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.
Peal in Memory of Private Walter Edward Wallis: On 28th September Ian Culham led 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.
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.
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 that she had brought. Thank you to everyone who came, we raised £58.73 for their charity!