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Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019

Christmas Shoebox AppealThe Shoebox Appeal is well underway. Please consider taking part in this exciting initiative which takes God’s love and a message of hope to needy children around the world.

Ready-made GO boxes (50p) are available from Reception.

Gift-filled boxes should please be returned to church by Sunday, 10 November.

Thank you - Helen Whybrew

Saturday, 9 November - YWAM Prayer Meeting

Nathan Nov17

Frinton Churches have three young people volunteering with YWAM in Australia and New Zealand (Nathan Edgell, Alex and Jessica Bryant)!

Please come and catch up with their latest news at this regular YWAM prayer meeting in St Mary’s Lounge at 9:30am.

YWAM's motto is Know God, make Him known. Nathan and the others have been involved in many different projects to engage with that aim.

We normally meet from 9.30am until 11am in the Lounge on the 2nd Saturday of each month and start the meeting with tea and cake!

Sunday, 10 November - Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance DayThe annual
Service of Remembrance
will begin at 10.30am.

We shall be observing the traditional
2-minute silence at 11.00am,
before which the names from the memorial will be read.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

For details of all services during the month, please click on this link.

Monday, 11 November - The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying WellMalcolm Bryden continues his excellent series

The Art of Dying Well

Each session starts at 2pm, will last about 90 minutes and includes ‘tea and cake’, times of prayer, Bible reading, hymn singing and reflection. There will be some teaching, discussion, in small groups and collectively, as well as input from visiting speakers.

"If the prospect of dying worries you, or if you are concerned for someone you love,
this free course will go some way to help lift some of those concerns
and enable you to be better prepared when the time comes."

Please let Malcolm know if you would like to attend, or contact the Church Office.

Tuesday, 12 November - Afternoon Fellowship

Afternoon Fellowship
St Mary's Afternoon Fellowship
meetings continue.

Lesley Holland and Jenny Rose lead the meetings.

Guest speaker this week: Malcolm Bryden

We extend a very warm welcome to everyone to come and
join us at 2:30pm in Rooms 3&4.

Thursday, 14 November - Knit & Natter

Knit  NatterDo you enjoy Knitting, Crochet or Stitching? Come along to the Knit and Natter group which meets in the Church Lounge every Thursday afternoon from 2 until 4pm.

All abilities welcomed - and help is at hand if needed.

We are a cheerful group who enjoy craft, a chat and a cuppa!

Friday, 15 November - Spectacular Piano Play by Wendy Willis

Spectacular Piano Play
Wendy plans to include a varied selection taking you around Britain, show songs, sacred, secular, and one or two classics.

From 10am until 12noon
in the Lounge and north aisle of the church.

All donations are in aid of the Youth Abernethy Trip.
(See below)

Saturday, 16 November - WoW Breakfast: Going Deeper

Women of WorthOur focus today is

Peace in Chaotic Times

All ladies are very welcome to breakfast
at the Rectory at 9:30am.

Please let Heather know if you hope to come: 672973 or email

Sunday, 17 November - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.

Sunday, 17 November - London City Mission

London City Mission
James Tredgett, a young man from our area who works with the Mission, will be speaking at the Evangelical Church in Kirby-le-Soken at 6:30pm.

Find out more about the work of the mission in London which we support through our giving at St Mary's.

Monday, 18 November - St Mary's Monthly Prayer Meeting

PrayerWe meet on the third Monday of each month at
7:30pm in Rooms 3/4.

We meet to pray for God's blessing on St Mary's church family and ministry, as well as current topical issues,
both national and international.

Click here for further details of St Mary's Prayer Ministry.

We would be pleased to have you join us.

Saturday, 23 November - Fundraising Coffee Morning

Coffee MorningFrom 10am until 12noon - All ages welcome!

All the proceeds will to go towards the
Youth Abernethy Trip in Feb. 2020.

£3 entry which covers your hot drink & cake!

Raffle, guess the name, handmade stalls,
and a crèche area

Sam & Lauren Puttick

Sunday, 24 November - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today, but see the extra item below.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.

       Worship in the Celtic Tradition

Celtic Church

A candlelit gathering in preparation for Advent, including a time for silent reflection.

The service starts at 4pm in St Mary’s Old Church, at the sea-end of Connaught Avenue

Saturday, 30 November - Christmas Card delivery

Snow PostmanPlease join us at 10am in the Hall to take part in this regular outreach opportunity.

