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.

Autumn Fayre 2017

We will be holding our annual Autumn Fayre at St John’s on Saturday 18th November from 11am to 3pm.

Stalls will include:

  • Bottle tombola
  • China and glass
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Children’s craft activities
  • Handmade cards
  • Jewelry
  • Homemade cakes
  • Jams and preserves
  • Prize raffle

Lunches will be served from 12 noon (licensed).

Items for donation can be brought to the hall from 7pm Friday 17th November or left with the Parish Office during office hours.

Offers of general help will be greatly appreciated!

Family Service on Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday (12th November) there will be no Family Eucharist service at St John’s. Instead we will meet in the hall for coffee and tea while the children make poppies. We will then process down the hill to the Service of Remembrance on King’s Green where Chris is giving the address this year.

Please come along and show your support.

Fireworks 2017

Our annual bonfire and firework display will be on Saturday 4th November. As in previous years, gates will open at 6pm.

We are hoping to sell as many tickets as possible beforehand to help with queuing and congestion on the night. Tickets can be bought from the church on:

Sundays, after family service 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 28th October 10am to 12 noon
Saturday 4th November 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 31st October 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday 1st November 7pm to 9pm
Thursday 2nd November 7pm to 9pm
Friday 3rd November 7pm to 9pm

 

Ticket prices are as follows:

Child ticket £3
Adult ticket £6
Family ticket £15 2 adults, 3 children

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.