Thursday 20th September
7.30 for 8pm St Martin of Tours
Basildon SS14 1DX
All welcome at this open meeting
Please use Car Park No.1 in Great Oaks next to the Church or Westgate car park for those who are able bodied
From now to the end of the Alpha course please keep those attending and helping in your prayers – Every prayer matters!
Leading up to Alpha there will be prayers at St.John’s on Sunday’s before the service at 10:45. Please feel free to join us.
Please use the following topics in your quiet times. Thank you.
From the Prayer Ministry Team
9.15am-11am at St John’s Church
Come and meet families who are starting school in September 2018
Play area for children
Our Annual Bluebell Walk takes place on
Leave St Mary’s Church 2pm. The walk takes about 1 hour, shorter walk available
Return to St Mary’s for Tea/Coffee and cake. Donations for the refreshments go to St Luke’s Hospice. No need to book, just turn up.
Enquiries Ruth Booth 01268 416561.
Saturday 21st April – 9.am – 12 noon.
St John’s Church,
Forest Glade, Langdon Hills.
Coffee Bar with generous supply of home-made cakes
Combined with a Spring Sale on behalf of St Luke’s Hospice:
Contact Ruth Booth: 01268 416561 email@example.com
What is ‘The Table’?
What is its purpose?
Where are we at?
What can you do?
Saturday 30 March 2019 at 2pm at St Johns Church
Open to anyone over the age of 11 years old
Tickets available from Liz Burton in the New year.
We have established a Pastoral Care Team to share in the responsibility of carrying out this important ministry.
The other members of this team are Kelly Betts and Barbara Barr. Kelly Betts, who is to be commissioned as a Pastoral Assistant on 19th of this month, now chairs our meetings.
The primary role of the Pastoral Care Team is to be ‘the eyes and ears within the parish and local community so we can respond to the people’s needs as they arise’. Also, with the intention of not letting anyone ‘slip through the net’, we are constantly looking at different ways of ensuring that if someone doesn’t turn up for a gathering (- worship or social) or meeting, etc., we will be able to follow them up.
Though the Pastoral Care Team will spearhead this pastoral approach to reaching out to those in need, and following up those who suddenly disappear, this is actually a ministry we are all called to be involved in. Therefore, if you know of anyone in need or you have noticed has been missing for a little while, please, please do let myself or any member of the Pastoral care Team know ASAP.
Meanwhile, we have started to organise occasional informal lunches for a small number of the people we are now watching over to ensure that they have a good support structure (i.e. those who are housebound).