NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR NOTICES
Please send your submissions and all service details for the notice sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the new deadline for the weekly notice sheet. Could all submissions please be sent by Tuesday at 5.00p.m.
VICAR'S REST DAY
From the beginning of October, John, our Vicar will be swapping his regular rest day to a Friday. Morning Prayer at St Mary's TB will be said weekly on a Monday beginning on Monday 14th October at 9.30am, to allow for the visit of Theydon Bois Primary School on Monday 7th.
MUSIC AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ!
Following last year’s great success, St Mary’s Church TB are again holding a fabulous music and general knowledge quiz night and you are invited! The quiz will take place from 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) on Saturday 9th November at Theydon Bois Village Hall. Tickets are £12.50 per person including a Fish & Chip supper. You can book a table (of 8) or individual tickets. BYO drinks and glasses. Please contact Amanda Simmance on 01992 813732 or email@example.com to book tickets or for further information.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.