A NEW ASSOCIATE PRIEST - SAVE THE DATE
Rev Carol Newnham, currently Curate at St Thomas' Beacontree, will be joining the team in the Benefice as our Associate Priest in the autumn. She will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Harlow in a special service to be held on Thursday 8thNovember at 7.30p.m. at St Mary's Stapleford Tawney. Please come along and let's fill the church to welcome her. Rev Carol is moving into her new home on Thursday 18thOctober, and if anyone would be willing to cook and deliver a hot meal to her and Garry during that week, please let the Benefice office know.
On the evening of Sunday the 11th November the Benefice will be joining in the national Beacon lighting to conclude Remembrance Sunday. There will be a bring and share tea in The Gatehouse at All Saints TG at 6 p.m. and a beacon lighting ceremony in the next door field at 7 p.m. when we will read the names of all who died in the first world war from the churches of the Benefice. This will also be an opportunity to meet our new associate priest in an informal setting.
Thank you to everyone across the Benefice who helped make Harvest Sunday such a special occasion in all the churches, and in particular to those who gave their time to decorate our buildings with flowers and produce.
MUSIC QUIZ! AT ST MARY’S TB
St Mary’s Church TB is holding a fabulous music and general knowledge quiz night and you are invited! The quiz will take place from 8.00pm (doors open 7.30) on Saturday 10thNovember at St Mary’s Church Hall, Theydon Bois. 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. For tickets please contact Amanda Simmance on 01992 813732 or email@example.comWe are also looking for an extra scorer. Please speak to Phil if you think you could help.
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.