Weekly News and Prayers for the Parish and community

Sunday 25th February – Second of Lent

8.30 am Holy Communion CW (St Andrew’s)

10.15 am Holy Communion CW (St George’s)

Romans 4: 13 – end, Mark 8: 31 – end

10.15am Parade (St Andrew’s)

Luke 15: 11 – 32

6.30pm Holy Communion BCP (St Andrew’s)

Hebrews 11: 1 – 3, 8 – 16, John 8: 51 – end



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

Gift Aid

If you pay tax please consider Gift Aiding your donation. Our Gift Aid Form is available to be printed.  When completed please return it to the Parish Office .

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, Brian Button,  Brian Allen, Wendy Warren, Fred Towler, Alf Smith and Carol Chamberlain..


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.

Safeguarding training

Anyone who volunteers in any capacity in church activities needs to complete the Basic Safeguarding Training .The completion certificate should then be forwarded to Child Safeguarding

Volunteer Reservists

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;