Cathedral hosts healing service for families who have lost a baby
By CLARE BROOME, Communications & Services Manager, Chelmsford Cathedral CHELMSFORD Cathedral is hosting a healing service for families affected by the loss of a child through miscarriage as babies or infants. Taking place in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 5 at 6pm, the service will be led by the Mariposa Trust, an organisation that supports and cares for families who are suffering bereavement in this way. "It is an opportunity for people to come together, to share experiences and support one
another and in the past, families have found the service to be helpful and encouraging as well as an opportunity to acknowledge the life of their child," said Revd Canon Ivor Moody. This service is a time for anyone of any faith or none who has lost a baby, be it recently or many years ago to acknowledge and remember their baby in the beauty of the Cathedral whilst collectively saying goodbye. Everyone from across the diocese is warmly invited to attend and is urged to extend the invitation to anyone who they feel would benefit from the service.
Cathedral recruits meeters, greeters and carers
by David Frampton, Manager of Volunteer Weekday Welcome Stewards CHELMSFORD Cathedral is recruiting more volunteer welcome stewards. It’s an important and varied opportunity to serve God and the community in this beautiful place. Our stewards’ rota operates in two hour slots and most sign on once a fortnight. There is a need and an opportunity for ‘retired’ ministers to continue to pursue their calling alongside the stewarding team if
a ‘priest on call’ is not around. If you would like to discuss the possibility of helping, I should love to meet you or hear from you on 01245 441976 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stewards are volunteer ’front of house’ contact for visitors between 10am and 4pm every day. They come from the Cathedral congregation and other churches, and welcome people and make sure they can find their way around. Stewards also function as bookshop assistants.
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER — October and November 2017 Cycle of Prayer for daily use in Diocese of Chelmsford “A praying church is a living organism, powered by the love of God, and directed by His will.” (Susan Sayers)
OCTOBER 2017 1 THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● DISABILITY SUNDAY — Please pray for the work and ministry of Chaplains to the disabled. ● International Day of People with Disability. ● Diocese of the Southern Philippines, Rt Revd Dr Danilo Bustamante, Bishop. 2 MONDAY ● COLCHESTER EPISCOPAL AREA— Roger Morris, Area Bishop; Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester; Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted. Advisers: Jenny Tomlinson, Mission & Ministry; Geoff Read, CMD; Christine Gorringe and Sarah Hayward, Women’s Ministry; Janet Nicholls, Rural & Agricultural; Lydia Smith, Director, Centre for Rural Excellence. Chaplains: Julia Murphy, Essex University; Allison ClineDean, Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Gillian Moor, St Helena Hospice; Robert Burles, Stansted Airport. ● Diocese of Southern Virginia (Province III, The Episcopal Church). 3 TUESDAY ● DEANERY OF WITHAM—Area Dean: Sally Lodge. Lay Chair: Mike Robinson. ● WEST MERSEA (St Peter and St Paul) w EAST MERSEA (St Edmund), PELDON (St Mary Vn), GREAT & LITTLE WIGBOROUGH St Stephen & St Nicholas— Clergy: Sam Norton (R), Patrick McEune, John Pantry (AC) Terry Walker (A). LLM: Anne Owen, Peter Owen. ● Diocese of Southwark (Canterbury). 4 WEDNESDAY Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226 ● FINGRINGHOE (St Andrew) w EAST DONYLAND [or Rowhedge] (St Lawrence), ABBERTON (St Andrew) w LANGENHOE
(St Mary)—Clergy: Patrick McEune (PiC), Sam Norton (AC). LLM: Rhona McEune. ● Fingringhoe School: Suzy Ryan (HT). ● Rowhedge St Lawrence School: Kerry Malcolm (HT). ● Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham (York). 5 THURSDAY ● GREAT TOTHAM (St Peter) w LITTLE TOTHAM (All Saints) and GOLDHANGER (St Peter)—Clergy: Vacancy (R), Susan Godsmark (A). ● Diocese of Southwest Florida (Province IV, The Episcopal Church). 6 FRIDAY William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr, 1536 ● HATFIELD PEVEREL (St Andrew) w Ulting (All Saints)—Clergy: Stephen Northfield (V), Derek Clark-Mayers (A). ● St Andrew’s Junior School: Christopher James (HT). ● Diocese of Southwestern Virginia (Province IV, The Episcopal Church). 7 SATURDAY ● One of today’s Gospel readings – Luke 10: 17-24 – is the return of the 70 sent out by Jesus and his prayer of thanks and celebration in response. “Sent out” is a big word – “apostolic” is the word in Greek. It is far too easy to think that our job as Christians is to spend a lot of time doing “church” things, but that is the opposite of what Jesus tells us. Yes, we are to gather for worship, but then we are sent out to serve. The last words of the Eucharist – “Go in the peace of Christ” – are our mission. ● Dioceses of Spokane and Springfield (Province VIII and Province III, The Episcopal Church). 8 THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Animal Welfare Week: Pray for the various charities involved in the care and protection of our animals, and for veterinary surgeons and all those who work for the welfare of animals. ● Diocese of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, Bishop. CONTINUED ON PAGE II
