On the 17th September 2011 St Mary’s Church held a Church Ale Festival in the churchyard. The beer was brewed by a, fairly, local brewery, and a very nice brew it was too.
This highly successful and enjoyable event was organised by Marika Footring, a member of the Church Committee.
The Church Ale dignitaries; front row: The Mayor, Cllr Robert Needham and his partner Audrey; the Rector, Erwin Lammens; behind them: two pikemen of the Colchester Town Guard with two aristocratic personages in period costume.
The two pikemen of the Colchester Town Watch.
Des Pawson, "the Man in the Red Hat", from the Museum of Knots & Sailors' Ropework, teaches visitors how rope is made.
The wood turner with his traditional treadle lathe, demonstrates his craft.
This page was added on 10/04/2015.