Notices 24th June 2018

NOTICES –  24th June 2018

Morning Bible Reading:  Luke 19 11:27


Sat 23rd June 11.00am-4.00pm Patronal Festival (see below)
Sun 24th June 8.45am No Service

10.45am Holy Communion, Patronal Festival (Ian Farley preaching) with Sporty Church

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)

Sun 1st July 8.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Prayer with Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

Thurs 21st June – Thursday Evening Worship

This Thursday there will be Celtic Prayer in Church at 8.00pm – a quiet service of Evening Prayer, or Compline, said together, which will last about an hour.  All are welcome to join in this gentle way of rounding off the day in prayer.


Fri 22nd June – Youth Group Social

For all in school years 10-13 – meet in the Church at 7.30pm.


Sun 24th June – Sporty Church

Sporty Church will be taking place outside on the school field. It is a time of relaxed and informal Family Worship – a time to meet God alongside your children.  All children under school year 4 must be accompanied by a named adult.  Unaccompanied children will be asked to wear a hi-vis vest.

Sam Lockstone
Children’s Worker – St John’s Buckhurst Hill

23-24th June – Patronal Festival

We will again be celebrating the St John’s patronal festival

(a feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist).


Sat 23rd June

11.00am – 4.00pm


On display will be historical documentation of the building and registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.  Churchyard tours will be conducted and the newly re-opened Labyrinth will be available.

Cream teas and refreshments will be served.

Sun 24th June

10.45am onwards












Open air communion service in the Old Orchard.  (Please bring a chair; weather forecast is for sunshine – there is no shade available in the Old Orchard, so please come suitably prepared).

This will be followed by a Church family BBQ.


We will be showing the World Cup football match at 1.00pm.


Word and worship service in St John’s Church with Matthew Farley preaching.


Please join us for this wonderful weekend.


Volunteers to help with all aspects of this weekend are much needed (setting up, manning the church, serving tea, washing up, clearing away, etc., etc.,).  Please contact Julie Willis with all offers of help 020 8506 2150.   Thank you.


Thurs 28th June – Men’s Football Evening

Cutting Edge and St John’s men’s ministry invite you to watch England vs. Belgium – a fun, footie evening in St John’s Church with beer and BBQ, featuring special guest punditry from ex-West Ham footballer John Moncur.  Timings are:

6.30pm doors open with beer and BBQ, 6.45pm John Moncur, 7.00 kick off, half-time punditry, second half and post-match epilogue.  Please let Steve York (07901 556888) or Martyn Barter (07831 357240) know if you are able to attend.

Volunteers needed to help set up /  clear up for this evening – please contact Martyn Barter.


Sat 30th June – Churchyard Gardening

9.30am-12.30pm – please join us to help keep the Churchyard looking tidy through the summer.  Volunteers welcome to drop in for any amount of time – refreshments provided.

A reminder that St John’s labyrinth is open for a peaceful walk.  Just follow the signs down to the lower Churchyard.


Fri 6th July – Youth Group DVD and Discussion

For all in school years 10-13, 7.30-9.00pm, we will be continuing the series on “No Ceiling to Hope” DVD and discussion.


Mon 9th July – Men’s Meal

7.45pm for 8.00pm – we will be meeting at Café Rouge, Loughton.  Please let John Alligan (01992 81700) know if you wish at attend.


Mon 16th July – Ladies’ Meal

A night out with the girls – 7.15pm for 7.30pm.  We will be meeting at Wo Fats, Loughton. Please speak to Chris Hawkins  by July 6th if you are able to attend.



LIV Village donations

Dawn Budd will be travelling in mid-July to visit the LIV village in South Arica.  There is a great need for winter garments for 14-18 year old girls and boys (eg; sweatshirts/hoodies /gillets).  Alternatively, cash can be donated which will be used to buy items in South Africa, which will also have the advantage of assisting the local economy.  Lunch boxes/bags for any age range are also needed.  If you would like to contribute, please place in the box/container at the back of Church on Sunday 24th June or 1st July.  Many thanks.



Red Balloon Notice

Red Balloon are pleased to have just appointed an amazing new team member who will be starting with RBF in September but she needs accommodation, preferably with a family within easy commute of IG10.

20’s, professional (not a student) able to make a contribution towards bills and board… and a children’s worker so great to have around…!

Anyone who knows of a potential room available, drop us a line at



Whoever has “borrowed” the stepladder from the Parish Office, could you please return it?

Without the ladder, our lovely Operations Manager (Julie Willis) can’t reach the filing!