COLCHESTER ST JAMES: Please pray for the East Hill clergy and congregation on November 15. Picture: JON LONGMAN
It’s lovely if the Steward feels comfortable to pray with visitors too if that is what they would like. More and more visitors are coming to enjoy and explore our lovely building. Some come to light a candle in memory of a loved one or to sit quietly in St Cedd’s Chapel or in the Cathedral for quiet and prayer. Other visitors come in not knowing quite what they want. They are distressed and want to talk to someone or just need somewhere quiet to sit and recover their emotional balance.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE I 9 MONDAY Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his Companions, Martyrs, c.250 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253 ● KELVEDON (St Mary the Virgin) and FEERING (All Saints) Clergy: Simon Garwood (PIC). ● Kelvedon St Mary’s School: Michael Walsh (HT). ● Feering School: Susie Price (HoS), Bridgette Gough (EHT). ● Dioceses of St Asaph (Wales). 10 TUESDAY Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644 Thomas Traherene, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674 ● NORTH BLACKWATER PARISHES: Tollesbury (St Mary Vn) w Salcott Virley (St Mary Vn), Tolleshunt D’Arcy (St Nicholas) w Tolleshunt Major (St Nicholas)—Clergy: Paul Daltry (PIC), Jenny Tomlinson (AC) Denise Corley, Christine Gorringe (A). Readers: Isabel Adcock, Tim Whitfield. ● Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas School: Michael Walsh (EHT). ● Diocese of St Davids (Wales). 11 WEDNESDAY Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675 James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century ● WICKHAM BISHOPS (St Bartholomew) w LITTLE BRAXTED (St Nicolas)—Clergy: Hilary Le Seve (PIC), Derek Clark-Mayers (A). ● Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (Canterbury). 12 THURSDAY Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709 Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845 Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915 ● THURSTABLE AND WINSTREE TEAM MINISTRY: Tolleshunt Knights (All Saints) w Tiptree (St Luke), and Great Braxted (All Saints), Layer-de-la-Haye (St John the Baptist) & Layer Breton (St Mary the Virgin) w Birch (St Peter) & Layer Marney (St Mary the Virgin), Copford (St Michael) w Easthorpe (St Mary), & Messing (All Saints) w Inworth (All Saints)—Clergy: Anne-Marie Renshaw (TR), Lydia Smith (TV), Julia Russell Grant (AC). Readers: Harold Toms, Anne Wild. ● Tiptree St Luke’s School: Martin Moriarty (HT). ● Layer de la Haye School: Patricia Wilkie (HT). ● Birch School: Kate Moore (HT). ● Dioceses of St Helena and St Mark the Evangelist (Southern Africa). 13 FRIDAY Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066 ● WITHAM AND VILLAGES TEAM MINISTRY: Witham (St Nicolas), Rivenhall and Silver End (St Mary & All Saints), Fairstead (St Mary Vn), Terling (All Saints), White Notley (St Etheldreda), and Faulkbourne (St Germanus)—Clergy: Sally Lodge (TR), Paul Watkin (TV), Vacancy (TV), Susan Malam, Alex Jeewan, Christine Newmarch (A). LLM: Will Abbott. ● Witham Howbridge Junior School (Academy): Sean Wade (HT). ● Rivenhall School: Rebecca More (HT). ● Terling School: Pamela Smart (HT). ● White Notley School: Ruth Baugh (HT). ● Dioceses of Sunyani and Tamale (Ghana, West Africa). 14 SATURDAY “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” Augustine of Hippo ● Diocese of Swansea & Brecon (Wales). 15 THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Give thanks for the work and ministries of our hospices who bring comfort and relief to patients and families in times of physical and spiritual need and stress. Pray for our hospice chaplains. ● Diocese of Swaziland (Southern Africa), Rt Revd Ellinah Wamukoya, Bishop. 16 MONDAY Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555 ● The retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Witham. ● Diocese of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia). 17 TUESDAY Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c 107 ● DEANERY OF HINCKFORD—Area Dean: Jonathan Lowe. Lay Chair: Brian Vidler. ● Diocese of Tabora (Tanzania). 18 WEDNESDAY LUKE THE EVANGELIST ● NORTH HINKFORD TEAM MINISTRY: Alphamstone (St Barnabas), Belchamp Otten (St Ethelbert & All Saints), Belchamp St Paul (St Andrew), Belchamp Walter (St Mary), Bulmer (St Andrew), Foxearth (St Peter & St Paul), Great & Little Henny (St Mary), Lamarsh (Holy Innocents), Liston and Borley, Middleton (All Saints), Ovington (St Mary), Pentlow (St Gregory & St George), Twinstead (St John Evangelist) and Wickham St Paul (All Saints)—Clergy: Margaret King (TR), Sally Womersley (TV), Paul Grover (A). Reader: Graham King. ● Bulmer St Andrew’s School: Jinnie Nichols (EHT). ● Belchamp St Paul’s School: Linda Taylor (HT). ● Diocese of Taita-Taveta (Kenya). 19 THURSDAY Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary, 1812 ● United Benefice of Great Tey (St Barnabas) w Little Tey (St James the Less), Wakes Colne (All Saints) & Chappel (St Barnabas)—Clergy: John Richardson (R). Reader: Valerie Bartlett. ● Great Tey School: Lucy Overton (HT).
