St John’s will be celebrating the festival of Candlemas with Choral Evensong at 6pm on Sunday 2nd February. Please do join us.
Wednesday 18th December
|8pm||Nine Lessons and Carols|
Tuesday 24th December, Christmas Eve
Wednesday 25th December, Christmas Day
E15 Concert / Seasonal Favourites
Tuesday 3rd December. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start.
Wednesday 4th December, 7:30pm. St John’s are thrilled to be welcoming the London Handel Players playing works by Vivaldi, Corelli and Handel. Tickets on the door which opens at 7pm.
Epping Forest Singers
Saturday 14th December 7pm. Please come and join the Epping Forest Singers and the Loughton Youth Choir for an evening of festive music. Tickets £12 advance or £14 on the door.
We will be marking Remembrance Day this Sunday, 10th November.
Please gather in the church hall from 11am for a drink and children’s crafts before we all walk together to the War Memorial on King’s Green where we will participate in the civic service of remembrance at 12:15pm.
There will be no 11:15 Family Eucharist.
The annual St John’s Firework Display will be taking place on Saturday 9th November from 6pm.
It will be a ticket only event and tickets will be sold at the following times
- Sundays: 20th, 27th October and 3rd November, 12:30pm to 13:00pm in the Church
- Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 12:00 noon in weeks commencing 14th, 21st, 28th October and 4th November in the office
- Evenings: 5th to 8th November, 19:30 to 20:30pm in the Church
Pricing remains the same as the last few years, i.e. £15 family (2 adults and up to 3 children), £6 adult, £3 child, and we would ask that you bring the correct money with you as it really helps our volunteers!
Our monthly charity for August is USPG. We will collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.
From their website here:
Founded in 1701, we are the Anglican mission agency that partners churches and communities worldwide in God’s mission to enliven faith, strengthen relationships, unlock potential and champion justice.
Environmental degradation. Turbulent global politics. Gender injustice. The desperate flight of migrants. Forced displacement of people at record levels. USPG believes today’s major challenges cry out for words and actions that express a love and solidarity that goes beyond narrow self-interest and national boundaries.
We believe the churches of the Anglican Communion are called urgently in mission to be communities of resistance and hope, witness to the healing power of Christ’s love. So we invite you to journey together with us in rethinking mission, energising church and community and championing justice.
There will be 11:15 service at St John’s today (30th June) for those not at family camp. There will be a service at the site for campers and the 8am and 9:30 services will take place as normal.
Next weekend (21st to 24th June) we will be marking our Patronal Festival with a Flower Festival. Please see details of specific events below:
Saturday, 22nd June
Summer Bazaar, 10:30am to 4:30pm
- Children’s activities and flower arranging competition
Lunches from 12 noon (licensed)
Talent Show, 7pm
Sunday, 23rd June
Joint Eucharist, 10am
Barbecue, 12 noon
“Hymns and Pimms”, 6pm
Our monthly charity for May is Christian Aid. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.
Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.
Our APCM is this Sunday (5th May) immediately after the 9:30am service.
The proceedings take around 30 minutes and will be concluded with the Peace
The Family Eucharist will continue afterwards. The children’s activities will take place in the Parish Hall as usual and we would love to have your attendance at this very important meeting.