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In addition to the items highlighted below, check on our Calendar via the link on the left.


Christmas Trees Needed!

Please contact Sam via the Church Office!


Monday, 27 January - Old Church Repairs

St Mary The Virgin
The Old Church is closed for
urgent repair.
The repairs begin today and will last
until Sunday, 16 February.

During this time
all services will be held in the main Parish Church.

(All dates are subject to change as building work can encounter unforeseen delays). Please call 01255 679164 or email the Church Office should you require any more information .


Sunday, 2 February - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.



Tuesday, 4 February - Afternoon Fellowship

Afternoon Fellowship
St Mary's Afternoon Fellowship
meetings continue.

Lesley Holland and Jenny Rose lead the meetings.
Guest speaker: Tricia Hamilton

We extend a very warm welcome to everyone to come and
join us at 2:30pm in Rooms 3&4.


Thursday, 6 February - Knit & Natter

Knit  Natter
Do you enjoy Knitting, Crochet or Stitching? Come along to the Knit and Natter group which meets in the Church Lounge every Thursday afternoon from 2 until 4pm.

All abilities welcomed - and help is at hand if needed.

We are a cheerful group who enjoy craft, a chat and a cuppa!


Friday, 7 February - Church Lounge Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning in the LoungeFrom 10am until 12 noon in St Mary's Church Lounge (off Old Road).

For other similar activities, the 2019 WoW programme is available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!


Friday, 7 February - Sight-singing Workshop

SingingThese free workshops lasting 30 minutes continue on alternate Fridays in January and February, starting at 5pm in the Lounge.

Have you ever asked yourself how do beats and pulse work? What is notation all about and what are all those peculiar looking signs?

As for B flat and go sharp naturally, who can?
How long are rests? How can I sight-sing confidently?

Please invite anyone you think maybe interested, young or not-so-young.

Please email Duncan or phone 07714 702510.

Saturday, 8 February - YWAM Prayer Meeting

Nathan Nov17

Frinton Churches have three young people volunteering with YWAM in Australia and New Zealand (Nathan Edgell, Alex and Jessica Bryant)! Alex is now married to Tori, a student at YWAM Toowoomba, Australia so we can pray for the four volunteers.

Please come and catch up with their latest news at this regular YWAM prayer meeting in St Mary’s Lounge at 9:30am.

YWAM's motto is Know God, make Him known. Nathan and the others have been involved in many different projects to engage with that aim.

We normally meet from 9.30am until 11am in the Lounge on the 2nd Saturday of each month and start the meeting with tea and cake!


Saturday, 8 February - Valentine Concert

Valentine Concert
Classical and Light Pieces,
Performed with Love.

Choir, solo vocal, piano duet, trumpet,
close harmony, audience finale.

Not to be missed!

The concert begins at 4pm. Tickets £6 (to include interval tea and cake) from Reception.


Sunday, 9 February - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship
follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.




10 - 14 February - The Narnia Experience

The Narnia ExperienceThe Narnia Experience
Clare Thurston and I are running
The Narnia Experience
again this year!

We have a great number of local School Years 5&6s booked in to come along and see the Narnia Experience throughout the week.


For those wanting to come and see the Magical, Wintry World of Narnia,
you are welcome to come to our Open Evening between
6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, 11 February at Frinton Free Church
via the front of the Church (Coombe Halt Station).

We would also value your prayers for what looks to be an amazing week!

Sam Puttick

The Narnia Experience


Sunday, 16 February - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.



Monday, 17 February - St Mary's Monthly Prayer Meeting

PrayerWe meet on the third Monday of each month at
7:30pm in Rooms 3/4.

We meet to pray for God's blessing on St Mary's church family and ministry, as well as current topical issues,
both national and international.

Click here for further details of St Mary's Prayer Ministry.

We would be pleased to have you join us.


Thursday, 20 February - Knit & Natter

Knit  Natter
Do you enjoy Knitting, Crochet or Stitching? Come along to the Knit and Natter group which meets in the Church Lounge every Thursday afternoon from 2 until 4pm.

All abilities welcomed - and help is at hand if needed.

We are a cheerful group who enjoy craft, a chat and a cuppa!



Friday, 21 February - Just Desserts @ Wendy's

Women of Worth
All ladies are welcome
to meet at
Wendy's home in Old Hall Lane,
Walton, at 3pm.

Please book your place via Heather,
672973 or by
email.

For details of other Women of Worth events, please click here.


Sunday, 23 February - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship
follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.




21 - 23 February - Youth Trip to Abernethy

Abernethy NethybridgeSam & I are taking a group of Young people and their families to Abernethy Nethybridge, a Christian Outdoor Centre in Scotland in February 2020. There are currently 20 of us in the party. Sam, being a ski instructor, thinks we wouldn’t want to go for any longer than a few days.

We greatly value the youngsters in our church and to make it possible for them to go on this residential trip, we have run various events to raise enough money to cover the costs of the young people. We needed to raise a total of £2500 and we are so Abernethy Nethybridgepleased to say that we have hit our target!!

With Eva(!), Sam and I have already done a sponsored walk from Clacton Pier back to Walton (7 miles of walking!!) and some of those going on the trip did a whole day of car washing which raised £221!

There was a Quiz Night on Saturday, 7 September and we held a coffee morning on Saturday, 23 November which went incredibly well!

The young people have done so well in organising and running these events, we can’t wait to head up to Scotland on the 21 February.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed and supported the young people this year as they were fundraising.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email. - Lauren
Abernethy Nethybridge

Saturday, 25 April - Antiques Roadshow

Antiques RoadshowFrom 10am until 12 noon valuers from
Colchester's leading auctioneers,
Reeman Dansie
(as featured on BBC's Flog it! and Antiques Road Trip)
will be on hand to give specialist valuation advice on all
your antiques and collectables.

A voluntary donation of £3.00 per item is suggested.

All proceeds to St Mary’s Church.

Refreshments will be available throughout the morning.