CYCLE O COLCHESTER St Botolph and Priory ruins: Please pray for the clergy and congregation on November 21. Picture: JON LONGMAN. ● Chappel School: Julie Ingram (HT). work in the Deanery of Hinckford. ● Diocese of Taiwan (Province VIII, The Episcopal Church). ● Diocese of The Arctic (Rupert’s Land, Canada). 20 FRIDAY 26 THURSDAY Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899; Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the ● HALSTEAD AREA TEAM MINISTRY: Colne Engaine (St East Saxons, 664 Andrew), Earls Colne (St Andrew), Gosfield (St Catherine), Greenstead Green (St James), Halstead (St Andrew w Holy ● DEANERY OF BRAINTREE—Area Dean: Beth Bendrey. Trinity), White Colne (St Andrew), Gestingthorpe, Great Lay Chair: John Turton. Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Pebmarsh—Clergy: Katie de ● Diocese of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (Province Bourcier (PiC), Peter Allen, Gay Ellis (TV), Hugh Mothersole IV, The Episcopal Church). (AC), Rose Braisby (A). LLM: Terry Streamer. Reader: Nick Ellis. 27 FRIDAY ● Colne Engaine School: Julie Sarti (HT); Halstead St Andrew’s ● Black Notley (St Peter and St Paul), Great Notley and Rayne School: Bridgette Gough (HT); Great Maplestead St Giles (All Saints)—Clergy: Beth Bendrey (R, AD), Iain Bendrey (AC), School: Jinnie Nichols (EHT); Pebmarsh St John’s School: Philip Howlett (A), Olivia Maxfield-Coote (A). Karen de Pietro (HT); Halstead Holy Trinity School: Jonathan ● Diocese of The Murray (South Australia). Smith (HT). 28 SATURDAY SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES ● Dioceses of Tanga and Tarime (Tanzania). ● It is great we know almost nothing about Simon and Jude 21 SATURDAY other than that they were followers of Jesus and sent out by him ● Earlier this week was St Luke’s day, and the days following to be apostles. That’s it. It’s too easy to glamorize the first reflect the theme of healing. Luke, the doctor who was the friend followers of Jesus but the Gospels make it quite clear that they of Paul, has given his name to hospitals and healing institutions were just like us – a mixed up bunch of people. But in response across the world. There is an invitation here for all of us to open to the death and resurrection of Christ we, like them, can change our wounds to God; to place our anxieties and concerns at his the world. feet in the assurance that God is always waiting to show us his ● Diocese of Thika (Kenya). love. 29 THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (BIBLE SUNDAY) ● Diocese of Tasmania (Ex-P, Australia). ● Lord, help us to grow in faith, hope and love as we spend time 22 THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY with you and your Word this coming week. Help us, also, to ● Lord, help us to grow in faith, hope and love as we spend time support others as they grow in their faith. with you and your Word this coming week. Help us, also, to ● Dioceses of Thoothukudi — Nazareth and Tirunelveli (South support others as they grow in their faith. India); Rt Revd Samuel Clement, and The Rt Revd Jayaraj ● Diocese of Temotu (Melanesia) Rt Revd Leonard Dawea, Christdoss, Bishops. Bishop. 30 MONDAY 23 MONDAY ● Bocking (St Mary the Virgin) and Panfield (St Mary and St ● THE HEDINGHAMS AND UPPER COLNE: Great Yeldham Christopher)—Clergy: Roderick Reid (R), Mark Payne (A). (St Andrew), Little Yeldham (St John the Baptist), Stambourne Reader: Pat Scott. (St Peter & St Thomas), Tilbury-juxta-Clare (St Margaret) and ● Bocking (St Peter)—Clergy: Tim Barnes (PIC), Robert Stone Toppesfield (St Margaret), Sible Hedingham (St Peter) w Castle (A). Hedingham (St Nicholas)—Clergy: Barbara Hume (PIC), ● Diocese of Toamasina (Indian Ocean). Michael Bursell, Liz Paxton (AC). LLM: David Brown. 31 SATURDAY Martin Luther, Reformer,1564 ● Great Yeldham St Andrew’s School: Carrie Prior (HT). ● Braintree (St Michael)—Clergy: Nigel Adams (PIC). LLM: ● Toppesfield St Margaret’s School: Vanessa Thomas (HT). John Turton. Reader: Roger Cooke. ● St Peter’s School, Sible Hedingham: Julie Harper (HT). ● Braintree St Michael’s School: Mandy Short (HT). ● Diocese of Terekeka (Loryko, Sudan). ● Diocese of Tohoku (Japan). 