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.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
The Brentwood Gazette today has published an item on the forthcoming William Byrd Festival. Drawing on information contained in this site, Piers Meyler has created a really creditable article. A photographer came to St Peter & St Paul Church after the service last Sunday and took some pictures. The 'Genius of music' will be celebrated in May.