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Palm Sunday – Streamed Facebook Service from the Rectory

Palm Sunday 5th April 9.00 am

The service will come from Colin and Christine’s home.

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

Holy Week at Home

‘Holy Week at Home’ is a collection of resources to help you worship at home during Holy Week.  We hope that there is something for everyone. The wide range of materials, for each day of Holy Week, includes prayers, liturgy, videos, music and activities for all ages.

Please share your own activities, pictures and reflections on social media and when using Twitter or Instagram please use #HolyWeekAtHome.

Follow this link

https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/holyweekathome

 

GIVING APPEAL

Dear Church Family

The Parish needs your help!

Our Churches have closed and our collection plates are empty…

But in the background life goes on and for many work continues.

Prayers, bible readings, quiet reflection, streamed services and group support are all happening in our Parish and country wide.

People are showing love, kindness, generosity and compassion to those they know and those they don’t. What a blessing…

When our Churches do re-open, we must continue to spread the Good news and love of Jesus Christ in our communities and welcome people into our Churches.  Having financial stability will enable us to do this.

If you normally give weekly via the plate collections, please consider if you are able to set up a regular monthly donation via Standing order.      STANDING ORDER FORM

You can also make a one off donation to our Parish via this website.    DONATION

Debbie and I can also send you the standing order forms. Please email us.

Thank you so much for your kind generosity and support at this difficult time.

May God bless you and your family

Jill Hurley (Hon Treasurer) - hurleyjuk@gmail.com

Debbie Porter (Finance Manager) - church.finance@btconnect.com

 

Virtual Coffee Morning

9 April 11am

In support of St Luke’s Hospice and The Children’s Society

Join us in our WhatsApp ‘Reaching-Out’ chat raising vital funds and spirits, bake, make and enjoy a coffee and then share your images so we can all enjoy.

Then make a donation to the above charities.

See our website on how to join the ‘Reaching-Out’ WhatsApp chat

https://langdonhills.net/reaching-out/

Morning Prayer Online

Join us for Morning Prayer online at 9am from this Thursday 26 March and thereafter on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

It is very easy to join us. Just send an email to me at cchopkinson@aol.com requesting to join. I will add you to the group and send you an invitation email to join a “Zoom meeting”. Click on the link on the email a few minutes before 9am to join the meeting. (The first time you do this Zoom will download and install the Zoom app. It is safe to install this).

To be able to join in with the words you will also need to download the Daily Prayer app (search your app store for “Daily Prayer Church of England”, it has a blue logo with Daily Prayer in it) and when you open it should take you straight to the words for that morning. You will need one screen (e.g. phone) to look at the words and another (e.g. laptop) to join the Zoom meeting.

If you would like a prayer request to be included please be sure to have the consent of any person named in the request and send it to me at cchopkinson@aol.com on a separate email titled “prayer request”.

Reaching-Out

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 web site 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 comms@langdonhills.net or text 07754 540005

Name: _________________________________

Mobile:_________________________________

 

Streaming Church Services

We appreciate this can be an unsettling time with the current Coronavirus measures.  We are hoping to start service stream with Colin & Christine each Sunday.

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

Churches Together Update

Due to the Corona virus outbreak and to keep in line with Government Guidelines this years Good Friday Walk of Witness and the Easter Morning Sunrise service have been cancelled.
However Easter has not been cancelled, Jesus is alive and we are still living in the victory He has won for us. We may miss our church services this Easter but let us always remember and rejoice in the power of the cross and an empty grave!
May God bless you and keep in this difficult time.
Yours in Jesus
Mark Barford
Chair Churches Together in Basildon
Heather Alblas
Secretary
Churches Together in Basildon
01268 442375
07719470998

Bishop Stephen’s Letter

Bishop Stephen has written a letter to us all.

Download the article

Church Services and Midweek Activities in Langdon Hills Suspended

Following direction from the Church of England all public worship services at St Mary’s (including 9am Sunday service) and St. Johns (including 11am Sunday service) will be suspended until further notice during the coronavirus crisis.  We are in the process of planning a streaming service online so please watch this website for further information in the next few days.

The following midweek church activities will be cancelled until further notice:

  • 0-3s (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Lent course (Tuesday evening)
  • Coffee morning (Wednesday)
  • Tea and Chat (Wednesday afternoon)
  • Rendezvous (Thursday)
  • Connect Youth Club (Friday)
  • St John’s Nature Walkers (Sarturday)

Please watch this website for updates on any further measures including plans for offering pastoral support during this crisis.

These are troubling times which will cause anxiety for many. In his letter to the Philippians Paul writes:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Most weeks we hear words based on these verses in the blessing. They are not just an idle hope. They are a promise that God’s peace will keep us in tune with Christ if we bring our anxieties to him. Let us claim this promise during this crisis.

The Church of England has published guidance for parishes which will continue to be updated to reflect any change in circumstances. Please publish the link below on your websites and share any Church of England social media posts on the advice.
Coronavirus Advice for Parishes

Public Health England has produced a poster which you can print and display in your church and church buildings.
Download the poster

Colin