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St Mary’s will be open on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm during July & August

Why not pop in to St Mary's , our beautiful historic Church at the top of Langdon Hills during July and August.

Refreshments will be available between 2pm-4pm on Saturdays.

We look forward to seeing you.



St John’s Summer Fair – Saturday 8th July – 10am-3pm

Join us for a fun day out at our Summer Fair

Date : Saturday 8th July

From  : 10am -3pm

Lots of stalls , activities , food and more...

Help us to raise funds for the Parish and our Pre-school

We look forward to seeing you


Please join us for our first Quiz Night of 2023 

Date  - Saturday 13th May

Time  - Arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Place  - St Johns Church , Forest Glade , SS16 6RX

Entry is £5 per person ( Max 8 per table)

Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Games & Raffle on the night

Please book your place in advance by contacting  Nikki  - email - 



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 2023

The Parish Annual Meetings (AMP and APCM), will take place on Sunday 23rd April at 12.30pm at St John's Church, following the 11am service.
These are important meetings where churchwardens and other PCC (church council) members are elected. Jeremy will also be sharing more of the vision for the parish going forward. We will be aiming to elect:

Four churchwardens (two per church) for 1 year terms 
Though in the past we have had one churchwarden per church, we have now been advised that we should ideally have two churchwardens per church. Churchwardens are automatically PCC members. There is no formal election for deputy churchwardens, but if you are willing to support the churchwardens in this more informal way that is very helpful. Please let Nikki or Jeremy know.

Five 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 2023-2024, one vacancy
  • For the period 2023-2025, one vacancy
  • For the period 2023-2026, three vacancies

Three Deanery Synod Representatives
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.
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 15th 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 26th March and the 8th 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. The Electoral Roll will then be displayed in both churches from 9th April until the meetings on 23rd April.

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

Nikki  Hall - Parish Administrator
Email -
Phone - 07720 089260


Easter Services at St Mary’s & St John’s

Palm Sunday (2nd April)

9am St Mary’s – Holy Communion with palm crosses

11am St John’s – ALL AGE Service with palm crosses

Maundy Thursday ( 6th April)

8pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion at St. Mary’s

Good Friday (7th April)

Churches together in Basildon

Good Friday Walk of Witness begins 11am from The Most Holy Trinity RC Church, Wickhay, Basildon.  Ends approx 12.15pm.

Good Friday (7th April)


2pm - 4pm at St Mary’s

An opportunity to spend time reflecting on the first Good Friday, with music, readings, prayers and a dramatic recounting of the events from the perspectives of six key witnesses to the crucifixion.

Come for the whole event or just drop in when you can.

Easter Sunday (9th April)

9am Easter Communion at St Mary’s

11am All Age Easter Celebration & Communion at St John’s

St John’s Easter Holiday Fair

Please join us at our Easter Holiday Fair on

Saturday 18th March  from 10am - 3pm

Fun for the whole family with

  • Stalls
  • Activities
  • Retelling of the Easter story
  • Easter Egg hunt
  • Refreshments

and much more...

We look forward to seeing you there.


Men United is a new men's group formed to allow our men to get to know one another and have some blokey time!

There will be various events organised throughout the year.

Join us for a BIG BREAKFAST at the Toby Carvery, Basildon

Saturday 4th March at 8.30AM

The cost per person for Full English with Tea & Coffee is £10.

For further details on the Big Breakfast and to book your place please contact

Steve Hurley  - 07921-875007

Alpha Course 2023


What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of 10 interactive sessions that freely explore the Christian Faith.

Our Alpha course will be starting on

Thursday 26th January 2023

Starts 7.15pm (for 7.30pm start) to 9.30pm at St John’s Church, Forest Glade.

For  more info and to book a place please contact our Church Administrator Nikki.

Phone: 07720 089260 or Email:

There will be a meal followed by a short talk , and then opportunity for group discussions.

All are welcome, why not bring a friend!

Mind The Gap

We will be running a Mind The Gap session on

Thursday 12th January 2023

Starts 7.15pm (for 7.30pm start) to 9.30pm  at St John’s Church, Forest Glade.

For info and to book a place please contact our Church Administrator Nikki.

Phone: 07720 089260 or Email:

There will be a meal followed by a short talk , and then opportunity for group discussions.

Reverend Jeremy Noles will be talking on:  IS THERE MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS? 

All are welcome, why not bring a friend!