Notices 21st January 2018

NOTICES –  21st January 2018

Bible Reading:  Psalm 19


Sat 20th


Sun 21st January 8.45am Holy Communion (Matthew Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Matthew Farley preaching) followed by Church Family Lunch

7.00pm Word and Worship (Sarah Guinness preaching)

Wed 24th January 1.00-2.00pm Communion at St Stephen’s

8.00pm Celtic Time

Sun 28th January 8.45am Morning Prayer (Norman Willis preaching)

10.45am Prayer and Praise (Ian Farley preaching) plus Messy Church

7.00pm Word and Worship (Sarah Guinness preaching)


Fri 19th Jan – Youth Group Meeting

7.30-9.30pm in St John’s church for our social week where we will be watching a movie.  It’s for all in school years 10 to 13.  Email Jacob, Becca and Britney for more details.


Sun 21st Jan – Church Family Lunch

Don’t forget to stay for this lovely meal if you have signed up to attend.


Tues 30th Jan –  Cutting Edge

Praise, worship, word and testimony! An evening of inspiration for men

7.30-10.00pm at St Cedds Church, Marston, Road, Ilford, IG5 0LY

We very much hope you will set time aside to join fellow brothers in Christ for an inspiring evening of testimony, worship and word.

We look forward to you joining us.  See you soon!

Steve York  07901 556888



Sat 3rd February – Quiz Night

7.00pm for prompt 7.30pm start

Time to put on your thinking caps and join us in a quiz night to raise funds for the Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service.

Our advisers have helped more clients in 2017 than they have in all the combined years since the service started! Debt is a real problem, and we need to train up more advisers urgently. The proceeds of this event

will help cover those costs, and hopefully leave some funds for general

running costs of the service, as currently the bank account is very low.

Please invite your friends, and join us for a fun evening to support this worthy cause.

£8 per head with Ploughman’s supper included.

Please bring your own drinks.

Contact Lucy Folkes:

Mob: 07775830607

Or    Pauline Leadley:

Mob: 07880628052

Maximum of 8 per table or we can fill tables for you.  Thank you.


Thurs 22nd Feb – Prayer Ministry evenings

It’s been a while since we met, so I’m looking forward to meeting for some prayer and ministry together.  8pm in St John’s – a time of ministry.  Many thanks,  Sarah Guinness


Starting Monday 5th Feb Innovate Training

Innovate is  4 week course designed to give you ideas and confidence for working with children and young people in your church.   It is Led by Barking Area Children & Youth Team


  1. What is children & youth ministry and why is it important?
  2. Faith development & spirituality models
  3. Session planning, behaviour & communication
  4. Leadership styles, team building & staying spiritually fresh


St John’s is hosting the Innovate training sessions on Monday 5th, 19th, 26th February & 5th March 2018, at 7.30pm -9.30pm in the church

Please let Angie know if you would like to come along.

If you would like any further information please contact Angie on 07863 854013



Kitchen Table Project – Faith in the Family

It’s estimated that only 50% of the children of Christian parents grow up with a personal faith of their own as adults.

So within our Faith in the Family initiative, we want to equip Christian parents to ‘pass on’ faith to their children. We are our children’s biggest influencers – but we often feel ill equipped, or simply don’t know where to start.

In January 2018 we will be starting a new initiative to support parents in this most important task. There are no guarantees but through building warm family relationships and being intentional about

nurturing faith in our children, we can give them the best possible chance. Sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out!

Sign up for updates



Ladies’ Night Calendar 2018

7.45pm for 8.00pm start in the Mary Cotton Hall

8th Feb Wine Tasting – come and taste selected wines from a local wine merchant (small charge to cover cost of wine)
8th March Easter flower arranging – make a simple flower arrangement for Easter
12th April Dancing, no partner needed.  Have fun learning a new dance even if you have 2 left feet
10th May Film night with popcorn and choc ices provided
14th June French cheese and wine with Boules (weather permitting)
12th July Lena – Chaperone to the Stars!
9th Aug Pimms and Bingo
13th Sept Sewing with Paula
11th Oct Art/Craft evening – making poppies
8th Nov Shoebox packing for Operation Christmas Child
13th Dec No Ladies’ Night – Date of Christmas meal to be announced


Church Family Lunches

All church family members are invited to attend these fabulous meals and enjoy good company and fellowship (please sign up to attend nearer each date so that the caterers can be sure there will be enough food for all!).