24 TUESDAY United Nations Day ● TWO RIVERS: Ridgewell (St Laurence) w Ashen (St NOVEMBER 2017 Augustine of Canterbury) and Birdbrook (St Augustine of Canterbury) w Sturmer (St Mary); Steeple Bumpstead (St Mary 1 WEDNESDAY — ALL SAINTS’ DAY the Virgin) w Helions Bumpstead (St Andrew)—Clergy: Jonathan ● Coggeshall (St Peter ad Vincula) w Markshall (St Nicholas’ Lowe (AD, V), Claire Robertson (A). LLM: Theresa Lowe. Chapel)—Clergy: Chris Davey (PIC), Katharine King, Neil Tozer ● Ridgewell School: Linda Taylor (HT). (AC), Tracey Harvey (A). LLM: Dee O’Reilly. ● Dioceses of Texas and West Texas (Province VII, The ● Coggeshall St Peter’s School: Alison Cole (HT). Episcopal Church) ● Diocese of Tokyo (Japan). 25 WEDNESDAY Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, 2 THURSDAY COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL c.287 DEPARTED (ALL SOULS’ DAY) ● The retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and ● Finchingfield (St John the Baptist) w Cornish Hall End (St
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John the Evangelist) and Wethersfield (St Mary Magdalen) w Shalford (St Andrew)—Clergy: Colin Wilson (V). Reader: Sarah Pilgrim. ● Wethersfield School: Caroline Shingleton (HT). ● Finchingfield School: Lisa Feldman (HT). ● Diocese of Toliara (Indian Ocean). 3 FRIDAY Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apolgist, Teacher of the Faith , 1600; Martin of Porres, Friar, 1639 ● Cressing (All Saints) w Stisted (All Saints) and Bradwell-juxtaCoggeshall (Holy Trinity) and Pattiswick (St Mary the Virgin)— Clergy: Chris Davey (PIC), Robert Burden, Katherine King, Neil Tozer (AC), Tracey Harvey (A). ● Stisted Primary Academy: Martin Hawrylak (HT) ● Diocese of Torit (Loryko, Sudan). 4 SATURDAY ● From All Saints Day to the eve of the first Sunday of Advent is called in some churches “the season of the Kingdom” and that’s a great name! The prayers and readings through this season speak of God’s promise for the renewal of the whole world. ● Diocese of Toronto (Canada). 5 FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT ● Pray for the ministry of all those who work with young people, and especially the Diocesan Area Youth Advisers. We remember St Mark’s College, its Director Peter Hillman and all who work there. Also those who minister at the Asheldham Centre and Barry Howard, the manager. ● Diocese of Toungoo (Myanmar), Rt Revd Saw Wilme, Bishop. 6 MONDAY Leonard, Hermit, 6th Century William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1600 ● Braintree (St Paul) Clergy: Sarah Hayward (PIC), Colin Fairweather (A). Reader: Susan Riches. ● The retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Braintree. ● Diocese of Trichy-Tanjore (South India). 7 TUESDAY Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739 ● DEANERY OF COLCHESTER—Area Dean: Paul Norrington. Lay Chair: Roger Ennals. Assistant Area Dean: Erwin Lammens. ● Our Link Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies). 8 WEDNESDAY The Saints and Martyrs of England ● Marks Tey (St Andrew) and Aldham (St Margaret & St Catherine)—Clergy: Ian Scott-Thompson (PIC), Wendy Pagden (A). Reader: Iain MacCallum. ● Marks Tey St Andrew’s School: Lelia Berkeley (HT). ● Dioceses of Peterborough and Truro (Canterbury). 9 THURSDAY Margery Kempe, Mystic, c.1440 ● Berechurch (St Margaret w St Michael)—Clergy: Andrew Fordyce (V), Jackie Sams (AC), Caroline Martin (A). ● Diocese of Tuam, Killala & Achonry (Armagh, Ireland). 10 FRIDAY Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461 ● GREENSTEAD W COLCHESTER ST ANNE TM: Colchester (St Anne), Colchester (St Andrew), Colchester (St Matthew) Clergy: Tim Platts (PIC). LLM: Alison Gray, Terry Gray. ● Colchester Parsons Heath School: Claire Newson (HT). ● Diocese of Twik East (Upper Nile, Sudan).
COLCHESTER ST PETER: Please pray for the North Hill clergy and congregation on November 21.
