Category Archive: Church

Coronavirus and the church

It is with a heavy heart that the PCCs and I have taken the decision to cease in-person services in our church buildings for the remainder of this month, due to the current surge in cases of Covid 19 and the extreme pressure on the NHS. The PCCs will review the situation at the end …

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Schedule of Church Services over the Summer of 2020

Sunday 10am Services of Holy Communion in the Anna Benefice Please leave a phone message on 07393-944245 or email officeannabenefice@gmail.com if you are intending to join us, letting us know if anyone is coming with you. July 19        All Saints Upper Clatford        26        St Mary Abbotts Ann   Aug 2          St Peter Goodworth Clatford 9          …

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Your Life Events

  If you are interested in marking a special occasion such as a baptism or wedding with us please contact our Anna Benefice administrator, Sarah Derbyshire, at officeannabenefice@gmail.com.  

Projects, Plans & Missions

    Renewing the fence The churchyard boundary fence along Church Path is in the late stages of collapse. We have obtained a faculty to replace it with estate fencing like the burial ground fence and a quotation that we expect Abbotts Ann Parish Council to accept when TVBC has approved the work. …

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What’s Happening at St Mary’s

There is a service every week at St Mary’s, and these take a variety of forms. For details you can visit A Church Near You. or the Anna Benefice website: Welcome to Anna Benefice – Home page Following meetings of all the PCCs and in keeping with the caution being exercised by many in …

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Graveyard Index

To view the list of burial plots at St Mary’s Church, please click here. Please view the following documents first to fully understand the burial areas and layout:- You will find the Overall Church Area Map HERE You will find the Map Index HERE You will find the East …

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Archive Transcriptions

Please click on the following external links to view archive transcriptions at Abbotts Ann Church – Baptism’s in 1700 & 1800’s Marriages in 1700’s Burials in 1700 & 1800’s

Who’s Who at the Church

  Benefice Team Priest in Charge Revd. Katrina Dykes revdkatrina@gmail.com 07922 153765 Assistant Priest Revd. Nicky Judd    revdnickyannabenefice@gmail.com 729075   Licensed Lay Minister Tim Tayler llmtimannabenefice@gmail.com 710201   Licensed Lay Minister Peter Eastwood llmpeterannabenefice@gmail.com 353320 Benefice Administrator Sarah Derbyshire officeannabenefice@gmail.com 07393-944245       Parochial Church Council  Churchwardens Graham Platford Cwarden1.abbottsannpcc@gmail.com   Kate Bennett Cwarden2.abbottsannpcc@gmail.com …

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List of Rectors

Rectors of Abbotts Ann 1379-138? Walter Philippe  1541-1544 John Adamson  1570-1587  John Bonamie  1554-1569 Stephen Tennannt  1587-1595  Thus. Pembridge  1595-1599  Martin Heaton  1599-1633  John Johnson  1633-1666  Thos. Hyde  1667-1709  Samuel Stone  1710-1717  James Lambert  1718-1726  Robert Willis  1727  James Wendey  1728-1730  Charles Sutton  1730-1774  John Burrough     Hon & Revd Samuel Best     Revd Philip & Mrs Nancy Tidmarsh Revd Alan & …

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The Virgins’ Crowns

Abbotts Ann is one of the very few parishes in which the medieval custom of awarding Virgins’ Crowns has survived. In the early days of Christianity, funeral garlands were emblems of Virgin Martyrs and the practice of making maidens’ garlands presumably derives from that. Shakespeare, in referring to the burial of …

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