It is often a very difficult time when a loved one dies, but the Church is here to help in any way that we can. Whilst the funeral directors will normally liaise directly with our Priest-in-Charge Simon regarding the funeral arrangements, please do feel free to contact him directly if you would like to speak to him at this time, or if the Church can help to make life just a little easier during what is often a very busy and stressful time. Simon’s contact details are below. Please let your chosen funeral director know your wishes, and especially if you would like Simon to take your loved one’s service at one of our two churches, or at a crematorium, or a combination of the two.
Please note that where burials are concerned, everyone who lives in Kelvedon or Feering is entitled to a full burial (or a burial of their ashes) in one of our two churchyards – St Mary’s Burial Ground, opposite St Mary’s Church in Church Street, and St Martin’s Cemetery (also known as Feering Cemetery) on Coggeshall Road, Feering, opposite Feering Primary School and Community Centre. Again, for more detailed information please speak both to your funeral director and to Simon. There are quite strict regulations about the kinds of headstones or memorials that can be placed in a churchyard. You can see them here.
We also have an annual service for all who have been bereaved, whether very recently or some years ago. It doesn’t matter if the service wasn’t in church, or wasn’t taken by Simon, or wasn’t even in this locality: if you miss someone and need both to mourn and remember them, then please come to our In Loving Memory service in St Mary’s Kelvedon on Saturday 2nd November. It will be in mid-late afternoon and the time will be confirmed later.
In Loving Memory is a simple service lasting about 45 minutes, with familiar hymns and an opportunity to light a candle in your loved one’s memory. You are warmly invited to stay afterwards for refreshments. For funerals Simon has taken, immediate next of kin of are specially invited to this service, but any family or friends of a loved one are very welcome to come.
Contact details for Revd. Simon Garwood
Phone - 01376 573701
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Address - The Vicarage, Church Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AL
Both St Mary’s and All Saints’ are here to help you in any way we can. At our main Sunday services we always pray for those who have died recently, and also for their families.
There are two funeral directors serving our villages, although of course you are welcome to use any funeral director you wish:
Janet C Davies, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. 01376 339300
(Janet lives in Kelvedon and sometimes works from home - Victoria House, Trews Gardens, Kelvedon. 01376 573691)
For further information please click here: Janet C Davies
East of England Co-op Funeral Services 213a High Street, Kelvedon CO5 9JD. 01376 388712
Further information can be found here: East of England Co-op Funeral Services
CHURCHYARD & CEMETERIES
For further information regarding the current guidelines for Churchyards and Cemeteries please click here: Churchyard Rules
Monthly Night Prayer (Compline)
Every First Wednesday of the Month at 8.30 p.m.
Night Prayer is our short, quiet, reflective service on the first Wednesday of the month. An ideal way to finish your day, especially if you don’t feel you can come to church at the moment.
If you have difficulty using the new link, then here it is:
In case you need them , the Meeting ID is 875 2690 8458 & the Passcode: 645253.
The Compline Night Prayer can be found on our Services page here:
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December – St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday 12.00 noon – 5.00 pm
Our popular Festival is back, with over 40 trees, plus seasonal stalls
Donation on entry, with programme provided Refreshments will be available.
Services for Sunday 5th December:
8.00 am St Mary's Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
11.00 am St Mary's Family Service for Advent, with special craft bags for the children
5.00 pm St Mary's Closing Service for the Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 11th December
2.30 pm St Mary's Christmas Concert with St Mary’s Choir
Popular Christmas music, both secular and sacred – you can join in too! Free – retiring collection for the Church Refreshments served afterwards
Sunday 12th December
4.00 p.m. All Saints' Christingle Service
Sunday 19th December
Carol Service with St Mary’s Choir
NB time to be decided: if indoors at 6.00 pm; if outdoors at 3.00 pm
Christmas Eve – Friday 24th December
TIME TO BE CONFIRMED: All Saints' Carol Service
NB time to be decided: if indoors at
6.00 pm; if outdoors at 3.00 pm
4.00 pm St Mary's Children’s Crib Service – Outdoors in the Churchyard
Our popular Crib Service, held outside for greater safety – lasts about 30 minutes
Please bring unwrapped gifts for Home Start and the Children’s Society – thank you
NB Our apologies but there will be no St Mary's Midnight Mass this year.
10.00 am St Mary's Christmas Family Communion Service
NB numbers are limited so please book your place for this service
More details to follow.
Sunday 2nd January The Epiphany
Celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men at the Crib
11.00 am St Mary's Parish Communion Service
NB not a family service
ST MARY'S TEDDY BEAR CLUB
Term Time Only - Every Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.
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