Minister:  The Rev. Barry Allen. email: mwbarrya@mweb.co.za –

Tel: 01621 853423

Lay worker:  Mrs Gill Songer.   email: gill.songer@sky.com -

Tel: 07963 741132


Sunday 24th Sept. 2017; 25th in Ordinary Time –  Year A – 11.15 a.m.


The Lectionary (set) readings for today

Exodus 16: 2-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1: 21-30; Matthew 20: 1-16.

Alternative O.T. readings (related) – Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145: 1-8.


 Today we warmly welcome to lead our worship, our good friend - Alasdair McKay


O Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,

Make known his deeds among the peoples.

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of his wonderful works.

Glory in his holy name;

Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.   (NRSV Psalm 105: 1-3)


·         PRAYER HANDBOOK: The Methodist Church Prayer Handbook, ‘Jesus the first and Last’ is available at the discount price of £3.15 from David & Val.



·         Thursday Morning Service on 28th September at 10.00 a.m. led by Rev. Elspeth Bland

·         Tuesday 3rd October – Bible Study at the Church 7.30p.m. Open to all, led by Gill Songer

·         Sunday October 8th Circuit Prayer – Our Pilgrimage at Maldon Methodist. Bring & Share refreshments from 6.00 p.m. – Worship from 6.30 p.m.

·         On this Sunday, we are welcome to Join together in prayer

·         We consider our personal and corporate journey of faith

·         We will share prayer stations situated throughout the building

·         We will consider a Circuit pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela following the part of the Camino called ‘The English Way’

·         Once again you have the opportunity to share your church prayer boards and share your prayers


·         Saturday December 2nd – Church cleaning day


Harvest:   Please note that our Harvest Thanksgiving Service will start at 10.30am next Sunday. 

It will be a joint Methodist/Anglican service led by members.  All donations will go to CHESS – the Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme, which seeks to reflect Christ's love by relieving hardship and distress amongst the single homeless in Chelmsford and Essex:

There is an ongoing need for donations of non-perishable food, clothing and general cooking and cleaning items.  Things they always need are:

Coffee, tea, sugar, baked beans, chicken gravy granules, cook-in sauce, tomato sauce, tinned vegetables, semi-skimmed long life milk, fruit squashes, cooking oil, soap powder, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, black bin bags, dishwasher tablets, rinse aid, dishwasher salt, washing up liquid, shampoo, deodorant, shower gel, anti-bacterial hand wash, bleach, toilet cleaner, tin foil, cling film and sandwich bags.  Financial contributions are also most welcome.

For more information see the Notice Board in the Meeting Room



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