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Easter Services 2022

Palm Sunday – 10th April

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion8am
Liturgy of Palm Sunday9:30am
Family Communion with Palms11:30am
Music and Readings for Passiontide6pm

Maundy Thursday – 14th April

Liturgy of Maundy Thursday with Watch8pm

Good Friday – 15th April

Good Friday Liturgy10am
Children’s Good Friday Workshop11:30am
Meditations and Silence at the Foot of the Cross2pm

Easter Saturday – 16th April

MMU Vigil Service at St John’s Epping8pm

Easter Sunday – 17th April

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion8am
Sung Eucharist with renewal of Baptismal Vows9:30am
Family Easter Eucharist11:30am
St John's exterior

St John’s Virtual Church

As you no doubt are all aware there will be no public worship on Sunday at St Johns so we will be forced to pray and worship together in a different way.

To support this new form of mission we have set up the St Johns Virtual Church Facebook Group:

loughtonchurch.org.uk/virtualchurch

We will be live-streaming services from the church on Facebook Live. Tomorrow (Sunday 22nd March) we will be streaming:

  • Eucharist at 9:30am
  • Family Service at 11:30am

We will be stream Morning and Evening Prayer through the week, Monday to Friday at 9am and 6pm respectively.

St John's Chancel

Suspension of public worship at St John’s

In light of the present situation with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and following the call from the Archbishops of the Church of England, all public worship at St John’s is suspended until further notice.

The church will remain open for private prayer and lighting of candles there will also be other prayer resources to be collected for use at home.

We shall keep posting reflections, prayers and sermons over the next few weeks. We are looking at how we can make our (non-public) daily worship accessible through live stream and video to our congregants.

Please continue to contact our clergy. They remain ready to help with prayer and practical support.

Details of the letter from the Archbishops can be found here.

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2020

During Lent our Sunday collections will be for the Bishop of Chelmsford’s Lent Appeal.

This year we are partnering with the Anglican Communion’s microfinance charity Five Talents to raise funds for their work in our link diocese of Marsabit in Kenya. Five Talents provide training in literacy, numeracy and basic business skills to free people from dependency and help them live more abundant lives. 

For more information about the Bishop’s Lent Appeal – including other ways that you can support it – please see the Diocese website.

Music at St John’s

E15 Concert / Seasonal Favourites

Tuesday 3rd December. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start.

Handel Players

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.

Mosaic of St George

Remembrance Day

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.