Welcome To The Parish Of Maldon St Mary With Mundon
Maldon, an ancient and historic town lying at the head of the Blackwater Estuary, is a small market town 40 miles east of London and a short distance from the cathedral city of Chelmsford.
St Mary’s, Maldon stands in the catholic tradition of the Church of England. Here we try to practise the generous Gospel of Jesus Christ. Together we are exploring a way of living which is inspired by joyful worship and takes seriously the interior life.
Latest Event: Maldon Festival (22rd June – 6th July)
Details can be found at Maldon Festival.co.uk.
A pdf on the festival can be downloaded here.
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?