Residents of Stow Maries will have learned, via various channels, of the death after a short illness of the parish priest, the Reverend Canon Sandra Manley, at the beginning of December.  A consequence of this sad loss is that the parish is without a priest. 

Discussions will now take place concerning a possible re-arrangement of the way that the parishes of Cold Norton and Stow Maries - together with Althorne and North Fambridge, with whom we are linked – could be provided with a priest.

During the period of discussion, regular Services in church may not be possible because it is often difficult to obtain the help of a locum priest at the times that the Church Council would like.

The Council will, as always, strive to provide Baptism and the regular Services that parishioners are used to. 

Wedding and Funeral Services are not expected to be a problem because they are not normally held on a Sunday.