Welcome to St. Mary's Great Dunmow
Welcome to St. Mary's Church, Great Dunmow
Our Sunday services are currently 'hybrid' services - people will be in church and we will also be streaming the services, so if you feel more comfortable staying at home at the moment, please join us on Zoom.
THANK YOU FROM TOM & ALLULA
On behalf of Allula and our boys, we are enormously grateful for the warm welcome we have received and have so valued your prayers as we settle in to life in Great Dunmow and Barnston and begin our ministry among you. We look forward with joyful anticipation to what God has in store for us all in the months and years ahead. My huge thanks go to you all, for all you have done during the long vacancy to keep the church at the heart of our community in extremely challenging circumstances, special thanks to our churchwardens, PCCs and those who have taken services. Due to the on-going restrictions it will be harder for us to get to know people as quickly as we might have done in other times. I know you will bear with us and please be assured that the Vicarage door is open to you all (even if we have to enjoy tea in the garden for now), I'm also very happy to come to your garden if you'd welcome it (alternatively, I hear the Angel and Harp garden is nice!). Please feel free to introduce yourselves in person or via other means, my contact details are below. I am looking forward to getting to know you all. Tom.
ST. MARY'S APCM. At our APCM meeting on 25th April the following were elected:
Churchwardens: Michael Ryley and Catherine Salmon
PCC members: Michael Best, Gerald Crowley, Norma Danes, Ann Deakins, Nigel Dodd, Bruce Drew, Marcus Frost, Colin Parker, Jenny Salisbury, Edward Salmon, Linda Todd and Helen Wright.
Our Deanery Synod representatives (Maureen Best, Jenny Dalton White and Malcolm Dulwich) remain in post.
Thanks to them all for standing. Please pray for them as they take office.
ST. MARY'S EASTER GARDEN. Starting with the stone cross of remembrance in the cemetery in November, which became the cairn of loss, lament and love from February. The cairn was transformed into a beautiful Easter Garden in April. This focus of thoughts, prayers and hope was appreciated and admired.
If you missed the story behind the cairn, read about it in Rev Elsie’s ‘Just a Thought’ in the March issue of Outlook, on the church website.
Here are just some of the photos showing the growth of the cairn since February.