Bishop Roger hosts Colchester Beer & Hymns party celebration A BEER & Hymns Party, led by Bishop Roger Morris, the Bishop of Colchester, is being held at St Leonard’s church, Lexden, Colchester, on Saturday, June 10 at 6.30pm. Father David Armstrong, Curate at St Leonard’s, Lexden, said: "The Bishop of Colchester will be leading the evening of beer and hymns in a marquee at St Leonard’s. "It is an great opportunity to taste some excellent beers, enjoy a barbeque and belt out your favourite hymns – all welcome." ● Further information from Father David at email@example.com or ring 01206 710414.
Saturday, May 20 ● Holy Cross Church, Felsted (CM6 3DQ). 9am. Dunmow & Stansted Deanery Walk. Monthly walk in
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2017 Together on the Way with Christ programme. Members of other denominational churches welcome. Refreshments followed by short service from about 10.15am open to non-walkers. Suitable footwear advisable and dogs welcome. Contact Jo Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org ● St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts RM4 1ES. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm, entrance £5, payable at the door. Concert, entitled 'Steppin' Out' featuring the 'Saint Francis Hospice Choir & Friends', directed by John Morris. Proceeds to Saint Francis Hospice and St Mary the Virgin Church. ● St. Nicholas Church, Great Wakering, High Street, Great Wakering SS3 0AG. Noon-4pm. Summer Fete. There will be lots of attractions to enjoy including dancing and juggling, bouncy castle, face painting, tin can alley, Krazy Kitchen, Coconut Shy, BBQ, Cream
Teas, Beer & Wine tent and an Art Exhibition and Music in the Church. ● Grand Jumble Sale at St George’s Brentwood CM15 9HR.One of St George's famous jumble sales in aid of our Church Porch Fund. Bargains galore - Clothes/ Brica-brac/ shoes & bags/ toys & games/ Books & DVD's/ household linen , light refreshments. Admission 30p. ● St George's Church, Ongar Rd (near Robin Hood roundabout), Brentwood CM15 9HR. 7.30-10pm. Brentwood Christian Aid Quiz Night. Rack your brains and support Christian Aid. To order tickets and find out their price, ring: 07952222911. ● May Fayre at St Mary with St Leonard, Broomfield CM1 7BD. Fun for all the family. Broomfield's Got Talent show. Bouncy Castle. Round Tower beer. 11am12:30pm
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DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER — June and July 2017 Cycle of Prayer for daily use in Diocese of Chelmsford
LATCHINGDON: Please pray for Revd Sandra Manley and her ` congregation on July 26. Picture: JON LONGMAN
“Love the Lord your God. Listen to his voice and hold fast to him.” Deut 30:20
JUNE 2017 1 THURSDAY Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165 ● DEANERY OF BASILDON—Area Dean: Jane Freeman. Lay Chair: Shirley Jeffery. Assistant Area Dean: Jo Delfgou. Chaplains: Linda Peall, David Bates (Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), Tara Frankland (St Luke’s Hospice). ● Diocese of North Carolina (Province IV, The Episcopal Church). 2 FRIDAY ● BASILDON (St Martin of Tours)—Clergy: Esther McCafferty (R), Martin Wood (Hon. A). Licensed Lay Minister: Phyllis Wood. ● Diocese of North Central Philippines (Philippines). 3 SATURDAY The Martyrs of Uganda , 1885-7 and 1977 ● We are just coming to the end of Thy Kingdom Come – an international ten days of prayer inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Whatever you have done since Ascension Day, this time is an invitation to put prayer at the centre of our lives. Remember that in the Anglican tradition daily morning and evening prayer are seen as the basic minimum for ordinary Christians. There will be no renewal of the church across the developed world without us all digging deep in prayer. ● Diocese of North Dakota (Province VI, The Episcopal Church). 4 PENTECOST ● Come, O Spirit of God, and make within us your dwelling place and home. May our darkness be dispelled by your light, and our troubles calmed by your peace; may all evils be redeemed by your love, all pain transformed through the suffering of Christ, and all dying glorified by his risen life. Amen. (A Prayer Book for Australia) ● Diocese of North East India (North India), Rt Revd Michael Herenz, Bishop.
5 MONDAY Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754 ● BASILDON (St Andrew w Holy Cross)— Clergy: Jane Richards (Vicar elect), Andy Smith (A). ● Diocese of North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba (West Indies). 6 TUESDAY Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945 ● BILLERICAY & LITTLE BURSTEAD TM: Billericay (Christ Church), Billericay (Emmanuel), Billericay (St John the Divine), Little Burstead (St Mary Vn)—Clergy: Paul Carr (TR), Dan Pierce (TV), Margaret Fowler (A). Licensed Lay Ministers: Linda Russ, Pauline Randall. Readers: Peter Fisher, Sue Ginn, Susan Oakley, Pauline Woolnough. ● Diocese of North Karamoja (Uganda). 7 WEDNESDAY ● BOWERS GIFFORD w NORTH BENFLEET (St Margaret, St John)—Clergy: David Ibiayo (PIC). ● St Margaret’s School: Emma Wigmore (HT).
