St Andrew's Church, Fingringhoe


The church is around 5 miles / 15 minutes by car south of Colchester.

A beautiful, light space with whitewashed walls, the original stone floor, and chairs which we arrange in a semi-circle around the performers. The acoustics are perfect for chamber music and the church has a modern heating system, space in the side aisle for interval drinks, room for a grand piano, and easy parking. We put on our first concert here in 2000 and the church remains one of our favourite festival venues.

The church dates back to the 12th century, and the evocative remains of medieval murals can be seen on the walls.

Capacity: 110

Where to eat

The Whalebone 01206 729 307, just opposite the church.
Open from midday at weekends. Food served 6.30-9.30pm. 

Where to stay the night

Ruth and Martin Dence 01206 383 235
Bromans Lane, East Mersea CO5 8UE

Andrew and Nicky Ellis 01206 735 166 /
Wigborough Road, Peldon CO5 7RA

Wendy Mitchell 01206 735 298 /
Great Wigborough CO5 7RE

Jane Lochore 01206 573 595 /
Bounstead Road, Colchester CO2 0DF

Wendy Anderson 01206 545 154 / 
15 Roman Road Colchester CO1 1UR

Mr and Mrs P Bunting 01206 734 350 /
Rye Lane, Layer de la Haye CO2 0J

Layer Breton CO2 0PN 01206 330 459