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.
On Ash Wednesday (6th March) we will be holding two services at St John with the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion to mark the beginning of the fast of Lent.
The services will be at the following times:
We wish you a holy and blessed Lent.
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!
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
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.
Last Sunday, at our 11:15 family Eucharist, we celebrated our Christingle service together at St John’s.
A big thank you to everyone who celebrated Christmas with us this year, and our warmest wishes to those of you who were with us in spirit.
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!
Our monthly charity for December is the Children’s Society. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.
The Children’s Society has helped change children’s stories for over a century. Through their direct practice, policy work and campaigning, they fight childhood poverty, harm and neglect.