EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
On 15th October we held our Pet Service which attracted some dogs (and parishioners!) .
MAINTAINING OUR CHURCH
Below we show some photos of the Churchyard Group in action on our recent successful Autumn Tidy up Day.:
RIDE AND STRIDE
Once again we were pleased to welcome visitors to the Church for the Friends of Essex Churches Ride and Stride fundraiser.
Three visitors with Peter Loweth and Tim. Paul and Wendy Butterworth with their son, Liam, seen here with Wendy and Alison.
OPEN DAY APRIL 2023
Below we show some photos of our recent successful Open Day which raised over £700 for Parish funds:
PLANTING OF A PEAR TREE
On Saturday 19th November we attended the planting of a pear tree in the Churchyard. There is a legend that St Botolph preached under a pear tree at the present church site in the 7th century whilst attending Saint Cedd on his journey through Essex converting the East Saxons to Christianity. It is believed that an Anglo Saxon church was built on the site.
As you can see below, the tree was donated by Paul Butterworth and planted by the Billericay Tree Wardens to commemorate that foundation of the Church by St Botolph.
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE 2022
Our Remembrance Day Service was held on Sunday 13th November and we show below views of the Church afterwards