Ed Wellman pre-recorded an interview with Andrew Smith about the forthcoming William Byrd Festival at St Peter & St Paul Church Stondon Massey. It was broadcast on Phoenix FM, the local community radio station for Brentwood and Billericay, last Sunday (Easter Day) and is available to listen to by following this link: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2011/04/25/easter-sunday-breakfast/
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.