Notices 29th October 2017

Saturday 28th


6.30pm for 7pm Mothers’ Union Whist Drive

29th October

8.45am Holy Communion (Sarah preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise with Messy Church in the Church Centre (Sarah preaching)

7pm Communion and Healing (Sarah preaching)

Wednesday 1st Nov 1.00-2.00pm Communion at St Stephen’s

8pm Quiet Time

Friday 3rd Nov 7pm for 7.30pm Cutting Edge Quiz

5th November

Guest speaker from International Justice Mission will be speaking at both the morning services (See below)

7pm Prayer and Praise



25th November – Church Christmas Party

Put on your dancing shoes and come along to St John’s Christmas Party on the 25th November at 7.30pm in the church.  Live music and dancing.  Food and drink provided.    Entry free.   Donations to the

Julia Bacon Young Peoples Fund on the night.  If you would like to come please let Steve Bacon or the Parish Office know for catering purposes.  Look forward to seeing you there!


5th November – International Justice Mission

In March of this year the PCC voted to support this charity through our tithe giving, we are fortunate enough to have Sek Saroeun – Director of Legal for IJM in Cambodia come to speak to us at both the morning services on the 5th November.  You can find more on his story by following the link below

You can also find more about the work IJM do on their website


3rd November – Cutting Edge Quiz

We are holding a fund raising quiz night and hope you can join us. We are looking for tables of up to 10 at £10 per head.
We do need to know numbers please as we have professional catering arranged in the form of a pasty, jacket potato and salad. Please bring your own drinks.
Location is St John’s, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5RX. Time is 7pm for 7.30 start with food served at half time.. Please note this is one for the ladies too and we plan to say a bit about the ministry and how we spend funds.
To book tickets please speak to Steve York by 26th October so we can finalise catering. Please let us know how many you are booking for and whether you need any vegetarian pasties.
The Cutting Edge Leadership Team   Steve York:-    T: 07901 556888


4th November – Churchyard Gardening

Help! We need extra volunteers for Churchyard gardening on Saturday 4th November 9.30-12.30.  There are a lot of leaves to sweep up, and it would be good to finish tidying the 21 war graves within our churchyard before Remembrance Sunday.  Please do drop in for any amount of time to give the team a hand.  Children welcome under adult supervision.  Refreshments provided.


Waitrose Green Token Scheme

Waitrose, Buckhurst Hill store 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!


4th November – PCC Meeting

Please pray for all the members of the PCC as they meet.

Steve Bacon, Martyn Barter, Matthew Burton, Austen Conway,

Lisa Darby, Ian Farley, Sarah Guinness, Rhoda Harborne, James Hart, Ben Johnson, Britney Swensen

and Julie Willis (co-opt)


6th November – Men’s Meal

All men welcome to join the men’s meal at The Robin Hood on the 6th November 7.45pm for 8pm.  Please let John Alligan know if you would like to come along.


9th November – Holy Spirit Evening

For all those who have been coming to the Alpha courses we have been running, and for anyone else who is interested, we are holding a special event on 9th November at 8pm in the church.  There will be a short talk about the Holy Spirit, a testimony and a time of worship, and an opportunity to be prayed for by some of the prayer ministry team. Please speak to Sarah if you want to know more!


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.



18th November – Digging for Diamonds – Women’s Conference

Guest speaker Cathy Madavan will be speaking on ‘Treasure in the messiness of life’ at Chase Cross Baptise Church, Collier Row.

£8 including lunch.  Email for more details.


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 but it would be helpful if you are able to let the church office know that you are coming .

Parish Office 020 8506 2150


Save the Dates


12th November – Cake Sale for Poppy Appeal


19th November – Church Family Lunch


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.