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Memorial Service – 3rd November

Memorial Service St Mary’s Sunday 3rd November at 3pm

An opportunity to remember loved ones.  Fill in a request card on arrival to have the name read out during the service.  If you are unable to be at the service, Memorial name cards for you to complete are available at both St Mary’s and St John’s together with an envelope for their collection.

Harvest Festival Service

St John’s on Sunday 20th October at 11.00 am 

Donations of Harvest goods will be gratefully received at this service. We ask that they be non perishable as they will be given to the Community Resource Centre for food parcels for the homeless.  Donations may also be made at the service at 9am at St Mary’s on the same day. Many thanks

Community Coffee Morning

MacMillan Cancer Support

St John’s, Forest Glade, Langdon Hills

Wednesday, 2nd October


Everyone welcome to come along and support this worthy cause. There’ll be fun activities, a raffle and, of course, lots of cakes!

Every pound we raise will help make sure MacMillan nurses will be able to provide a constant source of support for people facing cancer in Essex and across the UK.

Donations of cakes and raffle prizes would be very much appreciated. Please bring them along to St John’s the day before or on the day itself. Thank you.

For more information please contact: Anne Rogers ( or Gaynor Carter (




21 Day Prayer Campaign

Everyone who comes to church over the next few weeks should receive a card inviting them to participate in this campaign. We are invited to commit to praying daily for 3 people we would like to explore faith and then be open and expectant to see how God might use us.

The 21 days take us up to the beginning of our Alpha course on 28th September which is a great way for people to explore faith if they wish to do so.

A Morning of Prayer

Saturday 21st September 9am to 12 noon at Dry Street Memorial Church.

Everything we are and do as church is undergirded with prayer but it can be difficult to make space for prayer. Do join us for this morning of prayer at Dry Street. We will start with breakfast together and a short act of worship and then there will be space for personal prayer. There will be various prayer stations available along with the opportunity to walk in the beautiful countryside around the church. At 11.30 we will meet together to share anything that God may have given us to share. This is simply space for prayer and we do not want to restrict God with our own agenda but it will be an opportunity to seek God’s guidance for our future as a church and also to prepare spiritually for the Alpha course starting the following Saturday. Do join us for all or part of the morning as you wish (but it will be helpful if you can let me know if you are coming for breakfast at

Welcome to the Lord’s Table

This church welcomes children of the age of seven and above to receive Holy Communion, the body and blood of Christ, providing

  • they express a desire to do so,
  • that their parents approve and
  • that they have been through a course of preparation.My wife Jean and I are considering providing such a course of preparation through October and November this year. If your child or children are expressing this desire and you do approve, please speak to either of us or Colin.

Ron Gough

Alpha – 2019

Course Starts: Saturday 28th September

Ends: Saturday 9th November, time: 8.30 – 10.15am *

Place: St John's Church, Forest Glade, Langdon Hills, SS16 6RX, in the coffee bar.

We plan to offer a crèche, depending on demand. Please let us know if you would like this.
(*2nd November will be at a different local venue and longer for those who can stay)

Bring: yourself and maybe a friend, an open mind and a good appetite!
If you would like to join us or just find out more then please get in touch. Either call Colin on 01268 542156 or find an Alpha sign-up form on this page.

Looking forward to seeing you! Colin

Note: Because places will be limited previous Alpha attendees are asked to bring a friend or join the team if they would like to come.

There Are No Ordinary People


Thursday 1st August               Session 1: Living the Ordinary Life Beautifully
Thursday 8th August              Session 2: The Power of Kindness
Thursday 15th August             Session 3: Healthy Church
Thursday 22nd August            NO SESSION
Thursday 29th August             Session 4: Navigating conflict
Sessions will be at St John’s with coffee at 7.45pm to start at 8pm

Mind the Gap

Thursday 5th September 2019  7:15pm to 9:45pm  at St John’s Church, Forest Glade.

Contact:  Eddy Lee

Phone: 01268 412016 or


Text: 07803 716260‬

Cost free – donations welcomed

Talk based on

“Come As You Are”

  • A hot meal
  • DVD talk by Charlie Mackesy
  • Discussion time

Using the:

“Challenging Life Style” series

Father’s Day Brunch

Sat 15 June 10am -12pm
Early Fathers’ day brunch at St John’s Church SS16 6RX

Bacon sandwiches and refreshments..

All invited – bring someone special to thank them for all that they are

Make a gift or card for your special person