Weekly Notices

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 5th December 2021

Second Sunday of Advent


For any changes to the weekly services please see the website calendar.

  • Current Advice from the Church of England: “The emergence of the omicron variant of Covid-19 is, understandably, a concern for all of us. We are grateful to the scientists around the world who have identified this strain so quickly and are working hard to learn more about it. As yet, little is known about its potential impact and we must exercise patience as we wait for further information. As we do so, there are important steps we should take now to protect ourselves and each other. The Government has outlined the return of compulsory face coverings in shops and on public transport in England and we should also continue to take other public health precautions that, by now, are very familiar, such as regular hand-washing, observing physical distancing and ensuring good ventilation indoors. If you are eligible, please also have your booster jab as soon as it is available. Meanwhile we are awaiting any new Government regulations and guidance and will update our advice for churches accordingly.”
  • Link to join the Streamed Service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8698905779?pwd=c0E3dVV6SnRvT1BoYjJDa0t5Qk9LZz09
  • Advent Carol Service: Today, 5th December, 6pm in St Mary’s.
  • Thank You: Thank You to Peter Craggs for clearing the leaves.
  • Thank You: Thank You to everybody that came or helped in any way to make Fobbing’s Christmas Bazaar a great success. We made £700. A big thank you and Merry Christmas to all, from the fund raising team.
  • Christmas Quiz: £1 per sheet This year’s questions/theme – “What’s in the Shed”. Proceeds to Repair Fund. Contact Peter Handscombe on 077023659 or email handscombe@hotmail.com or pick up a copy from Peter at Church.  Quiz returnable in January 2022.
  • Christmas Messages: As things have not fully returned to normal yet, we wondered whether you would be interested in having a collective Christmas card for the Benefice instead of sending individual cards this year. For a donation towards church funds, you can have your festive messages included on a sheet that will be distributed with the Pew Sheet on the 19th December. All messages to be given to either Marion Stephens or Elaine by 12th December.
  • Amazon: If you order something from Amazon please log on to Amazon Smile, search for a charity under Corringham, then click St Mary’s. Proceed to order as you would normally and Amazon will make a donation of 0.5% (1% on Prime Day) to St Mary’s account – no cost to you. Thank you, Bev.
  • Fobbing Christingle Service: Sunday 12th December, 4pm in St Michael’s.
  • Fobbing Carol Service: Sunday 19th December, 6pm in St Michael’s.
  • Christmas Eve Services:                                                                           Corringham Christingle Service – 4pm in St John’s.             Vigil Mass of Christmas – 9.30pm at St Mary’s                     Midnight Mass – 11.30pm at St Michael’s
  • Christmas Day Services: 9am at St Mary’s and 10.15am at St Michael’s.
  • Streamed Services: The details for joining the streamed services on Zoom are: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8698905779?pwd=c0E3dVV6SnRvT1BoYj JDa0t5Qk9LZz09                             Meeting ID: 869 890 5779  Password: Godislove