Social Committee News

Social Events

English Martyrs Danbury with
Holy Trinity South Woodham Ferrers
The Parish Social Committee April 2019

The social committee have been very active. Here are a list of events that have taken place in the parish and some future events …

 Parish Quiz Night with Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper Hosted by ‘Quizman’ Peter Turner (regular quizmaster at The Griffin Pub Quiz Nights, Danbury)
Friday, 27 September Little Baddow Memorial Hall Adult Ticket: £12 Child Ticket: £6 (Adult ticket includes fish ‘n’ chips or veggie option meal and a child’s ticket includes a children’s meal, all supplied by Robinsons Fish Shop, Chelmsford) Doors Open 7pm (food to be served from 7.15pm)followed by Quiz.

For tickets please see a social committee member as you leave Mass today or call Maria in the office on 01245 226 724 or email:

Tables of up to 8 or smaller but if you are not part of a table don’t worry, we can help you find team mates. Bring your own drink and drinking glasses.


From Left to Right – Katie Farr, Maria Smith, Philomena Connolly,
Pat Borrelli, Susan Baynes and Pauline Spratt
(Photo taken at 1940’s Night)

40s Night
Saturday evening, 4 May 2019 saw parishioners and friends and families turn back the clock to the year 1940.

The evening was a great success and was a wonderful evening of laugher, music and entertainment by The Femmes, who were quite simply fantastic and very professional. Over 80 people attended, many in fancy dress as you can see from the photos!! It was lovely to see so many children/
teenagers present with their parents. We have received lots of positive feedback and quote a few of the comments received below.
Thank you all for attending and anyone who supported this event in any way. Please keep an eye on the newsletter for the next social event that will be taking place in the parish next.
The Social Committee

40s Night

Please click to see full Poster 1940’s Night

Please click to see photos in Gallery 

Elvis Night 27 January 2018
Venue: Danbury Village Hall, Danbury
This was a great night and very well attended by parishioners, their friends and families. We had well over 120 people present and the feedback received was very positive. The event made a profit of £1,191.00.

Italian Evening 10 March 2018
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow
Again, this was very well attended by parishioners. Social committee members Pat and Lorenzo Borrelli made a wonderful four course meal for everyone attending and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful team of helpers who came forward to help in the kitchen both during the day and the evening. Parishioners also volunteered, along with some of the youth of our parish, to wait on tables. The feedback we received from this event was very complimentary. The event made a profit of £875.00.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Evening 9 June 2018
Venue: St Joseph’s School Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
Jim Tidmarsh and his band ‘Quiff and the Shades’ entertained us for the evening. Again, this was a very enjoyable evening and attended well by parishioners. The feedback received was again very positive. This event made a profit of £650.00.

Bring & Share Afternoon – 23 September 2018
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow
This was a free event to attend and we asked parishioners to bring some food to share. We had about 40 parishioners come along to this event. It was a shame that the event was not as well attended as it could have been. There was plenty of food for all to share and the feedback received was very positive with parishioners saying we should do this more often as a parish. It was a lovely afternoon and nice to see parishioners coming together to share in food and chat.

Fr James’ Going Away Party/Elvis – 6 October 2018
Venue: Danbury Village Hall, Danbury
Elvis was back and in fine form. This was a free event as Fr James paid for Elvis and an anonymous donor paid for the hall hire. It was a great evening and enjoyed by all who attended.

Day Trip to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre – 24 November 2018
Parishioners enjoyed a lovely day out to the Christmas Market and carols in the cathedral.

Christmas Raffle
The annual Christmas raffle was held with donations being collected from parishioners to make up eight Christmas hampers, plus the first prize of £100 cash. A profit of £470 was raised for parish funds.

Race Night – 2 February 2019
Venue: St Joseph’s School Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
The race night was a great success and well attended by parishioners, friends and families. Paul’s Race Night, who hosted the evening, was very good. We managed to raise £641 for parish funds.

Ceilidh Night – 16 March 2019
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow
Five piece ceilidh band, Bushes and Briars, came to entertain us for the evening. The event was well attended and raised £599 for parish funds.

Tea/Coffee and Cake
English Martyrs Conservatory – First Sunday of the Month after 10.45am Mass
This is being very well received by parishioners in Danbury. It is lovely to see parishioners coming together socially after Mass.

Proposed Events for 2019
We hope to put on a day on a barge boat, a family fun day in the summer and a quiz night. There will also be other events taking place which are yet to be planned, so keep your eye on the newsletter for regular updates under the social committee column!!