News and Events for Stapleford Tawney and Theydon Mount


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.


NOTICE SHEET PRODUCTION

After three years, Liz Douglass from St Mary's TB will be stepping down from her role editing the sheet each week. From September, Sarah Bowen in the Benefice office will be collating the sheet; notices for inclusion should still be sent to notices@theydonparishes.org by Tuesday at 5p.m.  There will not be a weekly sheet during August.


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.


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.