Welcome to Great Tey

Great Tey is a small country village based in the heart of Colchester, Essex. The Village has a strong community feel and striving business services.


Parish of Great Tey and Little Tey

The Rector and Churchwardens welcome you to our page on the parish website and to our worship in church and activities during November listed below:

Remembrance Sunday & Advent Services
We invite everyone to join us at our Remembrance Day and Advent Services:
Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 13th November at 9.30 am at Great Tey Church
Advent Carol Service at Little Tey Church on Sunday 27th November at 6.30 pm Little Tey Church
Christingle Service for children and all ages on Sunday 4th December at 4.00pm at Great Tey Church
All other Church Services details may be found in your Parish Newsletter or online at www.greattey.com.
For further information please contact Rev. John Richardson on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com.

Thank you
Thank you to everyone who supported the Coffee Morning at Pauline and Alan’s home in Little Tey when £250.00 was raised for Little Havens Children’s Hospice. Also a sincere thank you to everyone who supported the Harvest Supper when £405.00 was raised for the ministry of the Churches in our Parish of Great & Little Tey.

Edward Bear
The next Edward Bear sessions for babies and under 5s will take place on Friday 4th November from 2 – 3.00 pm at St Barnabas Church, Great Tey. For all details on Edward Bear please visit the website www.edwardbear.org.uk or email us at admin@edwardbear.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you. Elizabeth, Lisa and Emma.

Sunday Club
Sunday Club meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at Great Tey Church at 9.30am during the Parish Communion Service. Sunday Club is for primary school aged children and younger ones are very welcome if accompanied by a parent/carer. We share a bible story, and enjoy activities with arts and crafts- the next date for Sunday Club is:
Sunday 27th November
For further information please contact Jane Richardson on 01206 211481 or email: john.richardson195@btinternet.com.

Shepherd’s Pie Evening
As we approach the winter months why not join us for a Shepherd’s Pie Evening on Saturday 19th November at 7.00pm at Great Tey Village Hall when out speaker will be Mr. Brian Carline, Author, Broadcaster and after dinner Speaker who will be giving a humorous talk on ‘An Amusing Account of Life in our Schools’. Tickets at £10.00 each are available from Freda, Jane and members of the social committee. For more information please contact Jane Richardson (01206 211481).

Church Youth Group
We started off our activities this Autumn with a Sailaway Day with Fellowship Afloat at Tollesbury when we spent a day sailing on the water, in quite blustery weather which made it exciting, with instructors on board and a picnic lunch and barbecue in the evening when everyone had a great time. Thank you to members who helped at the Harvest Thanksgiving Service and for everyone helping to make the Christingle Oranges for the Christingle Service on Sunday 4th December at Great Tey Church. Our next activity in November will be a day out Christmas Shopping at Westfield, Stratford (parents and families welcome to join us). If you are at Secondary School and would like to join the Church Youth Group please contact Jane on 01206 211481 or email john.richardson195@btinternet.com for more details.

Mothers’ Union
Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 17th November at the Rectory at 2.30pm when our speaker will be Mrs. Lucy Overton, Head Teacher at Great Tey Primary School. We also look forward to our Christmas Party on Thursday 15th December at 2.30pm at the Rectory; all welcome. For further information on the Mothers’ Union please contact Jane Richardson or visit the website at mothersunion.org.

Great Tey Village Events Calendar 2016

Great Tey Village Events 2016

Please note dates are subject to change

MonthEventDate 2016

JulyChurch Summer Fete at Walcotts Hall, Great Tey 2.00 – 4.30pmJul 9th
JulyParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 12th
JulyDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 14th
JulyFamily Camping at Great Tey Primary school, 5pmSat 16th
JulyCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 28th

AugustParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 9th
AugustDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 11th
AugustCoggeshall Market Stall, CoggeshallThur 25th
AugustCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 25th

SeptemberCricket, Harold Fairs Playing Field, 2pmSun 4th
SeptemberMusic on a Summer’s Afternoon at Little Tey Church at 3.00pmSun 4th
SeptemberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 8th
SeptemberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 13th
SeptemberCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 22nd

OctoberCoffee Morning at Jesmond, Little Tey, in aid of Little Havens Children’s Hospice, 10.30amSat 1st
OctoberHarvest Supper, Village Hall, 7pmSat 8th
OctoberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 11th
OctoberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 13th
OctoberCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 27th

NovemberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 8th
NovemberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 10th
NovemberShepherds Pie Evening, Great Tey Village Hall, 7.00pmSat 19th
NovemberCommunity Wardens Bingo & coffee afternoon, Village Hall, 2pm-4pmThur 24th

DecemberDrop-in, 2pm – 4pm, Village HallThur 8th
DecemberParish Council meeting, Village Hall, 7.30 pmTue 13th
DecemberSanta is in townTBC


Important Changes to the Local Bus Service Network in Essex from 10th April 2016

From the 10th April 2016 there will be important changes to many of the routes, timetables and service numbers of bus services in Essex.

Passengers, particularly those using the bus to go to school or work, are strongly recommended to check for the revisions using the National Traveline Service, available at: www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk shortly before undertaking their journey, so that they are aware of any changes that have been made.

The majority of dedicated school contract services, which are not open for use by the general public will not be affected.

The web site at www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk will show the stops in Colchester when you ask for the map from Colchester to Great Tey.

The timetable is:-

Great Tey – Colchester

Monday – Friday

Service 82/82A

82A 82 82 82 82

Great Tey, Church 08:41 09:28 13:41 17:28 18:20

Marks Tey, Station 08:49 09:36 13:49 17:35 18:28

Tollgate, Sainsburys – 09:41 13:54 – 18:33

Colchester, Head Street – 09:55 14:08 – 18:47

Colchester, Stanwell Street 08:58 09:58 14:11 – 18:50

Colchester – Great Tey

Monday – Friday

Service 82/83

82 82 83

Colchester, Stanwell Street 12:20 16:15 17:40

Tollgate, Sainsburys 12:34 16:31 17:56

Marks Tey, Station 12:39 16:36 Bus goes via Fordham

Great Tey, Church 12:47 16:44 18:20

Great Tey – Colchester Service 82


Colchester – Great Tey Service 82


82 82 82

Great Tey, Church 09:28 17:23 Colchester, Stanwell Street 16:15

Marks Tey, Station 09:36 17:35 Tollgate, Sainsburys 16:31

Tollgate, Sainsburys 09:41 17:40 Marks Tey, Station 16:36

Colchester, Head Street 09:55 17:54 Great Tey, Church 16:44

Colchester, Stanwell Street 09:58 17:57



Harold Fairs Recreation Ground, Chrismund Way, Great Tey

9:30am – 10:45am

02 April, 28 May, 23 July