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.


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 30thJune 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 7thJuly, 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.


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.