Notices 26th November 2017

Sat 25th


Church Christmas Party 7.30pm
Sun 26th November 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Prayer and Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

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7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)

Wed 29th November 1.00-2.00pm Communion at St Stephen’s

8.00pm Quiet Time

Sun 3rd December 8.45am Holy Communion (Norman Willis preaching)

10.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)


Prayer Directory 2018

Due to the Government introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations, in order for your personal information to be included in the prayer directory (the new version of which will be circulated in May 2018), you will need to complete a Prayer Directory Form (see attached).  Please see Julie Willis on Sunday after the 10.45am service this week or pop into the Parish Office during the week.  Thank you.


Christmas Commuter Outreach

We shall be handing out free tea, coffee, cookies and Christmas literature to the very appreciative commuters at Buckhurst Hill Station from Mon 18th to Fri 22nd Dec from 6.30-8.30am. Please could you help serve for an hour or so on one or more mornings? If not, we need LOADS and LOADS of cookies baked (or purchased), to hand out each day.

Please contact Pauline Leadley by email, or phone 07880628052, if you are able to help in any way. Thank you.


Looking for ideas for Christmas gifts?

If you’re thinking about Christmas presents, copies of “Through Martha’s Eyes”, written by Corinne Brixton, are available from the Parish Office at £7.50 per copy.


Fri 24th November – When Faith Gets Shaken

For all in school years 9-11. Meeting at St John’s church at 7.30pm for prayer, discussion, fellowship and fun.


Sat 25th November – 100 Men of Prayer

Meeting at 3.00pm, Highams Park Baptist Church, please join Steve York in this amazing ministry.


Waitrose Green Token Scheme

Waitrose store, Buckhurst Hill has kindly chosen the Commuter Outreach at Buckhurst Hill Station as one of its community support groups for November.

Please remember to ask for some tokens and add them to our box when you are shopping throughout the month, and tell all your friends & neighbours too!


Save the Dates

Fri 1st December – Carol Singing

As part of the Queen’s Road Christmas Festival, we will be singing carols outside Buckhurst Hill Library from 6.00pm.  Please come and join in – all welcome.


Sat 2nd December – Churchyard Gardening

Our next date for gardening in the churchyard is Saturday 2nd December from 9.30 – 12.30.  We hope you will come along to help – there will be more leaf sweeping to do and many hands make lighter work.


Mon 4th December – Men’s Meal and Carol Service

Meeting at 7.00pm at St John’s Church for a Carol Service, followed by dinner at Soiree, Queen’s Road.  Please let John Alligan (07802 480510) know if you are able to attend.


Sun 10th December – Church Family Christmas Lunch

Don’t forget to sign up to take part in this wonderful event with all the trimmings – great fellowship and food.  Sign-up sheet in the Church Narthex.  Donations of Christmas crackers are very welcome.


Mon 11th December – Mothers’ Union Meeting

8.00pm in St John’s Church – we are continuing our theme of “Live Out Your Faith Through Action” with Rhoda Harborne talking about her nursing career.  All welcome.


Thurs 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.


Sat 16th December – Youth Group and Pathfinders Outing

There is a Saturday Celebration (Soul Survivor) taking place at 5.00pm (meeting in Church car park at 3.45pm). Please let Jacob or Becca Farley know if you are planning to attend.



Thurs 28th December – New Life Art Ministries

You are invited to this Christmas Event at Costa Coffee, Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill from 7.30pm.  Christmas gifts, handcrafted jewellery, journals and cards, latest testimonies, live music, coffee and cakes available to buy.

All welcome.


 Sun 31st December – New Year’s Eve

We will be holding an evening service plus celebration on New Year’s Eve.  The event will be held in St John’s Church, starting at 9.30pm and seeing the New Year in.  It will be a fun evening (including a quiz),  followed by worship and word.  Bring your own food and drinks.

Please let the Parish Office know if you plan to attend.

Thank you


Mon 1st January 2018 – New Year’s Day walk

This year, the New Year’s Day walk will set off from St John’s at 11.30am and walk to The Darby’s in Loughton where refreshments of tea, coffee, soup, hot dogs, cake, and the finest beluga caviar will be on offer.

The walk is approximately four miles and takes between 90 and 180 minutes depending on speed of walking and amount of nattering. Bring

a backpack with a bottle of water, packet of polos (everyone loves polos) and a pair of clean shoes or slippers to wear in the house. We don’t want smelly feet around the house, do we…

Prospective walkers should email or with details of how many friends or family you’ll be bringing.

Dogs are welcome but not in the house.  Children are welcome, again not in the house..!

Love, Ewan