● Diocese of North Kerala (South India). 8 THURSDAY Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711 ● LAINDON (St Nicholas) w DUNTON— Clergy: Andrei Petrine (PIC). ● Dioceses of North Kigezi and North Mbale (Uganda). 9 FRIDAY Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597; Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith, 373 ● GREAT BURSTEAD (St Mary Magdalene) w RAMSDEN CRAYS— Clergy: Michael Hall (PIC). ● Dioceses of North Queensland (Queensland, Australia) and North West Australia (Western Australia). 10 SATURDAY ● Thomas Becket – the Archbishop murdered on the orders of the king in Canterbury Cathedral – is responsible for Trinity Sunday (July 11). It was he who started the practice of celebrating the
Eucharist in honour of the Trinity on the Sunday after Pentecost, and from Canterbury it spread across Europe and eventually became part of the calendar of all the western churches. It’s a great day – and one that preachers should not be afraid of! It invites us to know God as a communion of love who sends us out to draw others into that communion. ● Diocese of Northern Argentina (South America). 11 TRINITY SUNDAY ● Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Common Worship] ● Diocese of Northern California (Province VIII, The Episcopal Church), Rt Revd Barry Beisner, Bishop. 12 MONDAY BARNABAS THE APOSTLE (translated) ● LANGDON HILLS (St Mary & All Saints)—Clergy: Colin Hopkinson (R), Julian Patching (AC), Emma Wylie (A). Reader: Kennedy Rath. ● Diocese of North Indiana (Province V, The Episcopal Church). 13 TUESDAY ● PITSEA (St Gabriel) w NEVENDON (St Peter)—Clergy: Simon Law (R). ● Diocese of Northern Izon (Niger Delta, Nigeria). 14 WEDNESDAY Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691 ● VANGE (St Chad)—Clergy: David Ibiayo (R). ● Diocese of Northern Luzon (Philippines). 15 THURSDAY DAY OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE INSTITUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION [CORPUS CHRISTI] Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941 ● WICKFORD & RUNWELL TM: Wickford (St Catherine, Wickford (St Andrew), Runwell (St Mary)—Clergy: Jane Freeman (TR), Norbert Chumu Mutuku, Jo Delfgou (TV), Matthew Simpkins, Sue Wise (A). Wickford CE School: Louise Johnson (HT) ● Diocese of Northern Malawi (Central Africa). CONTINUED ON PAGE II
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE I 16 FRIDAY Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253; Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752 ● The retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Basildon. ● Diocese of Northern Michigan (Province V, The Episcopal Church). 17 SATURDAY Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 and 1936 ● The three fundamental disciplines of any church are worship, fellowship and learning. These are the foundation stones of our mission as we are sent out to share the fruits of God’s love. They are not simply an end in themselves. That’s why it is so helpful to be reminded in the calendar of people like Samuel and Henrietta Barnet. They lived out their faith in response to the squalid conditions they found in their parish in Whitechapel and worked throughout their lives to improve housing conditions for the poor and provide proper pensions. The life of the church at the service of the poor – now that’s Gospel living. ● Diocese of Northern Philippines (Philippines) 18 THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Pray for all those involved in Lay Development and Training in the Diocese, led by Elizabeth Jordan, Lay Development Adviser. ● Diocese of The Northern Territory (Queensland, Australia), Rt Revd Greg Anderson, Bishop. 19 MONDAY Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929 ● DEANERY OF CHELMSFORD NORTH: Area Dean: Tom Page. Lay Chair: Robert Hammond. Chaplains: Carole Goddard (HMP & YOI, Chelmsford); Julia Sheffield, Jane Richards, (MidEssex Hospitals NHS Trust); Lucyann Ashdown (Farleigh Hospice), Tony Cant (Anglia Ruskin University), Andrew Merchant (Writtle University College) ● Diocese of Northern Uganda (Uganda). 20 TUESDAY ● World Refugee Day ● BOREHAM (St Andrew)—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC), Sue Howlett (A). ● BROOMFIELD (St Mary w St Leonard)—Clergy: Carolyn Tibbott (V), Anne Harvey (AC), Julie Hardy (A). Reader: Diana Garfield. ● Diocese of Northwest Texas (Province VII, The Episcopal Church). 21 WEDNESDAY ● CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL (St Mary the Virgin, St Peter, St Cedd)—Clergy: Nicholas Henshall (Dean), Ivor Moody (ViceDean), Edward Carter (Canon Theologian), Simon Pothen (Precentor), Kate Moore (AC). ● The Cathedral School: Linda Wiskin (HT). ● Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania (Province III, The Episcopal Church). 