Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Blackmore: St Laurence Window Dedication

An 18th century stained glass window depicting the martyrdom of St Laurence has been restored and is now better displayed in the Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore.  The "window" was dedicated on Sunday 10 August 2014 (appropriately St Laurence Day, the patronal festival) and marks the 900th anniversary of the church.

Monday, 29 September 2014

High Country History Group: Theydon Mount: New Church Guide Now Available

High Country History Group: Theydon Mount: New Church Guide Now Available: To coincide with the 400th anniversary celebrations of the rededication in 1614 of St Michael's Church, Theydon Mount, a new colour ...

Doddinghurst: New Book to Mark Dedication of New War Memorial

A new book has just been published to mark the dedication of a new War Memorial outside All Saints Church in the village. The unveiling ceremony was held on Saturday 6 September 2014.  Both the book and the fund raising for the new memorial have been the work of local people forming the 'Doddinghurst War Memorial Committee'.  

The fallen of the First World War - ten soldiers - have already been commemorated, but those who died during the Second World War have not. They include five soldiers and five civilians.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Blackmore: Bull Planning Appeal Comprehensively Dismissed

A Planning Appeal against the decision made by Brentwood Borough Council has been comprehensively dismissed by the Inspector in Bristol.  On all counts the Inspector agreed with villagers that the building of two houses and a car barn, and alterations to the pub itself would be detrimental to the setting. For more read Judy Wood's blog entry: http://www.antique-teashop.co.uk/?tag=planning-appeal 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Diary of Montague Hardwick Knott, 1957 (33)

Wednesday 11.9.57

Sunday continued a happy day. There was a good number out in the evening – 40-50. Felt my recent sermons have been too much on the side of human failure & that I should now present more of the love & power of God.  Have tried faithfully to expound the appointed lessons & that has been the emphasis but shall try to make some change next week.  Popped into Shoreys for half an hour for an exchange of news.  H felt too tired to come.

Called on Ted Clack on way to the office on Monday. Ted gave me some photos of B’m taken from the air. We hope we may make up some calendars for Xmas using the photos. Business is rather slow.


Yesterday, I was busy with correspondence in am & in pm went to B’m. […]

I called on the Hartleys. Mrs H not at all well. The house is progressing but I guess it will be a month before we are in. Had tea w the Newsons & after, took my first banns parties in B’m. Then spoke at the Baptist C.E. Harvest Th’giving.

Had a nasty skid on way back in heavy rain. Skidded out of side land into main road. Luckily nothing was near or it could have been serious. Am grateful to God for my preservation. Was glad to get home.  This long drive is proving trying.

This am I went to St M E17 & took H.C. assisted by Andrew Bowman. It was like going home. Went on to coffee at Ch Hse. Saw the High twins, Derek Wood, John Robinson, Mrs Kemp, Mrs Dowling & a host of others. H & I are due there on Tuesday evening next for a little presentation. Called on Mrs Dru whom I promised to visit whilst still at St M’s was glad I did so. Felt I was able to help.

More work at my desk in the pm.

[Diary ends]

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Diary of Montague Hardwick Knott, 1957 (32)

Sunday 8.9.57


We followed our usual pattern this am. Left home for B’m at 8.20. Called at Ongar Hospital & found Mrs Jopson making excellent progress. Yesterday she walked a little.

Enjoyed the H.C. services at B’m & Paslow Common & the preaching. Found several letters awaiting me. One from Miss Mahoney’s half-sister. She wants to come & see me when we have moved in. Came back a different way between Paslow C & Chipping Ongar & found its countryside very pleasing. There was noticeably less traffic going to B’m this has been usual though the summer but there was more about as we returned.


Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Diary of Montague Hardwick Knott, 1957 (31)

Friday 6.9.57

Had  busy afternoon yesterday & spent most of the eve at 4 The Charter Rd., w Ada. She H & M were busy w wool-winding. I sat & did cheques for G H Co divs & int.


Friday, 5 September 2014

The Diary of Montague Hardwick Knott, 1957 (30)

Shield of the De Vere family
taken from the book
now in the church safe
Thursday 5.9.57

H brought my b’fast up yesterday am. Got up at 9.45 feeling better. […]

Was up at 6.40 this am feeling much more my old self.

H went to Town to change a blouse which proved too small & I to B’m. We were all together for lunch. Was interested to learn, when making my first call on the Brynes at the “Bull”, that Mr B has a book on the old church giving illustrations in colour of the 16 shields which are on the roof bosses. Mr B is a sick man & I fear losing ground. Both he & his wife seemed to appreciate my call. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Diary of Montague Hardwick Knott, 1957 (29)

Tuesday 3.9.57

I find it easy to let the days slip by & omit entries in this diary. […]

Saturday am A & I had a short business session & in the pm I went to B’m & worked in the Parish.  H was taken up with various jobs.

Sunday was a very happy day. The services were spiritually uplifting. We learned with regret that Mrs Marriage’s mother, Mrs Greenwood, had had a stroke on Thursday. She is at her son’s farm. We had Mr Legg, lay reader at St Stephen’s E17 to tea & took him to Paslow Common where he took the service. At the Parish Church we had our best congregation & the singing was good.

Yesterday I worked at my desk all am & H did washing. After an early lunch we took Ada & Miss Furness to B’m where we made calls and saw the builder. In the evening we called on the Vicar (KD) & Mrs Ayres & her sister Mrs Edmuns. Two choice Xians. […]

This am my old enemy was knocking at my door. […]

Am off to bed. Best place for me. […]

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Theydon Mount: Church to Celebrate 400th Anniversary, 27 & 28 September 2014

CM16 7PP

Saturday 27th September, 7.30pm
Doors open 6.30

St Michael’s
Through the Ages

The story of St Michael’s Church from its earliest beginnings, its rebuilding in 1614, and its ups and downs from then until today will be told in a special evening presentation by Anne Padfield, the choir and friends.  The narrative will be interspersed with music and readings.

Ticket includes a glass of wine and refreshments

Tickets £10.00, from Anne Padfield

Programme for 400th Anniversary weekend

Saturday 27th September

11am-4pm ~ Exhibition in the church
Evening presentation ~ St Michael’s Through the Ages
Doors open 6.30pm, presentation begins 7.30pm

Sunday 28th September

10am ~ Celebration service with the Bishop of Chelmsford

For more details, contact Colin Flint (chigwell999@hotmail.com)
or Anne Padfield (anne@littletawney.co.uk)