Main service times
St Mary's: 9am
St John's: 11am
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Contacts
Rector: Colin Hopkinson (01268 542156)
Curate: Emma Wylie
Community & Youth Pastor: Julian Patching (07860 119450)
Parish Office: 01268 490400
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Childcare Services
Phone: 01268 490400
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Weddings / Baptisms

Congratulations Brian & Mary

It is not often in this day and age that we have the opportunity to celebrate someones 50th golden wedding anniversary.  So congratulations to Brian and Mary Reynolds on a fantastic achievement – a real example to us all.  Brian and Mary decided to celebrate in style with a wonderful party held by their beloved friends from St Mary’s and St John’s church.

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Calling all Ladies – St Mary’s Ladies Guild

St Mary’s Ladies Guild is church based organisation and has been established here in Langdon Hills for more that 30 years.  Our aim is to provide for the Church and community needs.  We meet regularly on 3rd Thursday in the month at Women’s Institute (W.I) Hall, Samuel Road, Langdon Hills 7.45pm and have over 18+ regular members.

We are always pleased to welcome new members to join us.  For more information find us on the ‘Activities’ link on this website – Gloria Wort



From our church mag – Aug

Get me to the church on time

Salaam, readers and welcome to the world peace issue of Off The Wall. Salaam, now there’s an interesting word. No, not the absolutely scrummy spiced sausage I sometimes have in sarnies or atop pizzas, but the Arabic greeting. It sounds so like the Jewish shalom that I’m prepared to stick my neck out without googling and suggest that the 2 words have the same root and mean the same thing too.

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From our church mag – July

The only way is Essex Cornwall

Sorry to miss you in the June mag. I got the weeks wrong and I didn’t meet the deadline. This July, my offering is what you should have seen in June, give or take a few embellishments and updates along the way.

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Music for a Summer Evening

In support of St Luke’s Hospice

St John’s Church

Saturday 16th June 2012 at 7.30.  An evening of light musical entertainment provided by:
Tony Dunhill (organ and piano)
Elizabeth Dunlop (soprano)
Richard Stokkereit (guitar)
Elizabeth Marshall (flute)
The Horndon Singers’ Quartet
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Jubilee – Pageant Cream Tea

Despite the weather Sunday afternoon at St John’s was packed as people came out to enjoy a nice cup of tea and a cream and jam scone while watching the Queen enjoy her pageant.  We had over 100 people come and enjoy the afternoon meeting with friends while children played inside.  There was lots to do for the young ones including an indoor hopscotch which saw a few older children (adults) have a go on.  The invite to the tea came with jubilee bibles which the churches of St Mary’s and St John’s gave away to households in the parish.  Over a 1000 bibles where handed out and we hope those who received them have taken time to look through the front section on the Queen.

Many thanks to all those people that helped Liz and Perry take a small idea from Spring Harvest and turn it into an outreach that was enjoyed by all who live in this parish. Read the rest of this entry »


Men at Work!

The snake was this big John – Honest!

Well the small work party at St John’s didn’t bargain for the abundance of wildlife that they would come across as they carried out some needed site clearance on Saturday.  Bob, Perry and John spent the morning filling up a skip with debris and cleared out some very low hanging branches to improve the parking at the back of the church.

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From our church mag – May

May Flowers

Lee came round for his window money last night. Ron gave him a copy of the April mag and he likes my windowcleaner cartoon. That’s more than I can say about it, I hate my stuff when it’s rushed, as it invariably is. Mind you, it’s nice to be appreciated. Thanks Lee and thank you Ron.

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Our Far Eastern Banquet – Well Southend!

Last Wednesday 14 members of the men’s group came together for a excellent chinese meal at a far eastern venue – the seafront on southend beach!!   Read the rest of this entry »


Carry-on Eating! – The Nightingales and the Indian meal

We all arrived at The Indian restaurant ready for a night of food and chat.  We placed our order and our food followed shortly after then it all went down hill!!!

From nowhere an ‘Elvis impersonator’ arrived and started singing (if you can call it that) it was so loud and awful unfortunately we just ate our food (which was very nice!) and asked for the ‘bill’. Read the rest of this entry »


From our Church Mag – April

So that’s that for another year

Nearly 2 solid months of constant attack in the name of regulatory compliance, but finally the auditors have gone and the accounts have been signed off. The FSA returns have been posted to Canary Wharf and I am apparently a legend in the office for not even blinking when I downed 2 chilli vodka shots at my boss’s farewell party Thursday night. Read the rest of this entry »


Easter Services at St John’s and St Mary’s

Good Friday

12 noon to 3 pm Good Friday vigil at St Mary’s with meditations on each half hour and communion at 2.30 pm.

Meditations will be based on Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell’s new book “The Nail”.

Easter Sunday

9 am Easter Communion at St Mary’s

11 am All Age Easter Communion at St Johns