St Mary’s Update – 20th June 2017

St Mary’s Update – 20th June 2017

St Mary’s Church update for 20th June provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Senior Citizen’s lunch, Contemporary Worship & IGNITE! service.

Don’t forget, the church is now open on weekdays if you would like a quiet space to reflect or say a prayer for someone.

Contemporary Worship

You can Google this and find many meanings, so why not pop along to the Methodist Church in West Bergholt on 25th June at 6:30pm and find out what the Colchester Methodist Circuit make of it.  The theme of the service will be ‘Receiving Gifts for ministry’.  You will be warmly welcomed and, if you can’t make that, then there are further opportunities as follows:

  • 23rd July – Boxted,
  • 24th September – Mersea,
  • 22nd October – Wivenhoe,
  • 26th November – The Ark, and
  • 28th January – Castle.

Heathlands School Year 6 Retreat

A huge thank you to Jo Jeffery and her team of volunteers who organised and led various activities for the Year 6 children at the old and new churches on 15 & 16 June. The children had a great time!

Ignite imageIGNITE! Youth Service

The Wired Youth Group’s, together with young people from Langham & Boxted, next Ignite youth celebration service will be at St Peter’s Church in Boxted, postcode CO4 5TG (car park in Church Lane) on Friday 30th June. The event starts with a BBQ @ 7pm, followed by informal worship with contemporary music @ 7.45pm. All welcome! See attached poster.

Senior Citizen’s Lunch

It’s not too late to book your place for our popular senior citizens lunch on Sat 24 June @ 12.45pm, with homemade quiche & salad on the menu! Please contact Murray Harlow on 01206 242007 or Kate Penrose on 01206 210225.

Services & Other Dates

Tuesday 20  June 7.45pm Alpha Course
 Thursday 22 June 9.00am Open house
10.00am Rachel’s Home Group
2.30pm 5Ts
Saturday 24 June 12.45pm Senior Citizen’s Lunch
Sunday 25 June 8.00am Communion @ All Saints’, Great Horkesley
9.30am Morning Worship
Communion at Boxted
11.15am Service 4 All @ All Saints’, Great Horkesley
6.00pm Evensong @ Boxted
6.30pm Methodist Contemporary Worship Service
Tuesday 27 June 7.45pm Alpha Course
8.00pm Michael’s Home Group
Thursday 29 June 9.00am Open house
2.30pm 5Ts
Friday 30 June 7.00pm IGNITE! youth service at St Peter’s, Boxted
Saturday 1 july Alpha Away Day
Sunday 2 July 9.30am Communion led by Rev Mandy Elmes
Communion at Boxted
11.15am Morning Praise at St John’s, Great Horkesley
Thursday 6 July 7.30pm PCC
Sunday 9 July Messy Church
Sunday 23 July 3.00pm Afternoon tea at the Methodist Church
Sunday 30 July 9.30am 3 parishes joint service at St Peter’s, Boxted
Sunday 13 August 9.30am Messy Church
Sunday 1 October 9.30am Harvest Festival

Sunday Gospel Readings




Sunday 25 June Matthew 10:24-39 Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Sunday 11 June Matthew 10:40-42 He who receives me receives the one who sent me.
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