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, 4 July 2011

Change of Blog Name

The Festival in May 2011 may be over but the decision to promote William Byrd and his association with Stondon Massey in Essex, and to raise funds for St Peter & St Paul Church, will continue.  The name change on the blog from today reflects this.

William Byrd (c1540 - 1623) died today, 4 July 1623, aged 82.

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