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Regular Events

Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.30am Yoga Classes in Great Maplestead Village Hall, suitable for all ages and abilities. Cost is £6.50 per class - more details here.
Tuesdays 7.00pm - 8.00pm Legs, Bums & Tums in Great Maplestead Village Hall. All over body toning. Fun and friendly class, suitable for all ages and abilities. Mats/light hand weights provided. £5 per class/pay as you go. Contact Lorraine Sutton (07488 281 671) or see poster here.
Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.30am Dance & Keep Fit Classes in Great Maplestead Village Hall, specifically tailored for individual needs... Cost is £40 per term (for a 10-week term) or £5 per week on the door. More details here.

Thursdays 9.30am - 10.30am & 10.45am - 11.45am

Pilates Classes in Great Maplestead Village Hall, suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Cost is £40 for 5 classes (or £5 for the first one). For more details contact Catherine Pawsey (07814 459 683) or see poster here.

2019 Diary

Friday evenings to the end of August

Boules - on Great Maplestead Playing Field. Make the most of those warm summer nights! Starts around: 6.30pm. Bring your own drinks, snacks and chairs.

Saturday 7th September

Maplesteads Autumn Show - in Great Maplestead Village Hall. Entry details and the full programme can be viewed and downloaded here and here. Meanwhile, the photographic competition for adults this year is Water and for the under 16’s Pets - so get snapping!

Saturday 7th September

Ride & Stride - cycling and walking around Churches in the local area. 50% of sponsorship donations goes to Friends of Essex Churches and 50% to the chosen church of the walker/rider. Sponsorship forms are available from Jane Piper (01787 473 933) and Mary Elms (01787 461 421).

Saturday 14th September

Gestupfest 2019 - a great family day out in Gestingthorpe. Open 2.00pm - 8.00pm, entry free. Many attractions and entertainments, including: Classic Cars; Kids Fun Zone; Teddy Bear Parachute Competition; wide range of interesting stalls; guided viewings from the Church Tower; plants, a prosecco/licenced bar and much much more...

Saturday 21st September

Autumn Jumble Sale - in Great Maplestead Village Hall. Starts at 3.00pm. Admission 30p. Raffle and Refreshments. More details here or from Diane Smith (01787 473 300), Doreen Faulks (01787 460 727) or Liz Newton (01787 461 308).

Monday 23rd September

Maplesteads' WEA Autumn Course - in Great Maplestead Village Hall. The seven-week course is entitled 'The History and Culture of Italy' and this free-of-charge initial session starts at 6.30pm. Further details can be found here and the poster is here

Saturday 5th October

Charity Bingo Evening - in Great Maplestead Village Hall in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Starts at 7.00pm. Donations for 'first line' and 'full house' prizes are being sought and would be gratefully received. To make a prize donation or reserve a ticket for the event contact Myra Jeggo (01787 474 285) or e-mail

Sunday 6th October

Harvest Village Walk - from Great Maplestead Village Hall. Meet at 11.00am. Cost: £2.50/persondogs & children free. Half-way drinks + refreshments. Poster here.

Sunday 6th October

Harvest Festival Service and Lunch - at the Round Church. Starts 12.30pm. Tickets £10 adults/£5 children. Everyone is welcome - come along and enjoy a delicious meal and good company. Tickets from Jane Piper (01787 473 933) or Karen Sunnucks (01787 472 145)

Sunday 6th October

Flower Arranging Day - in Gestingthorpe Village Hall. From 10.00am - 4.00pm. Places are £28/person (tea & biscuits provided). Hosted by Jane Rayner. Bring your own lunch, andsharp scissors/secateurs. Numbers are limited - book your place with Claire Craig (07814 725 195) or e-mail:

Saturday 26th October

Quiz Night - in Great Maplestead Village Hall. Doors open 7.00pm - start 7.30pm. Entry £5 per person/12 teams of 6 people each. Book your team's entry by 19th October by e-mailing ann66harris@gmail.comPoster here.


Information about Church Services and other church-related events in each Parish can be found here.