11 SATURDAY Martin, Bishop of Tours, c.397 ● Today is Armistice Day and – as it always is – also the day that the Church remembers Martin of Tours. Martin lived in the 4th century and was a soldier. One day he met a poor man who was freezing and Martin gave him his soldier’s large coat. It was the beginning of a new stage of Martin’s journey – he became a monk and began a different kind of battle. ● Diocese of Udi (Enugu, Nigeria). 12 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY (THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT) ● “O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know. Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm. As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.” A prayer from Churches Together. ● Diocese of Ughelli (Bendell, Nigeria), The Rt Revd Cyril Odutemu, Bishop. 13 MONDAY Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836 ● Colchester (St Barnabas Old Heath)—Clergy: Richard Tilbrook (V). Reader: Jackie Twinn. ● Diocese of Ukhahlamba (Southern Africa). 14 TUESDAY Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796 ● Langham (St Mary the Virgin) w Boxted (St Peter)—Clergy: Mandy Elmes (PIC). Reader: Denise Hobday. ● Boxted St Peter’s School: Laura Khine (HT). ● Dioceses of Ukwa and Umuahia (Aba, Nigeria). 15 WEDNESDAY ● Colchester (St James and St Paul) Clergy: Vacancy (R). ● St James School: Pauline Batley (HT). ● Diocese of Umzimvubu (Southern Africa). 16 THURSDAY Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer, 1093; Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240 ● Colchester (St John the Evangelist)—Clergy: Andy Sachs (PIC), Geoffrey Read (AC), Hannah Patton (A), Vivien Whitfield (A). Colchester St John’s School: Craig Twin (HT). Russell & Katharine Norton (Nigeria), Mark & Shirley Sinclair (Cambodia), Hugh Battye (China). ● Diocese of Upper Shire, (Central Africa). 17 FRIDAY Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200 ● Colchester (Christ Church) w (St Mary at the Walls)— Clergy: Paul Norrington (AD, R), Pat Prestney (AC). LLM: Sara Humphreys. Reader: Clive Joyce . ● Dioceses of Uruguay and Paraguay (South America). 18 SATURDAY Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231 ● Elizabeth of Hungary was a princess who was married at 14 and widowed at 20. Inspired by the example of Francis of Assisi, she spent the remaining four years of her short life, and all her wealth, in the service of the poor and the vulnerable. In our increasingly divided country, Elizabeth is an important example to us of practical caring for others. ● Dioceses of Upper South Carolina and Utah (Provinces IV and VIII, The Episcopal Church). 19 SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT ● Pray for all those men and women who work in the emergency services providing 24 hour care and protection, both in front line and behind the scenes, and pray, too for their chaplains. ● Diocese of Uyo (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Prince Asukwo Antai, Bishop. 20 MONDAY Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870; Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876 ● Colchester New Town and the Hythe (St Stephen, St Leonard, St Mary Magdalene)—Clergy: Ian Hilton (R). Lay Pioneer Minister: Nikki Foster-Kruczek. LLM: Tim Nice. Reader: Andrew King. ● Kendall School: Clare French (HT). ● Diocese of Vanuatu (Melanesia). 21 TUESDAY ● Colchester (St Luke)—Clergy: Hannah Cooper (PIC). LLM: Diana Benge-Abbott, Hugh Thomas. ● Colchester (St Peter and St Botolph) Clergy: Mark Wallace (PIC), Aella Gage (AC). Reader: Duncan Breckels. ● DNA Networks (Bishop’s Mission Order)—Clergy: David Beales (OPM). ● Diocese of Vellore (South India). 22 WEDNESDAY Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230 ● Fordham (All Saints) w Eight Ash Green (All Saints)— Clergy: John Parker (PIC). Readers: Peter Holden, Quinlan
Terry. ● All Saints School, Fordham: Stuart Wainwright (HT), Holy Trinity School, Eight Ash Green, Aldham School: Heather Hann (HT). ● Diocese of Venezuela (Province XI, The Episcopal Church). 23 THURSDAY Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100 ● Stanway (St Albright w St Andrew’s Church Centre)— Clergy: Tony Bushell (PIC). LLM: Penny Bonham, Morag Bushell. ● Diocese of Vermont (Province I, The Episcopal Church). 24 FRIDAY ● West Bergholt (St Mary the Virgin) and Great Horkesley (All Saints, St John) Clergy: Mandy Elmes (PIC). Readers: Michael Foster, Sandra Baker, Derek Webber. ● Heathlands School, West Bergholt: Jeremy Hallum (HT). ● The Bishop William Ward School, Great Horkesley: Toby Bull (HT). ● Diocese of the Virgin Islands (Province II, The Episcopal Church). 25 SATURDAY Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748 ● Tomorrow is the Feast of Christ the King – a feast created in the 20th century originally to re-assert the Church’s power and authority. Today it has become a different and much more important day as it invites us to celebrate the Lordship of Christ over all creation – that he reigns as king even in the darkest places of our world and the darkest moments of human experience. ● Dioceses of Virginia and West Virginia (Province III, The Episcopal Church). 26 SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT (CHRIST THE KING) ● O loving Lord, be near us at this time of worship. Open our ears to hear your voice; our eyes to behold your glory; our hearts to receive your grace; our lips to show forth your praise; for the sake of Jesus Christ, our King and Saviour. ● Diocese of Wad Medani (Sudan) The Rt Revd Saman Farajalla Mahdi, Bishop. 27 MONDAY ● Lexden (St Leonard)—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC), David Armstrong (A). ● Myland (St Michael)—Clergy: Ray Gibbs (PIC), John Chandler (AC), Hazel Greenland (A). ● Dioceses of Waiapu and Waikato & Taranaki (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia). 28 TUESDAY ● Wormingford (St Andrew) and Mount Bures (St John) w Little Horkesley (St Peter and St Paul)—Clergy: John Chandler (PIC). St Andrew’s School: Patricia Derry (HT). ● Diocese of Wangaratta (Victoria, Australia). 29 WEDNESDAY ● Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church. ● Shrub End (All Saints w St Cedd)—Clergy: Nicholas Davis (V). ● Wivenhoe (St Mary)—Clergy: Erwin Lammens (AAD, R). Reader: Glyn Stanway. ● Diocese of Warri (Bendel, Nigeria). 30 THURSDAY ANDREW THE APOSTLE ● The retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Colchester. ● Diocese of Washington (Province III, The Episcopal Church). NOTES:
