To all interested readers who are unable to attend any of the William Byrd Festival fund raising events (on 7 & 14 May 2011) but would like to sponsor them, please forward your donation (with your name & address) and you will be included in all four programmes. If you are able to support Stondon Massey PCC in this way, please send your cheque and details to the Church Office by 10 April.
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.