Bishop Stephen's message for Advent
In this Advent 2017 video blog for our diocese Bishop Stephen says:
“Be of good cheer. This life isn’t all there is. That is what the Christian faith teaches and proclaims. Death is not the end but the doorway into the greater reality that God has prepared for those who love him.”
Jackie Thornton our new Curate was Ordained on Saturday, 30 September in Chelmsford Cathedral. Her first service with us was very special JOINT SERVICE at 10.30 on Sunday, 1 October at Great Waltham at 10.30. There was a huge turnout of parishoners from all 6 parishes to welcome her to our community.
Pet Service 2017
On Sunday 10th September, a lot of dogs, one cat and two bats came along to Great Waltham churchyard, bringing their well-behaved owners with them. They had come to our annual Pets Service which, this year, welcomed Emma England, a volunteer from the Essex Bat Group, who gave us a very interesting talk on bats, before showing us a couple of tiny captive Pipestrels.