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Wednesday, 12 September - Moving On!

Moving On
is a seven-session down-to-earth course that helps people explore Christian discipleship in a relaxed, small-group setting.

It is for anyone who wants to explore what it means to be a Christian disciple today and is ideal also for those who have already completed the Alpha Course, considering confirmation etc.

Quite simply Moving On! is perfect for people who want to grow in their relationship with God, going deeper in prayer and the Bible. In fact, it’s for anyone who just wants to move on.

We plan to run this short course here at St Marys starting at 7.30pm on this Wednesday, and for seven consecutive Wednesday evenings.

Each session will last for 90 minutes maximum.

Please contact Peter and Paula (677075), if you are interested.

All are welcome!


Thursday, 13 September - 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!

Contact Margaret (07790 520 721) or just come along!


Friday, 14 September - Church Lounge Coffee Morning

Coffee MorningFrom 10am until 12 noon in St Mary's Church Lounge (off Old Road).

For other similar activities, the 2018 WoW programme is available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!


Christian Football Manager (and players) Wanted!

FootballFACT run a men’s 11-a-side football team that plays on Saturdays every 3 or 4 weeks in the Colchester Church League during the football season.

Do you have a heart to reach out to young men? Are you a good organiser and motivator, wanting a new challenge? We are looking for a new manager. Could that be you?

If you’re interested, please contact Adam on 07967 099 440.


Sunday, 16 September - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Parish Church

Worship today follows the normal pattern here at the Parish Church.


For details of all services during the month, please click here.




Monday, 17 September - Prayer

PrayerWe meet on the third Monday of each month to pray for church members and church activities, but also for other matters of concern all around the world. Everyone is invited to join us at 7.30pm for an hour in Rooms 3&4 ...

... and for your diary: Monday, 15 October 2018.

There are also Day-by-Day Prayers to download here.


Friday, 21 September - Church Lounge Coffee Morning

Coffee in the LoungeFrom 10am until 12 noon in St Mary's Church Lounge (off Old Road).

For other similar activities, the 2018 WoW programme is available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!


Saturday, 22 September - New Minister

Homelands Free ChurchHomelands Free Church are please to announce the appointment of a new minister, Andrew Openshaw, who comes to them from Tring in Hertfordshire.

Andrew’s Induction Service will be held on Saturday, 22 September at 2pm and we are invited to attend the service and join our friends at Homelands in welcoming Andrew into his new ministry.

The service will be led by Rev Beth Powney, Eastern Baptist Association Regional Minister with Rev Beth Allison-Glenny from Oxford, preaching and will be followed by a light buffet.

The service will be held at Homelands Free Church. The people of Homelands Church are looking forward to welcoming visitors from other local churches.


Sunday, 23 September - Harvest Thanksgiving at St Mary's

Sugar Beet Harvest.jpgToday we celebrate Harvest Festival here in the Parish Church at 10.30am.

As part of our thanksgiving to God for all his provision, we are invited to donate tinned and dried food for the Jaywick Project and the Salvation Army, and the usual range of food for the Clacton Soup Run. Please ensure food has at least six months’ ‘best before date’.

Harvest Lunch at 12.30pm

Tickets are available from Church Reception: adults - £5, children under 12 - £2.50

We are strictly limited to 100 tickets, so buy early to avoid disappointment!

For details of all other services during the month, please click here.


Friday, 28 September - Church Lounge Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning in the LoungeFrom 10am until 12 noon in St Mary's Church Lounge (off Old Road).

For other similar activities, the 2018 WoW programme is available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!


Sunday, 30 September - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Parish Church

Worship today follows the normal pattern here at the Parish Church,

… but note today's item extra below!


For details of all services during the month, please click here.




Sunday, 30 September - Summer's End

Celtic ChurchSummer's End is a contemplative gathering.

Through Celtic inspired prayers, sounds and silence, (and cake!) we will be giving thanks for this season's end.

All are welcome at 4.30pm at St Mary's Old Church.

For more information, contact Nicky (email).


Sunday, 7 October - Sponsored Walk

Alzheimers  Memory WalkIn memory of losing my Mum some years ago to Alzheimer's, I am taking part in the official 2018 Memory Walk to raise money for research into the condition. The walk takes place in Hylands Park, Chelmsford on 7 October, where I will be walking with hundreds of other people.

I will leave a sponsorship form at the back of the Church for anyone who would like to donate. I am registered with the society for the walk and anything you can give would be very much appreciated.

Thank you. David Hepworth.


Saturday, 13 October - Prayer for YWAM

Nathan Nov17Everyone is invited to join the Monthly Prayer Meeting for Nathan Edgell and Alex & Jessica Bryant (from the Gospel Chapel) who are serving with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) on the other side of the world!

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

We are meeting from 9.30am until 11am in Room 2 for this month. We start the meeting with tea and cake!


Saturday, 13 October - New Licensed Lay Minister

MalcolmMalcolm Bryden is to be licensed as our Licensed Lay Minister (LLM) on Saturday, 13 October in Chelmsford Cathedral.

Members of the congregation are invited to be there on the day. It seems there will be some allocated seats in the nave and unreserved ones elsewhere.

Everyone will be welcome, but you need to be seated by 2.15pm for the one-hour service, which starts at 2.30pm.

Speak to Malcolm for more details!


Sunday, 14 October - Sunday Services at St Mary's

St Mary's Parish Church

Worship today follows the normal pattern here at the Parish Church.


For details of all services during the month, please click here.




Saturday, 20 October - FACT Ladies' Lunch

Frinton Area Churches TogetherLadies from all the local churches are invited to share lunch together at 12.30pm in St Mary's Parish Church Hall.

Lunch will be followed by a special guest speaker, Becky Harcourt (married to New Wine National Leader, Paul Harcourt). Becky's theme is Walking on Water

Please book to attend, tickets cost £5 and are available at St Mary's Reception, or by email.

 

Saturday, 10 November - Remembrance

St Mary's PlayersSt Mary's Players will be presenting a commemoration of the 100th year anniversary of the end of the First World War in the church on this Saturday, at 4pm.

This consists of poems, extracts, facts and songs from the Great War.

We are also hoping to hold an exhibition of artefacts in the Prayer Corner at the back of the church. If anyone has any photos, items , books, letters etc from or dealing with the First World War and would be willing to display these, please, please let me know.

Thank you very much in advance! Eddie McKay, email or telephone 719676

 

Sunday, 11 November - Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance DayThe annual Service of Remembrance will begin at
10.30am on this the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

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.