Monthly Charity for September

Our monthly charity for September is the Spark!. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.

[We seek] a society in which people are work ready, mobile and equipped to make a significant difference to the economy, their lives and community.

We will work with education and business to prepare people for working life and enhance their employability through practical, accredited and inspiring work-related experiences.

Monthly Charity for July

Our monthly charity for July is the Church Urban Fund. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.

As the Church of England’s response to poverty, our aim is to inform, inspire, resource and support churches as they work to tackle poverty and build community.

At the heart of our work is a network of partnerships with individual Dioceses called the Together Network. Through this network we aim to enhance, multiply and transform the Church’s engagement with poverty at a local and national level.

Upcoming events

Sunday 18th June

The extended choir will be singing the Byrd mass at the 9:30 Eucharist in celebration of Corpus Christi.

The 11:15am service will be a Parade service without Eucharist in celebration of Fathers’ Day.

Saturday 24th June

Everyone is cordially invited to a Patronal Day celebration barbecue at the Rectory garden at 6pm. If you are coming, please bring a bottle.

Sunday 25th June

In addition to the morning services we will be celebration a Choral Evensong at 6pm.

Sunday 2nd July

Reverend Barbara Read will be ordained as a priest at St Mary’s, Loughton, at 10am. Space is restricted so this will be a ticket only event.

Instead of the usual morning services (8am and 9:30am) there will be a short Eucharist service at 8:30am – following which Chris will leave to support Barbara. The 11:15am service will be a leader-led Messy Church.

There will be a Healing Eucharist at 6pm as previously scheduled.

Monday 3rd July

Everyone is invited to join Barbara as she presides for the first time at the celebration of the Eucharist. The service starts at 8pm and you are welcome to stay afterwards to help mark the occasion.

Cars for Congregants

We are in need of a person or a group of people to help by driving some of our less able church family to services on Sunday mornings and the monthly Friday midday Eucharist. Please let the ministry team – David or Jessica – know if you are able to help.

Monthly Charity for June

Our monthly charity for June is the Church Mission Society. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.

We are a community of people who have been set free to follow God’s call in mission. Thousands of people from all walks of life are part of Church Mission Society – praying, learning and acting together in pursuit of that call.

We believe every Christian – and ultimately every person – is called to join in God’s mission and has the potential to bring challenge, change, hope and freedom to the world.

We all have a part to play.

Christian Aid logo

Monthly Charity for May

Our monthly charity for May is Christian Aid. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.

We are an agency of our churches in Britain and Ireland and are mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication. Christian Aid’s work is founded on Christian faith, inspired by hope and acts to change an unjust world through charity – a practical love and care for our neighbors.

We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice.

We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Also, Chris, Sam and Joe will be sleeping over in the church overnight to raise money for refugees during Christian Aid Week. Please sponsor them!

APCM 2017

Please note that this Sunday, 23rd April, we will be holding our Annual Parochial Council Meeting following the 9:30am service. Please attend if you are able as we will setting the course for our parish for the coming year.

There will be no 11:15am family service. Families will be most welcome at the 9:30am service – and indeed all our services.

Ecce Homo by Antoni Ciseri

Easter Services

This is the schedule of Holy Week services at St John’s, Loughton, and St Nicholas. Please do join us!

Sunday 9th April – Palm Sunday

8am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30am Procession and Sung Eucharist of the Passion
11:15am All age Family Eucharist – The Journey to Jerusalem
6pm A Service of music and readings for Holy Week

Monday 10th April

8pm Eucharist

Tuesday 11th April

9:30am Eucharist

Wednesday 12th April

9:30am Eucharist
8pm Stations of the Cross

Thursday 13th April – Maundy Thursday

10:30am Chelmsford Cathedral Chrism Mass
6pm Family all age Passover meal
8pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper1

Friday 14th April – Good Friday

10:00am Good Friday Liturgy with Holy Communion
11:30am Good Friday family workshop
2pm An hour by the Cross

Saturday 15th April – Holy Saturday

8pm Solemn Vigil and first Eucharist of the Resurrection

Sunday 16th April – Easter Day

8am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:30am Sung Eucharist of Easter Day
11:15am All age Family Eucharist (and Easter egg hunt)
No evening service
  1. After the Maundy Thursday service we will be keeping a silent vigil of prayer through the night. If you would like to participate, please sign the chart at the back of the church.