Services and Events

1st Sunday of month

10am Holy Communion – Stansted, St Mary’s Church


2nd Sunday of the month

8am    BCP* Communion – Fairseat, Church of the Holy Innocents

10am Family Communion – Vigo, The Village Hall


3rd Sunday of the month 

8am    BCP Communion – Fairseat, Church of the Holy Innocents

10am Morning Prayer – Stansted, St Mary’s Church


4th Sunday of the Month

8am    BCP Communion – Fairseat, Church of the Holy Innocents

10am Family Service – Vigo, The Village Hall


5th Sunday of the month 

8am    BCP Communion – Fairseat, Church of the Holy Innocents

10am Morning Prayer – Fairseat, Church of the Holy Innocents

*BCP – Book of Common Prayer

Annual Festival Services 

9 Lessons and Carols Christmas Service, with St Mary’s Christmas Choir.

Blessing of the Crib Service

Carols and Candlelight Service for Children on Christmas Eve

Candlelight Midnight Communion Service on Christmas Eve

Christmas Day Service

Good Friday Walk, carrying the cross from Vigo Village, through Fairseat to St Mary’s, Stansted where we hold a special service

Easter Sunday Service

Harvest Festival Service

Remembrance Sunday Services and parade in Vigo, and Stansted



 Monday (evenings):

Prayer Group – meeting for prayers at Fairseat Chapel at 7.45 – 8.45pm.  Please contact 07851 732 489 for details or to request prayer for anything or anyone who is of concern to you.

Tuesdays (mornings):

Bible Study and Prayer Meeting – Old and New Testament bible readings and themes.  Please call 07851 732 489  for further details of times and venues.

Tuesday (evenings):

Bell Ringing – for more information on how to become involved with bell ringing at St Mary’s Church in Stansted please contact Keith Foxwell via our Contacts page.  St Mary’s Stansted, TN15 7PP. Grid reference TQ607621.  Latitude:  51,336. Longitude: 0.306

Wednesday (mornings):

 Midweek Fellowship –  Join us at Fairseat Church of the Holy Innocents on Wednesday mornings between 10am – 12 noon for prayer, singing, or just quiet contemplation for as little or as long as you wish to stay.  Space for God, friendship and prayer in the middle of your hectic week.  There’s always tea in the pot and a friendly welcome.

Wednesday (evenings):

Bible Study Group – For further details please contact Andy Cuttill on 01732 823 441.

Thursday (mornings):

The Cloisters’ Coffee Club at St Mary’s Stansted

Now in its third year our Thursday morning coffee club is very well attended and a popular event in the community’s calendar.

The club takes place in our modern, accessible Cloisters Room, attached to St Mary’s Church in Stansted.  We meet on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon each week, except the first Thursday of the month, when the Stansted Village Market runs in the Village Hall.

It’s good fun, and you can join in with quizzes, and activities, or just enjoy a cuppa and a good old chat.  With homemade cakes and plenty of tea and coffee, what’s not to like? Do join us; you will be assured of a warm welcome.

To find out more: contact Rosemary 01732 824300

Coffee morning from 10am to 12 noon in The Cloisters at St Mary’s, Stansted


Grounds Group

A small group of enthusiastic volunteers meets fortnightly to keep our grounds looking welcoming and attractive for everyone to enjoy. Plenty of fresh air, light exercise and good company.  We are members of the charity “Caring for God’s Acre” which encourages natural church gardens for the benefit of wildlife and conservation.   Hours 10am – 12 noon, refreshments included. Please ring Churchwarden Rosemary for details of our meeting dates and to learn more:  01732 824300.