Felicitas presents…

Herbert Howells and the Tudors

The influence of Tallis and Byrd

Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 7.30pm

Music includes Howells’ early setting of the Mass in the Dorian mode; together with Take him, earth, for cherishing and Requiem I and II from Requiem.   

This will be contrasted with music by William Byrd (Ave verum Corpus & Quomodo cantabimus) and Thomas Tallis’ (If ye love me & Sanctus from Missa Puer natus est).

Tickets: £12 (£10 if purchased in advance – free for children & full-time students under 25)

For ticket sales, please visit: felicitas.org.uk

Haven House Children's Hospice Logo

Monthly Charity for February

Our monthly charity for February is Haven House Children’s Hospice. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.

Haven House Children’s Hospice supports families and cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across North and East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

Haven House is a local charity and they have many fund-raising challenges throughout the year. Please take a look at their website if you are interested in getting involved.

Pancake Party

On Shrove Tuesday (5th March) we will be having a pancake party in the hall from 4pm to 6.15pm.

This will involve savoury and sweet pancakes (so no need to cook a meal at home), activities and games for all ages, followed by a very short service to lead us into Lent.

All are welcome, but please sign up on the list at the back of church just to give us an idea of numbers… and if you’d like to bring a contribution we would be grateful for spreads and syrups for the sweet course!

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
and
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

Epiphany

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