Sunday 1st December – 6:30pm Advent Carol Service
Sunday 15th December – 6:30pm 9 Lessons & Carols
11.30am Christingle (recommended for younger children)
4:00pm Christingle (most popular, doors closed when full!)
6:00pm Christingle (recommended for older children)
11:30pm Midnight Communion
11:00am All Age Worship
A very BIG “Thank you” to everyone who packed a shoe box this year! I have just dropped off
to the be sent in time for Christmas to these beautiful children.
Come and join us from St John’s Church on the 3rd Saturday every month weather permitting – great for all the family and dogs!
@9.00am for a gentle 60 minute guided amble with refreshments at the end – Treat Yourself!!
The current prayer list will be cleared at the end of October.
Please email Joanne Burr
if you wish a name to remain or you want to add a new name to the prayer list
We are now pleased to announce we have our Community Defib (AED) installed outside St John’s Church main reception door and at St Marys Church both registered with the South East Essex Ambulance Service.
We are arranging for some more training on how to use the devices which will be open to everybody at St John’s Church
Please contact Jean Guppy to advise you the date of the next session and to book your place.
I have recently taken up the position of Treasurer for our Parish of Langdon Hills and would like to share some of my thoughts with you on giving, but firstly I would like to say a BIG thankyou to those who already give so generously in so many ways. It makes a huge difference to our Parish.
I always find that I need to reflect and remind myself that everything I have belongs to God; I am just a steward of God’s gifts. The Bible encourages us all to be generous givers.
We can be called to do this in several ways from tithing, which means giving a percentage of our income, to giving our time and talents to serve the Church and Gods people.
In Giving, I believe the most important thing to God is our attitude of heart. Is it to Glorify God? Is it out of Love and Adoration for our Father? Is it to become more like Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives? Are we loving our neighbours as ourselves by showing generosity, kindness and love? Are we giving to grow Gods kingdom locally and around the world?
If I give my money and time, but my heart is heavy because I feel that I don’t really want to give, then I am not giving Freely, ”willingly and readily” to God.
I should give because I want to have faith and learn to trust that my wonderful Heavenly Father will provide for my EVERY need. I choose to serve because I love others and want to show this love through acts of generosity and service. None of us is perfect but God wants us to persevere with serving and giving of ourselves so that we can grow in our faith and receive many blessings along the way.
Jesus said, “When you give (Matthew 6)“, not “If you give“ which implies that we are called to give in whatever way we can. ”Lord what can I do to honour and serve you today?“ could be our daily prayer.
If we want to be more like Jesus and love others like he loved us, then in Freely giving our money, time, talents we are showing our Father how much we truly love him and our deep desire to honour him in every way we can. Giving of ourselves (all that I am, all that I have) is an act of love and devotion which God sees and truly rejoices in.
You do not have to be rich to give, just give what you can with a joyful spirit and a thankful heart. Please take some time to pray about generosity and ask God to fill you with his grace, allowing you to trust, serve and be moulded to become a generous giver in every aspect of your life.
If you would like to find out more about how you can give your time, money and talents to help our Church serve the local and wider community, please feel free to contact myself, Colin or Anna.
Jill Hurley -Treasurer - PCC of Langdon Hills
Places available now! Call or email for more details
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
Opening times 7:30am to