Here is the news….

Welcome to this morning’s service.  The speaker today is Tom Heasman and the service leader is Phil Machin.  Please join us for tea and coffee in the back hall after the service.   

Sunday 2nd April There will be a bring and share lunch next Sunday, 2nd April and tea and coffee will be served before the service.

Tea and Coffee rota  Carolyn and Julian are responsible for tea and coffee today and next week it will be Peter Lamb.

Please join us at 10.10  in the upstairs youth room for  prayer before the service.  Everyone is invited especially if you are involved in the service or with the children’s groups.

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service today Michael and Helen Chambers will be available 

CAMEO If you are free on Monday afternoon please join us at 2.00pm for this month’s CAMEO.

The two gates at the back of the car park have been replaced with a fence.  If anyone can make use of the gates they are available for a donation.  Each gate measures 4ft-6″ wide x 6ft 3” high plus hinges and catch. Please see Richard Reynolds if you are interested.

This morning  Andy Mugford will be taking the Mothers’ Day service at  BREC,  Phil and Doreen will be leading the service at Great Baddow URC (please pray that Phil will be ok to do this)  and Simon will be speaking at Shotgate Baptist Church.   

Deacons’ agenda The agenda is on the notice board for people to see.

Sunday April 2nd at 6.30pm in All Saints Church: Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ sung by joint choirs of All Saints and St Andrew’s Sandon.

Easter Film Night – Easter Thursday, 13th April 7:30—10pm at Fullbridge Church. Please join us as we prepare for the Easter weekend with this recent epic based on the Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a roman centurion, played by Joseph Fiennes.  Cited as being the best film about Jesus since “The Passion of the Christ”  Refreshments will be provided afterwards with the opportunity to discuss some aspects of the film. For further details and to collect a ticket please contact Andrew & Rachel on 07443397893 or

Home Groups will be meeting this week as follows:

Judith and Roger’s group will be meeting at Michael and Helen’s.

Carol and Phil’s group will be meeting at Carol and Phil’s.

Richard and Sarah’s group will be meeting at Ralph and Gill’s.

The Friday group – to be confirmed.

 Pedal for Poverty, 3 June 2017

A group is forming to take part in this cycle ride for the Hand in Hand charity.  Register individually at £25 for either a 25 or 50 mile ride through the beautiful Essex countryside and help keep orphaned and vulnerable children off the streets in Kenya. There is something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or recently back in the saddle.  If you are interested, please let Richard R or Andrew know so we can sort out the Peloton.

Faced with situations that are utterly unbearable, these ‘at risk’ children are protected and nurtured at Daylove Children’s Project. From uniforms to text books, a warm bed to loving care, help us get £10,000 to help these incredibly vulnerable children for the next year.

Spring cleaning day Make a note in your diary that there will be a Church Spring cleaning day on Saturday 6th May

If you wish to use the church at any time please contact Valerie Lamb.

Maldon Food Bank If you would like to contribute there is a box in the entrance hall for donations of non-perishable food.

Notices  If you have any items for the notices please let Sheila Little have them by Friday lunch time.  

If you borrow anything from the church please make a note on the list in the kitchen of when you borrow it and when you return it.

Sunday morning children’s activities

On the first Sunday of the month we all stay together in Church. On the remaining Sundays the children join the first part of the service, then go to separate parts of the building for their activities.

We have three groups:

Mustard: an Early Years group, who meet upstairs.

Pepper and Mustard+  Infant and Junior groups, for up to secondary school age, who meet downstairs in the back hall.

Salt: a group for School Years 7 to 11, upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.