Notices 17 November 2019


Notices for Week Commencing 17th February 2019

Introit ‘May the Mind of Christ my Saviour’ H&P 739 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Michael Topple 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 or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.


Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Please continue to remember John Hampshire and the family, especially Muriel, in your prayers following their loss of Rosalind.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins as he continues the chemotherapy treatment.

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

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)


The funeral service for Rosalind Hampshire will be held here at Lexden on Wednesday 6th March at 10:15am. Extra parking will be available at Praiseway Church and refreshments will be served there after the burial.

We are having a new boiler installed on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February. Therefore Friendly Tea Club has been cancelled and our car park must be kept clear for the workmen.

Church Council Meeting Thursday 14th March. Please can all those with reports to write make sure a copy is sent to Viv Wilcox before the end of February. Thank you.


Tuesday 19th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 20th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 21st
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on Half Term Holiday

Friday 22nd
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 24th February
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm.

World Day of Prayer (no longer described as Women’s – open to all) at West Bergholt on Friday March 1st. All are very welcome to join in. This will be a joint service with our Anglican friends from St. Mary’s and will take place at St. Mary’s Church, New Church Road, CO6 3JZ. There will be a Soup’n Snack Lunch at 12.30pm in St. Mary’s Hall, with the Service at 1.30pm.

Daffodil Day on Monday 4th March at Methodist Central Hall. A coach will be available with local pick-ups.

Better Together – Circuit Activity Day and Circuit Service. Planning workshop on Saturday 27th April at The Ark from 10am to 4pm to reflect on our opportunities, plan our priorities and share our resources. Circuit Service at Castle on Sunday 28th April at 11am.

If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.