Weekly News and Prayers for the Parish and community
Sunday 10th December
Second Sunday of Advent
8.30 am Holy Communion CW (St Andrew’s)
10.15 am Holy Communion CW (St George’s)
2 Peter 3: 8 – 15a, Mark 1: 1 – 8
10.15 am Nativity, Toy and Parade (St Andrew’s)
6.30 pm Blue Christmas and Memorial service (St Andrew’s)
Regular Giving and the Parish Giving Scheme
If you give via plate collection or the envelope scheme, please consider using Just Giving. Alternatively, sign up for the Parish Giving scheme via their website or by a dedicated telephone number 0333 002 1271, operating weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm. Sign-up normally takes around 15 minutes. Please have to hand the following information:
• Personal bank account details
• The name of the parish you wish to donate to
• Confirm if eligible for Gift Aid
• The PGS codes for the parish are:
St Andrew’s 080608077, St George’s 080608078, St Matthew’s 080608079
We have card payment facilities at our services. Please speak to a sidesperson if you wish to make payment by this method.
We appreciate that these are challenging times and are pleased that you want to help us continue to do God’s work within our community
Please pray for these people who are on our parish prayer list:
Pat Pullinger, Kev Wilding, Fred & Margaret Towler, David Cast, Myra Hughes, Wendy Warren, Pat Watts & Brian Button.
Can all those who have referred people to Prayer Network for prayer, please provide an update using the PN forms in the Assembly area at St. Andrews. Please place it in the PN envelope in the H pigeon hole so that we can update the Prayer list. Many thanks.
Volunteers are currently required to assist hospitals across Mid and South Essex, especially in an emergency situation. The aim is to alleviate the work carried out by nurses, which can be undertaken by volunteers, for instance a Ward Runner to take items between wards or other parts of the hospital. We ask that volunteers are able to commit to at least four hours of their time per month. They will be asked to agree to undertake training, Occupational Health Checked, be DBS checked and provide photographic ID to protect the vulnerable patients. The opportunities involve them providing days and times of a week when we can call upon them should the need arise, possibly in an emergency situation, for example, staff sickness, absences or a sudden influx of patients. It is not a regular slot each week which the volunteer has specified their availability. This information can also be found using the following link;