NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR NOTICES
Please send your submissions and all service details for the notice sheet to email@example.com.
Please note the new deadline for the weekly notice sheet. Could all submissions please be sent by Tuesday at 5.00p.m.
THEYDON GARNON SUMMER FETE - 2nd JUNE
The Summer Fete and Hog Roast at All Saints last Sunday was a very successful and enjoyable event. A total of approximately £3,300 was raised for church funds. We were blessed with lovely weather and lots of visitors. We would like to thank everybody who worked so hard to make the event happen. Also, a big thank you to everybody who came along on the day to support us.
PARISH LUNCH AT ST MARY'S ST
The next parish lunch will take place at Stapleford Tawney on Tuesday 25th June. All welcome, more details from Margaret Dennis
BENEFICE SHARED LUNCH
Everyone is invited to a Bring and Share Lunch on Sunday 30th June in the Vicarage Garden at 2 Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois immediately after the United Benefice Morning Service to be held at St Mary's TB. There will be a sign up list at the back of each church, and it would be helpful if you could indicate whether you are able to bring something savory or sweet to share. Soft drinks will be provided.
PET SERVICE AT ST MARY'S ST
On Sunday 7th July, in the Parish of Stapleford Tawney with Theydon Mount, all are invited to bring their pets to church to the 10.30a.m. service to seek a blessing on them and thank God for the wonder of God for creation in the animal kingdom.
COURSE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (CCS)
CCS is a course which has been run in the Diocese of Chelmsford for 30 years and helps people to learn about the Bible, prayer and the Christian faith. The course is two years long and at the end of the course, students know more about how God teaches us, the Bible, prayer, church history, Christian decision making, and God's mission in the world. Many former students have found the course to be a turning point in life, and have gone onto explore next steps in Christian ministry. The course it suitable for people at all stages on the Christian journey, and in September, a course will be taking place on Tuesday nights at St Mary's TB, led by our Vicar and Rev Sam Peters (Curate at St John's Loughton). There will be a taster event at St Mary's TB on Thursday 18thJuly at 7.30p.m., to which all are invited.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
The Rev Sally Lynch is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this coming September (17th – 26th), staying in Jerusalem and Galilee. There are a few places left and anyone who would like to join in is more than welcome. For further details contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org
GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Sunday groups for children and young people in the Benefice resume next week. At All Saints TG groups take place on 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month, and at St Mary’s TB on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. At St Mary’s TB children in year 3 and above are invited to consider joining the choir, please contact Hugh Meteyard for more information.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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.
CHARITIES THAT ALL SAINT'S THEYDON GARNON SUPPORT
We are proud as a church community to also support other charities in fund raising. We have worked with the Manna Centre in London and Christian Aid for many years. To find out more about these charities and to see how you may be able to support them, please click on the links below:
Manna Centre www.mannasociety.org.uk
Christian Aid www.christianaid.org.uk