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Advent Carol Service By Candlelight – Sunday 27th November

Please join us for our first Christmas Service at

St Mary’s Church  (Nr Miller & Carter) on

Sunday 27th November – 6PM

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful historic Church.

St John’s Christmas Fair

Come and join us at St John's Church Christmas Fair on

Saturday the 2nd of December from 10am till 3pm

Fun for all the family! There will be stalls, free activities , refreshments, a raffle and more!

Meet Father Christmas and listen to the Nativity Story being retold!

It will be a really special day and we look forward to welcoming you.

For more information - 

Parish Christmas Carol Walk 2023

Please join us for carol singing and refreshments on our Parish Christmas Carol Walk.

We will be meeting at St John's at 11am on Saturday 16th of December, then taking a gentle walk down to the Langdon Nature Discovery Visitor Centre where we will be singing a selection of traditional and well-loved Carols.

On our return to St John’s there will be a chance to warm up with a hot drink and a mince pie.
A great event for family & friends, perfect for getting you into the Christmas spirit!
Please dress up warm (Christmas jumpers and hats definitely encouraged)


If you are driving to the Visitor Centre we should be there at around 11.30am. The address is : 3rd Avenue, Lower Dunton Rd, Basildon , SS16 6EB

Looking forward to seeing you!

Community Hub – Saturday’s 12pm – 3pm

Everybody is welcome to enjoy free homemade soup and rolls, refreshments and other treats at our Parish Community Hub.

From Saturday 25th March till Sat 29th April , St John's Church will be open to everyone from 12pm - 3pm where free homemade soup, snacks and refreshments will be served.

Community Hub is a safe place to chat and meet other folks every Saturday.

Why not join us as we gather together to enjoy good food, great hospitality and meet new friends!

For further information, feel free to contact Sally Butler at


Christmas Services 2022

Please do join us to celebrate Christmas. We have many services taking place at both St Mary's & St John's.

St Mary's ( Nr Miller and Carter)

Sunday 27th November at 6PM - Advent Carol Service by Candlelight

Sunday 18th December at 6:30PM - 9 Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve - Christingle Services at 2PM & 4PM (also online), Midnight Communion at 11:30PM

St John's ( Forest Glade)

Sunday 18th December at 11AM - All Age Christmas Service

Christmas Eve - Christingle Service at 6PM **NEW**

Christmas Day - Family Service at 10:30AM


Wishing you and your families a very Happy Christmas and New Year