St Mary’s Update – 9th August 2016

Rio-2016St Mary’s Update – 9th August 2016

St Mary’s Church update for 9th August provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Ride & Stride, Messy Church with an Olympic theme & Coggeshall Flower Festival.

Messy Church – Sunday 14 August

This coming Sunday the theme for Messy Church will be the Olympics. Hope you can join us!

BicycleRide & 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. Sponsorship forms are available from Sue Hart: [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

Open House & 5Ts during School Holidays

Just a reminder that the Thursday Open House coffee morning will take a break for the school holidays but that 5Ts will continue as normal weekly.

Coggeshall Flower FestivalCoggeshall Flower Festival – 27th – 30th August

Taking place at St Peter ad Vincula  the festival offers refreshments & stalls with FREE admission although donations are welcomed.  The event is open 10am to 5pm each day apart from the Sunday when it opens from 11:45.  Other  highlights include:

  • Saturday 27th August  at 7.30pm: Concert ‘Once Upon a Musical’ by One Way Street Productions,  tickets £12, concessions £10  and under 16’s £2
  • Sunday 28th August, 10.30am Sung Eucharist and 5.15pm: ‘Songs of Praise’.

Visit their website for more information.

Parish Office Closed Monday 22nd – Tuesday 30th August

For urgent queries please contact Rev Mandy Elmes on 240906, email: [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”] or our church wardens on 240541, email: [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Services & Other Dates

  • Thursday 11th August – 2.30pm 5Ts
  • Sunday 14th August:
    • 9.30am Messy Church;
    • 6.30pm Evening Prayer.
  • Thursday 18th August – 2.30pm 5Ts
  • Sunday 21st August – 11.15am Communion with baptism
  • Thursday 25th August – 2.30pm 5Ts
  • Sunday 28th August – 9.30am Morning Worship
  • Thursday 1st September – 2.30pm 5Ts
  • Friday 2nd September – Wired Youth Group – New Term starts
  • Saturday 10th September – Ride & Stride
  • Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th September – Home Groups start after the summer break
  • Thursday 29th September – Funeral Visiting Training Day @ Great Notley
  • 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 14th August
    • 9.30am Communion with baptism at St Peter’s, Boxted;
    • 11.15am Communion at All Saints’, GH;
    • 6pm Evensong at St Peter’s, Boxted.
  • Sunday 21st August
    • 8am Communion &
      9.30am Family service with baptism at St Mary’s,  Langham;
    • 11.15am Morning Praise at St John’s, GH.
  • Sunday 28th August
    • 8am Communion &
      11.15am service 4 all with baptisms at All Saints’, GH;
    • 9.30am Communion with baptism, St Peter’s, Boxted.

Bible Readings

  • Sunday 14th August – Luke 12:49-56 – Jesus warns about coming division
  • Sunday 21st August – Luke 13:10-17 – A crippled woman is healed on the Sabbath
  • Sunday 28th August – Luke 14:1, 7-14 – Jesus teaches about seeking honour
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