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Thursday, 14 February - 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, 15 February
           Church Lounge Coffee Morning

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

For other similar activities, the 2019 WoW programme will be available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!


Sunday, 17 February - 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.




Tuesday, 19 February - Afternoon Fellowship

Afternoon Fellowship
St Mary's Afternoon Fellowship
meetings continue today.


Lesley Holland and Jenny Rose lead the meetings.


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


Thursday, 21 February - 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, 22 February - 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 2019 WoW programme will be available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!


Sunday, 24 February - 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.




Tuesday, 26 February - Afternoon Fellowship

Afternoon Fellowship
St Mary's Afternoon Fellowship
meetings continue today.


Lesley Holland and Jenny Rose lead the meetings.


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



Friday, 1 March - World
Day of Prayer

World Day of PrayerThis year it is the turn of our friends at the Frinton Catholic Church to lead and host this service.

The afternoon service will be held at their church in Connaught Avenue at 2.45pm, and the evening service will be in the Old Church at 7.30pm.

Some of you may have noticed that the word 'women's' has been dropped from the title. Everyone is welcome to attend, though the service will continue to be planned by women around the world.

If you would like any further information, please talk to Cate Wilby.


Saturday, 2 March - FM Prayer Breakfast

Frinton Mission 2019Everyone is welcome to join with other members of local Churches, to give thanks for God's many blessings and answers to prayer for FM and to ask for his guidance as we plan for future years, We also hear from someone working in our community, and pray for them.

We start at 8.30am in Rooms 3/4 with a time of fellowship and enjoy tea/coffee, rolls and preserves, before turning to prayer at 9.00am.

Cate Wilby


Saturday, 2 March - Lauren's Coffee Morning

Lauren's Coffee MorningThis is the first of Lauren’s Fundraising Activities.

The Coffee Morning, in the Church Hall, will run from 10am until 12 noon.

"As part of my New Wine Discipleship Year, I’m travelling out to Apalina, Romania for a week of mission with a local church. See below for more details!"

"I do hope you will be able to come and support me in this new venture!"

"In order to get out to Romania I need to raise £1,000 for the Week of Mission. I’d love it if you could come to either this or my Curry & Quiz Night later in the month (see below)."

Lauren Puttick


Saturday, 2 March - Quiz Night: Water 4 All

Water4All … is a small charity set up to help provide clean drinking water for two villages in Togo. When Gad Numadi saw the muddy water-hole which is the source of water for these villages, he felt he had to do something to improve the situation, and the health of the villagers. So our aim is to raise the money for 183 water-filtration units, each costing £30.00.

We recently held a Curry Night, which brought in an amazing, £632.00, which will enable us to buy 21 units! Only another 162 to go! If you have any questions or would like to support our charity, please contact me, Sue Jenkins, by email or on 07884 472998.

Thank you. Sue.


Friday, 8 March - Lauren's Curry & Quiz Night

Lauren's Curry & Quiz NightThis is the second of Lauren’s Fundraising Activities.

Lauren will be in Romania from Saturday, 11 until 18 May with a group of others from the New Wine Discipleship initiative. She'll be working alongside a Romanian Church Leader who looks after an extremely deprived community in Apalina.

This Curry & Quiz Night is being held at St John's Church in Colchester, the host church for Lauren's year-long training programme. Please aim to arrive at 7pm for a Quiz Start at 7.30!

"If you are interested in attending this event, please contact me directly by email or catch me on a Sunday morning at church."

Lauren's Curry & Quiz NightTeams of 6 (max.), tickets cost £10 per person, which includes the meal. Drinks can be purchased on the night. (More details here.)

"During the evening I hope to let you know how I'm getting on towards raising my target of  £1,000 - the cost of the Week of Mission in Romania."

"Enjoy a curry, put your knowledge to the test and find out what I am doing in my New Wine Discipleship Year!" - Lauren


Saturday, 9 March - 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, 16 March - Antiques Roadshow

Reeman DansieThe valuers from Colchester's leading Auctioneers, Reeman Dansie, (as featured on BBC's Flog it and Antiques Road Trip) will be on hand, from 10am until 12 noon, to give specialist valuation advice on all your antiques and collectables.

A voluntary donation of £3.00 per item is suggested in aid of St Mary's church funds.

Refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

Please enquire for more details on 01206 754754.