St Mary’s Update – 16th April 2018

St Mary’s Update – 16th April 2018

St Mary’s Church update for 16th April provides listings of services and other events and news.  This update includes special Pentecost and St George’s Day services, Thy Kingdom Come wave of prayer, Home Groups, Christian Aid Week and news from the Annual Church Meeting.

News from the Annual Church Meeting on Sun 15 April

Sue Day has been re-appointed as Church Warden but Pete Jeffery has had to stand down and we are still looking for a second warden to help Sue. We are pleased to welcome 3 new PCC members—Derek, Pauline & Natalie.

Scouts - Be PreparedSt George’s Day Service with the Cubs & Scouts

Taking place on Sunday 22 April @ 9.30am you are asked to Be Prepared! for a family-friendly, informal service with uplifting worship songs and help from the cubs, scouts & beavers.

Everyone welcome!

Thy Kingdom Come

10 days of Prayer from 10 to 20 May.  This is a global movement which invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Visit the website – or watch the video…

Christian Aid Week—13-19 May

There will be a house to house collection in West Bergholt. If anyone can spare an hour to deliver and collect envelopes, please let Liz Dixon know and she will pass your details on to Paul Elmes who is coordinating the collection.

Pentecost Service at Kingsland Church

With Graham Kendrick and guest speaker Bishop Roger.  Graham Kendrick is possibly the most established name in Contemporary Christian Music.  Graham has a huge anointing and has helped to shape the way we worship in churches today.  Bishop Roger Morris gained his current title in 2014 when he and his family moved from Worcester, He is passionate about films and music, loves festivals and even manages a stage at Greenbelt.

Please join the Churches of Colchester as we unite to celebrate and pray in an exciting and uplifting celebration.  It takes place on Sunday 20th May at 6.30pm Kingsland Church Colchester 86 London Road (above aldi), Colchester, CO3 9DW.

Home Groups

We have 2 home groups who meet regularly to study the Bible together:

  • Michael Foster’s group who meet on Tuesday evenings @ 8pm, fortnightly starting on Tues 17 April, and
  • Gill Partridge’s group who meet on Monday afternoons @ 1.30-2.30pm fortnightly starting 23/4

Please contact Michael Foster on 01206 241022 for more details.

Services & Other Dates

All events are at St Mary’s unless stated otherwise.  Kids’ Church is our new form of Sunday school for children.  Services at St Mary’s unless stated otherwise.

Sunday 22 April 8.00am  BCP Communion at All Saints, GH
9.30am St George’s Day Parade (No Kids’ Church).
Praise on 4’ with the cubs, scouts and beavers.
Communion at St Mary’s, Langham
11.15am Service 4 All at All Saints, GH
Sunday 29 April 9.30am Joint Service at St Mary’s, Langham with guest speaker Steve Kersys
(the Diocesan Children & Families Advisor)
Sunday 6 May 9.30am Holy Communion led by Mandy Elmes, with Kids’ Church
Communion at St Mary’s, Langham;
11.15am Morning Worship at St John’s, GH
Friday 1 May 7.45pm Wired Youth Group
Sunday 13 May 9.30am Messy Church (no Kids’ Church)
Communion at St Peter’s, Boxted
11.15am Communion at All Saints’, GH
Christian Aid Week until 19th May
Sunday 20 May 11.15am  Holy Communion led by Mandy Elmes, with Kids’ Church
Sunday 27 May 9.30am Praise on 4 Café Church, with Kids’ Church
Saturday 2 June Church Garden Party at the Rectory







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