Regular Events & Community Life

Men’s and Ladies Meals

There are regular meals out together at local restaurants, to give people the chance to get to know each other more. The Men’s meal is usually on the first Monday of each month (John Alligan 07802 480510). The Ladies’ meal tends to be once a term (Chris Hawkins, 8531 5066).


Ladies Social

An opportunity for coffee, chat and maybe an activity or two for those who want it – second Thursday of each month at 7.45 (in the Mary Cotton Hall). It’s ‘drop in’ with a donation for coffee, very informal and hopefully a time for the ladies to relax and get to know each other better.

Pre-school children and their carers

Little Fishes is a parent toddler playgroup that meets Thursday mornings during term time in the St John’s Church Hall, 10.00am – 11.30am. Contact the office on 02085062150 for more details.

Mother’s Union

The Buckhurst Hill branch of the Mothers’ Union meets once a month (September – June) on a Monday evening at 8pm, in St. John’s Church.  It is a gathering of friendly ladies (although men are very welcome) of all ages who support the ideals of The Mothers’ Union, which you can read more about here:

At each meeting we either have a speaker, an activity, or a prayer service at Christmas and Easter, with refreshments and homemade cake/biscuits!  We also have meals out and theatre trips. You may only know about us from the daffodils that we distribute in Church on Mothering Sunday (or for the badly behaved, and often missing, knitted nativity set) but we would like you to know us better.  We would encourage everyone to join us – for further information email or call on 0208 505 5708.


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In conjunction with the other churches in Buckhurst Hill, we are also involved in a:

  • Debt counselling service – for more details, contact Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service, 020 8505 0022.