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Cirque du Boc JULY'S Cirque du Bocking, a family fun day event drew a crowd of more than 250 visitors to the rural village of Bocking. Held in the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s church, this one-off event was created by the team behind St Mary’s Messy Church. It offered visitors circus and trampoline shows every 15 minutes, with children’s workshops running in between. Little Circus Stars wowed the crowds with trapeze and rope acts and local trampoline club Dimensions Elite provided shows from their juniors, seniors and their competition squad Dimensions Elite. Craft marquees and games provided further amusement for children and adults alike and the church served home-made cream teas. Master of Ceremonies, Revd Rod Reid, Priest in Charge at St Mary’s, donned a ringmasters red coat and top hat for the occasion (inset). Organiser Jeremy Southgate said: “It was tremendous to see so many youngsters trying out new skills in this unique setting. "It was the first time that Dimensions had performed outdoors, making it extra special for the young performers. "The many hours of rehearsals really paid off and made for a thrilling event. "We are so grateful to everyone who

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Keene lecturers reflect on THE Keene Lectures 2017 are entitled Luther’s Heritage with a film night and three lectures commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 1517 and interpreting its significance for today. The four events take place in Chelmsford Cathedral on October 31, November 8, 15 and 22 — all starting at 8pm. Edward Carter, the Canon Theologian at Chelmsford Cathedral, says: “Significant 500th anniversaries don’t come round very often, and the moment when Martin Luther nailed his theses to the door on 31st October 1517 has affected the church in the west ever since. “So I’m delighted that our three Keene Lecturers this year will be reflecting on that moment and helping us think about what it might mean for us

today. Duncan Morrow, Judith Champ and Sarah Perry all bring tremendous expertise in their different fields, as well as having excellent reputations as engaging speakers. “This year the series starts with a film night on the actual anniversary day, to whet our appetites. “I look forward very much to welcoming you to Chelmsford Cathedral, starting with a film featuring Luther (2003) with Joseph Fiennes as Martin Luther. “The evening, on the exact 500th anniversary of the public proclamation of Luther’s 95 theses, will start with a short introduction discussing a variety of films that have been made over the past century about Martin Luther and the start of the Reformation. “The 2003 film, with Fiennes in the title role, received many plaudits.

"It portrays Luther as a man turmoil—emotional, charismatic with self-doubt. The main even all incorporated” Dr Perry will end the series o addressing ‘The Women and th Gothic Novelist’s take on The E and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs’, Dr Perry was born in Essex in PhD in creative writing from Ro has been a writer-in-residence Library. During January and Fe the UNESCO World City of Lite Residence in Prague. Her first novel, ‘After Me Com the East Anglian Book of the Ye Her second novel, ‘The Essex S

The Month Sept 2017  
The Month Sept 2017  

Bishop Stephen leads the tributes to Bishop John Wraw, Alphamstone will be warmer thanks to grant from Friends of Essex Churches and Spiderm...