The Truan Trust Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning 10.00 to 12.00 on Saturday 24th June 2017
At Church of St Mary the Virgin Church Road, Peldon, CO5 7PT.
Entrance: Adults £2.50; Children between 5 and 12years £1.50; Toddlers Free.
This includes a cup of coffee or tea, and a piece of cake.
There will be a Bring and Buy; a Raffle; a Cake and Produce Stall. Donated items for these activities would be welcome. If available Strawberries/Raspberries and Cream will be served.
All profits will go to the work of the Peldon based Charity, The Truan Trust, in providing support through education for needy youngsters in Uganda.
Please come and support the work of this charity.
Further details from 01206 735715.
A brief history of St. Mary’s church -
One Thousand Years of History
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.
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.
Information coming soon
Cafe Church will take place on the third Sunday in the month from February 2017.