magazine Church Music for 8 years and on retirement became Church Warden at St Marys. Recently he has become Lay Preacher at St Marys […]

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Village Concert: ‘All Together Now!’ (UPDATED)

Saturday NEW DATE: 7th AUGUST at St. Mary’s, Peldon from 7.30pm. . A concert and readings and music by artists associated with St. Mary’s, including the ever-popular singing group Octavia. . Tickets £10 (£5 Friends), Under 25s  Free. . No need to book!

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