Welcome to our Festival blog

We are a small congregation who organised a highly successful 'William Byrd Festival' in May 2011 to celebrate the life and work of the village's Elizabethan composer, William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623). In 2012 we played host to the world-famous choir The Cardinall's Musick under their director Andrew Carwood.

This website contains everything you need to know about William Byrd and his links with Stondon Massey. The church is open for services, of course, and on the second Sunday afternoon in the month during the summer.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Stondon Massey Church

St Peter & St Paul Church: "Nave and chancel are Early Norman. Two original windows remain on the north side and two on the south. The only later medieval addition of importance is the belfry, which is placed a little further east than the west end". (Pevsner. The Buildings of England. Essex. 1954).
(Photograph by Michael Harris)

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