22 THURSDAY Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 ● CHELMSFORD (The Ascension w All Saints)—Clergy: Tom Page (V, AD), Faye Bailey (A). ● Diocese of Norwich (Canterbury, England). 23 FRIDAY Ethelreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 ● CHELMSFORD (St Andrew)—Clergy: Paul Greenland (V). Licensed Lay Minister: Linda Robinson. ● Diocese in Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island (Canada) 24 SATURDAY THE BIRTH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ● John the Baptist is the only 'saint' except Mary who has more than one day in the Christian calendar. And the most important one – unusually – is today, the day of his birth, when almost all saints’ days mark the day of death. That’s because John stands at an extraordinary turning point and the heart of his ministry is preparing the way for Jesus. Certainly he meets a gory and deeply prophetic death, but it is his prophetic life and preaching that stands centre stage and invites each of us to consider how we are preparing the way for Jesus in our lives. ● Diocese of Nsukka (Enugu, Nigeria). 25 THE SECOND SUNDAY OF TRINITY ● Please pray for Denis Huntley and his team as they minister to the less able within our diocese. ● Diocese of Nyahururu (Kenya), Rt Revd Stephen Kabora, Bishop. 26 MONDAY ● THE CHIGNALS (St Nicholas w St James) w MASHBURY— Clergy: Caroline Brown (PIC), Rose Braisby (A), Sandra Sykes (A). Reader: Greg Waters. ● Diocese of Nzara (Minye, Sudan). 27 TUESDAY Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444 ● GREAT & LITTLE LEIGHS (St Mary Vn, St John) and LITTLE WALTHAM (St Martin)—Clergy: Caroline Brown (PIC), Rose Braisby, Sandra Sykes (A). Reader: Greg Waters. ● Little Waltham School: Liz Maycock (HT). ● Diocese of Offa (Kwara, Nigeria). 28 WEDNESDAY Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c.200 ● Ember Day ● GREAT WALTHAM (St Mary & St Lawrence) w FORD END (St John)—Clergy: Caroline Brown (PIC), Rose Braisby, Sandra Sykes (A). Reader: Greg Waters. ● Ford End School: Hazel Arnill (HT)
ST ANDREW, ALTHORNE: Please pray for the clergy and congregation on July 26. Pictures: JON LONGMAN. ● Great Waltham School: Alex Burden (HT) ● PLESHEY (Holy Trinity). Clergy: Vacancy (PIC) ● Diocese of Ogbaru (Niger, Nigeria) 29 THURSDAY PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES ● ROXWELL (St Michael and All Angels)—Clergy: Jo Jones (PiC), Susan Ives (AC), Andrew Merchant (A). ● Roxwell School: Vicky Kendell (HT) ● Pray for those attending the pre-ordination retreat at Pleshey and their Retreat Leader. ● Diocese of Ogbia (Niger Delta, Nigeria). 30 FRIDAY ● Ember Day ● SPRINGFIELD (All Saints)—Clergy: Susan Iskander (PIC). Licensed Lay Minister: Roger McFarland. ● Diocese of Ogbomoso (Ibadan, Nigeria).
JULY 2017 1 SATURDAY Henry, John, and Henry Venn the younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797, 1813, and 1873. ● Ember Day ● Four times a year you’ll find the word Ember Day against dates in the Common Worship calendar, This has nothing to do with ashes or warm fires! It’s simply an abbreviation of a German word meaning “four times a year”. They mark the traditional “four times” a year, once each season, when Christians fast to thank God for his gifts and pray for particular concerns. They are days of penitence and prayer – themes that easily pass us by! There is a very early rule that ordinations should take place in ember weeks, and although we no longer keep that tradition, in the Church of England these are days when we traditionally pray for the ordained ministry. ● Please pray for all those taking part in the Bradwell Festival this weekend. ● Diocese of Ogoni (Niger Delta, Nigeria). 2 THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Pray for all those being Priested today, for their families and the parishes where they serve. ● Diocese of Ogori-Magongo (Lokoja, Nigeria), Rt Revd Festus Davies, Bishop; and the Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema (Owerri, Nigeria), Rt Revd Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku, Bishop. 3 MONDAY THOMAS THE APOSTLE ● NORTH SPRINGFIELD (St Augustine of Canterbury)— Clergy: Jane Anderson (PIC). Reader: Simon Carpenter . ● The Bishop’s CE & RC School: Greg Waters (HT). ● Diocese of Ohio (Province V, The Episcopal Church). 4 TUESDAY ● EAST SPRINGFIELD (Church of Our Saviour) LEP—Clergy: Ann Mackenzie, (PIC). Reader: Gill Price.
