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St. Mary the Virgin Burnham on Crouch

July 7, 2017

St. Mary the Virgin, Burnham on Crouch

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This is a lovely church in the delightful small town of Burnham on Crouch. The church was open and provides a peaceful and cool place. It is well signed and easy to find with a welcome notice as well as advertising their Messy Church.

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There is a good selection of leaflets available here covering worship, baptisms, weddings and funerals. These are very well written and fulfil a need. There is a guide on sale and a selection of greetings cards as well as mugs, pens, bookmarks, key fobs and tea towels. Some 7 people had put entries in the visitor’s book in the last month. There is also information about the Guild of All Souls (see http://www.guildofallsouls.org.uk/ for details of this).

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What is good about this church is the thought that has gone into enabling prayer. Not only is there information about the Guild of Souls, but there is a nice votive stand set in the Chapel of St. Catherine of Alexandria with prayer request cards.

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One thing that caught my eye was this sign—-

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I have never seen this done before. Here is a church which takes the lectionary seriously! The church website is at http://www.stmarysburnham.co.uk which has a lot of information on it but could do with something specifically about visitors.

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