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Peal in Memory of Private Walter Edward Wallis

On 29th September Ian Culham will be leading a peal of the bells at Great Waltham in memory of Private Wallis who was a bellringer at Great Waltham before he was killed during World War One.  Private Wallis was the son of the David and Mary Ann Wallis of the Rose and Crown he died aged 23 on 5th October 1917 (during the battle of Passchendaele)and is remembered on the Tyne Cott Memorial at Ypres.

Ian is himself a serving solider and having lost friends in both Afghanistan and Iraq is working to preserve the memories of other falle299539_mn soldiers.

We hope to have more information about Ian and his team in due course but please listen out at 2.30pm on 29th September and use the opportunity to remember  Private Wallis and the men and women of our Armed Forces.


Rt Revd Bishop John Wraw:  The funeral of Bishop John will take place at Chelmsford Cathedral at 1pm on Monday, 7 August.  All welcome.

Plenty of teddies braved the rain to parachute from the tower of Great Waltham during the Summer Fete, thank you to everyone who supported the event.

There were Scarecrows all over Ford End on Sunday for the Scarecrow Trail.  Spiderman threw some webs to scale the Church Tower and there was even a Scarecrow wedding in the Church and some familiar faces came to tea.