This is where you can keep up to date with groups, events and service times across the Benefice. Services times are as regular as possible but can be subject to change so it’s worth checking in to see what’s on and when. Notices for extra services around Christmas and Easter may also be posted here.
If you are unsure about whether something is on or not then contact one of the team or the contact given in the notice.
Notices for Sunday 2nd August 2020
The Eighth Sunday After Trinity.
For any changes to the weekly services please see the website calendar.
If anyone of you needs assistance during this period, we are here for you – please do not hesitate to contact either Rev Wendy, Fr John or myself.
- Face Coverings in Church: On Thursday 23rd July, following the publication of the Government Guidelines, the Church of England updated its advice on wearing face coverings. You are being strongly advised that face coverings should be worn in church.
- Weekday Masses: There has been no take up for the Tuesday evening Mass at St John’s, consequently I have decided to cancel that service until there is a need. Fr D
- Bev’s New Address: For those people who have been posting their collection money to Bev, please note that her new address is – 18 Laburnum Drive, Corringham SS17 7QE.
- Fake Emails: PLEASE be aware of fake emails from the UBOCAF email addresses – please do not reply – delete. If you are not sure if it is for real, telephone the sender and they will tell you.
- Online Streamed Service: If you do not mute, every word spoken and any other noise from your house is shared with everyone!! Please click on the 1930’s style microphone, when it goes red you are muted, but you will still be able to hear the service. Fr D
- Order of Services: If you are joining the streamed service please use last weeks sheet. If you are attending a service in church, please bring your copy of the order of service with you.
- Parish Finances: Our last service in our Churches, before last Sunday, was the 15th March, four months ago. On behalf of our Treasurers we do sincerely ask you make up your collection you haven’t so far. Sadly, our bills like yours at home, do not stop arriving. If you are not able to pay online or normally pay cash and have been putting your envelopes to one side, if you are leaving home please post through my letter box. Or maybe consider writing a cheque to PCC Fobbing (that is correct) or Corringham PCC. We need your help please, our contribution to the Diocese is £51,000 across the Benefice, as you know the Diocese is now looking at making clergy redundant, three from the Thurrock area. We need to do what we can. Thank you. Fr D
- Distribution of Communion: Please Note that at the distribution of Communion no words are said. As the words The Body of Christ are proclaimed from the Altar, all who intend to receive say Amen.
- Happy Birthday: We wish Pearl Shaw and Doreen Wilkinson a Happy Birthday for this week.