Notices 5 March 2017


Notices for Week Commencing 5th March 2017

Introit ‘Breath of God, Breathe on us Now’ H&P 308v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.


Prayer Requests – Lidia Barris, Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Maud & Frank Faircloth, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse. Please remember Jeff and Rita Laing and family in your prayers following the death of Jeff’s mother Doris. The funeral will on Monday 20th March at 11:45am at Weeley Crematorium.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone who needs our prayers.


Receiving Jesus – a course for Lent led by Revd Paul Howes. Five weeks beginning on Friday 10th March at 2:30pm. See the poster on the notice board for more information.

Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday 13th April at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Please add your name to the list on the notice board.

Lexden Link Spring Edition – please let Christine or Alan know if you have any articles to be included in our magazine.

Beacon House – we are collecting throughout out March so if you have any suitable clothing, sleeping bags, toiletries, cleaning products or food there is a box for your donations in the vestibule.

Ladies Friendly Circle begins again on Monday 13th March at 7:30pm.


Tuesday 7th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 8th

9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 9th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 10th

2:30pm Lent course led by Revd Paul Howes

Next Sunday12th March

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise led by Sheila Dempsey

Other Events

Colchester Chamber Choir – ‘Song of Songs’. Settings by Palestrina, Guerrero, Victoria, Lassus and others with jazz guitar improvisations by internationally acclaimed guitarist Chris Allard at St Peter ad Vincula, Coggeshall on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets £16, under 30s £10, students £5 (includes complimentary refreshments) now on sale. For more information email info

Advance Notice – Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues

Saturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church.

This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future.


Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Church Notices – please send items for the Weekly Notices to Christine Beesley by telephone on 01206 766604 or by e-mail to christine.beesley

Church website : lexdenmethodist