St John’s is currently closed to the public in accordance with government guidance.
However, we are still very much here and you can participate in the life and liturgy of our church online this Holy Week.
You can find our Virtual Church group on Facebook – including news, prayer requests and videos and streams of church services.
We are also publishing videos and streams of our services on YouTube.
Please join us.
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:
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.
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.
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.
St John’s will be celebrating the festival of Candlemas with Choral Evensong at 6pm on Sunday 2nd February. Please do join us.
E15 Concert / Seasonal Favourites
Tuesday 3rd December. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start.
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.
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.