Category Archive New Events

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 club is on Saturday 27th April.

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 resume our series of Music & Entertainment at St Mary & All Saints Church, Langdon Hills, SS16 6HY

Saturday April 20th

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

Debbie Spice accompanied by Gareth Marsh on guitar present - Olde Tyme Music Hall to Musicals”

A Journey from Music Hall [including singalong] to Musicals with the captivating & versatile soprano voice of Debbie Spice & accomplished musician Gareth Marsh on guitar.

Dress for the occasion ?

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 

June 15th - Midsummer Madness - The Katy and Steve Show - a moreish mix of opera fun, toe-tapping fiddle and guitar with a taste of Johnny Cash.

NB. All Artists listed are professional performers so donations towards professional fees are greatly appreciated.





Curious to find out more?  Our new Spring Alpha course will be starting in May 2024

Alpha Launch Event 

The Launch event is on Thursday 9th May - 7.30pm, at St John’s – Theme “Is there more to life than this?”

Alpha Course:

The course then starts on Thursday 16th May, at 7.30pm and every Thursday after that until the 18th July, at St John’s. We’ll start each evening with puddings, tea and coffee, so please eat dinner before you come!

See our Alpha Page for a video clip and some more information

Everyone is welcome

Contact our Church Administrator Nikki for more details & to book your or 07720 089260





Please join us for a gentle walk through the woods at Westley Heights to see the beautiful bluebells on


We will meet at St Mary's Church , High Road , Langdon Hills , SS16 6HY

at 10AM

And return to St Marys  for tea , coffee and cakes!

Everyone is welcome






APCM – Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2024


The Parish Annual Meetings (AMP and APCM), will take place on Sunday 28th April at 12.30pm at St John's Church, immediately following the 11am service.

These are important meetings where churchwardens and other PCC (church council) members are elected.

We will be aiming to elect:

Four churchwardens (two per church) for 1 year terms 

So far we have received 3 nominations (2 for St Mary’s and 1 for St John’s)

Four PCC members

The PCC is our Church Council, which works with our Rector and churchwardens in making decisions about various aspects of church life.

The commitment involved is usually 6 meetings per year (every other month on a Monday evening), as well as any responsibilities you offer to take on.

We have the following PCC vacancies.

  • For the period 2024-2027, three vacancies
  • For the period 2024-2025, one vacancy

 So far we have received 0 nominations for PCC

 One Deanery Synod Representative for a 2 year term

Deanery Synod is a regular meeting of representatives of C of E churches in the Basildon area (the deanery). Issues concerning the Church of England both in Basildon and more widely are discussed and decisions are made. In addition to the PCC meetings (see above) you would also be expected (when possible) to attend Deanery Synod meetings (3 per year) so that we, as a parish have a voice in what happens in our deanery.

So far we have received 0 Deanery Synod nominations

The nomination forms for churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives are on the welcome desks at both churches. The deadline for the nominations is 20th April. Once the forms have been completed, please give them to Nikki or Jeremy. You must be on the Church Electoral Roll to be nominated.

Church Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll (our official ‘membership list’) is also being revised between the 31st March and the 13th April. If you are not on the Electoral Roll but would like to be, please let Nikki know and she will send you the form to be completed. Forms will also be available on the welcome desks. If you want or need your name to be removed, or your details amended (i.e., address updated), then you just need to email me with the info.

The Electoral Roll will then be displayed in both churches from the 14th April until the meetings on 28th  April.

Notices have been posted at both churches on all of the above, and PCC/Churchwarden/Deanery Synod nomination forms are also available on the welcome desks, or can be emailed to you by Nikki (upon request)

Nikki  Hall - Parish Administrator
Email -
Phone - 07720 089260


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