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 25th February 2018

2nd Sunday in Lent – Year B


Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22: 23-31;

Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38


Today, we warmly welcome Val Carter to lead our Worship


·         HOUSE GROUP

The second meeting will be on March 6th at 1.30 p.m. – and repeated on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30 p.m.  Venues tba


Thursday 1st March

·         Ecumenical Service at 10.00 a.m. DIY

·         Prayer Meeting at 11.00 a.m.               

·         Not too late Lent Course: Do join our 2018 ecumenical Lent Course, which is ‘homemade’, Bible-based on some individuals & groups who make up the Passion and Calvary Story. Led by the originator Michael Clark, Rev Carol Ball, Peter Blackman & Sylvia Lanz, the sessions are in HT’s meeting room on Thursday evenings at 8pm and Friday lunchtimes (including soups & rolls) at 12.30pm. Small donations welcome towards out of pocket costs. We read parts of the story drawn from the Gospels as a dramatised dialogue and then look at questions arising. The stories are: The Religious leaders and Mary; Peter; Judas; The Jewish authorities; The Roman authorities; The Onlookers at Calvary. Everyone is welcome to come and meet these people and make this a valuable part of our Lenten journey."



·         Youth Mental Health First Aid Training This course is for you if you want to...   LEARN NEW SKILLS/STRATEGIES OR ENHANCE YOUR CV IF YOU CARE FOR OR WORK WITH VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE (AGE 8 UPWARDS) 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is an interactive and practical training course to help you spot the early signs of a mental health problem.  It will equip you with tools and techniques to help you, your family, friends and colleagues.

The course runs over 2 days: 9:30 to 4:30 on 16th & 23rd March 2018

VENUE: Moulsham Mill Parkway Chelmsford

See Poster on Notice Board for full details.


·         Maldon Methodist Music and Drama Group HARAMBEE - Present:- ROCK

The story of Simon Peter

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th March.  7.30 p.m.

Programmes Adult £6.00, Concessions £4.00 Family Programme (2 Adults, 3 children/1 Adult 3 children) £20.00.  Box Office 01621 859778 See Notice Board for full details


·         SWF Foodbank open Wednesdays, 1000-1200 at New Life Church, Clements Green Lane.  Many thanks for everyone’s cooperation; Donations now very welcome please put in labelled box on round table in HT’s meeting room. Many thanks to donors. Peter Blackman, HT Coordinator; peter@blackmanservices.co.uk or 01245 322079.

Urgently needed items: Fruit Juice; Fruit squash; Packets of powdered potato; Packets of powdered custard (sachets not tins please).

Personal items needed: Nappies size 5 & larger along with pull-ups.

Specific Easter gifts: mainly eggs; need to be received at SWF by Wednesday 21 March latest to get to clients for Easter


·         NEXT SUNDAY – Feb 25th at 11.15 a.m. Worship will be led by Barry Allen and will include Holy Communion.