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Easter Services 2019

Passion Sunday (7th April)

11am St. John’s – Passiontide drama


Palm Sunday (14th April)

9am St Mary’s – Communion with palm crosses

11am St John’s – Communion with palm crosses


Maundy Thursday (18th April)

8pm Maundy Thursday Communion at St. Mary’s


Good Friday (19th April)

Churches together in BasildonGood Friday Walk of Witness begins 10am from The Most Holy Trinity RC Church, Wickhay, Basildon.  Ends approx11.15am.

12 noon to 3pm Good Friday vigil at St Maryswith meditations on each half hour and communion at 2.30pm.


Easter Sunday (21st April)

9am Easter Communion at St Mary’s

11am All Age Easter Communion at St John’s

Easter Celebration

Saturday 20th April 2019 at St John’s Church 3.00pm—5.00pm

All welcome to our family fun day

Learn about the Easter story with crafts, egg hunt and more!

Suggested donation £3

Lent Coffee Morning

9th Mar – 20th April 2019


Everybody Welcome

Dog Friendly

Community Defibrillators

Great News!!!
2 defibrillators purchased
One already installed outside St John’s Church

HOWEVER, we need to continue our fundraising to allow a budget for maintenance, new batteries etc

you can donate by following this link

Thank you to everybody who made this possible.


How can I become a Generous Giver?

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, Emma, Julian or Anna.

Kind regards

Jill Hurley -Treasurer - PCC of Langdon Hills

St John’s Childcare

Places available now!  Call or email for more details

We run:

  • Breakfast Club
  • Preschool
  • After school club
  • 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


Opening times 7:30am to