● SPRINGFIELD (Holy Trinity)—Clergy: Keith Roddy (V), Stuart Hull (A). Reader: Ian Fuller. ● Dioceses of Oji River (Enugu, Nigeria) and Okene (Lokoja, Nigeria). 5 WEDNESDAY ● WRITTLE (All Saints) w HIGHWOOD (St Paul)—Clergy: Jo Jones (V), Susan Ives (AC), Andrew Merchant (A). ● The retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Chelmsford North. ● Diocese of Oke-Ogun (Ibadan, Nigeria). 6 THURSDAY Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535 ● DEANERY OF CHELMSFORD SOUTH—Area Dean: Andy Griffiths. Lay Chair: Christine Horton. Chaplain: Michèle Marshall (St Andrew’s Healthcare Essex). ● Diocese of Oke-Osun (Ibadan, Nigeria). 7 FRIDAY ● DANBURY (St John the Baptist)—Clergy: Clive Ashley (PIC). ● St John’s School: Jona Davies (HT). ● General Synod begins today in York. ● Diocese of Okigwe (Owerri, Nigeria). 8 SATURDAY ● Today’s second reading at Morning Prayer (Romans 14.1-12) is worth every church spending time with – it’s Paul inviting us not to quarrel or to judge; not to worry about different religious practices or the different things people choose to eat (and that was a big issue in his day because of meat offered to pagan gods). None of this matter because “if we live, we live to the Lord.” An invitation to the whole church to focus on Christ as the centre of our life. ● Dioceses of Okigwe North and Okigwe South (Owerri, Nigeria). 9 THE FOURTH AFTER TRINITY: Sea Sunday ● We remember all those whose lives are lived on your great oceans and give thanks for the work and inspiration of The Mission to Seafarers and pray for all agencies who work amongst seafarers. ● Diocese of Okinawa (Japan), Rt Revd David Eisho Uehara, Bishop. 10 MONDAY ● DOWNHAM (St Margaret) w SOUTH HANNINGFIELD (St Peter) & RAMSDEN BELLHOUSE (St Mary Vn)–Clergy: Stephen Robertson (R), Jean Andrews, Miranda Seaman (AC). Licensed Lay Minister: Suzy Edmundson. ● Downham School: Sue Crace and Helen Craig (joint HT). ● EAST HANNINGFIELD (All Saints)—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC). Licensed Lay Minister: Christine Horton. ● East Hanningfield School: Kerry Collins (HT). ● Dioceses of Oklahoma (Province VII, The Episcopal Church) and Olympia (Province VIII, The Episcopal Church).
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OF PRAYER 11 TUESDAY Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 ● GALLEYWOOD (St Michael & All Angels)—Clergy: Andy Griffiths (AD, V), Stephanie Gillingham (AC), Gemma Fraser (A). Licensed Lay Minister: Fiona Selden. ● St Michael’s Junior School: Maria Rumsey (HT). ● LITTLE BADDOW (St Mary Vn)—Clergy: Clive Ashley (PIC). Reader: Charles Cope. ● Dioceses of Okrika (Niger Delta, Nigeria) and Oleh (Bendel, Nigeria). 12 WEDNESDAY ● GREAT BADDOW TEAM MINISTRY (St Mary Vn, St Paul, Meadgate)—Clergy: Philip Ritchie (TR), Tim Ball, Philip Sheldrake (TV), Graham Hamborg, Roger Matthews (Hon. AC), Sue Finch, Matthew Houghton (A). ● Diocese of Olo (Minye, Sudan). 13 THURSDAY ● MOULSHAM (St John the Evangelist)—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC), Stephanie Gillingham (AC), Andy Griffiths (AD, AC). ● MOULSHAM (St Luke)—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC), Stephanie Gillingham (AC), Andy Griffiths (AD, AC). ● Diocese of Omu-Aran (Kwara, Nigeria). 14 FRIDAY John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet , 1866 ● SANDON (St Andrew)—Clergy: Terry Brown (R). ● SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS (Holy Trinity)—Clergy: Carol Ball (V) Michèle Marshall (AC). ● Trinity St Mary’s School: Christina Gooday (HT). ● Dioceses of On the Lake (Owerri, Nigeria) and On the Niger (Niger, Nigeria). 15 SATURDAY Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c. 862; Bonaventure, Friar, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith, 1274 ● Swithun was a great Saxon Bishop of Wessex when that was the most powerful kingdom in Britain. He was known for his intellectual gifts and learning, but also for his compassion and his commitment to evangelism. At his own request he was buried in a simple grave outside the walls of Winchester Cathedral. But of course the cult of saints was such that people couldn’t resist moving his body to a special shrine in the Cathedral – accompanied apparently by a huge and dramatic downpour of rain! They chose to interpret that as a sign of blessing.... Senior leadership in the church is always challenging – so pray specially today for our bishops, for humility, the right use of gifts and a passion for the Gospel. ● Diocese of Ondo (Ondo, Nigeria). 16 THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Give thanks for the men and women of the RNLI and HM Coastguard, who risk their lives to protect those who travel the seas around our coast. ● Diocese of Ontario (Canada), Rt Revd George Lindsey Russell Bruce, Bishop.
