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Lunch at The Artichoke

29th January 2015
A poem by Mary Nokes

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St Mary’s and St John’s Christmas Party

130 people had great fun at the Church Christmas party on 20th December 2014.  All the volunteers did an amazing job decorating the hall and providing us with lovely food that seems to go on and on and on; tiny fish and chips, burgers, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, snacks and more.  The children all enjoyed meeting Santa, who had a very nattily dressed elf to help him.  Each child received a present and the chapel was suitably decked out as a cosy grotto.   Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Services 2014

Mens Group Christmas Dinner 2014

The Artichoke over at Brentwood provided the venue for an earlier than usual Men’s Group Christmas meal. Expertly organized and marshalled by Bob Burton, we arrived promptly (apart from Messrs.Petitt and Claughan and soon worked out that unlimited refills were on offer…….of soft drinks, not beer, unfortunately.

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Christmas Party – 20th December 2014

St John’s and St Mary’s church are holding a Christmas Party on Saturday 20 December at 6.30 – 10.00. Tickets are £4 for adults and children £2. This party is for all ages not just children. Father Christmas will be making an early visit. Its being held at St John’s and tickets are going fast. If you would like tickets call me on 01268 546266 or Jean Guppy on 01268 414566 – Liz Burton

St John’s Quiz Night

It’s not the winning; it’s the taking part….

…..That’s what I told myself when our team of 6, (imaginatively named after a popular brand of crisp), took our seats amongst the 128 people in St John’s who had managed to form teams of 8 and even 10 members (!).

Soon things were looking up! Alan Short joined us, making a team of 7. It may well have been as a direct result of this that we found ourselves to be in the lead at the halfway point of the evening.

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Perrywood Garden Centre

On Thursday 9th October Julian had arranged a coach outing to Perrywood Garden Centre near Tiptree. At 9.30am on what seemed a gloriously sunny autumn day with a weather forecast set fair, he shepherded forty nine  “young at hearts” from our meeting point at  St John’s Church on to an “Amber Coaches” coach driven by the skilful Bob. Read the rest of this entry »

Rendezvous Ploughman’s lunch

Many thanks to Liz and her team for another splendid Rendezvous event.
We gathered at St John’s on 27th September for a ploughman’s lunch, followed by cakes and fresh fruit.

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Mary Green Manor Afternoon Tea

On 13th September I ventured out with some of the ladies of St Johns on my first social event.
Prior to leaving I searched my wardrobe for a loose fitting dress, I had heard what to expect!I might add that was a definite need !

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In Memory of….

WW1 and the Centenary of the Chelmsford Diocese

On Monday 25th August 2014 181 people joined with us to commemorate WW1 and to celebrate the Centenary of The Chelmsford Diocese.  I would like to thank everyone who helped to make this such a fantastic day.  I won’t try to name everyone for fear of leaving people out. I took loads of photo’s so look out for them on Facebook (St Mary’s and St John’s Langdon Hills) and on our website (  I am also putting a folder together which can be passed between the 2 churches.

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St Mary’s Open Day

In memory of
World War 1 Centenary
Chelmsford Diocese Centenary.
To be held on Monday 25th August 12.00-4.00 pm.
Light refreshments available

From Our Church Mag – August 2014

Passion for fashion

Colin is wearing a tie dyed t shirt with a CND logo emblazoned across the front. This is co-rodinated with purple bell bottomed loon pants, just the sort of outfit today’s trendy, modern vicar needs for maintaining his street credibility when making the church attractive to the next generation of disaffected youngsters, man. Read the rest of this entry »