Main service times
St Mary's: 9am
St John's: 11am
Rector: Colin Hopkinson (01268 542156)
Curate: Mark Petitt (07900 466373)
Community & Youth Pastor: Julian Patching (07535 674594)
Parish Office: 01268 490400
Manager: Gaynor Carter (01268 490400)
Sunday 8th: Carol Parade: 4.00 pm
Sunday 22nd: Nine Lessons and Carols at 6.30 pm.
Christmas Eve (Tuesday):
- 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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
Last year we made up 90 shoe box parcels.
Can we beat this total?
Can we make a difference to God’s children around the world ? Read the rest of this entry »
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.
…..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.
Not when I have a deadline to meet, at any rate, still August is always quite an easy month to cater for. So many people are away when the mag comes out, we could put in any old garbage and no one would spot it.
For me, however, August will be my usual cop out of recycled amusing things church children say and a recent shopping list. I hope you’re as entertained reading it as I was plagiarising it. Read the rest of this entry »
Who sank the boat? Noah, Noah. Who sank the boat? Brother Noah sank the boat. No, those words don’t sound right to me either, but that’s what Jezebel was singing to our grandson last Saturday when she was giving him his bath. I tell you, my missus may have many talents, but Jezzie J she ain’t.