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.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Royal Wedding day
USA Today suggested this week that the Order of Service for Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton's wedding this morning might include music by William Byrd. Alas not, but a great day of celebration lies ahead. Greetings to all Americans visiting this site, for their interest in England's greatest first Elizabethan composer, and for their support of Britain's fabulous Royal Family. Here we go!