Notices 17th February 2019

NOTICES – 17th February 2019

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus 8:20 – 9:7

Sun 17th Feb 8.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

Followed by Church family lunch

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)

Wed 20th Feb 1.00pm Communion Service @ St Stephen’s Church
Thurs 21st Feb 8.00pm in St John’s Church – Celtic Prayer
Sun 24th Feb 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)


10th Feb – Cake Sale

Thank you to all who baked and ate a lot of cake!

We raised £196.50.

That will buy the Easter Egg Hunt packs for 131 children.

131 children will hear and explore the Easter Story.

Please begin to pray that it will be more than a story and a chocolate egg.

A small team of us are meeting on 25th to plan the event and from that we will be able to give more details how you can pray and support this evangelistic opportunity.

Thank you all so much.

If you wanted to buy an egg on Sunday but we were sold out, I will be putting in another order nearer Easter. If you would like to order one, please email me at


God Stories

We all have a story or testimony (perhaps we have many different stories) about what God has done for us and we should share our stories with each other and encourage each other.  Some people may not feel comfortable standing up and giving their testimony at the front of the church and others may not be ready to share at all, or wish to do so anonymously, so we have set up a new email address which is solely for the purpose of receiving your God stories.

All stories will be read in confidence and shared without names on the website  They may also be used in a small booklet of God stories to be given out to anyone who enters the church.


Sat 16th Feb – The Winter Big Soup Share

Following the success of our Harvest Big Soup Share we are holding another Winter Soup Share.  Please come and join us at St Stephen’s Church, 12.00-3.00pm, to enjoy homemade soups and cakes.  All money raised will go towards the outside learning area at Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School.


Fri 22nd Feb – Service of Thanksgiving for Derek Selby

There will be a service held at St John’s, starting at 2.00pm,  to give thanks for the life of Derek Selby.

All Church family welcome.


Mon 4th March – Men’s Meal

Our next men’s meal will be held at Café Rouge, Loughton at 7.45pm for 8.00pm start.  Could you please let John Alligan know if you can or cannot make it?  Many thanks.

John 07802 480510 or


Wed 6th March – Ash Wednesday Service

8.00pm Communion service in St John’s Church.


Epping Forest Foodbank Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Coordinator  (4-6 hours a week based in Loughton with flexibility) for a motivated person with excellent communication skills to organise and implement our volunteer recruitment, induction, training and rotas.

Desired skills: Microsoft Office, Gmail, Safer Recruiting, Safeguarding and HR, interviewing, general administration, experience in leading & facilitating training.

If you have a heart for people in crisis in our community and a zeal for people,  please email

or for more information regarding the role visit

Thank you for your continued support!

Heather Scholer


It’s time to book for………
THE EDGE 2019!

1st-3rd March –  MEN’S WEEKEND AWAY

It gives us great pleasure to announce that “The Edge 2019” Annual Weekend Away will be taking place 1-3 March at the spectacular Academy Residences in St Albans, Hertfordshire (30 mins from Central London).

The theme is MAN ALIVE 2 with guest speaker: Randall Staley

For more details, contact Steve York on 07901 556888 or


17th-19th May – Parish Weekend

The next Parish weekend will be held on the weekend of 17th-19th May.  More details to follow, but please put these dates in your diary.