Main service times
St Mary's: 9am
St John's: 11am
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Rector: Colin Hopkinson (01268 542156)
Curate: Mark Petitt (07900 466373)
Community & Youth Pastor: Julian Patching (07535 674594)
Parish Office: 01268 490400
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Childcare Services
Manager: Gaynor Carter (01268 490400)
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Weddings / Baptisms

Easter services

Maundy Thursday (17th April)
8pm Maundy Thursday Communion at St. Mary’s
Good Friday
Churches together in Basildon (CTB) Good Friday Walk of Witness begins 10am from The Most Holy Trinity RC Church, Wickhay, Basildon. Ends approx 11.15am.
12 noon to 3pm Good Friday vigil at St Mary’s with meditations on each half hour and communion at 2.30pm. Meditations will be based on Sam Wells’ “Power and Passion” reflecting on six characters in the story of Jesus’ passion.

Easter Sunday
7am CTB Easter Sunrise Service at St Nicholas, Laindon followed by breakfast
9am Easter Communion at St Mary’s
11am All Age Easter Communion at St John’s

Walls of Jericho – Church Mag Apr

Oh Wendy. Saints go marchin in

Sorry about March. I missed the mag’s publishing deadline because of unforeseen technical issues. Never mind, onwards and upwards, or downwards and backwards as we say in the Jericho household when things are going badly, e.g. when Jezebel wants me to hoover the stairs despite it being women’s work.

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Walls of Jericho – From Our Church Mag Feb 2014

I hope Claire’s OK

February 2014 already and I have corrected 3 typos in this first sentence alone. I was going to write that not contributing to the January mag that isn’t produced to begin with didn’t feel like much of a rest, but my abysmal attempts at learning to type all over again tells a different story. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Christmas Services 2013

December at St Mary’s:

Sunday 8th: Carol Parade: 4.00 pm

Sunday 22nd: Nine Lessons and Carols at 6.30 pm.

Christmas Eve (Tuesday):

Christingle Services:

- 2.00 pm recommended for younger children;

- 4.00 pm (Heavily subscribed and doors must be closed when full) and

- 6.00 pm recommended for older children.

Midnight Communion: 11.30 pm.

December at St John’s:

Sunday 15th: All Ages Carols 11.00 am

Christmas Day (Wednesday): All Ages Worship at 11.00 am.

Walls of Jericho – Church Mag Dec

roj tera’, goodwill loD Hoch

That’s Klingon for peace on Earth, goodwill to all men.

Well you could have surprised me, Klingons being the warlike race they are, I wouldn’t have thought they’d have had a word for peace. As you can see, their word for goodwill is goodwill.

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Our Quiz Night

On Saturday 9th November nearly a hundred people converged on St John’s for the Quiz night, which has been a regular feature in our calendar. This year our Quizmaster was Liz B and Barbara B, and there were about 12 tables of up to 8 people in a team per table.

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Wall of Jericho – Church Mag Nov

London Pride

Saturday 28th September 2013 is a date that will stay with me until the day I die or until my memory goes, whichever is the sooner. It was the day I and around 400 old Cooperians returned to our roots. The old site of Coopers’ Company’s School in Tredegar Square, Bow E3 is to be developed into flats and the Old Coopers Coborn Association got permission for us to have the run of the place for a day to reminisce with old school chums. Read the rest of this entry »

The Seniors Tea

On Saturday, 12th October 16 Seniors enjoyed an afternoon tea with cake followed by some musical entertainment. Sue Purbrick and Carole Willis had worked hard in the kitchen to get the refreshments ready.

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Operation Christmas Child 2013

Last year we made up 90 shoe box parcels.

Can we beat this total?

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Walls of Jericho – Church Mag Oct

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Autumn is upon us and I am reminded of a pome we learnt in primary school, back when my short term memory still worked. Keats, if I’m not mistaken, or was it Masefield? Not quite on a par for daffodil swooning as the more summery Wordsworth offering, but a cue for those of us that haven’t switched our fuel contracts yet that winter is upon us which usually guarantees gas and electric prices are bound to go up soon.


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A Joyous Occasion

Weddings are usually a joyous occasions but even more when two members of our congregation choose their church to seal their marriage. Kelly has been a regular member of St Mary’s congregation for about a year, Gary for around six months and he was confirmed recently among our 21 candidates, by Bishop John. Read the rest of this entry »

Walls of Jericho – Church Mag Sep

We’re Riding Along on the Crest of a Wave

…..OR Wot I did on my holidays.

Innit funny how you find something to write about when you said you wouldn’t have time?

Do you remember having to write an essay upon return to school in September. Usually mine was an essay about day trips to the museums in London. We didn’t have the money to go away every year, it was more every other year on the chara to the Cliffs Hotel in Dovercourt and the museums in the intervening years.

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