Notices 15th October 2017


15th October

Rev.  Dr Sean Campbell, Executive Director of both The Samaritan’s Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, will be talking at both the morning services

8.45am Holy Communion

10.45am Morning Praise

followed by Church family lunch

7.00pm Word and Worship (Ian Farley preaching)

Wednesday 18th October 1.00-2.00pm Communion at St Stephen’s

8.00pm Quiet Time


22nd October

8.45am Morning Prayer (Norman Willis preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Norman Willis preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Ian Farley preaching)


Operation Christmas Child (Shoe Box Appeal)

We will soon (9 November Ladies’ Night) be packing the shoe boxes for this wonderful outreach.  If you could pick up a few bits and pieces while you are shopping, we would be very grateful.  Gift suggestions: Toys: dolls or stuffed toys (with CE label), toy trucks, ball, etc.  School Supplies: pens, pencils, colouring books, etc. Hygiene Items: toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of wrapped soap, flannel.  Or if you prefer, cash to pay towards the postage to send these amazing parcels.

Please hand to Lucy Folkes.  Thank you.


Poppy Collectors needed

Please could you spare an hour or two to help with the door to door Poppy Collection in Buckhurst Hill this year? We are very short of volunteers to cover our area this year. If you can help, please call Jeff Curd on 020 8505 2384 as soon as possible. Thank you.



14th October – Cutting Edge Men’s Breakfast

WHERE: The Toby Carvery in Buckhurst Hill
TIME: 8.30am to 10.15am (able to arrive from 8.15am)

GUEST SPEAKER: Rick Woodward
BREAKFAST: £6.58ph, ALL YOU CAN EAT Full English Breakfast plus

UNLIMITED tea and coffee . Thank you.


15th October – Church Family Lunch

If you have signed up for the church family lunch, don’t forget to stay  and enjoy this wonderful time of fellowship.


19th October + 20th November – Resuscitation Training

Life Saving training run by Jo Vinicombe Grant in how to use the defibrillator machine.  7.30pm start in St John’s Church.  All welcome to attend either date (or both if very keen!), but it would be helpful if you are able to let the church office know that you are coming .

Parish Office 020 8506 2150


20th October – Friday Night Youth Group

A continuation of Patrick Regan’s study on “When Faith Gets Shaken”.   7.30-9.00pm in St John’s Church.  Prayer, discussion, fellowship and fun!  Open for all in school years 9 – 11.


28th October – Mothers’ Union Fund Raising Whist Drive

6.30pm for 7.00pm sharp, St John’s Centenary Hall

A sociable and fun event: Whist is a simple game of cards played in teams, everyone moves around the room playing rounds against other teams.  Suitable for all ages – full instructions given on the night.  £10 per ticket to include a Ploughman’s platter, bring your own drinks.  Tickets available from Corinne 0208 505 5824 or Lynne 0208 505 5708 or catch one of us in church.  All proceeds will go to the Mothers’ Union General Relief Fund to help families in desperate need around the World, so please do come along to support us.


Save the Dates

3rd November – Cutting Edge Quiz

All welcome to attend our quiz evening at St Johns £10 a ticket includes pasty supper – more from Steve York.


25th November  – Church Christmas Party

More details to follow, please put this date in your diary.


14th December – Ladies Christmas Meal

This year we will be going to The Toby Carvery, Buckhurst Hill, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. £16.50 per head to cover the meal, tip and a complimentary glass of Prosecco or soft drink alternative.  Drinks can be purchased direct from the bar. Feel free to invite your friends. Forms now available from Chris Hawkins – to be completed and returned with  cheque payable to Ms C Hawkins by 4th Dec at the latest.