Notices 3rd February 2019

NOTICES – 3rd February 2019

Morning Bible Reading: Exodus 7: 1-13

Sun 3rd Feb 8.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Ian Farley preaching) and Messy Church

7.00pm Church Prayer Meeting with visitor Keith White from Mill Grove Foster Home

Wed 6th Feb 1.00pm Communion Service @ St Stephen’s Church
Thurs 7th Feb 8.00pm Prayer Ministry
Sun 10th Feb 8.45am Morning Prayer (Ian Farley preaching)

10.45am Holy Communion (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Matthew Farley preaching)


Sat 2nd Feb – Davenant Prayer Breakfast

Bring your own breakfast (tea and coffee provided)

9.00-11.00am in the Arter Library

Prayers for the students of Davenant as they face the challenges of growing up in these challenging times.  All invited whether you are a parent, grandparent, carer, student, teacher, youth worker or committed prayer.


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 480510


Sun 10th Feb – Cake Sale

We are having a cake sale to fund an outreach to children and their families this Easter time.  It is the National Easter Egg Hunt.


The Meaningful Chocolate Company have partnered with Christian Publishing and Outreach to produce a yummy resource to engage families with the Easter story. The cost to provide this will be £1.50 per child.

Please could you make cakes and come along ready to buy and eat cake?

I shall also be selling the original milk chocolate egg. A Fairtrade, palm oil and plastic free product with a book of the Easter story. The RRP is £3.99 but you may wish to add a donation towards funding the National Easter Egg Hunt.

Sam Lockstone – Children’s Worker St John’s Church


Cake Sale timetable

Following suggestions from members of the Church family, the table below shows the charities and other organisations that this year’s cake sales will raise funds for. If you have a suggestion for the August date, please let me know.


Here’s to another year of fantastic baking and fundraising!

Jo Coates



Date Fundraising for
10th March Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service
7th April St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney
5th May Christian Aid
9th  June Westbrook holiday bookstall
14th July Loughton Food Bank
11th August Open for suggestions
8th September Moorfields Eye charity
13th October Operation Christmas Child
10th November British Legion Poppy Appeal
8th December Loughton Food Bank

Mon 11th Feb – MU Meeting

We will be meeting in St John’s Church at 8.00pm.  This month, we have Canon Irene French coming to speak to us who is the MU Deanery Vice President.  All welcome.


 Thurs 14th Feb – Ladies’ Night Wine Tasting

Our next Ladies’ Night will be on Thursday 14 February at 7.45pm for 8pm.  Jeremy will be introducing us to some selected Italian wines so come and enjoy the evening.  There are only a limited number of places so it is the first come, first served booking system. As before, there is a small charge (£5.00 per head) for this event to cover the cost of the wine (nibbles will be provided free of charge).

If you would like to come for chat and coffee but not the wine tasting that is fine.  Just let us know and we will add you to the ‘nibbles’ list (no charge for this category!)

Thanks Chris Hawkins


“Thank you” from Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service

Thank you to everyone who attended or gave donations towards the Buckhurst Hill Money Advice Service Quiz Evening recently.

We raised a grand total of £1086!

It was a good and close contest, but unfortunately it wasn’t until after the winning table had been announced and handed prizes, that St John’s table 12 quietly told me that the score from the marathon round hadn’t been added to the total, which would have made them the clear winners!

You were very gracious in accepting that it was about fundraising rather than hailing yourselves as winners, but I apologise and am very sorry for the error.

Thank you everyone for helping us to continue providing this much needed service to people in financial difficulties and debt. We have had a further two new clients since the quiz eve.


Mon 18th-Wed 20th Feb – Holiday Club

Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church at 10am-1pm

FINDING God’s power

£20 per child

Places need to be booked by 11th February, please contact

Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church, 28 Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5LW or phone 020 8559 0222



17th-19th May – Parish Weekend

The next Parish weekend will be held on the weekend of 17th-19th May.  More details to follow, but please put these dates in your diary.