Restoration of Old Contemptibles Standard

A Standard carried by the First World War’s longest-serving veterans has been put on display in Bishop’s Stortford following a £10,000 restoration. Now on display at Bishop’s Stortford Museum, the banner was proudly carried on ceremonial and remembrance occasions by the town’s members of the “Old Contemptibles”. The name was adopted by the British soldiers … More Restoration of Old Contemptibles Standard

“Good-byes”

Clergy Letter for May, by the Rev’d Derek Hinge Saying ‘good-bye’ is a common enough occurrence in our everyday lives. Friends visit and we say ‘good-bye’ as they leave us. We have a great holiday in the sunshine and, as the plane takes off, we say ‘good-bye’ to people we have met and the places … More “Good-byes”

Lent

Clergy Letter for March 2017, by the Rev’d Emily Davis I recently heard someone comment that their waistband had begun to feel just that little bit tighter in recent weeks. ‘But it’s okay’, they mused, ‘Lent is soon and I’m sure that will help.’ I’m sure it will! For in our modern times, Lent has … More Lent

Memorial to Captain Alan Gardner, survivor of the battle of Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift

Many of you will, I am sure have seen the film “Zulu”, starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker. On the 22nd January 2017, the anniversary date of the Battle of Islandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, St Mary’s Church, Stansted, hosted a memorial service and presentation for Captain Alan Gardner. Captain Gardner was one of only 5 … More Memorial to Captain Alan Gardner, survivor of the battle of Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift