News and Events for St Mary's Church, Theydon Bois

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR NOTICES

Please send your submissions and all service details for the notice sheet to notices@theydonparishes.org.

Please note the new deadline for the weekly notice sheet. Could all submissions please be sent by Tuesday at 5.00p.m.


GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Sunday groups in all churches for children and young people take a break over the summer and resume on Sunday 8th September at 9.15a.m. at All Saints TG and 10.30a.m. at St Mary's TB


ST MARY'S TB PRAM GROUP

The Pram Group will be taking a break over the summer holidays and will resume on Thursday 12thSeptember from 10.00a.m. in St Mary's TB Church Hall.


HYMNBOOKS AT ST MARY'S TB

St Mary's TB PCC is looking to purchase a new hymnbook to replace the three books currently used at the majority of the services. Hymns Ancient and Modern - Songs and Hymns for Refreshing Worship contains the best of the traditional and contemporary and copies are available to inspect at the back of the church. The church has received an generous donation to enable the purchase, but there will be a small appeal in the coming months towards the remainder of the cost. More information will follow in due course and it will be possible to dedicate a hymnbook in memory of a loved one.


CURRY NIGHT

St Mary’s TB Events Committee are organising a curry night at the Indian Ocean on Monday 16th September. There will be two sittings – 5.30pm and 8.00pm and 50% of the profits for food will go directly to the work of the church. Please come and support us and tell your friends! For bookings, please contact the restaurant directly quoting “St Mary’s Church” with your booking.  Hope to see you there!


VOCATIONS QUIET DAY

"It’s your call" - Saturday 28thSeptember 2019 at Holy Innocents High Beach, 10am - 4pm. Bring your own packed lunch, tea and coffee provided.


CONFIRMATION IN THE BENEFICE - SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019

On Sunday 24thNovember at 6.00p.m., St Mary's TB will be hosting a service of Confirmation at which the Bishop of Barking will be confirming candidates from the Deanery of Epping Forest and Ongar. This is a special opportunity for anyone thinking of Confirmation to make a step of Christian commitment here in the Benefice. Confirmation is a special service led by a Bishop where those baptised (usually those baptised as children) confirm the promises made on their behalf and it is usual to participate fully in services of Holy Communion following Confirmation. Bishops preside on these occasions as a reminder that we belong to the universal church as well to our local congregation. Two preparation courses will be offered in the autumn at times to suit candidates for Confirmation, one for adults and one for young people. Please speak to the clergy to register your interest.


WEDDINGS

 

St Mary’s extend a warm welcome to couples seeking to be married. 

 

To find out more information please view the full details on our Special Events page by clicking here.



MORNING PRAYER

Regular prayer is an important part of following Christ, and there are lots of opportunities to come together as a Benefice to pray. Morning Prayer will be said on a Tuesday at 8.45a.m. in St Mary's TB as well as on a Friday at 9.30a.m. Both are said services, use contemporary language, and last about 15 minutes.


WESTMINSTER ABBEY PARISH PASS

The Benefice Office now holds a parish passes for each church in our group.  Each pass can be used on 6 occasions, and allows a group of up for 4 people entry for free each time.  Passes can be borrowed from Sarah Bowen.


CONTACTS IN THE UNITED BENEFICE

Email contacts for the Vicar and Benefice Administrator have changed, please use vicar@theydonparishes.org or office@theydonparishes.org to contact John or Sarah.  Our Vicar is trying to be more disciplined in using email, and will not have access to email on the move, so sometimes it may take a little longer for a reply to be sent.