Each year we use Christmas and Easter to focus our prayer on each home in the parish as we deliver cards through their doors. The cards will be available for collection on that day to be delivered during the week, so if you are able, please join in this initiative.

The more who can help, the less work it is for each of us.

Tea, coffee and mince pies will be available as sustenance!

Dominic Gardner

Saturday, 30 November - St Mary's Players

A Christmas CarolThis dramatized reading of Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
starts at 7pm.

Tickets cost £6
obtainable after Church Services
and from the Reception (from 4 Nov.)

Join the cast for Christmas Refreshments during the interval. Do come along and enjoy a ghostly start to Christmas and help us, as usual, to support the ongoing funding for
Children's and Youth Work at St Mary's.

St Mary's Players

Sunday, 1 December - Sunday Services at St Mary's

Christmas Toy ServiceServices of Worship today include a
Toy Service
in aid of the London City Mission at 11am.

Please click here for other Christmas Events!

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.

Wednesday, 4 December - Messy Church Christmas Celebration

Messy ChristmasOur Messy Christmas Celebration runs from 4pm - 5:30pm where we will launch the
Messy Sheep Trail

From Wednesday, 4 December until 22 DecemberMessy Sheep Trail we have a sheep trail with lots of sheep hidden in selected shops on Connaught Avenue.

Pop into the shops to get a Sheep Trail Card
or you can get one from our Church Office.

Please click here for other Christmas Events at St Mary's!

Saturday, 7 December - Christmas Charity Coffee Morning

St Helena Hospice10am until 12noon, Frinton Parish Church Hall

Tombola, Cakes, Christmas Plants & Gifts
Delicious Coffee, Tea and Home-made Cake.

(All proceeds are in aid of St Helena Hospice.)

Karen Hepworth

Sunday, 8 December - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19Services of Worship follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today, but please see below
for details of the
Christingle Service
at 4pm.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.

Thursday, 12 December - Smallsorts Christmas Celebration


Our Smallsorts Toddler Group, which meets each week at this time, is having its
Christmas Celebration
from 10am until 11.45am
in St Mary's Church Hall.

Please click here for other Christmas Events!

Christmas at St Mary's

Sunday, 1 December

Christmas at St Mary'sChristmas at St Mary'sToy Service

An opportunity to donate toys
for the work of the London City Mission

Christmas Swash

Sunday, 8 December
Christingle Service

Christmas at St Mary'sChristmas at St Mary'sA short celebration of Christmas,
for all the family,
candles, etc. supplied

Christmas Swash

Friday, 20 December
Nativity Craft Trail

2pm - 4pm
Open to everyone
(No unaccompanied children)

Christmas at St Mary'sChristmas at St Mary'sChristmas Swash

Sunday, 22 December
Christmas Family Service

For all the family,
including nativity play dress-up
(No 9.30am service today)

Carols by Candlelight

Christmas at St Mary'sChristmas at St Mary'sA service of lessons and carols

Christmas Swash

Tuesday, 24 December
Holy Communion
& Carols

A traditional way to welcome Christmas Day

Christmas Swash

Christmas at St Mary's

Wednesday, 25 December
Christmas Day Holy Communion

A quiet, contemplative service

Christmas Day Service

A celebration of the Saviour’s birth, including a short Holy Communion, for all the family

Christmas Swash

Sunday, 29 December - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Aug19
Services of Worship follow the normal pattern
here at St Mary's today.

For details of all services during the month,
please click on this link.

21 - 23 February 2020 - Youth Trip to Abernethy

Sam & I are taking a group of young people from St Mary's (plus a couple of local families who have always wanted to try skiing) to Abernethy Nethybridge, a Christian Outdoor Centre in Scotland in February 2020. There are currently 21 of us in the party. Sam, being a ski instructor, thinks we wouldn’t want to go for any longer than a few days.

Abernethy NethybridgeWe greatly value the youngsters in our church and to make it possible for them to go on this residential trip, we are running various events to raise enough money to cover the costs of the young people. We need to raise a total of £2500 and so far, we have raised £850!

With Eva(!), Sam and I have already done a sponsored walk from Clacton Pier back to Walton (7 miles of walking!!) and some of those going on the trip did a Abernethy Nethybridgewhole day of car washing which raised £221!

There was a Quiz Night on Saturday, 7 September and we hope to organise a few more events later this Autumn, to raise money and to get the young people involved in running things!

If you have any questions, please contact me by email. - Lauren
Abernethy Nethybridge