Welcome To The Parish Of Maldon St Mary With Mundon
Did You Know?: St Cedd
Take a while to sit in St Mary’s, absorbing the spiritual atmosphere generated by the calm simplicity of these ancient walls. Perhaps you will be reminded of St Cedd, who was sent here by King Oswiu of Northumberland to convert the East Saxons to Christianity.
Cedd travelled by ship down the east coast, landing in Essex in 653. He quickly established his Othona community at Bradwell-on-Sea and the following year was consecrated first bishop of Essex.
Cedd preached at his first Midnight Mass in Essex here in St Mary’s. You may well be sitting, as the hymn has it “where the saints have trod.” In 654, Cedd built his cathedral, dedicated to St Peter, on the site of an old Roman fort at Bradwell. This building, possibly the oldest Christian building in the country, still witnesses to the Gospel of the Risen Lord.
If you are making a pilgrimage to St Cedd’s church (now St Peter’s Chapel, Bradwell), why not pause a while here in St Mary’s to reflect on Cedd’s own pilgrimage and mission?
St Mary’s Church is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Dawn Mundy, who may be contacted at church or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org