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 18th October 2020
For any changes to the weekly services please see the website calendar.
Although the Clergy team have stopped telephoning people, as the churches are now open, if you would still appreciate a call please let Fr David know and he will be happy to arrange this for you.
OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN FOR SERVICES, see front of Pew Sheet for service times. Due to restricted numbers you MUST PHONE (No texts or emails) either Christine on 01375 670465 (Fobbing) or Peter on 01375 643749 (Corringham) by 12 noon on the previous day to book your place.
- Face Coverings in Church: Following a change in the Government Guidelines, from the 8th August it is mandatory for face masks to be worn in church.
- Thank You: Thank you to all those who contributed towards our Harvest collection, which has been divided equally between the Food Bank locally and St Saviours.
- Nativity Figures: Thank you so much for your generosity! – I do hope this works Fr D
- Services at St Mary’s: It is wonderful that so many of you are coming to the 10.45am Sunday service, but as only 15 people can be in St Mary’s at any one time, we are now beginning to get a little full. Please remember that the service at 4pm on Saturday is a vigil of the Sunday service and counts as Sunday worship.
- Link Magazine: The October Link Magazine is now available on the Parish website.
- Peter’s Pickled Onions: I will be doing my pickled onions this year. Pre-orders only so that I can gauge the quantity needed. Please let me know the number of jars wanted by the end of October to be ready for Christmas. Also, if you have any suitable jars for me please leave them in church(s). Peter Handscombe
- Christmas Services: The Advent services of Carols and Christingles will take a different format. We plan that they will be outside in the Garden of St John’s with a maximum of 30 participants. (which at the moment are allowed for worship) The services will be a maximum of 30 minutes in length and will take three different formats. Saturday 5th December 1.30 & 3pm at St John’s – St Nicholas Feast. Saturday 12th December 1.30 & 3pm at St John’s – Crib Service. Saturday 19th December 1.30 & 3pm at St John’s – Christingle. Christmas Eve 24th December 1.30 & 3pm at St John’s – Christingle.
Our Service plans could all change at a moments notices!