Welcome to our Festival blog

We are a small congregation who organised a highly successful 'William Byrd Festival' in May 2011 to celebrate the life and work of the village's Elizabethan composer, William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623). In 2012 we played host to the world-famous choir The Cardinall's Musick under their director Andrew Carwood.

This website contains everything you need to know about William Byrd and his links with Stondon Massey. The church is open for services, of course, and on the second Sunday afternoon in the month during the summer.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Blackmore Area Local History: Stondon Massey on the Map

Blackmore Area Local History: Stondon Massey on the Map: BBC Radio 3 is building a music map of Britain. Stondon Massey and William Byrd got a mention on air this morning (2 hours and 7 minu...