17 MONDAY ● STOCK HARVARD (All Saints)—Clergy: Stephen Need (PIC). ● Stock School: Alina Clay (HT). ● WEST HANNINGFIELD (St Mary & St Edward)—Clergy: Stephen Need (PIC). ● St Peter’s School: Wendy Figueira (HT). ● Diocese of Ottowa (Ontario, Canada). 18 TUESDAY Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England, Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883. ● WIDFORD (St Mary, Church of the Holy Spirit)—Clergy: Stephanie Gillingham (PIC), Andy Griffiths (AC, AD), Licensed Lay Minister: Roger Gillingham. ● Diocese of Oregon (Province VIII, The Episcopal Church). 19 WEDNESDAY Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c.379 ● WOODHAM FERRERS (St Mary) and BICKNACRE (St Andrew)—Clergy: Carol Ball (PIC), Michèle Marshall (AC). ● St Mary’s School: Stephanie Redgate (HT). ● The retired clergy, Readers, and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Chelmsford South. ● Diocese of Orlu (Owerri, Nigeria). 20 THURSDAY Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé des las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 ● DEANERY OF MALDON & DENGIE—Area Dean: Mark North. Lay Chair: Adrian Smith. Chaplain: Brigid Main (St Peter on the Wall). ● Diocese of Oru (Owerri, Nigeria). 21 FRIDAY ● BRADWELL ON SEA (St Thomas, St Peter on the Wall) & NEWLAND (St Lawrence)—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC). ● St Cedd’s School: Pauline Ward (HT). ● Diocese of Osaka (Japan). 22 SATURDAY MARY MAGDALENE ● Mary Magdalene is a truly great saint – the very first witness to the resurrection, and known in some traditions as 'the Apostle to the Apostles'. For reasons that are not at all clear – but which need challenging – the western church has often portrayed her as a prostitute. This is simply an example of terrible bigotry – the New Testament simply says she was someone whom Jesus had healed, and NEVER associates her with prostitution. So today is a day to set right our thinking and give thanks for the first person to carry the good news of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. ● Diocese of Osun (Ibadan, Nigeria). 23 THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Pray for the work of the Hockerill Foundation, which provides grants to teachers in training from this diocese, St Albans’ and others, especially those studying Religious Education.
● Diocese of Osun North East (Ibadan, Nigeria), Rt Revd Humphery Olumakaiye, Bishop. 24 MONDAY ● BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH (St Mary Vn)–Clergy: Mark North (V, AD). ● St Mary’s School: Geraldine Denham-Hale (HT). ● Dioceses of Otukp (Abuja, Nigeria), Owerri (Owerri, Nigeria) and Owo (Ondo, Nigeria). 25 TUESDAY JAMES THE APOSTLE ● PURLEIGH (All Saints)—Clergy: Susan Cooper (PIC). ● CREEKSEA (All Saints)—Clergy: Vera Wadman (PIC). ● Diocese of Oxford (Canterbury, England). 26 WEDNESDAY Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary ● COLD NORTON (St Stephen) w STOW MARIES (St Mary & St Margaret)—Clergy: Sandra Manley (R). Licensed Lay Minister: Hayley Rogers. ● ALTHORNE (St Andrew) & LATCHINGDON (Christ Church) w NORTH FAMBRIDGE (Holy Trinity)—Clergy: Sandra Manley (R), Barry Johnson (AC). Licensed Lay Minister: Hayley Rogers. ● Latchingdon School: Margaret Amery (HT). ● Dioceses of Oyo (Ibadan) and Pankshin (Jos, Nigeria). 27 THURSDAY Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 ● TILLINGHAM (St Nicholas) w DENGIE (St James) & ASHELDHAM—Clergy: Vacancy (PIC). ● St Nicholas School: Robert Pike (HT). ● Asheldham Youth Centre: Barry Howard (manager). ● Diocese of Pacong (Bahr El Ghazal, Sudan). 28 FRIDAY ● HEYBRIDGE (St Andrew, St George Heybridge Basin) w LANGFORD (St Giles)—Clergy: Vacancy (V). Licensed Lay Minister: Julia McGregor. Reader: Lynne Wood. ● Diocese of Peru (South America). 29 SATURDAY Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord ● Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived at Bethany and in John 11 that is where Jesus finally goes to raise Lazarus from the dead. But it is not just this final miracle for which they and Bethany are important. Bethany is where Jesus goes to relax over a meal, share a joke, have time off. The Apostles are – in modern terms – his colleagues. Mary, Martha and Lazarus are his close friends. ● Dioceses of Phulbani and Patna (North India). 30 THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ● Please pray for all who work in our local hospitals, both medical and ancillary, that they may feel valued and appreciated. Pray also for all who work in the Ambulance and Air Ambulance Services. ● Dioceses of Pennsylvania (Province III, The Episcopal Church), Rt Revd Clifton Daniel, Bishop; and Pittsburgh (Province III, The Episcopal Church), Rt Revd Dorsey W M McConnell, Bishop. 31 MONDAY Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556 ● MALDON (All Saints w St Peter) Clergy: Stephen Carter (V), Julie Willmot (A). ● All Saints’ School: Phillip Brown (HT). ● Diocese of Polynesia: Most Revd Dr Winston Halapua, Bishop of Polynesia and Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. 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.
HOLY TRINITY, NORTH FAMBRIDGE: Please pray for the clergy and congregation on July 26.
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; 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.
