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All Age Service – Sunday 9.00am

Join Natalie Collins and friend on Sunday 3rd May – 9.00am

A service for young and old.  Great songs to celebrate and give worship to our Lord

Make sure you have your craft bits ready!

Follow this link to find it on our facebook page


Mothering Sunday

With Bishop John Perumbaleth, Bishop of Bradwell

Sunday 22 March 11 am St John’s Church

Everyone invited

Collect a posy for someone who means the world to you.

Family friendly service with children’s participation.

Lent Course – From Now On

Every year during Lent (the weeks leading up to Easter) we meet at St. John’s for a short course about some aspect of our faith. The evenings include an introductory talk and led discussion in groups. This year’s course will be based on the hugely popular film The Greatest Showman (the 2018 Golden Globe-nominated movie starring Hugh Jackman, about the founder and stars of the Barnum & Bailey Circus). The studies focus on the Christian themes of hope, redemption and new life.

This is what the blurb says: The five-week course offers discussion points, biblical reflections and prayers based on  excerpts from the film. The themes are: (1) ‘A Million Dreams’, exploring what liberation and hope might look like for an ‘outsider’ in the world; (2) ‘Come Alive’, exploring how the family of faith can bring hope and purpose; (3) ‘Rewrite the stars’, asks what forms of resistance can be placed in the way of salvation; (4) ‘Never Enough’, questions the temptations of false fulfilment that can lead us to betrayal; (5) ‘The Greatest Show’, shows how redemption is found when we discover ‘the circus is our home’.

The course will run on Tuesday evenings, 7.45pm coffee for 8.00pm start, from 3rd to 31sth March. Before the course starts we will show the film itself at St Johns on Sunday 1st March at 6.30pm (we’ll vote at the event on whether to have the singalong version!). It will be a real help if we know in advance if you intend to come so please sign up on the lists which will be available at both churches.

Prior to the course we will start Lent with a service on Ash Wednesday (26th February) at St. Mary’s church at 8pm, which includes the traditional imposition of ashes.

A donation of £6 will be invited for the course book (list price £6.99).

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!

Messy Church 50+

Messy Vintage Church

St John’s Church

Saturday 30 November 2019 at 11.00am
Price £5.00 (including lunch and craft materials)

The day will include a craft activity a short service and lunch
This is open to anyone over 50 years old.

Bring an apron and gloves as the craft maybe be messy

You don’t need to attend Rendezvous to come to this event

Names and money to Liz Burton 01268 546266
Any Sunday or Thursday morning for collecting money

Christmas Services – 2019

St Mary’s – High Rd, Nr Miller & Carter Restaurant – SS16 6HY

Sunday 1st December – 6:30pm Advent Carol Service

Sunday 15th December – 6:30pm 9 Lessons & Carols

Christmas Eve – St Mary’s Church

11.30am Christingle (recommended for younger children)

2:00pm Christingle

4:00pm Christingle (most popular, doors closed when full!)

6:00pm Christingle (recommended for older children)

11:30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day – St John’s Church, Forest Glade, SS16 6RX

11:00am All Age Worship

Contact Rev Colin Hopkinson on 01268 542156

Harvest Festival Service

St John’s on Sunday 16th 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 (




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.