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Our Christmas 2015 card (pictured) goes on sale at our sumptuous Christmas Fair on Thursday October 15 in magnificent Hylands House in Chelmsford.

Do visit our wide range of stalls from 10.00 am - 3.00 pm. Refreshments will be available. The postcode for Hylands House is CM2 8QW

Our Christmas cards can also be ordered by post. The order form can be downloaded here.

The Adoration of the Magi The Adoration of the Magi – detail of the reredos in Waltham Abbey Church, 1876. The Friends of Essex Churches Trust Christmas card 2015.


In the latest rounds of grants awarded by the Trust some £68,000 has been shared between eight churches.

Grants totalling £30,000 have been awarded for lavatories and a kitchen or servery. The eight churches are:

  • Stisted All Saints
  • Great Clacton St John
  • Latton St Mary
  • Stanford Rivers St Margaret
  • East Tilbury St Catherine
  • Bradfield St Lawrence
  • Layer de la Haye St John Baptist
  • Wormingford St Andrew

The Chairman of the Friends of Essex Churches Trust, James Bettley said:

“Helping parishes to keep their churches in good repair remains our priority, and making church buildings more user-friendly for a range of community activities is one way of doing this. I am delighted that we have been able to make major grants to Layer de la Haye and Wormingford under our new policy of giving grants for improvements as well as repairs, as this will encourage wider use of these fine buildings.”




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