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As a part of the Church of England we are a part of the global church.  We see all we do as part of the bigger picture that is our local community, our town, our nation and the whole earth. Most Sundays we offer a quiet and shorter service at 9.00am and a family friendly service at 10.30am. The values are the same at both, aiming for flexibility within a structure and a contemporary feel. We desire to join in with God the Father's mission: to make his Son Jesus Christ known in word and action as led by the Holy Spirit.
 

Whatever the reason you are visiting our website, please feel at home with us. Explore the pages and find out more about what we hope for and what we are doing to make that happen. Join us in worship and enjoy the peace of being in God's presence. Join us in fellowship at the end of the services. Participate with us in the love of God and help us to reach out in His love to our community and beyond.

From David this week.....

On Sunday 1 December Keith presented a thorough Biblical overview of the statement 'Worship is Praising', giving the Lord His worth and the consequent benefits to our lives. On 8 and 15 December we shall remind ourselves that worship goes beyond services in a church building.

  • Sunday 8th Worship is Giving: when we give money in public worship this is not paying for a service received, it is an act of worship in it’s own right. When King David asked the people to bring their gifts to build the temple in Jerusalem, he praised God, saying that everything in heaven and on earth is God’s; we give to God only what has come from Him in the first place (1Chronicles 12:10 & 14). Financial giving is an outward sign of our dependence on God for all we have, and our 'attitude of gratitude’ to Him (2Corinthians 9:15). A fundamental spiritual law is that if we sow sparingly we reap sparingly; if we sow generously, then we reap generously (2Corinthians 9:6).

Sunday 15th Worship is Living: Our attitude to money is a good indicator and measure of our priorities. Beyond the specifics of money we consider the whole of our lives: our attitude and actions towards ourselves and others; our work; our family life; our hobbies and recreation. Each life lived in obedience to God is an expression of worship (Romans 5:1-2). Living Jesus’ way and not the 'way of the world’ is a sacrifice, and Jesus prays for our protection when we do so (John 17:15).

A good question to ask oneself is, “Is Jesus Lord in all of these aspects of my life?” If He is then we are naturally expressing worship.

Revd Canon David Hague


 

Sundays

Our Sunday Service times this week are:

9:00am    Morning Prayer
10:30am  Family Worship
(with Children's & Youth Groups) 

Please come along and join us.

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Safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England's website https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding, or on the safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese: http://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be found on the noticeboard in church.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Kerry Shipley, who may be contacted by email at k.shipley2@ntlworld.com


 
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Bishop Stephen outside the Good Shepherd whilst on a missionary walk in Havering.
 
  
  
  
  
 
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