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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 June 2017 at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey and St James the Less Church, Little Tey. Included this month are details of our Sunday Church Services, our Church Summer Fete, the Mothers’ Union Coffee Morning and Quiet Day at Clare Priory and other activities in the life of the church. Sunday worship details may also be found in the Parish newsletter. If you would like further information please contact Rev. John Richardson on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com

Church Services in June 2017:
Sunday 4th June Day of Pentecost Parish Communion at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 11th June Trinity Sunday Family Worship at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 18th June Holy Communion (BCP) at Little Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 25th June Parish Communion with Sunday Club at Great Tey Church at 9.30 am
Sunday 25h June Evening Prayer (BCP) at Little Tey Church at 6.30 pm

Church Summer Fete
We hope that you and your friends and family can join us for our Church Summer Fete on Saturday 8th July 2017 opening at 2.00 pm at Walcotts Hall by kind invitation of Mr Simon Hall.
Refreshments, Stalls, Cakes, Swimming for children, Raffles, Ice Creams, Games, Activities and Plants, Books and Bottle stall and musical entertainment to enjoy in the lovely garden.
Parking is available. For more details please contact Mrs Freda King on 211056 or Jane Richardson on 01206 211481.

MU Coffee Morning
Join us for our Coffee Morning on Wednesday 21st June from 10.00 am at Greenlands Farm, Lamberts Lane by kind invitation of Carol and David Williams. Tea, coffee, cakes and refreshments will be served, and a bring and buy stall and raffle will be held to raise funds for the Mothers’ Union Summer Appeal. Enjoy time to chat over coffee and the lovely garden at Greenlands Farm. All welcome.

Edward Bear Picnic The Edward Bear Picnic for babies and under 5s and their parents and carers will take place on Friday 7th July from 2 – 3.00 pm at the Rectory, Geat Tey. Please bring your teddy bears with you and some picnic goodies to share with everyone. For all details on Edward Bear please visit the website www.edwardbear.org.uk or email us at admin@edwardbear.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you. Elizabeth, John and Emma.

Christian Aid
Thank you to those who delivered and collected envelopes during Christian Aid Week; especially the year 6 children at Great Tey Primary School. At the time of writing the total amount raised is £937.21 so thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s appeal which will go towards helping refugees. The total amount raised, with the school’s Big Brekkie total, will be included in next month’s Round & About, with many thanks, Jane Richardson

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 25th June 2017 at 9.30 am
Sunday 23rd July 2017 at 9.30 am
For further information please contact Jane Richardson on 01206 211481 or email: john.richardson195@btinternet.com

Mothers’ Union
Members and guests enjoyed our Songs of Praise service in May and the June meeting when our speaker was Mrs. Marion Ketley, former Diocesan President. Our Garden Meeting will take place on Thursday 20th July at the Rectory, Great Tey at 2.30pm; all welcome. If you would like to join us on our Deanery Quiet Day at Clare Priory on Friday 22nd September you are most welcome; please contact Jane Richardson for more details on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com.

Charity Stall at Coggeshall
Once again Freda and Pauline will kindly be running the Charity Stall at Coggeshall Market on Thursday 17th August from 8.00 am. All donations of cakes, preserves, produce and items to sell will be gratefully received please – these can be passed on to Freda King, Pauline Mattin or brought to the Rectory. Coggeshall Market is well worth a visit with a greengrocers stall, fishmonger, cheese man, bakery stall and local produce. We hope to see you there

60s, 70s and 80s Dance
Make a date in your diary for the 60s, 70s and 80s Dance with live music from Peter George on Saturday 16th September in the Marquee at Park Field, Walcotts Hall from 7 – 11 pm by kind invitation of Mr. Simon Hall. Tickets will be on sale at the summer fete and throughout the summer months. For more details please contact Chris and Sue Percival and Jane Richardson.

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:
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 Hall from 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