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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 »

Cathedral Flower Festival – Blooming Marvellous!

We went to Chelmsford Cathedral yesterday for the Flower Festival celebrating one hundred years  in the Diocese…. A riot of colour and  creativity….the red petals on the floor in St Peter’s Chapel and three white gravestones decorated with poppies and the words “Lest we forget ”  commemorating World War 1 Read the rest of this entry »

They thought it was all over………

Despite our dismal performance in this years world cup.  The real winning team has decided to come out on the cup final night to show what real dedication, english stiff upper lip, excellent hand eye coordination and how we will celebrate anything as long as it involves good food and beer!!

I am please to say the Hurley and Childs Brewery are providing the lager and ale free for the occasion and as normal donations for charity greatly welcome.   Read the rest of this entry »

Wall of Jericho – Church Mag July

The last shall come first and the cobbler’s last

Isn’t it wonderful being part of the Anglican communion in Langdon Hills? I don’t take a lot of notice of the evening services as a rule, but a plug for the heeling service made me sit up and listen just the other week. Wow, what a parish! Not only can we have a six thirty sing song if we’re that way inclined, but we can get our shoes mended while we pray.

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The Final Score – Football 0 Beer & Curry 10/10

Well all sports lovers young and old came along to a cracking evening on Thursday to watch England v Uruguay.  It was a bit touch a go – a lot of maneuvering, last minute substitutions, full on attack and immaculate delivery.  And that was just the curry and the homemade beer!!

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6 Bell Striking Competition

Churches in South Essex were invited to enter ringers for a competition on 7th May at Shenfield.

All the ringing sounded good.   The top three were:

1.  Prittlewell        2. Rayleigh           3. Langdon Hills

Well done to our ringers: Gordon Lucas, Catherine Gisby, Richard Dunhill,  Cathryn Corns and Andy Martin and conductor Steve Nash.

Langdon Hills Confirmation Course

If you would like to be confirmed this year, please speak to our Curate, Mark Petitt ( 07900466373 and sign up for our Confirmation course by Sunday 1st June.

Mind The Gap

Thursday 26th June 2014

7:15pm (for 7:30pm) to 9:30pm

St John’s, Forest Glade, Langdon Hills

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Walls of Jericho – Church Mag June

Remember my imaginary bazooka I told you about in May’s ish? Well last week on my walk home from the dole shop, I accidentally blew up a black Lexus. What can I say? Sorry, mate, I mistook it for a BMW. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the collective noun for wardens?

The collective noun according to the “Northern Echo’ could be a staff, after the wands they carry when escorting the bishop.  A worry of wardens might also be appropriate.  Its not a job for the faint hearted.

Whatever the reason, there’s not usually a stampede to become a churchwarden.  So thankfully we have Judy and Bob who kindly give up so much of their time to help Colin keep the church ‘wheels on’.  It is an important role and hence why they are going to be inducted this week at Chelmsford Cathedral with the other ‘Staff of Wardens’.