Notices for the week beginning September 19

Trinity 16

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


Lord of creation,

whose glory is around and within us:

open our eyes to your wonders,

that we may serve you with reverence

and know your peace at our lives’ end,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



  • the family and friends of those who have died: Howard Jones, Mary Joyce Goddard

  • those who have asked for prayer

  • those preparing for the baptism of their children

  • those preparing for marriage

All pews at St Mary's and St Andrew's are open again and you may sit wherever you wish. Socially distanced chairs remain at the back of St Mary's for those who wish to have a little more space. There are some in our congregations that are not able to be vaccinated and so for everyone's safety, and in line with Government and scientific advice, we will still be encouraging people to wear masks while moving about in church. However, this is a personal choice, and you may feel comfortable removing them for the service, once you have taken your seat. If you have any questions on this please contact Rev Tom or the Church Wardens.

Click here to join our Zoom services.

ST MARY’S PCC. The minutes of St Mary's PCC meeting on 15th July 2021 are displayed in church and on the website.  If you have any queries please speak to the churchwardens or to Tom.

COFFEE, CAKE & CHATTER. Coffee, Cake and Chatter is re-starting on Tuesday 21st September (and subsequent 3rd Tuesdays each month). Come along for a chat over drinks and home-made cakes, all in aid of church funds. Can you help? We need people to do these jobs: setting out tables, serving drinks, making a cake, selling raffle tickets, providing a raffle prize, washing up. If you can do any of them, please contact Elizabeth at

HARVEST - DATE FOR YOUR DIARY. This year we will celebrate Harvest Festival in church on Sunday 26th September. At 10:30am at St. Mary's we will have an All Age Harvest Celebration. Christian Aid envelopes will be distributed at St. Mary's Harvest service for collection the following Sunday. At 2pm all are welcome to Barnston Lodge for a harvest lunch. The lunch will be free with a collection on the day. Click here to book. This will be followed by Harvest Holy Communion at St. Andrew's Church at 4pm.

RECYCLING. There is a box in the church porch for collecting empty plastic medicine blister packs for recycling. The empty packs will be taken to Braintree Leisure Centre where there is a collection point. This is a joint initiative by Terracycle and Superdrug to keep the plastic out of landfill. See the recycling advice on the website here:

ARE YOU ABLE TO HELP WITH FLOWER ARRANGING IN ST. MARY'S? Details can be obtained from Barbara Caton - 01371-874043.

BRAINTREE FOODBANK. Thank you so much for your support. Our clients are very grateful. We anticipate that the year ahead will be hard for many people, as the removal of the increase in payments to Universal Credit and the end of the furlough scheme comes this side of winter. It is through your support and generosity that we continue to be here for those most in need. To see the latest list, please click here.

NOTICES FOR NEXT WEEK. Sarah will be on annual leave next week so please send any notices to Tom & Patrick.

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.


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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