Notices for the week beginning August 1

Trinity 9

Calendar for St. Mary's & St. Andrew's


Gracious Father,

revive your Church in our day,

and make her holy, strong and faithful,

for your glory’s sake

in Jesus Christ our Lord.



  • the family and friends of those who have died: Phyllis Reuben, Sharon Sellens

  • those who have asked for prayer: Jill Lloyd, Matthew & Lisa, Martin Knight

  • those preparing for the baptism of their children:
    Louise Clayton & Anna West
    Isla-Rae Staff-Brian
    Mia & Ralphie Clayton

  • those preparing for marriage: Stephen Quant & Sophie Spencer

CHURCH SERVICES. Our Thursday & Sunday services are 'hybrid' ones, where you can join us in church or continue to watch on Zoom.

Please wear a mask if entering the churches, and check the calendar before visiting!

Click here to join our Zoom services.

PRAYER GATHERING. Following on from Tom's sermon two weeks ago on ‘prayer’, seven of us gathered in church last Monday for a time of being with Jesus, praying and listening, being still in God's presence.  It was suggested that this be repeated weekly so this Monday morning, 2nd August, at 10.30am this will happen again. Please come and bring your Bible.

PARISH SURVEY. If you haven't completed our parish survey yet, please do so. You can access the survey here or download a printable copy from this email. You can also pick up a physical copy from St Mary's or the church office.
It is of vital importance we get as many responses as possible so that we can better discern where God might be leading us as a church. This week, you will also find a copy in the centre pages of Outlook so please encourage your friends and neighbours to complete it, whatever their church background.
Thank you.

PARISH PICNIC. Please join us for a parish picnic on St Mary's day, Sunday August 15th, in the Vicarage garden. Please bring your own picnic. Weather permitting of course.

WHOLE CHURCH PRAYER MEETING. Tuesday August 31st, 7.30pm via Zoom. Come and soak in the presence of God, pour out your heart and listen for his voice. Tom and Elsie will lead us as we pray for each other, our community and our world.

BRAINTREE FOOD BANK. Thank you for your continuing support during the Coronavirus crisis. It is with your fantastic support that we are pleased to only be in short supply of the items shown here. By continuing to support us, we are actively working towards a future where there is no longer a need for Foodbanks.

St. Mary's A/V project

As most will know, we are raising money to install new technology into the church, and you will find more information about this here.

Anything to do with technology seems to be expensive (!), so we are very grateful to those who have donated towards the cost of the project so far.

If you would like to help, please see the details on the A/V project page.


Thursday Services (9:30am)

You are warmly welcome to join us at St Mary's or continue to join in via Zoom. We are committed to offering both options during the continued uncertain times.

Sunday Services: St Mary's Great Dunmow

During the summer months, our 10.30am service will following the pattern below:

  • 1st Sunday: Holy Communion

  • 2nd Sunday: Morning Praise

  • 3rd Sunday: Holy Communion

  • 4th Sunday: Morning Praise

  • 5th Sunday: Holy Communion

Due to on-going COVID guidance, PCC have decided that the 9am service will not be held at present. This will be reviewed over the summer and we hope it will return later in the year. Rev Tom would welcome your feedback / opinion on our service pattern at any time as these are currently being reviewed.

Sunday Services: St Andrew's Barnston

From June and continuing throughout the summer months, services at St Andrew's Barnston will be as follows...

      • 2nd Sunday, 10.30am: Holy Communion

      • 4th Sunday, 6pm: Holy Communion or Evening Prayer / Celtic Prayers etc.


Priest-in-Charge: Revd. Tom Warmington 01371-513233 / 07895-712954 / Tom’s day off is Friday

Assistant Curate: Revd. Elsie Bouffler 07786-957390 / Elsie works Monday-Wednesday

Revd. Canon Rosemary Drew: 01371-872662

Parish Administrator and Hall Bookings: Sarah Jeffrey 01371-875753 /

Churchwardens, St. Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow: Miss Catherine Salmon 01371-872580 / Mr Michael Ryley 07879-486293

Churchwarden, St. Andrew the Apostle, Barnston: Eva Percival 01371 876510 /

Pastoral Assistant: Miss Pam Warren 01371-878219 /

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