The Cycle of Prayer is also available on the Diocesan website: www. chelmsford.anglican.org/faith/prayer. Where parochial links are known to exist the names of overseas workers are placed immediately after the appropriate parish. Further information concerning overseas dioceses, including the names of bishops, is contained in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, available on their website www.anglicancommunion. org/acp/main.cfm. Honorary Editor: Jenny Robinson, 71 Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex CM8 1NH, 01376 516727 (email: email@example.com) who would be glad to receive comments and corrections and also any items for prayer and praise to be considered for inclusion from the parishes.
A Assistant Clergy; AAD Assistant Area Dean; AC Associate Clergy; ACD Associate Clergy Diaconate; AD Area Dean; ASM Associate Minister, AT Assistant Clergy Title Post; AYO Area Youth Officer, BP Bishop; C Community Worker; CA Church Army; CIC Curate in Charge; CHP Chaplain; EVN Evangelist; Ex-P Extra-Provincial *; HT Head Teacher; LD Locally Deployed; LLM Licensed Lay Minister; MCD Minister of Conventional District; MIN Minister, P Priest; PIC Priest in Charge; R Rector; Rdes Rector designate; RDR Reader; PTO Permission to Officiate; RES Residentiary Canon; SNP Special Needs Post, T Teacher; TM Team Ministry; TR Team Rector; TV Team Vicar; V Vicar; Vdes Vicar designate; WDN Warden.
THE MONTH — NB SUPPLEMENT October-November 2017
month — What's on in October in Essex and East London
Saturday, September 16 ● Youth Ministry: Nuts & Bolts Day. St Mark's College, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JD 10am - 4pm. A day exploring the essentials of youth ministry including: first aid / health & safety / residentials programme planning / resources / mentoring plus more. This event is aimed at volunteers and clergy but all are welcome. There is a cost of £10 per person for this event. Book in via Eventbrite (click website link) or email Mark Tiddy (Bradwell Area Youth Adviser). Your ticket price includes lunch and each organisation will get a goodybag worth £25. Sunday, September 17 ● The Rectory, All Saints, Church Lane, Doddinghurst, Brentwood CM15 0NJ . 2.30pm4.30pm.Cream Teas at the Priest’s house. In aid of church funds. Contact Revd Ann Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Music! Music! Music! singing afternoon. 2pm at St Mary's Church, Stapleford Tawney RM4 1TA. Put another nickel in, in the nickelodeon… Are you already singing along? Join us for the afternoon to work up a lively chorus version of the hugely popular number Music! Music! Music! Wednesday, September 20 ● St John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert with Ingrid Kvale, Accordion. For information www.stjohnse15.co.uk Thursday, September 21 ● Dedham Lecture 2017. Dedham Church, High Street, Dedham CO7 6DE. 8pm. Nick Spencer, the Research Director of Theos Think Tank, will give the 2017 Dedham Lecture on 'Doing Good? A future for Christianity in Britain. Saturday, September 23 ● Coffee Morning at St Mary Magdalene, Church Street, Great Burstead CM11 2TR. 10.30am 12.30pm. Coffee morning with various stalls. ● Sponsored Hymn-Singing at St Peter's, Bocking 12 noon to 2.30pm. Sponsored hymn-singing in aid of church funds. All welcome - come and join in with your favourites! Light refreshments. ● Variety Concert: David Felstead & Friends. Southminster St Leonard's Church CM0 7EW. 3pm. A concert of popular music on organ and piano with vocalists too. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is £5. Proceeds will go into the church organ fund. ● Southend Hospital Fundraising Concert at St Saviour's Church, Westcliff. 7:30pm. Broadway to La Scala - an evening of musical theatre and classical favourites... ● St Peter’s Church, Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch, IG2 7QN. Sarah-Jane Lewis In Concert. Accompanist: Bob Allder. Tickets £12 (including light refreshments) from Linda Wright 020 8590 7248. Sarah-Jane Lewis makes a welcome return to her home area of Aldborough Hatch. She was a Brownie Guide at St. Peter’s Church, Aldborough Hatch, and attended the William Torbitt Primary School, Seven Kings High School and Redbridge Music School.In 2010 Sarah-Jane was Essex Young Musician of the Year.This British soprano opera singer graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2009 and received her diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, finishing her education at the National Opera Studio in 2014. Sunday, September 24 ● St Mary’s Buttsbury Harvest festival. St Mary's Church, Ingatestone Road, Buttsbury CM4 9NZ
Medieval churches on study tour
THE Friends of Essex Churches Trust will be visiting three interesting medieval churches, each one in an attractive rural setting, on their Autumn Study Day. Led by Dr Christopher Starr, the study day will be held on Saturday, October 7 and will visit Fobbing, Corringham and Horndon-on-theHill. The cost is £7 for members of the Friends and £10 for non-members. All are welcome and more details can be found at www.foect.org.uk/ studydays.php.