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month — What's on during May and June in Essex and East London
CONTINUED FROM PAGE I Monday, May 22 ● St Andrew’s Church, High Street, Earls Colne CO6 2RB. 7pm Refreshments. 8pm Service. Visitation Centre for Stansted Archdeaconry Deaneries of Braintree and Hinckford. Tuesday, May 23 ● The Church of Our Saviour, Ashton Place Chelmer Village, CM2 6ST. 7pm Refreshments. 8pm Service. Bradwell Episcopal Area Chelmsford Archdeaconry Deaneries of Brentwood, Chelmsford North and Chelmsford South. Wednesday, May 24 ● St. John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert by Arun Menon: Viola. For information www. stjohnse15.co.uk ● St Margaret’s Church, Lime Avenue, Leigh on Sea SS9 3PA. 7pm Refreshments. 8pm Service for Southend Archdeaconry Deaneries of Hadleigh, Southend and Rochford. Thursday, May 25 Ascension Day ● Chelmsford Cathedral 7.30pm. The Welsh Society meets in the Chapter House. ● St Augustine, Springfield, Chelmsford. 7-9.30pm. School for Disciples 2017. Roadshow around the diocese to open up discussion, part of the Transforming Presence initiative. These stimulating and challenging events are free of charge and there is no need to book. ● Thy Kingdom Come at St George’s Brentwood CM15 9HR. Holy Eucharist at 9.30am and Sung Eucharist at 8pm - at both services the 'Thy kingdom Come' wave of prayer will be prayed for. Friday, May 26 ● St Thomas of Canterbury, Brentwood CM14 4DF. 1pm. Lunchtime Live Concert by Saxology (Saxophone quartet). Admission free - Retiring collection. For further details: 01277 218121. ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert by Cathedral School. 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. ● Thy Kingdom Come at St George’s Brentwood CM15 9HR. 8pm: An Hour of Prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament — all are welcome.
THIS year the gardeners of Coggeshall invite you to see their gardens through the artist’s eyes on Sunday June 4 (2pm-6pm). Throughout the Coggeshall’s Paintbox Gardens afternoon you will find localartists exploring the shapes, colours and textures that make up our gardens through their paintings and drawings. There will also be lots of activities for children, a plant stall for your bargains, vintage cars and model railways to admire, a look back in time at a printing press, ice creams and Coggshall’s legendary cream teas and cakes. Altogether an afternoon for all the family! Tickets, £5 per person and children under 12 free, will be on sale in advance from The Chapel Inn and on the day in the Market Square. ● Visit www.coggeshallopengardens.org.uk Saturday-Monday, May 27-29 ● St Andrew’s church, Wormingford. Annual Flower Festival ‘Essex is the only way’ celebrating all things Essex. Just across the road from the Church in the Wormingford Community Education Centre which occupies the old school buildings, lovely teas and cakes and other refreshments and bric-a-brac sale. ● St Mary’s Church, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois CM16 7ER. Sat and Mon: 10.30am-4.30pm. Sun:12.30-5pm. Flower Festival 2017 theme ‘Celebrations’. There will be beautiful floral displays in the church, and stalls in the Hall including crafts; gifts; jewellery; plants; home produce; raffle; children’s games; prizes; bouncy castle and much more. No charge for entrance, festival programme available for a donation. Sunday: refreshments in the Parish Centre following the Festival family Church service at 10.30am, Festival Church service at 5pm. Monday: family fun day – stalls, refreshments including BBQ, children’s games, bouncy castle, and lots more. Saturday, May 27 ● All Saints church, Little Totham. Annual car and motorbike rally featuring vintage and veteran vehicles on the Little Common. ● Little Baddow Open Gardens in support of St Mary the Virgin Church. 11am-5pm. A lovely day out during the bank holiday weekend. Adults £5 in advance, £6 on the day Under 16 free. For information call Peter 01245 223624, Malcolm 01245 225089, visit www. littlebaddow.org.uk or follow us on facebook. Tickets in advance from Meacock & Jones, Danbury 01245 222856 or Shenfield 01277 202240. On the day, tickets available from all open gardens and the Memorial Hall. Wednesday, May 31 ● Chelmsford Cathedral 9.30am. Baby and Toddler Group. ● St John's church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert by Geoff Hobbs: Organ. For information www. stjohnse15.co.uk ● Thy Kingdom Come: St Luke’s Walthamstow — 'Praying on the High Street' E17 7JN. 6-7pm. St Luke’s will be hosting 'Praying on the High Street' and will be praying for people to come to know Jesus Christ. Meeting at the top of the High Street, by the Library. This event is part of the Thy Kingdom Come “global wave of prayer” taking place between Ascension and Pentecost, May 25 - June 4 when we are all invited to join in and set aside time to pray for people to come to
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 (from June 4).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 10am2pm. Every Wednesday ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 1-3pm. ‘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). 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. know Jesus Christ. Find out more about Thy Kingdom Come at www.thykingdomcome.global Thursday, June 1 ● Chelmsford Cathedral 10am. Mothers Union Corporate Communion in St Cedd’s Chapel. Chelmsford Cathedral. 8pm. Mothers’ Union Evening Section meets in St Cedd’s Hall. ● St Laurence church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster. 1.05pm. Free lunchtime concert. Retiring collection. Car parking available. Friday, June 2 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert by Swift Singers (ladies choir). 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. Saturday, June 3 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 10am-12 noon. Cathedral Coffee Morning in the Chapter House. Come and enjoy fresh coffee, home-made scones and a bring & buy. ● St George's Church, Ongar Road (near Robin Hood roundabout), Brentwood CM15 9HR. 1.30-4pm. Festival of fabulous fun at St George’s. Fun for all the Family. A Pearly King & Queen are coming to add sparkle and glitter. Bouncy castle, penalty shootout, good bric-a-brac stall, plants, smash the crockery, toys and games, cakes, books and DVDs, games, Treasure Island. Free admission - event in aid of church funds. ● Chappel and Wakes Colne. 