Please also see the Weekly Notice Sheet page where you can read the weekly pew sheets.
Thank you for your generous donations to Homestart and the Children's Society.
Thank you all who attended our outdoor Carol Service at St Mary's. It was lovely to be able to get together and sing our favourit carols.
The winner of the Nativity Crib Raffle is Bev Reilly, thank you to every one who bought a ticket to help with the great result of the Mini Market. Bev’s tip to win – make sure you get the ticket with the number of your house!
We have taken the decision this year, due to the Covid restrictions and the need to ensure everyone remains safe, to decorate the window sills in Church with cyclamen. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the cyclamen in memory of loved ones please put your donation in an envelope remembering to write your loved ones’ names on the front. These names will be included in the Christmas Notice Sheet and displayed in Church.
Please give your envelopes to either Anne Hackworth at Lances, Church Street or Geraldine Kennedy, 60 Heron Road
"Our Poppy Appeal Organisers, Bob Moore and Mark Leslie, have asked me to advise you that, on the instructions of RBL HQs, there will be no door to door Poppy Collection in the two villages this year due to the covid 19 pandemic. Poppies etc will be available at pubs, clubs, shops (including the Co-op, One Stop, the Post Office etc) as usual. There may also be static sites in the villages where you can get your poppy if this is possible. Can I ask you to spread this information around to your friends in the two communities.
As ever all your donations are very much appreciated and this year ever more so. Stay safe and well.
Secretary RBL (Kelvedon Branch)"
Below are some photos of the meals that the Refugee Action Group made from both Churches' Harvest Festivals this year. Don't they look delicious?
Thank you all for supporting the All Saints' Harvest Festival. Despite the wet autumn weather, there was a good turnout for the first service since COVID lockdown in March and the start of the Church Building Project. Thank you to everyone who came along, brought donations for the Foodbank, stayed for the Service and / or stopped by to say Hello and buy something from the Home Produce Stall.
Despite the inclement weather, last week's All Saints' Home Produce Stall was a very popular spot to visit and made an amazing £346. Big thanks to all who donated, cooked and bought cakes and preserves.
Thank you to all who joined us for the Kelvedon and Feering Harvest Appeal and Scarecrow Safari. Some fantastic Scarecrows and Harvest decorations were made and we appreciate the time and creativity that went into them all!
Well done to Liz, Ben and Cherry for the delicious treats we were able to buy on Sunday. A total of £433 was raised.
More photographs are below which show the progress of our Church Building project, taken towards the end of last month. The new "toilet" porch is now structurally complete and just needs lime render over the bricks, to match the north wall. The floor extension and railing to the first-floor ringing gallery are finished too. The Lino in the servery and toilet had just been laid, and by the time you read this all of the kitchen units should have been fitted. Deciding to redecorate the whole interior has meant a delay in reinstalling the organ, since the west end needs to be redecorated first.
We are still looking at an end-of-September finish so that the Church can re-open in October. We would love to open the Church to enable the village to see the new work, but this may have to wait. Certainy we won't be able to hold a special service to celebrate its re-opening for some time to come.
A very big ‘Thank you’ to the Little Fish Shop for organising the raffle, with all proceeds going to All Saints’ Church. The raffle raised £100. Many congratulations to Jeremy Doughton who will be enjoying a fish platter for dinner soon!
Very well done to George Bell, Simon Bell, Harry Bell and Abi for undertaking this cycle ride. They covered 21 churches with a total over 33 miles and have raised over £750 for this important Charity.
Thank you to everyone who took part (on one of the hottest days of the year!) and contributed to the Sponsored Walk for St Mary’s. A total of £301 was raised. A special thank you to Cherry Smalley and Gill Bugg for organising it so well.
We are very grateful to everyone who took part in St Mary’s Village Safari over last weekend and our Virtual Quiz via Zoom last Wednesday. A good time was had by all, and we were really pleased with the responses to both events. Many congratulations to the two winners - the Fish family (Village Safari) and Kelly Brown and Russell Winsor (Quiz). The overall amount raised so far from these two events is over £520 and will hopefully grow as other donations are made.
Safari Challenge Photos
Zoom Quiz Photos
WE HAVE STOPPED ALL CHURCH SERVICES WHILE THE CURRENT NATIONAL LOCKDOWN LASTS
NEW! SERVICE OF NIGHT PRAYER/COMPLINE THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING, 20TH JANUARY, AT 8.00 PM
Do join us for this quiet, reflective act of worship. Here are the joining details:
Topic: Compline - Night Prayer Time: Jan 20, 2021 08:00 pm London
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