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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.
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From David this week.....

ARE YOU READY? This is a word from the Lord which came to us independently through our two preachers last Sunday, Pentecost. This may be a word to us in our individual lives, and it also certainly feels that it is a word to the Church here at CoGS. Let’s be praying into this word to see if the Lord has more to reveal for what we are to be ready. This Sunday we return to James, who is in strident mood with the wealthy using their wealth to get their own way, causing injustice to the poor, and giving preferential treatment to anyone who has influence. This can be the way of the world, stemming from a judgemental attitude, and has no place in God’s Kingdom or in His Church. This attitude can manifest in more subtle ways, when favouritism is shown to those we know well, but ignore the newcomer. This is about how we use power, which can come from knowledge and experience as well as from wealth. This can be about being at ease with one people group but not looking to the needs of others. The antidote is to remember God has not favourites (Acts 10:34), and we are all dependent on God’s mercy, which triumphs over judgement (James 2:13). 
Revd Canon David Hague



Our Sunday Service times are:

9.00am Common Worship
10.30am Family Worship 
(with Children's & Youth Groups)

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