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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

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

Christian Aid Week

It is Christian Aid Week ( 12th– 18th May ).

This year is in support of people whose lives have been disrupted by storms – especially on Haiti. An earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, and now, seven years on, an estimated 38, 000 people are still living away from their destroyed homes. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, which makes it harder for Haitians to cope with the the relentless natural disasters that affect their country .

The slogan of this week is “ Together we’’re stronger than storms .”

Your giving could change lives

£210 is enough to train a local builder to build safe homes in Haiti

£50 could buy basic building tools for a local builder

Just £5 could buy seeds enabling someone to grow beans to feed an entire family.

We will be doing some house to house collections, and if anyone wishes to do one who has not done one previously, please speak to me.

As you may be aware, I am doing the Circle the City 10k sponsored walk at the end of the week on Sunday 19thMay, and you can sponsor me by going to my fundraising web page, or on the paper form, ( which I will leave on the desk in St Mary’s ) .

Many thanks to those who have already sponsored me.

James MacBean

More Defibrillator Training

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.


Pentecost Praise in the Park

Sunday 9th June 2019

2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Entry free, Christian worship bands with an afternoon Worship Service.

Bring your picnic and enjoy an afternoon of celebration

Wat Tyler Country Park
Pitsea Hall Lane,
Pitsea Basildon
SS16 4UH

The Big Breakfast

Saturday 25th May breakfast served at St John’s Church 8.00am.

All men and women welcome to a free full English breakfast

Donations to speaker always welcomed

Only 50 places available send email to book Perry Childs –

Guest Charity

Christian Aid

Come and hear about the great work they do and how they achieve their mission: We stand together for dignity. for quality and justice

Fathers Day Service

All Welcome

Service 11am

St. John’s Church

Sunday 16th June

Stories, craft, songs

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

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Sunday 7th April 2019 at 7pm following Worship at St John’s Church at 6.30pm

All members on the electoral roll or resident in the parish and on a Register of Local Government Electors are warmly invited to attend the above meetings at which we will be appointing our Churchwardens, their Deputies, PCC members and Sidespersons for 2019/2020

At the APCM, in addition to the Rector’s Annual Report, there will be presentation of Reports on the proceedings of the PCC and the Deanery Synod, the Fabric of each Church, the Churchwardens’ reports, the activities of church, community, youth and uniformed groups, submission of the electoral roll and presentation of financial statements and report from the Treasurer as well as reports on the many activities of our Church members. Please come and join us. For further information please contact :-

Joanne Burr – PCC Secretary.