Stondon Massey Parochial Church Council has received faculty approval (“church planning permission”) to build a new Garden of Remembrance in the churchyard. The old one (illustrated), built in wood, is deteriorating. £5000 needs to be raised which is quite a challenge. The William Byrd Festival will help towards the PCC’s objective. Please support us by buying tickets for the concerts and / or sponsoring the Festival.
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.