11am-5pm. Open Gardens. Admission by programme £5 (children free) from Chappel church CO6 2DD (off A1124). Refreshments. In support of village churches. Contact 01206 210 799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4 ● Thy Kingdom Come: All Saints' Wrabness CO11 2TG. As part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, All Saints’ Wrabness, is holding an all-night prayer vigil from 8pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday. There will be a short service at 7.30am on Sunday, at the end of the vigil, and we hope that people will come along for a few minutes or an hour or two (or longer) during the night, to join in this global wave of prayer. ● All Saints Church, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch RM11 2LU. Annual Flower Festival 'Childhood Memories' and Fayre. Sat: 10am-4pm. Sun: Noon - 4pm. Stalls including tombola, cakes, jewellery, plants, raffle and many more. Refreshments including light lunches will be on sale. Monday, June 5 ● Thy Kingdom Come at St Mary’s, Kelvedon CO5 9AL. 8pm. Prayer group: Through the simplicity of candles and silence we will encourage people to pray for five friends who do not know Jesus. ● Film Club - St Mary with St Leonard, Broomfield CM1 7BD. 12.30pm. Bring packed lunch - eat it while you watch. Film is shown in church hall at the side of the main church. Tuesday, June 6 ● Diocese Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT. 10am-2pm. Youth Worker’s Forum – eSafety with Dr Bex Lewis. Contact Mark Tiddy - Bradwell Area Youth Adviser. A day of training on how to safely use the internet in youth ministry and how to help young people think about their choices online with Dr Bex Lewis, author of 'Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying The Best And Avoiding The Worst'. Please book in using the event website link. Wednesday, June 7 ● St John's church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert by David Silkoff: Piano. For information www. stjohnse15.co.uk. ● Chelmsford Christian Bookshop Reading group. Diocesan Offices, Chelmsford CM1 1AT. 1pm. 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
● St Paul's, Clacton. 7-9.30pm. School for Disciples 2017. Roadshow around the diocese to open up discussion, part of the Transforming Presence initiative. These stimulating and challenging events are free of charge and there is no need to book. Thursday, June 8 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 2pm. Mothers Union Afternoon Section meet in St Cedd’s Hall. ● St Mary’s church, Church Street, Church End, Great Dunmow CM6 2SJ. 7pm Refreshments. 8pm Service. Visitation Centre for the Stansted Archdeaconry Deaneries of Dunmow & Stansted and Saffron Walden. ● Free lunchtime concert at St Laurence, Upminster. 1.05pm. Retiring collection.Richard Brasier, organ and William Melvin, violin Friday, June 9 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert by Weston Jennings (organ). 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 Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11 ● All Saints Church, Little Totham. 11am-4.30pm. Open gardens and flower festival. Saturday, June 10 ● All Saints church, High Street, Maldon CM9 4PY. 10am refreshments. 11am service for Bradwell Episcopal Area's Chelmsford Archdeaconry Deaneries of Maldon & Dengie. ● Flower Festival at Wimbish Church CB10 2XG. Refreshments all day, stalls, children's activam preacher Archdeacon Robin King Flower Festival theme - 'The church's year through hymns' Scarecrow display ● St John the Baptist, Danbury CM3 4NG. 1-5pm. Tower & Teas. Climb the tower to get a bird’s eye view of Danbury, see Essex from its highest point and enjoy a cream tea afterwards. Children are welcome but must be aged 8 or over to climb the tower. ● St Mary Magdalene church, Great Burstead, Billericay CM11 2TR. 7.30pm. The Sid Bolan Big Band Concert of favourite hit tunes and songs. Tickets £10 each including refreshments, free parking. Tickets from 01277 655085 or 01277 624084. Sunday, June 11 ● ‘Singdicate’ perform at St Mary with St Leonard church, Chelmsford CM1 7BD. 3pm. Concert in the church - 'Singdicate' - Musical theatre vocal group from Colchester £5 per ticket. Tickets on the door.
Writtle open gardens
THE bi-annual Writtle Gardens Open Day is all set for another successful showcase event on Sunday 11th June. ● Up to 20 gardens around the village. open to 6pm. ● Display by Thaxted Morris Dancers on Writtle Green at 12noon. ● Children’s Scarecrow Competition prize-giving at 12.30pm. ● Official opening for garden visits by Lord Petre at 12.45 pm. ● A quarter peal of bells from the church tower. ● Plant sales, art exhibition with picture sales and other attractions. ● Refreshments available at various locations around the village Joint organiser Jean Pinkney said: "We are hoping to match the record from our last open day when more than a thousand visitors attended and helped raise over £7,000 to support the upkeep of our local church. This year several new gardens will be on show. Make sure you start early in order to see everything. As well as the open gardens, other items of interest will include access to the Writtle Bowling Green, the village Allotments and a Floral Display inside the church by students from the Writtle College floristry department. There will also be an exhibition by the Writtle Art Group in the Village Hall. Afternoon refreshments will be available around the village, including a ploughman’s lunch in the Church area. In addition to the central village car park, additional parking is available at Writtle College’s Lordship Road car park and at the entrance to Brewhouse Hoppit, behind the Co-op in Bridge Street. ● For further information, please contact the organisers Jean Pinkney 01245 421503 or Peter Pegg 01245 420200 Wednesday, June 14 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 9.30am. Baby and Toddler Group. ● St. John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert by St. Francis School Choir. For information www.stjohnse15.co.uk ● Wickham Bishops Village Hall. 7-9.30pm. School for Disciples 201. Roadshow around the diocese to open up discussion, part of the Transforming Presence initiative. These stimulating and challenging events are free of charge and there is no need to book. Thursday, June 15 ● Free lunchtime concert at St Laurence, Upminster. 1.05pm. Retiring collection. James Gough – organ. Friday, June 16 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert by Vocal Ensemble. 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. ● Evening Concert at St Mary with St Leonard, Broomfield CM1 7BD. 7pm. Concert - Lorraine Ely (Soprano) & Hans Montanana (Piano) £5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the door.
