Notices 13th January 2019

NOTICES – 13th January 2019

Morning Bible Reading:  Exodus 5:1-23

Sun 13th Jan 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)

Wed 16th Jan 1.00pm Communion Service @ St Stephen’s Church
Thurs 17th Jan 8.00pm Thurs evening worship – Quiet Time
Sat 19th Jan 10.30am Teaching Weekend followed by lunch
Sun 20th Jan 8.45am No early morning service

10.45am Teaching  Weekend (Ian Farley preaching) followed by lunch

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)




19th + 20th Jan 2019 – Teaching Weekend

Getting to grips with the Prophets

Where do the Prophets fit in God’s economy of salvation?

What is it like to be a Prophet?

How do the Prophets fit together?

How do we identify Prophets today?

10.30-12.30 Saturday – lunch together afterwards

10.45-1.0pm Sunday – lunch together afterwards

Sign up on the sheet on the notice board in Church.


Children’s activities have been arranged for those who booked in advance for this.



Rota Volunteers for collecting the lovely Bill

As you will know, Bill loves to join us at the 10.45am service each Sunday but needs a lift to get here.  We are in need of more volunteers to collect and return Bill to and from Forest Place care home, Roebuck Lane.  It is a pleasure to collect Bill, who will chat and sometimes sing to you on the journey!  Please contact Sandra Assell on if you are able to support our brother Bill.

Thank you.


Thurs 10th Jan – Ladies’ Night

7.45pm for 8.00pm in The Mary Cotton Hall

Shwapping – a chance to exchange unwanted Christmas gifts (or anything else) for something you do want.

Do invite your friends and neighbours to come along and enjoy a fun night with chat, fellowship and refreshments.


Sat 12th Jan – Maintenance Team

We will be meeting at 9.30am – all volunteers very welcome to help with this essential service to keep our Church premises in good order.


Sat 12th Jan – Churchyard Gardening 9.30 – 12.30

Happy New Year to our gardening volunteers! Thank you for all your help in 2018.  Now it’s time once again to wrap up warmly, get your wellies on and come to blow those cobwebs away, shift the extra pounds you may have gained over Christmas, get active after too much sitting around… we would love to see you in our Churchyard to help tidy and sweep.  Tasks to suit all ages, refreshments provided.  Please drop in for a while.  If weather uncertain on the day, please ring 07885 842342 on the day to check we are going ahead.

Thanks – Sue



Mon 14th Jan – MU Meeting

8.00pm in St John’s Church.  Pauline Leadley will be sharing the highlights of her last trip to Malawi.  All welcome.


Sat 19th Jan – Quiz Night

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

7.00pm for 7.30pm start at Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church.

£8 per head with Ploughman’s supper included.  Please bring your own drinks and glasses.

Contact: Lucy Folkes mob: 07775830607

Pauline Leadley mob: 07880628052



Sat 26th Jan – Stay and Play

1.00-3.00pm in St John’s Church

Mothers’ Union are planning a stay and play for parents/carers to come along to with their children. The event is aimed at families with children aged 3+ to school year 6 (if you have children younger than 3, please feel free to bring them along with you).  There will be board games and other activities.  This event is free of charge. For further details, contact Angie Blanche 07863854013.





Volunteers needed for Evening Service Refreshment Rota

Would you be able to help with the refreshments at the evening services?  You would need to be at St John’s by 6.30pm and be happy to serve teas, coffees and wine.  The more people on the rota, the lighter the load.  Please let Angie ( know if you are able to help.  Thank you.


Home Cooking Skills

We have set the dates for this short course: Feb 9, March 2, 16 and 30 and will be held in St John’s Hall from 2.00-4.00pm.  This free course is open to everyone in the Church family who is 16 or older who would be interested in such a course.  Sign- up forms available on the Church notice board or contact Corinne Conway-Long on




Solo Sundays

Are you sometimes on your own on a Sunday and would prefer not to be?  Please join the group…..

The idea is that we will all have access to each other’s details through the group and anyone doing something (lunch, walk, gallery visit …) can post to the group and others can join them if they wish.  I am happy to organise some events but hope that the group will generate its own activities.  No expectation that everyone will do everything – you join in when you would like to and don’t when you don’t.

If you would like to join the group, please collect a form from me or email ( your contact details (ideally I would like to set up an email/WhatsApp group to make communicating easier).  Lucy Folkes.


Thursday Evening Walks

Do you need to burn off some Christmas pounds?  Join us for an hour’s walk each Thursday evening, starting in St John’s car park at 7.00pm.



Mon 4th Feb – Men’s Meal

We will be meeting at 7.45 for 8.00pm for a meal at The Robin Hood.  Please confirm if you can or cannot make it.  Many thanks – John Alligan 07802 812700