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You are invited to meet the Bishop of Bradwell

The Rt Revd Dr John Perumbalath

Thursday 20th September

7.30 for 8pm St Martin of Tours

St Martin’sSquare

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

Alpha Prayers

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.

  • For our guests
  • For the table leaders and the helpers
  • For the cooks.
  • For table planning that the right people may be on the right tables
  • For the kitchen staff
  • For the administration team
  • For the publicity
  • For people still to say yes that they will be ready to sign up
  • Gods protection over everyone involved.
  • The support of the whole church St. Marys and St.Johns.

From the Prayer Ministry Team

Coffee Morning

9.15am-11am at St John’s Church

Come and meet families who are starting school in September 2018

Wednesday Mornings:

  • Lincewood 20th June
  • Merrylands 27th June
  • Great Berry 4th July

Play area for children

All welcome

Guided Walk in the Bluebell Woods

Our Annual Bluebell Walk takes place on

Bank Holiday MONDAY 7TH May

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.

Christian Aid – Coffee Morning

Saturday 21st April – – 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:

  • Knitwear
  • Books
  • Hand-made Greetings Cards
  • Good Quality Bric-a-Brac etc

Contact Ruth Booth: 01268 416561

The Table

What is ‘The Table’?

  • A community project comprised of faith and non faith volunteers supported and currently funded by local Basildon churches

What is its purpose?

  • To promote the spiritual health and wellbeing of the community

Its history?

  • Circa 7 years ago St Martin’s Church was approached by the Borough Council and invited to be involved in the regeneration of our town
  • ‘The Table’ has been running since 13th July 2017, but was officially jointly opened by the Mayor of Basildon and blessed by Bishop Stephen Cottrell on 28th September 2017

Where are we at?

  • ‘The Table’ opens on Thursdays and Fridays – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm – in St Martin’s Square, Basildon Town

The future

  • We will have the free use of a gazebo with electricity and Wi Fi access in the new Basildon Market when it opens – March 2018

What can you do?

  • Please support ‘The Table’ in prayer and consider whether you are being called to volunteer on a Tuesday or Saturday


Afternoon Tea and Magic

Entertainment from magician Paul Clancy

Saturday 30 March 2019 at 2pm at St Johns Church

Open to anyone over the age of 11 years old

Price per ticket is £8.00

Tickets available from Liz Burton in the New year.

  • Tel: 01268 546266
  • Mob:07595 587723
  • eMail:

Pastoral Care

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).

Kelly Betts