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18 ● Village Hall, Maldon Road, Great Totham, Maldon CM9 8NH. Open Gardens. Sat and Sun 11am-5pm. Some garden owners will provide refreshments and cakes with the main refreshments being provided at the Village Hall. Entrance to the gardens will be by programme which will be on sale at individual gardens and at the Village Hall. The cost will be £5 for adults with under 16s free. Saturday, June 17 ● Feeringbury Manor, Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB. 12.30-4.30pm. Medieval Fete - In aid of All Saints’ Church Feering. Performances by the Thameside Mummers, Medieval Archery by The Fellowship of the Dragon and Eden Falconry displays, fun for children including making headdresses, swords and shields, children’s fancy dress competition, lace making, basket making and spinning demonstrations, market stalls, bouncy castle and much more. An opportunity to visit Feeringbury Manor Gardens, part of the National Gardens Scheme. Cream teas sponsored by the Cream Tea Society, Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Tiptree Jam; a Pimms bar; and sourced locally from Coggeshall - Bunting’s hot food, beer/bar tent with Red Fox Beer and Peter Watts Wines. Free bus service which will run between Coggeshall, Kelvedon and Feering to the Manor. Ample seating in the gardens and ample free parking in the grounds. Admission – Adults £3.00; Children free. Dogs welcome – must be kept on a lead. Sunday, June 18 ● Debden Open Gardens, Saffron Walden. CB11 3LE. Fourteen gardens of all sizes up to one half acres across parish of Debden and Debden Green. Light lunches and refreshments in village hall in centre of village. Tickets available from hall and from gardens marked with yellow flower sign; plant sales; quiz for children. 12noon- 5pm. Saturday-Sunday, June 18-25 ● There is a week of special events taking place at St John the Baptist (SS1 2AL), Southend to celebrate its 175th Anniversary. Sunday: 6.30pm - Choral Evensong, with the Choir of Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch. Tuesday - Sunday- Art Exhibition, Flower Festival, tours and concerts. Saturday 3pm - A celebration of local author Warwick Deeping's Caroline Terrace. Sunday 10.30am Patronal Festival Eucharist; preacher Ven David Lowman Wednesday, June 21 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 9.30am. Baby and Toddler Group. ● St. John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert by Fatima Laham: Recorders. For information www.stjohnse15.co.uk ● St Margaret's, Great Ilford. 7-9.30pm. School for Disciples 2017. Roadshow around the diocese to open up discussion, part of the Transforming Presence initiative. These stimulating and challenging events are free of charge and there is no need to book. Thursday, June 22 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 7.30pm. The Welsh Society meets in the Chapter House. Friday, June 23 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert by Trinity Laban (wind ensemble). 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 Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25 ● St. John's church, Hall Road, Mount Bures CO8 5AR. 10am-5pm both days. Flower Festival with a Celebration Service at 6pm on Sunday. There are events throughout the Village for all ages, with lots to see, to buy and to do for all the family. ● St Peter & St Paul church, Horndon on the Hill SS17 8NY. 9am-4pm both days. Annual Flower Festival. Lovely Cakes, Teas and refreshments available Stalls with Bric-a-Brac, Books and other treasures. Saturday, June 24 ● St John the Baptist, Main Road, Danbury CM3 4NG. 11am-2.30pm. Summer Fayre. There will be plenty of stalls to look around and refreshments of sale. ● St Mary Magdalene church, Great Burstead, Billericay CM11 2TR. 11am-4pm. Summer Fete. Fun for all the family, various stalls, arena events, refreshments, free parking, free entry. Wednesday, June 28 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 9.30am. Baby and Toddler Group. ● St. John's Church, Stratford. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert by Maryland School Choir. For information www.stjohnse15.co.uk Friday, June 30 ● Chelmsford Cathedral. 12.30-1.15pm. Lunchtime Concert by Cathedral Choral Scholars. 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. ● St Thomas of Canterbury, Brentwood CM14 4DF. 1pm. Lunchtime Live Concert by Tanzanite Piano trio. Admission free - Retiring collection. For further details: 01277 218121. July 2017 diary deadline ● Submit event details at www.chelmsford. anglican.org/events/create by June 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/faith/calendar ● Cathedral events can be viewed online at www. chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk/events-diary.