Danielle & Rosalie are Confirmed

Danielle & Rosalie, together with the other newly confirmed

are led through the church by the Bishop at the end of the service

Sunday 20th November was a big day for our parish when Danielle Craddock and Rosalie Greenwood were confirmed by the Bishop of Barking at St John's, Loughton.

So what is confirmation? Well, at Baptism, if you were a child your parents and godparents were asked to declare on your behalf that they believed in God and that they would bring you up to follow Jesus.  Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which Rosalie and Danielle have affirmed for themselves the faith into which they have been baptized and their intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation has been confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the Bishop of Barking. The Church also asks God to give them power through the Holy Spirit to enable them to live in the way of Jesus.

If you would like to explore being confirmed or brush up on the christian basics or would like further information please do contact our Vicar, Noelle Taylor on 01277 362173. She will be delighted to hear from you.

All Aboard! - SS St Martin Cruise in the Caribbean!

Getting into Festive Mood!

Saturday, 5th March 2016 saw 37 of us boarding the SS St Martin (otherwise known as the Church Rooms) captained by Andrew Bowtle and ably assisted by Purser Vivienne Chant for a cruise in the Caribbean which included a magnificent three course meal with a West Indian emphasis supplied by the ship's chef Karen Bush in the Galley.

There were quizzes between each course on the film Pirates of the Caribbean and naming various islands in the West Indies. The Ship's Chaplain's table (above) disgraced themselves making use of a Smartphone to research the answers but still succeeded in achieving  one of the lowest scores! They were suitably rewarded by being the last to be called up for deserts.

Karen Bush, Jill & Andrew Bowtle

We are most grateful to Jill Bowtle for all the time and effort Jill spent in planning and organising such an enjoyable evening and which raised the magnificent sum of £521 towards church funds.