South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5JX

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

Tel: 01621 853423

Discipleship Pastor:  Mrs Gill Songer.   email: gill.songer@sky.com - 

Tel: 07963 741132

 Sunday 19th November. 2017; 33rd in Ordinary Time –  Year A


The Lectionary (set) readings for today

Judges 4: 1-7, 14-25; Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11; Matthew 25: 14-30.

Alternative O.T. readings (related) – Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18, Psalm 90: 1-8 (9-11) 12.


Today we welcome Mike Shelbourne to lead our worship


Thank You   I and my family are so very thankful for all the prayers, care and practical support that have been carrying us through the difficult months since Joy became ill in August.  Your donations in her memory for Alzheimer's Research and Epilepsy Research came to a total of £1025 and we are so very grateful for your generosity.    Norman Kildea  


·         Thursday morning ecumenical service - 23rd November at 10.00 a.m

·         Thursday Morning Prayer Meeting – 23rd November at 11.00 a.m.

·         TONIGHT – Prayer for Peace at Broomfield Methodist Church 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m.  -

See Notice on Board in Meeting Room for more information.

·         Christmas Clean: Saturday 2nd December – Volunteers requested please

·         Sunday 3rd December 10.30 a.m. Toy Service led by Val Carter – All Age Ecumenical Worship.

Toys to be given to the Women’s Refuge.  (Note earlier service time)

·         CELEBRATE JESUS – Wednesday 6th December with worship led by 3:16 worship group and speaker Andrew Mussell; held at Broomfield Methodist Church, Main Road, Broomfield CM1 7AG at 7.30p.m. for refreshments and worship at 8.00 p.m.  For further details of the evening see notice on Meeting room board.

·         Christmas Party – 6th January 2018 commencing at 3.30 p.m. Lynda Speak will be compiling the Food List (who can bring what) and will have her clipboard at the ready on 17th, 24th, & 31st December!

·         Creating Safer Space – Foundation Model – Safeguarding our young people and vulnerable adults.

The session is run in a friendly, relaxed style and has been appreciated by those who have already attended.

For further details and dates see poster on notice board or contact Gill Songer.


·         Advent For Everyone - This year’s Advent Ecumenical Course will use Tom Wright’s “Advent for Everyone - A journey with the Apostles”.  We start on Tuesday 21 November at 7.45 pm in Holy Trinity Church’s Meeting Room; early start as Advent 4 = Christmas Eve!  It then runs for 4 consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings (21 & 28 November + 5 & 12 December) or 4 weeks on Fridays at 12.30pm from Friday 24 November and then 1, 8 & 15 December; Friday sessions include soup and rolls. We’ll read, discuss and learn some wonderful truth from the scriptures, jointly led by Peter Blackman (Catholic), Gill Songer (Methodist) and Ashley John (Anglican).  To prepare for the course with 1st week’s advanced reading you can get a book from Peter beforehand (peter@blackmanservices.co.uk or 01245 322079); donations requested -  £8 covers most cost but no minimum. Or just turn up for 1st or any sessions.


Next Sunday’s service is at the usual time of 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev’d M