Welcome to Great Tey

Great Tey is a small country village based in the heart of Colchester, Essex. The Village has a strong community feel and striving business services.

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Parish of Great Tey and Little Tey

The Churches of Great & Little Tey

A warm welcome awaits you in April at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey and St James the Less Church, Little Tey. Included this month are the Easter services, Lent Service
and other activities in the life of the church. All other details of Sunday worship may be found in the Parish newsletter or on the parish website at www.greattey.com.
If you would like further information please contact Rev. John Richardson on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com

Easter Services
Lent Evening Service on Wednesday 5th April at Little Tey Church at 7.30 pm
Palm Sunday, April 9th, Family Worship at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Maundy Thursday, 13th April, Sung Eucharist at Great Tey Church at 7.30 pm
Good Friday, 14th April, Liturgy of the Passion at Great Tey Church at 2.00 pm
Easter Sunday, 16th April, Parish Communion at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Easter Sunday, 16th April, Holy Communion at Little Tey Church at 6.30 pm

Easter Egg Hunt
We invite all children and families to our Easter Day Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 16th April from 3.00 – 4.00 pm in Great Tey Church and Churchyard.
There will be clues and quizzes for under fives, young primary and slightly older children and lots of chocolate eggs to find. To keep everyone safe and happy we ask that
all children are accompanied by an adult please. Our Church Easter bunnies look forward to seeing you.

Mothers’ Union
Members and guests all enjoyed our March meeting when our speaker was Mr John Carr with part 2 of his illustrated talk on his visits to World War I Graves in France and Belgium which was very moving and interesting. We are very pleased to welcome Archdeacon Ven. Robin King as our speaker to our next meeting on Thursday 20th April at 2.30 pm at the Rectory, Great Tey.
We have a short service at the beginning of the meeting, notices and then have a speaker each month and share refreshments afterwards. Everyone is invited to our Deanery Songs of Praise service at Great Tey Church at 2.30 pm on Thursday 18th May 2017. Afternoon tea will be served after the service. For further information please contact Jane Richardson, Branch Leader on 01206 211481.

Sunday Club
Sunday Club meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am during the Parish Communion Service. Sunday Club is for primary school aged children
and younger ones are very welcome if accompanied by a parent/carer. We share a bible story, and enjoy activities with arts and crafts- the next dates for Sunday Club are:
Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 9.30 am. For further information please contact Jane Richardson on 01206 211481 or email: john.richardson195@btinternet.com

Fashion Show
We welcome you to our Spring Fashion Show on Friday 28th April when EWM will be presenting their spring and summer collection. We are sure this will be a fun evening and you may even recognise some of the models! The fashion show will take place at Great Tey Village Hall at 7.30 pm and tickets at £4.00 are available from Jane and Norma or can be purchased on the evening. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to purchase clothing on the evening. All welcome.

Earthquake in Essex Talk
We do hope that you can join us for an evening talk at Little Tey church on Saturday 6th May at 7.30 pm when Mr Peter Jones will be giving a talk on the Earthquake in Essex.
Amazing tea and cakes will be served afterwards. Tickets will be available from Freda, Pauline and Jane.

Social and Fundraising Events 2017 – Dates for your diary.
We hope that you will be able to join us at our Social events this year and look forward to seeing you:
Friday 28th April EWM Fashion Show at Gt Tey Village Hall at 7.30pm
Saturday 6th May Talk by Peter Jones on the Earthquake in Essex – at Little Tey Church at 7.30 pm followed by tea and cakes
Sunday 4th June Chappel and Wakes Colne Open Gardens, 11am – 5pm
Saturday 8th July Church Summer Fete at Walcotts Hall.
Thursday 17th August Charity Stall at Coggeshall Market from 8.00am
Sunday 3rd September Musical afternoon and tea at Little Tey Church at 3pm
Saturday 16th September ‘60s, 70s, and 80s’ Dance with live music from Peter George in the Marquee at Park Field, Walcotts Hallfrom 7 – 11pm
Saturday 30th September Coffee Morning in aid of Little Havens Children’s Hospice at Jesmond, Little Tey by kind invitation of Pauline and Alan Mattin
Saturday 7th October Harvest Supper at Great Tey Village Hall at 7pm
Saturday 18th November Shepherds Pie Evening at Great Tey Village Hall at 7pm