Church Services & View from the Vicarage

Detailed below is a list of the regular Anglican Church Services and this weeks View from the Vicarage.

Church Services

Mondays
9.30am     First Steps (term times) for pre-school children and parents

Thursdays
10.00am    Joint Service followed by coffee in the meeting room. Everyone most            welcome
12.00        Lunch Group – Meeting Room EVERY FIRST Thursday of the month

Sundays
7.45am    First Sunday Holy Communion – book of pray
10.00am   Parish Communion with Sunday School

VIEW FROM THE VICARAGE

Sometimes bad things happen’ were the opening words of my ‘view’ last week.  And how prophetic those words were, when we heard the news of the fire at the Littlecroft flats on Monday. At the time of writing we do not know the cause of the fire.  Thankfully, everyone was safe and there were no serious injuries, but the community rallied round via Facebook to help those affected.  Residents that are known to our congregations at South Woodham Ferrers, and at Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre have all found a safe refuge.  It is good to see so many people willing to help, and a situation like this, however daunting it may seem, provides so many different ways to help, with small things as well as big things.  Our community spirit always comes to the fore at these times.  Sometimes the offers are a one-off, people who do not otherwise help the community step forward, and then go back to their lives.  I wonder how different the community would be if we were always on the lookout for ways to help each other.  But sometimes people do not have the times to make a regular commitment.  It is the same in our Christian Community.  Keeping things going is a sustained effort, often confined to a few hardworking members.  Often people can’t make a regular commitment, but we do have opportunities for a one-off contribution.  Special events, like the Church Bazaar, require a lot of extra effort.  And there are so many different ways to help, with small things and big things.  Sometimes things can seem quite daunting, but if enough people rally round, the load is shared.  If you would like to step forward, please contact Janice.

Reverend Carol