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, 11 October 2010
William Byrd Festival Service
We will having a Festival Service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer liturgy on Sunday 8 May 2011. The service will be on the Byrd theme, not that the recusant Catholic composer attended his parish church all that often, if at all. Morning Prayer will be at St Peter & St Paul Church at the usual service time of 9.00am.