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Choral Evensong

Do come along and join Virgil and the St John’s Singers for our first Choral Evensong of the year – for Candlemas on Sunday 3rd February at 6pm.

Pieces will include…

  • Antiphon for the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
  • Dyson—Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F
  • Byrd—Hodie Beata Virgo

Bereavement Support Group

St John the Baptist Church
Epping Forest CRUSE Bereavement Care

…are working together to offer this group support. We look forward to meeting you soon on the last Wednesday in each month from January 2019 between 2:30pm and 4:30pm at St John the Baptist church.

Do you feel the need of the company of others who have also been bereaved?

Don’t feel alone in your grief but come and join us and have a cup of tea or coffee and chat with others in a similar position.

CRUSE volunteers and the church bereavement team will be there to listen on a one-to-one basis if you wish to talk.

No need to book a place: just turn up at the Church Hall on the day.

Although this group is for adults only, children and young people up to the age of 18 can find support by calling the CRUSE helpline on 0845 266 9710.

Sing Noel

Come and join Epping Forest Singers and Loughton Youth Choir for their Christmas concert, Sing Noel! It’s at 7.00pm on Saturday 15th December at St John’s. Tickets available from Chris on 01992714227 and cost £10 in advance (£12 on the door), under 16 free. Festive songs for all the family!

Christmas Services 2018

Friday 21st December

8pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 23rd December

10am Shared Eucharist Service and Nativity Play

Monday 24th December

2pm Crib Service
4pm Crib Service
8pm Bethlehem Christmas
11.30pm Midnight Mass and Blessing of the Crib

Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day

10am Christmas Day Eucharist with Carols

Sunday 6th January 2019


9:30am Sung Eucharist
11:15am Christingle Family Service
6pm Healing Eucharist
7:30pm Recharge Service

Monthly Charity for November

Our monthly charity for November is the Leprosy Mission. We have been and will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.

[A]n international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy.

Armistice Centenary

Next Sunday we will be marking the Armistice Day Centenary.

Our rector, Chris Davies, will be leading a service of remembrance on King’s Green in Loughton, beginning at 12:30pm.

In the evening at 6pm we will be holding an Armistice Centenary Service at St John’s. Join us for anthems, songs and readings to celebrate the centenary of the signing of the armistice. The concert will end with our award-winning bell-ringers tolling for the centenary.

Please note that our 11:15am Family Communion will not be held. Instead we will have family activities in advance of the parade to King’s Green for the remembrance service there.

The 8am and 9:30am services will be held as normal.

Please support these acts of remembrance in this centenary year.