Welcome to St Mary the Virgin's Church at Peldon

Regular Sunday Services

We hold Morning Prayer on the 1st Sunday of the month, Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, and Cafe Church on the 3rd Sunday of each month. All services are at St Mary's in Peldon.

 

Join us at one of our services

Messy Church

St Mary’s hosts Messy Church on Saturday September 23rd at 2 30. This is organised jointly with the Wigboroughs.

 

Christmas Bazaar

Our Bazaar on December 2nd will also be hosted by St Mary’s this year.

More information...

Please see below for more information on our Churchwardens' page, our PCC page, and our Friends website.

 

 

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A brief history of St. Mary’s church -
One Thousand Years of History

Anglo-Saxon beginnings
In 1086 the Domesday Book recorded ‘Peltenduna’ as having “one church with thirty acres”. This makes it Anglo-Saxon in origin.

The current building
In general it dates back to the 11th century, the nave being 12th century, the tower 14th century, and the roof and clerestory 16th century.

The Leaning Tower and the Essex Earthquake
The tower has a noticeable lean to the southwest, often said to be caused by the Essex Earthquake of 1884. However, the leaning tower was noted before then, in the book: ‘Mehalah, a Story of the Salt Marshes’ (1st edition 1880). The cause was probably subsidence due to poor ground.

The church did suffer from the earthquake, with damage to the battlements and roof.

Current situation
A full inspection in the early 2000’s identified the need for urgent repairs and restorations. This was the trigger for the formation of The Friends of St Mary's Peldon.

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Churchwardens Page

Peldon Churchwardens have lots of information about what is happening in your parish in the coming months.

Cafe Church

Cafe Church will take place on the third Sunday in the month from February 2017.

Afternoon tea

Peldon PCC:

Information coming soon

Peldon
  • 01206 383222
  • St Mary the Virgin Church
  • Church Road
    Peldon
    Colchester
    CO5 7PT