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Christmas Services 2023


Please join us for our Christmas Services as we enter the Advent season and celebrate the Birth of Jesus

St Mary’s Church - High Rd, Nr Miller & Carter Restaurant - SS16 6HY

Sunday 3rd December -  9am Advent Carols and Communion

Sunday 17th December - 6:30pm Carols by Candlelight

St John’s Church , Forest Glade – SS16 6RX

Sunday 3rd December -  11am All Age Advent Service

Christmas Eve – St Mary’s Church - SS16 6HY

2:00pm Christingle *

4:00pm Christingle (most popular, doors closed when full!) *   This service will be streamed live

11:30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Eve – St John’s Church - SS16 6RX

6:00pm Christingle *

* Our Christingles services are always a family favourite, exploring the message of Christmas through the Christingle and raising money for the Children’s Society. 

Christmas Day – St John’s Church - SS16 6RX

10.30am Christmas Day Family Service  - Bring a present to show everyone plus best Christmas jumper competition - Wear yours with pride!

We look forward to welcoming you



NexGen Kids Club

NexGen, a free kids club for 7 to 11 year olds has now started at St John’s!

The club will run from 6pm - 8pm on the last Saturday of each month, next date is on Saturday 30th December.

Club evenings will involve structured activities, games, crafts and more for the kids to enjoy, have fun and make new friends.

There will be a tuck shop for the children, and tea and coffee for parents if they choose to stay while the club is running.

If you would like more information or would like to register your child, please feel free to talk to Kate or Keith on Sundays or contact Church Administrator Nikki.

Registration forms and a sign up list are also available at both churches on Sundays.

You can also email Kate and Keith directly –

St Mary’s Live

Please join us as we continue our monthly series of Music & Entertainment at St Mary & All Saints Church, Langdon Hills, SS16 6HY

Saturday December 9th

From 7pm - 9pm  (doors open at 6.30pm)

Martyn and contemporary vocalist Anne Sherwood present  - "Christmas Waits" 

A celebration of Christmas traditions around the world in music, rhyme and humour with a second half of more contemporary songs and opportunity to join in the fun!

Interval Refreshments including Wine & soft drinks available. Donations welcome.  

Bring some friends to experience this wonderful performance.

For further information please contact Martyn Harrison  - Email

** There will be lighting provided on the path from the Car Park to the Church **

Further dates for your diary 



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!

Sunday Streaming Church Service

Our St Mary's service continues to be broadcast online.

When you follow the link you will be taken to a Facebook page. You do NOT need to have or create a Facebook account to view the video. To watch go to the videos section and click on the video you want.  Previous services will also be there.

You can find the service in the video section by following this Link

If you would like an order of service follow this Link


Hebrews 13v16:

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

In these troubling times which is causing anxiety for many, it’s time to reach-out and support one another.

We want to encourage people to join a new WhatsApp group ‘Reaching-Out’ to provide a simple way to connect folks so that they can ask for support, ministry, advice or give your time to support others.  You just need to give us your name and mobile details.

We also are encouraging folks to subscribe on our website so you can receive information directly on what’s happening in our church.

Don’t feel you are alone – our church wants to help.

Please hand your details to one of our church wardens or email or text 07470 127533


Our Prayer List

If you wish a name to remain or you want to add a new name to the prayer list

Please email Nikki Hall

St John’s Childcare

Places available now!  Call or email for more details

We run:

  • Breakfast Club
  • Preschool
  • After preschool club (Preschool age only)
  • Holiday club with a range of activities

We offer funded places to 2,3 and 4 years old

We offer up to 30 hours funded childcare subject to meeting criteria

St John’s Church, Forest Glade, Langdon Hills, SS16 6RX

01268 490400

Opening times 7:30am to 6pm