Assumption of the Virgin
    Francesco Botticini 
    1476, National Gallery

    Our LOCAL BRANCH OF THE CHURCH UNION (Epping and South West Essex) are again coming to St. Alban's, on Saturday 11th August to celebrate the important FESTIVAL OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADYThere will be Solemn Mass at 12 noon, at which the Preacher will be Father David V. Wylie, Priest-in-Charge of St. Margaret of Antioch, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

    At approximately 1.00 p.m. Luncheon will follow in the Church Hall. A Three-Course Meal is available, priced £8.00p each. Luncheon tickets are on sale from Father Hingley and Miss Mary Moore. The day concludes with Procession of Our Lady and Benediction at 3.00 p.m. followed by Afternoon Tea. It is hoped that a good number of St. Alban's folk will SUPPORT this Festival and be there to WELCOME our visitors.

    “Alleluia, Alleluia. Mary is taken up into heaven: the host of angels REJOICE. Alleluia”.