21 Jan, 18 Feb, 18 March, 1 April – Easter breakfast, 13 May – Parish Weekend BBQ,  17 Jun, 15 July, 19 Aug – picnic, 16 Sept, 18 Nov

If you feel you would like to help with this wonderful outreach (there is always shopping, preparation, cooking, setting up tables, clearing away, washing up – sadly, it doesn’t all happen by itself), please speak to Lucy Folkes who would be delighted to add a few more names to the “regulars” who currently do all this.


Mon 12th Feb – Mothers’ Union Meeting

We continue our series of “Live Out Our Faith Through Action” with a talk by street pastor, Ros Sitton.  8.00pm in St John’s Church – all welcome.


Thurs 2nd March – When Faith Gets Shaken

Please join us for this inspirational evening, addressing such questions as “what do you do when your life falls apart?” and “when it feels as if God has left you?”.  Patrick Regan OBE, and Andy Flannagan will be leading the evening.

7.15pm for 7.30pm start in St John’s Church

Find all the details at:


Davenant School Production of ‘FACE’

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd March

An announcement will be made in the New Year detailing when and where tickets are available to purchase.


Fri 11th – Sun 13th May – Parish Weekend

Keep these dates free for our usual weekend of teaching, activities and fellowship.


Could you take a Lodger?

A friend of mine is looking for a more permanent home for Ben, a 16 year old missionary’s son from Brazil. He moved to the UK in July 2017 in order to study at Davenant and is currently living with three 26-30 year olds (+ a baby) on a temporary basis. Ideally, he needs a Christian family who are able to give him more structure and stability than he might currently be getting! Ben is very respectful, always willing to lend a hand and has followed every rule we have set out for him. If you feel you may be able to provide a home for him and you would like some further information, please contact either Jacob Farley on or Corinne Westbrook


Cocaine Anonymous

Do you think you have a problem with Cocaine or other mind altering substances (e.g. alcohol, prescription medication, cannabis or any other drug)?   Cocaine Anonymous can help.

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their

experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may share their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind altering substances.

There are no dues or fees for membership and we are fully self supporting through our own contributions.

Buckhurst Hill CA Meetings:

Tuesday: 8.00-9.00pm

St John’s Church

Saturday: 8.00-9.00am

The Woollard Centre, Roding View     Helpline: 0800 612 0225



Westbrook Summer Holiday for children aged 9-16

Mon 30th July – Sun 5th Aug

Often, post-Christmas, our TV screens start to fill up with ads for spectacular holidays in warm places.  Whilst the Isle of Wight might not boast Caribbean temperatures (though you never know!) we can offer a spectacular holiday again this summer, with our new look holiday with two separate age-streams.

We’re pleased to say that bookings are now open – the link below will take you to the web page with further details and a downloadable booking form.

Westbrook Adventure and Westbrook Challenge

I’m also including a link to a video that has been produced by one of the young people on the holiday, Cristina, which those who went last

year will probably be interested in seeing.  It will also remind them why they will want to come back this year!

The video is just under 20 minutes long.  If you have any difficulty viewing it on the screen, you can download it using the button in the top right hand corner.

It is just over 600MB – so it might take a few minutes!  We hope they enjoy reliving WWW17!

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Ray if you have any queries.

With best wishes, Corinne Brixton


Fri 24thth August – returning on Wed 29th August  –  Soul Survivor 2018

As has been the case for the last few years, we are offering to take the youth group, and their friends, away for five days to ‘festival’ all about Jesus. It has always been a time of great blessing, spiritual enrichment and deepening of friendships among those who attend.

As it stands we will be going to ‘Week C’ which is from 24th – 29th August.

The best way to find out more is to talk to us, or someone who has been to one previously. You can also find out more details here

There is a mild urgency to this as the prices increase at the end of January 2018 so early booking is best. If you have any questions on this please do speak to us.

thanks and regards,

Jacob, Becca, Britney