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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.....

The context of Luke 13:1-8 is Jesus heading into danger to Jerusalem. He  knows that the religious authorities want to kill him. All the people are ignoring His warnings: warning that physical rebellion against the occupying Roman forces will not bring in God’s Kingdom. This comes through inner change and submission to God. The Roman Governor Pontius Pilate has been cruelly suppressing any sign of rebellion (verses 1-3). The question of the connection between sin and suffering is raised, as also in the building accident (verses 4-5). Even the innocent suffer when a nation has succumbed to ungodly ways. The fig tree is bearing no fruit but in the parable (verses 6-8) is given one more year / chance. This is the final chance for Jerusalem to repent. The consequence of refusal is destruction (which finally did happen to the Temple by the Romans in AD70). The application for us is how are we dealing with ungodliness in our nation, are we submitting to God and bearing fruit for His Kingdom in an eternal relationship with God? Or risking personal and corporate destruction?

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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Chelmsford Safeguarding Team can be contacted on: 01245 294444

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