Following the redecoration, St Michael's Church, Theydon Mount services will resume on Sunday 14th April.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR NOTICES
Please send your submissions and all service details for the notice sheet to email@example.com.
The Benefice Office will be closed during Essex School holidays, weeks commencing 8th and 15th April.
BENEFICE LENT COURSE
Our clergy will be leading a 5 week Lent Course for the Benefice based on Stephen Cottrell's book "The Nail". The book is a series of reflections on the events leading up to Good Friday, and each week we will discuss a chapter of the book. There will be a daytime group on Wednesdays at 10.30a.m. beginning on 13th March in St Mary's TB and an evening group on Thursdays at 8p.m. beginning on 7th March at the Theydon Garnon Vicarage. All participants will need a copy of the book which costs £6.99, and can be obtained via the Benefice office.
DIOCESE OF CHELMSFORD LENT APPEAL
The Bishop of Chelmsford's Lent appeal this year is to support the work of St Andrew's College of Theology and Development in Kabare in developing vocational training courses for the people of the Mount Kenya region. Your support will help to lay foundations for human flourishing in that part of God's world. For more information please visit www.chelmsford.anglican.org/lentappeal
There is an opportunity to be Confirmed by the Bishop of Chelmsford in the cathedral on Saturday 20th April at 7p.m. Could anyone who is interested in making a commitment to following Jesus in this way, speak to one of the clergy.
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.