St Mary’s Update – 1st September 2016

St Mary's Update - 1st September 2016St Mary’s Update – 1st September 2016

St Mary’s Church update for 1st September provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Wired Youth Club, Messy Church, Ride & Stride & an Evangelism Course.

Wired Youth Club – Friday 2nd September

Starting at 7:45pm, Wired youth club kicks off the new term with a Lego evening! 


Ride & Stride – Saturday 10th September

This year’s sponsored bike ride to raise money for St Mary’s and also the Friends of Essex Churches will be on 10th September.  Please contact Sue Hart: [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”] to get your sponsorship forms.


Messy Church – Sunday 11th September

This month’s theme for Messy Church will be ‘Firm Foundations’ – a look at the story of the wise and foolish builders, so we hope you can join us!

Evangelism Course at Christ Church, Colchester – 24th September

Rev Dub Gannon is running the Diocesan Evangelism Enabler Course at Christ Church, Ireton Rd starting on 24 Sept. This is an excellent course to help in the exploration of evangelism and how we enable this gift to be used to share the gospel. For more information, contact [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

Services & Other Dates

  • Friday 2nd September – 7.45pm Wired Youth Group,
  • Sunday 4th September – 9.30am Communion with the baptism of George,
  • Thursday 8th September –
    • 9am Open House,
    • 2.30pm 5Ts,
    • 7pm Messy Church prayer meeting.
  • Saturday 10th September – Ride & Stride – see above
  • Sunday 11th September –
    • 9.30am Messy Church,
    • 6.30pm Evening Prayer.
  • Tuesday 13th September –
    • 11am Village Communion at the Methodist Chapel,
    • 8pm Home Group at Pat & Roy’s house.
  • Thursday 15th September –
    • 9am Open House,
    • 10am Rachel’s Home Group,
    • 2.30pm 5Ts.
  • Sunday 18th September – 11.15am Communion service led by Rev Christine Shillaker,
  • Sunday 1st October – decorating church for harvest,
  • Sunday 2nd October – Harvest Festival,
  • Saturday 29th October – Seniors’ Lunch.

Services in Great Horkesley & Langham with Boxted

  • Sunday 4th September –
    • 9.30am Communion at St Peter’s, Boxted,
    • 11.15am Morning Praise at St John’s, GH.
  • Sunday 11th September –
    • 9.30am Communion & Patronal Festival at St Mary’s,  Langham,
    • 11.15am Communion at All Saints’, GH,
    • 6pm Storytime Club at Great Horkesley Village Hall.
  • Sunday 18th September –
    • 8am Communion at St Mary’s, Langham,
    • 9.30am Family Service at St Peter’s, Boxted,
    • 11.15am Morning Praise at St John’s, GH,
    • 9.30am Communion with baptism, St Peter’s, Boxted.

Bible Readings

  • Sunday 4th September – Luke 14:25-33 – the cost of being a disciple,
  • Sunday 11th September – Luke 15:1-10 – the parable of the lost sheep,
  • Sunday 18th September – Luke 16:1-13 – the parable of the shrewd manager.
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