ANNOUNCING AUTUMN ALPHA

NEW ALPHA COURSE TUESDAYS OCT 3rd- Nov 21st What is Alpha? Encounter Alpha takes people on a journey often leading to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It enables people to ask their questions, share ideas, build friendships and experience the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. Everyone Alpha is for everyone; all backgrounds, all contexts, all ages. Alpha is particularly attracting many young people who are asking the question, ‘Is there more to life than this?’    My Greatest Adventure// Bear's Story We are inviting the

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MORE CONFIRMATIONS +…

**  CONGRATULATIONS ALL  ** It was great to welcome Aleta, (reluctant in the photo!), Edward, Sarah, Alex, and Cherie, Claudette, and Sylvia as confirmands and newly received into the Church of England. Please pray for them and for Ayesha and Bisrat who were not well enough to join them on the night.

Lottery Funding for 175th Birthday of Parish Church

In 2019 the Parish Church is 175 years young!   To celebrate this, we will be organising a range of heritage activities and embarking on the largest renovation and redecoration that we have ever seen.  The first phase, which we are already in, sees £330,000 of surveying, roof and stone repairs, minor re-ordering and a total paint-removal and will be completed next Spring.  To celebrate our birthday we have been awarded £250K pounds by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the first of the two phases of works and to fund activities celebrating

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SWEC CONCERT- A SEA SYMPHONY

VAUGHN- WILLIAMS': A SEA SYMPHONY South West Essex Choir Concert    Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, SWEC, James Sherlock Conducting SATURDAY 1st JULY 2017 7.30PM   ALL DETAILS HERE

Welcome our new Curate

Come along and welcome (Fr) Lee Taylor, new full time Assistant Curate for the Parish.  Lee was born in Wales moving to Basildon with his family at 3 growing up there and in Wickford.  Lee’s previous career was in Local Government, working in libraries, and supporting councillors and leadership teams.  These roles were great for working with people and gaining leadership and management skills. He grew up in the Pentecostal tradition and did his initial theological and ministerial training there, gaining a BA and MA.  He started attending St John the

CHINGFORD PARISH IS A LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Chingford Parish has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.   From June 1st the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working for the Parish regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.75-significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.  The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.  

Bach to Baby

BACH TO BABY AT CHINGFORD Double Trouble Friday 9 June 10.30am Flying Fingers Featuring Dominic John, piano & Christopher Cromar, piano Double the trouble, double the fun! Is it a dashing duel or a harmonious duet? Decide for yourself as we present curious cellos, garrulous guitars, free-spirited flutes and four happy hands on one piano. Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour. Essex flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert www.bachtobaby.com/chingford 

Annual Church Meeting 22nd April 10am

Annual Parochial Church Council Meetings 9.30 Eucharist  10am Start at All Saints, Chingford (The Old Church) HERE is the Agenda HERE are the minutes of last year's meeting HERE are the accounts and official report (DRAFT- final version will appear later this week) HERE is the PCC's main report to the APCM HERE is a report of Deanery business in the last year HERE is a copy of the PCC's proposed amendments to the Parish Scheme   ALL ARE WELCOME TO GET ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL AND COME JUST EMAIL THE

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ANNUAL CHOIR BAZAAR

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE ANNUAL CHOIR BAZAAR! Saturday March 25th 10:00am-12:30pm Cakes, Mother’s Day gifts, books, bottle and sweet tombolas, games and toys! Can you help? Unclutter your house! Discard unwanted gifts! (If storage is a problem let us know, we could help). Could you help with a stall? Or bake a cake? Contact Sue Cowhig 020 8502 0949

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Could you be our next Parish Administrator?

We are recruiting a new Parish Administrator to help our growing parish be more efficient & effective. Responsible for leading on the administration of parish business you will help us to be a hospitable and efficiently run institution and a good ambassador for the wider diocese in the community.  It is a key role that we anticipate will grow in time.   Could it be right you?   Click HERE for a Job and Role Description to find out more about what is expected and offered. Click HERE for a Parish Profile to find out