16th August 2019
We are pleased to welcome thisimytheatre back to St Marys. This is a new performance for 2019, but I think we all know the story – love, conflict and ultimate tragedy. Come and joins us for West End quality theatre right here in St Mary’s. Get your tickets soon – we expect this to be a sell-out performance.
Thisismytheatre return by popular demand, performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth. If you haven’t yet seen these talented and versatile actors, up close and personal, who make you feel part of the performance rather than mere observers, then don’t miss this opportunity! For our retuning regulars, we know what to expect – an enjoyable evening of West End quality theatre, right here in St Mary’s Church.
Using the play’s original language in combination with traditional Celtic music played live, choral song and modern characterisation, this beautiful one-act adaptation will captivate audiences of all ages.
Keith Turner is presenting an exhibition of photographs and music recorded during the many visits to Cathedrals and venues far and wide. Please support this event to be held on 27th/28th April between 2.30¬5.30 each day. This is to raise funds for restoration of the splendid church organ. Keith has been working on this project for sometime now so please do support him.
The Friends of St Mary’s AGM will be on the 15th March 2019, starting at 7pm at the Stansted Day Centre, Crafton Green House, Chapel Hill, Stansted CM24 8AB.
Following the AGM there will be our usual quiz evening with a half time break for a fish and chip supper and a raffle.
Please bring your own drinks and best brain cells!! Prize for the winners.
Thisismytheatre are back by popular demand, with their excellent rendition of CharlesDickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on the 7th December.
Our Christmas Festival is on the 8th and 9th December, withe the U3A Stansted Mountfitchet Strummers performing on the 8th December.
With grateful thanks to all of the groups and individuals who have displayed a Christmas tree in the church, and to all of the Friends Committee and other helpers who have made the church look so beautiful.
Check out all of out photo’s on our Facebook Page.
October 7th, 2-5pm
Open Sunday with tours and refreshments available. Or just pop in for a chat. Reflective music and a warm welcome to all.
November 4th, 2-5pm
Remember them. We invite all to attend including ex-services men and women too. The U3A choir will be singing a selection of tunes at 3pm. WW1 pre recorded music and poetry to mark the anniversary of the end of the war. £2.00 minimum donation. Refreshments available.
The wonderfully talented actors from thisismytheatre.com are back again at St Mary’s on the 16th August to perform Oscar Wild’s comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest“.
For anyone not familiar with the plot, The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.
Tickets £10 and concessions £8 available from the thisismytheatre website, or call 07732 253311. Tickets also available at the door.
The Friends of St Mary’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday 23rd March at 7.00pm at the Stansted Day Centre.
The meeting will be followed at 7.30pm by the popular quiz evening with a half-time break for a fish and chip supper. To help with the catering, could we please have your food orders by the 18th March. Choices are:
- Cod and chips
- Haddock and chips
- Chicken and chips
- Vegetarian option
Please bring your own drinks and glasses.
Cost of the supper and quiz evening is £8.50, payable at the door. You can order supper by contacting:
- Ray Rogers on 01279 814200, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lynda Dale on 07716 099474, or email: email@example.com
- or use the form at the foot of this page.
We hope you will attend and make up a table. May the best brains win – there will be a prize for the winners. There will also be a raffle and lots of exciting news!
A wonderful weekend at St Mary’s, with a live performance of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” from thisismytheatre.com , a Christmas Festival of trees and ‘all things Christmasy’, mulled wine, mince pies and lots of other goodies. All rounded off by some seasonal snow!
Thanks to everyone who provided the beautifully decorated trees and other exhibits, thanks to the Friends Committee for their help in making the church look so beautiful, thanks to the choir, the organist and the vicar, and thanks to Lynda Dale (Chairman Friends Committee) for organising all of this.
We’re sorry we had to cancel the Sunday events – due to the snow – but we’re hoping that the Stansted Strummers Ukulele Band will come and perform for us sometime in the New Year.
Some photos taken over the weekend: