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St Mary's: 9am
St John's: 11am
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Rector: Colin Hopkinson (01268 542156)
Curate: Emma Wylie
Community & Youth Pastor: Julian Patching (07860 119450)
Parish Office: 01268 490400
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From Our Church Mag – Sep

How many Ls in mulberry?

It pays to advertise. Last month I happened to mention on my Off the Wall page on Facebook that this month’s article would pose the question above. Just how many Ls are there in mulberry? I now have a following of 3 people that my hook line caught and they are eagerly awaiting this month’s Ben Jericho column. I expect that’s 3 more than usually read it. Read the rest of this entry »

The sun does shine on the righteous!

What a glorious afternoon was had for those attending our annual Family Picnic event on Westley Heights especially given the grey build-up and rain we have had in the last few days.

Apart from enjoying a freshly packed picnic of  food and drink with friends a number of fun activities were run including a treasure hunt and church quiz.
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How’s That!! – Social Group t20 Cricket Event

The picture to the left is Scott Styris who hit a stonking six to allow Essex Eagles to slay the Glamorgan Dragons.  Yet again another new and fantastic evening was had by the St John’s joint Men and Women groups on the 8th July.

Although this was a new event to most people who came along to cheer the Essex Eagles, all said it was a gripping evening of sport which lasted for 2 hours but felt like 20 minutes.

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From Our Church Mag – July

Only 6 months until Christmas

I reckon just about everyone in Langdon Hills gets foxes in their gardens, but do you have cubs visit? I love them. The way they play and chase each other up and down my lawn and in and out of my conifers has my rapt attention for ages.

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The Alpha course

alpha courseAn exciting time lies ahead for us with the start of this autumn’s Alpha courses at St. John’s Church, Langdon Hills.

Alpha is a 10 week course which gives guests the opportunity to explore the Christian faith and as the advertising says to ‘explore the meaning of life’. It is a chance to ask questions you may have always wanted to ask or to just look at life a little bit deeper. Over 7,000 courses are currently running across the UK and over 2 million people in the UK and 11 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course.

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Messy Church – not on Sundays and fun!!

The next Messy Church will be Saturday, 2nd July at the Methodist Church, High Road, Langdon Hills from 3.00 to 5.00 pm

For families with primary school children.  Church as you’ve never known it.  Take a look at our photo’s to see what really goes on!

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Has the Church Gone to the Dogs?

Well not quite but over 30 people came along for a fun night out at Romford Grey Hound Stadium organised by the men’s and women’s groups. It was a fantastic evening, the track conditions were excellent and we all had great seats in the Paddock restaurant overlooking the back straight. Looking around you could tell the ones who knew what they were doing and the rest of us making our winning choices on obscure rationale such as some distant memory related to a dog’s name or was its tail up or down when it came out!

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From Our Church Mag – June

Rapture schmapture….

….as I expect rabbis the length and breadth of the planet were telling their flocks in Schule yesterday.

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The Nightingales have landed!

The newly named The Nightingales, formally the ‘Ladies Group’, has updated its diary up until the end of the year – see web site Activities, The Nightingales for further information.  If you would like to find out more about the Nightingales activities or would like to be included on their email list please contact Liz Burton via the ‘Contact’ email address.

Wardens Sworn In

On Thursday 5th May our newly elected church wardens were sworn in by the Arch Deacon of Southend the Venerable David Lowman at St Martins Church Basildon.  Going from right to left our wardens are Bob Burton warden, Jim Seargent deputy warden, Sue Houghton warden, John Purbick deputy warden and our out going warden Sue Drury.  Our other elected deputy church warden is Dudley Naslund.

As well as swearing in the newly elected wardens a very big grateful thanks was given to our previous wardens for their unconditional support to the smooth running of our church fabric.

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Christian Aid

Ron and Jean Gough  have undertaken to organise our collecting again this year. Envelopes will be available in both churches on Sunday May 1st, May 8th and May 15th to distribute to our parish from the 16th May.

Sadly although Christian Aid and others have made great contributions to the relief of poverty, and many have benefited from our efforts, a lot of the problems have not improved in the last twelve months and our help is still required.

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St John’s Opening Celebration and Anniversary

Come and join us in celebration of the new childcare services extension at St John’s Church and our 20th year serving the local community of Langdon Hills.  We will be holding the celebration on Saturday 11th June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

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