From the vicar

Fr Nicholas said that he had recently visited a church in London that he had not been into before. He had often walked past it, but it was never open. This time it was arranged that the vicar would be there to let a small group of people in. The church was St Cyprians Clarence Gate which is near Baker Street in Marylebone. Fr Nicholas wanted to visit it as it had been designed by one of his favourite architects of the early twentieth century, Sir Ninian Comper. It was built between 1902 and 1903 and it was influenced by the great medieval wool churches in East Anglia.  



Church Walking by the church treasurer

Brian Waller started his accounts of his church walks and in this month, it was a beginning just before Christmas 2016 with a visit to Woodbridge and Melton up in Suffolk and on Boxing Day it was about his wandering around the  Colchester Town Centre and the roads to it from Shrub End. The full account of this and future walks can be found elsewhere on this website.



Mother’s Union

The theme of the last meeting was Harvest with thoughts about our own land and overseas.  



Harvest Lunch

Many thanks for all who organised and helped with the Harvest Lunch, with one hundred pounds profit going to church funds.



Harvest Flowers

Twelve arrangers were on hand assisted by five grandchildren (in some cases). Thanks to all who helped out.  



Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sincere thanks to all who helped out or just attended on 27th September when one hundred and six pounds was raised for this very good cause.



News from Stanway Green Lodge

Firstly there was apology for the missing news in October. Attendance was made at the Town Hall when the Colchester in Bloom presentations were made. The Lodge received a special contribution for their entry. An impromptu tea party was held, with some of Cynthia’s Facebook group members. Mavis won the sunflower competition and the Stanway pre-school made a visit again.