Main service times
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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Childcare Services
Phone: 01268 490400
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Weddings / Baptisms

Alpha course 2010

These are the details for the weekly Alpha course sessions starting in September 2010.

Week 1 30th September
Who is Jesus? / DVD

Week 2 7th October
Why did Jesus die? / Debbie Clark

Week 3 14th October
How can I be sure of my faith? / Helen Bryan

Week 4 21st October
Why and how do I pray? / Lilian Ellis

Week 5 4th November
Why and how should I read the bible? / John Coulthard

Week 6 11th November
How does God guide us? / Kennedy Rath

Alpha Away Day
13th November Colin/Steve

Week 7 18th November
How can I resist evil? / Vic Davidson

Week 8 25th November
Why and how should I tell others? / Eddie Lee

Week 9 2nd December
Does God heal today? / William Ruddle

Week 10 9th December
What about the Church / Steve

Alpha Celebration Supper 6th January

An audience with Jonathan Veira

Fantastic Musical Evening coming early next year!!

At the Towngate Theatre, Basildon, Wednesday 19th January, 2011 at 8.00 pm.

All proceeds from sale of tickets and donations to our local charity, St Luke’s Hospice. Tickets £10 available from Eddy Lee.

“An eminently likeable, amusing and thoroughly entertaining artist”

“I laughed so much that I cried. I applauded like there was no tomorrow”

Walk for STM

From Tony Dunhill:

I am again taking part in a 10 mile sponsored walk THIS SATURDAY, 9th October, in support of the Basildon Schools Team Ministry. The walk starts at St Paul’s Church, Ballards Walk, and we’ll visit about 14 other Basildon churches along the route.

I was able to raise £190 on the walk last year, and I’d like to invite you to sponsor me for this worthy cause. I support the Schools Team Ministry because of the tremendous work they do in helping the youth of Basildon see that Jesus Christ is so relevant to their needs. It really is an investment in our future citizens. If you’d like to support the STM please see or ring me, and I’ll sign you up. (I’ll collect the money from you later.) Thank you!

Harvest Supper

Saturday 9th October, 7.15 for 7.30 pm at St John’s. Fish/chicken & chips (veggie option), Karaoke entertainment. Tickets £6 from Moreen at St John’s, or Ruth at St Mary’s. Please state meal choice when purchasing ticket before 6th October.

Operation Christmas Child

Can you spare £2.50 and an old shoe box? If the answer is YES then please pick up a leaflet from St Mary’s or St John’s. I am co-ordinating a collection of shoebox gifts for the Samaritans Purse charity. The filled boxes will be distributed to needy children all around the world. We are all so fortunate. Our houses are warm and full of clothes and food. Your precious gift may be the only one that a child receives this Christmas so please give generously. Please leave your filled box at St John’s Church between 3rd and 18th November.
Thank you, Jill Hurley.

Events elsewhere

The Keene Lectures 2010
At Chelmsford Cathedral, with the theme ‘Reinventing the Weal’ – Wealth and well-being after the Crash. In the Cathedral at 8.00pm. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

  • Wednesday 3rd November: ‘In the Rich Man’s World’, Maurice Glasman, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, London Metropolitan University
  • Wednesday 10th November: ‘Capitalism – where next?’, Will Morris, Senior Tax Counsel – International General Electric, and Curate of St Martin in the Fields, London
  • Wednesday 17th November: ‘Prosperity without Growth’, Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey
  • Wednesday 24th November: ‘Back to Basics, or Business as Usual?’, John Milbank, Professor in Religion, Politics and Ethics, University of Nottingham

Soul Sistas

Saturday, 11th September, SOUL SISTAS at St John’s. More information nearer the time.

Annual Picnic

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.

Apologies for website problems – our Facebook group (link above) is still working if you need to get in touch.

Apologies for website problems – our Facebook group (link above) is still working if you need to get in touch.

A 62 mile walk

St John’s Journey

Bob Burton, Steve Spencer, Mark Chambers and Tess Wisbey are doing a 62 mile walk across the south downs on the 17th/18th July. It will take approximately 30 hours continuous walking. It is in aid of Oxfam and The Gurka Welfare Trust. If you would like to sponsor them there are several ways of doing so.

The easiest way is to log onto the this website and follow the instructions, or you can ask any of the the walkers for the sponsor form, or use the sponsor form on the notice board at St John’s church.

For any other information you can contact Liz Burton.

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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