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, 28 March 2011

William Byrd Festival: Our first event is on 7 May - in 40 days' time

Almost half of the tickets have now sold for the 7.30pm performance of 'William Byrd: His Essex Years'. If you specifically want to come to the evening presentation, apply now to avoid disappointment.

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