Diary & Notices


Sunday 21st July
9:45am Morning Service (St Botolph’s)
11:00am Communion Service (St Peter’s)
3:00pm Recital (St Botolph’s)

Wednesday 24th July
10:15am Funeral: Win Viney (at the Crematorium)
10:30am Communion Service (St Peter’s)

Sunday 28th July
9:45am Communion Service (St Botolph’s)
11:00am Morning Service (St Peter’s)


Parish Prayer Cycle: for all in our Parish who live or work in Queen Street, Short and Long Wyre Street, Eld Lane and Sir Isaac’s Walk.

Daily Prayer Cycle: for other faith communities meeting in the town centre, e.g. Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist.

Diocesan Prayer Cycle: Give thanks for the men and women of the RNLI and HM Coastguard, who risk their lives to protect those who travel the seas around our coast.


Do not despise your situation. In it you must act, suffer and conquer. From every point on earth, we are equally far to heaven and the infinite.
Henri Frédéric Amiel


Funeral: Win Viney. The funeral for Win, who died aged 96 on 28th June will be on Wednesday 24th July, at 10:15am at the Colchester Crematorium. Family flowers only, or, if desired, donations to St Botolph’s Church sent c/o W H Shephard, 93/94 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1TH.

A message of thanks. Robert Elwell writes: “My sincere thanks to those members of your congregation who came in and helped with the food, flowers and all the other arrangements. It was greatly appreciated.”

Revd Julia Murphy, Chaplain at the University of Essex, is getting married to Revd Graham Lewis on Saturday 10th August at 2pm at St John’s Church. Her time as Chaplain will come to a close on 31st July. We wish her all the best for the future!

Coggeshall Flower Festival. The 32nd Annual Flower Festival at St Peter ad Vincula Church in Coggeshall will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. All welcome. Free admission. Please see the noticeboard for more information.

The minutes of the July PCC meeting are available in the Clergy Vestry if you would like a copy.

The next concert at St Botolph’s is today, Sunday 21st, at 3pm: Recital by the students of Samantha Christopher.

Please note that Revd Mark Wallace will be on Annual Leave from 20th-29th July. Revd Aella Gage will be on duty throughout this time, and can be contacted on 07796 475130.

The Parish office is closed over the summer between 24th July and 30th August (inclusive). Any enquiries during this time should be directed to the Churchwardens.