Regular events Every Sunday unless otherwise stated ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 3.30pm. Evensong. See advertisement on back page for complete list of main services in the cathedral. ● Afternoon Teas at All Saints’ Epping Upland. CM16 6PH.Come and enjoy our lovely rural setting and fantastic views, whilst tasting delicious home-made cakes, tea and coffee. We are dog friendly and have water bowls for our four-legged friends. 3pm-5pm Monday-Saturday ● Kings Cafe (above Aldi), London Road, Lexden, Colchester. Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm. Every Wednesday ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 1pm-3pm. ‘Welcome on Wednesday’ in the Cathedral with our lay chaplain Jean Standen; tea/coffee and cakes. All welcome. ● St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Corringham. 10am-4pm. Church will be open every Wednesday for visitors, to see this historic building, there is a Saxon wall, Norman tower, 13th century tombstones, Medieval stained glass and more. All welcome. ● Chelmsford Cathedral 9.30am. Baby and Toddler Group (term-time only). ● St John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concerts. For information www. stjohnse15.co.uk Every Thursday ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 10.45am. Faith and Fitness. A free fitness class with a difference for all ages and abilities. The session will include a prayer, a workout and meditation to improve your physical and spiritual health and well-being. Every Friday from September 6 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert. Admission is free, but we welcome your contributions, which are divided between various charities and Cathedral expenses. Light refreshments are available in the Cathedral from 12 noon, or you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. The performers for each concert can be viewed online at www. chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk/events-diary. 3.30pm. Harvest festival service with afternoon tea served afterwards. ● Vanessa Herrick will be ‘Collated and Installed’ as Archdeacon of Harlow in Chelmsford Cathedral at 3.30 pm Wednesday, September 27 ● St John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert with Andy Losq, organ. For information www.stjohnse15.co.uk. Thursday, September 28 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 7.30pm. The Welsh Society meets in the Chapter House. Saturday, September 30 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 10am, 2pm, 6pm. Ordination services — see pages 6 and 7. ● One community 1,000 years. Ingatestone Church CM4 9DU. 7pm - 9.30pm. A night of modern worship music. Adults £5, 25 or Under:
£1.Tickets available from Oliver Lincoln 07564 840145 or email@example.com . Sunday, October 1 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 11.15am. A County Celebration of Harvest. Tuesday, October 3 ● ‘Praying with Evelyn Underhill’ at Retreat House Pleshey CM3 1HA. 9.30am. ● Pastoral Care for Young People. Diocesan Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT. We will be welcoming Revd Phil and Lucy Greig from Canterbury to lead a day of training on pastoral care for young people. The day will run from 10:30am until 2:30pm Wednesday, October 4 ● The Fox, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0JH. Noon-1.30pm. Men’s Pub Lunch. A friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey and Buskins, Layer de la Haye. In even numbered months we meet at the Fox, Layer de la Haye. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 'phone him on 01206 738 759 by the Sunday before the lunch if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be). ● Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock. 1pm-3pm. Café Theology. Meet at the Food Court. ● Library at the Diocesan Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford. 1pm. The Chelmsford Christian Bookshop Reading Group. Everyone is welcome and it is free to join in. For details and encouragement, please contact the bookshop on 01245 294405 or email bookshop@chelmsford. anglican.org. Thursday, October 5 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 10am. Mothers' Union Corporate Communion in St Cedd’s Chapel. ● St Laurence church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster. 1.05pm. Free lunchtime concert. Retiring collection. Car parking available. Saturday, October 7 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 10am-12 noon. Cathedral Coffee Morning in the Chapter House. Enjoy fresh coffee, home-made scones and bring & buy. ● 73rd Sale of Stamps for St Mary's Saffron Walden. 9:30am. Saffron Walden Town Hall , Saffron Walden CB10 1HR. In aid of St Mary's Restoration and Music Funds. thousands of stamps individually priced and a warm welcome!. ● Men's breakfast at St Leonard's Church, Lexden 9.15am. In the Nicholls room in the church. Breakfast of cereals bacon rolls fruit juice tea/coffee, friendly chat followed by prayer time. ● Chelmsford Cathedral..7.30pm. Essex Police Choir Annual Charity Concert. Special guests: Essex Police Band An evening of musical entertainment with a selection of songs from stage and screen, alltime hits and brass band classics. All proceeds in aid of Farleigh Hospice and SNAP charities. Tickets: £10 available from Mark Lawrence 07802 414793. ●"Harvestime Harmonies" at All Saints' Church, Barling Magna at 6:30pm. A concert for Harvestime by Gaudeamus Chamber Choir in the splendid acoustics of Barling Church decorated for Harvest Festival. Tickets are £20 (advance only)and include glass of mulled wine. ● Friends of Essex Churches Trust will be visiting four interesting medieval churches, each
