Archive for June, 2010

Bishop Laurie’s Visit

Bishop’s visit, celebration and Project launch Sunday 18th July

We are delighted that Bishop Laurie Green (Bishop of Bradwell) will be presiding and preaching at St Mary’s and St John’s morning services on Sunday 18th July. We will be taking this opportunity to officially launch the building works for the extension to St John’s. We also hope to celebrate the completion of the lighting project at St Marys. We plan to bury a time capsule during the service at St. Johns and to follow on with tea/coffee & cakes and informal praise and worship led by our music group. We hope you will be able to join us!

The Bradwell Pilgrimage

The Bradwell Pilgrimage: “Who is my neighbour”

We welcome the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to the Bradwell Pilgrimage on 3 July, as guest speaker. There will be music and childrens and youth activities.

The timings of the Pilgrimage are as follows:
10:45 am Arrival
11:00 am Opening service at St Thomas, Bradwell-on-Sea followed by a two-mile walk to St Peter’s Chapel.
3:15 pm Closing service at St Peter’s Chapel.

Bring a picnic or book a lunch at Othona (01621 776564).

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Christian Aid collection

May I say a big thank you to all those who went out collecting for Christian Aid week and to all who made contributions. We have now paid into the Christian Aid account £1,664.55. We also had a lot of people Gift Aiding their donations, which adds substantially to their contribution.

Can I echo Joseph Maina a community activist in Kiambu, a slum area in Nairobi, where Christian Aid partners built sanitation blocks and have used the income generated to start to buy a plot outside Nairobi to move to and begin new lives there? Joseph says “I would like to thank people in the UK for their generous support. Without it we would not have been able to achieve this dream for ourselves.” Well done everyone and thank you.
Jean Gough

Music for a Summer Evening

Many thanks to all who supported and enjoyed the event last Saturday. The net contribution to the St John’s building fund was £570.

Annual picnic

St John’s and St Mary’s Annual Picnic is at 1.30 pm on Sunday 15th August

Venue: Westley Heights ( behind the Harvester).

Come and join us for our annual picnic.  There will be plenty of fun and games for all the family. Bring your own picnic and chairs.  For more information contact Liz Burton on 01268 546266.