Diary Dates


Monday 26th June

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July

Vocation Event


Past Events

Saturday 24th June 2017

Summer Fete

Our annual traditional family fete in the church grounds


Saturday 10th June 2017


7.30 pm.

We are delighted to welcome the Sid Bolan Big Band for their first performance at our church.

Tickets £10 including refreshments available from 01277 655085 or 01277 624084

Sunday 14th May 2017

Tea Party for Christian Aid

3 pm – 5 pm in our church

Please come along and support this worthy cause. Tea/ coffee and cakes will be served, and there will be bric-a-brac, collectibles and plants for sale – an opportunity to sit and chat to friends and family.

Sunday 23rd October

Sunday Lunch

12.30pm at The Chimes restaurant (The Bell, Rettendon).

Lifts are available if needed and we will be leaving from church after coffee. If you wish to come please add your name to the sign up sheets on the notice board at the back of church.

Prayer Walk

Fr Michael invites you to join him for a Prayer Walk around part of our parish in Crays Hill.  Please meet at the entrance to the churchyard in Church Lane, Ramsden Crays at 4.15pm.

Sunday 30th October

Annual Remembrance Service

Each year, on the Sunday nearest All Souls Day we hold a Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service. In it we remember by name, members of our families, friends and others who have died either recently, or some-time in the past.

As in the past, we will be inviting all families who have had funeral services in the past 12 months at St Mary Magdalenes, together with those whose funerals have taken place elsewhere. Of course, anyone who wishes to attend, is very welcome.

During the service, all attending are invited to write the name of their loved one/s on a card to give to the clergy to read out. The person is then invited to light a votive candle in prayerful remembrance of the person/s they have named. These cards are being send to the families mentioned above. Cards will also be available at the back of church for members of the congregation to write names on. There will be a white box (clearly marked) for cards to be put in by those unable to attend the service. Cards will also  be available at the service.

Saturday 24th September

Special Service

The 100th Anniversary of the downing of the German Zeppelin L32 on Snails Farm, Gt. Burstead was on Saturday, 24 September 2016.  Fr Graham led a memorial service for the 22 soldiers who had been killed in the Zeppelin crash short at the site of the original grave in our churchyard at 10.00am that day.  

It was a lovely service, attended by the chair of the local council and a representative from the cater museum who both commented how brilliant it was that we were holding a service. We also had a historian who’s input after the service was very insightful.

Thank you to those who attended.

 GBwm Graves of the Zeppeling crew   zepplin-service

Saturday 16th July

Coach Trip to Brighton

Join us on a coach trip to Brighton, departing from church 8:45am.
Please contact Jo Hall on 01277 632060

All warmly welcome, please book as soon as possible to get your space.

Brighton Coach Trip Poster

Friday 10th June

Summer Concert by SongCycle

Our thanks to SongCycle for an entertaining evening of music at our Summer Concert.  Everyone had a fun night enjoying the music and the jokes! Thanks also to the Church team providing the wonderful spread of refreshments.

SongCycle 1 SongCycle 2