Keene lecturers will focus on Reformation THE Keene Lectures 2017 are entitled Luther’s Heritage with a film night and three lectures marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 1517 and interpreting its significance for today. The four events take place in Chelmsford Cathedral on October 31, November 8, 15 and 22 — all starting at 8pm. Edward Carter, the Canon Theologian at Chelmsford Cathedral, says: “Significant 500th anniversaries don’t come round very often, and the moment when Martin Luther nailed his theses to the door on
31st October 1517 has affected the church in the west ever since. “So I’m delighted that our three Keene Lecturers this year will be reflecting on that moment and helping us think about what it might mean for us today. "Duncan Morrow, Judith Champ and Sarah Perry all bring tremendous expertise in their different fields, as well as having excellent reputations as engaging speakers. “This year the series starts with a film night on the anniversary day, to whet our appetites.
“I look forward very much to welcoming you to Chelmsford Cathedral, starting with a film featuring Luther (2003) with Joseph Fiennes as Martin Luther. “The evening, on the exact 500th anniversary of the public proclamation of Luther’s 95 theses, will start with a short introduction discussing a variety of films that have been made over the past century about Martin Luther and the start of the Reformation. “The 2003 film, with Fiennes in the title role, received many plaudits.
"It portrays Luther as a man full of psychological turmoil— emotional, charismatic, and often filled with self-doubt. The main events of Luther’s life are all incorporated” Dr Perry will end the series on November 22, addressing ‘The Women and the Common Men: A Gothic Novelist’s take on The English Reformation and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs’. ● For more information, log on to www. chelmsfordcathedral. org.uk.
one in an attractive rural setting, on their Autumn Study Day. See story below. ● Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach, IG10 4BF – Harvest Activity Day. 11.30 am to 3pm Free activities for children to include making a pop-corn wreath, an autumn lantern, a daisy bookmark, a stained glass window, a mandala flower and building a sukkot in the church. All day buffet lunch – soup and a roll £1.50, cold meat and salad £3.00/£5.00, pies and crumbles £1.50. Further details please contact Jane Begley on 07572 111387 or email@example.com Friday, October 13 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. No Lunchtime Concert. Saturday, October 14 ● Chelmsford Cathedral Choir concert 7.30pm in St. Andrews church, Sandon. Tickets £10 including a glass of wine and nibbles. £5 for those in full -time education.To purchase tickets, please contact 01245 698988 or 01245 281305. ● ‘Treasure in the Field’ at Retreat House Pleshey CM3 1HA. 9.30am. Led by The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford. This quiet day will be framed by simple times of worship and prayer through our time together, ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 7.30pm. Concert: Caprice Orchestra. A varied programme of popular classics. Proceeds to Essex Mind and Spirit, a community organisation that supports those with mental health issues and challenges the stigma around mental health. Tickets: £10 tel: 01245 465718. Saturday, October 21 ● Sandon Church Friends Quiz night. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £7 each Teams of six. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. There will be a raffle. For tickets, contact 01245 698988. Book early to avoid disappointment. ● Autumn Fair at St Winifred's Church Chigwell.10am. Various stalls, crafts, activities. a day out for the family. Refreshments available Tuesday, October 31 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 8pm. First Keene lecture — see story at bottom of page. ● Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach, IG10 4BF – Festival of Light. Service in the candlelight churchyard followed by BBQ, soup, hot chocolate, games and craft in the Church for all the family. 4.30 to 7.00 pm. Free event – donations for BBQ welcome. Contact Jane Begley 07572 111387 or firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, November 8 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 8pm. Second Keene lecture — see story at bottom of page. Saturday, November 11 ● Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach, IG10 4BF – 10.30 am Armistice Service to remember the fallen.Choral service with hymns for the congregation. November 2017 diary deadline ● Submit event details at www.chelmsford. anglican.org/events/create by October 1 for inclusion in The Month and on the diocesan website. Latest events ● You can find the latest events online at www. chelmsford.anglican.org/events/ calendar ● Cathedral events can be viewed online at www.chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk/ events-diary.
Published on Sep 14, 2017