RESUMING CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday Worship in Theydon Parishes has resumed in our buildings every week. Each service is following the most up to date guidance from the Church of England and government guidance, which at present includes the wearing of face coverings for all those not exempt.Groups for children and young people will resume at St Mary's TB from Sunday 13th September in the Church Hall during the 10.30 service. We will be applying physical distancing measures and making sure service books are used by only one person per Sunday. When we share in Holy Communion, we will share the Peace differently, only the consecrated bread will be offered with minimal contact and we will remain standing to receive. A cash collection will not be taken during the service, instead there will be a retiring collection on the way out, including opportunity to give using contactless card payments at St Mary's Theydon Bois.In all these things, let us be kind and bear with one another in love, persevering in prayer and rejoicing in hope, as Paul wrote to the Romans (Romans 12.9-13). There is no compulsion to come forward to Communion, please participate as much as you feel able at this time.We continue to meet online on Sunday evenings at 6pm and on Wednesday mornings at 10am using Zoom, the code for each is published in the notice sheet - if you would like to receive this by email, please email the Benefice Office; email@example.com . (Except on the first Sunday or Wednesday of the month when there will be a service in St Mary's TB)
Opening our buildings for private prayerSome of the buildings remain open for private prayer in addition to our regular services
St Mary's Theydon Bois - Thursday 10a.m.-12p.m.All Saints Theydon Garnon - the North Porch is accessible as a place to pray at any timeSt Mary's Stapleford Tawney Wednesday 10a.m.- sunsetIf you would like aids to prayer, a downloadable set of prayers can be found below. It is possible to light a candle in prayer in buildings where that is usually available. To make a prayer request, please bring a pre-written card from home and place it on the prayer boards.
Online worship archiveAn archive of Sunday Worship service from the period when public worship was suspended can be found via the 'Online Services'
If you have access to Facebook then we are posting a reflection for Morning and Evening prayer on Tuesday and Thursday . Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetheydonparishes/
Revd John Fry – Vicar of the Theydon Parishes
A warm welcome is extended to all visitors, both to this website, and visitors of our four churches.
The Benefice is the coming together of a number of churches (All Saints Theydon Garnon, St Mary the Virgin Theydon Bois, and the joint parish of St Michael’s Theydon Mount and St Mary the Virgin Stapleford Tawney)
We are three active parishes that provide the opportunity to deliver a range of styles of worship from the Book of Common Prayer to All Age Worship. Our congregations are committed to developing their churches and reaching out to their communities in mission and ministry. We face different challenges in our quest to serve God in each community, whilst promoting the Christian faith.
Public notice is hereby given that application is to be made to the Consistory Court in the Diocese of Chelmsford for the creation of an additional area for the burial of cremated remains within the churchyard.
Hear Rev John Fry, Vicar of the Theydon Parishes explains how the church is always there for the people of the local community and what fun times are had