20th August – 10th after Trinity 

10 a.m. Family Communion @ N Fambridge

11.30 a.m. Morning Praise @ Cold Norton

3.30 p.m. Evensong @ Althorne

Collect: Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayers during this week:

Please pray for the work of Beverley Vincent, Pastoral Assistants’ Training Co-ordinator, and for all who minister as Pastoral Assistants in our Parishes; 

for the dioceses of Rochester (America) & Rochester (England);

for those in East Ave and Oakwood Court (A) and Willow Court (CN);

the sick incl. Joe D; Pauline F; Kay G; Gail G; Judy M; David H; Warwick H; Vina I; Tony O; Betty W; Marian T; and any others known to us; and the family and friends of those who have recently died, incl. David  Blacknall

 What’s on?

Tue. 22nd: 1 p.m. Baptism mtg (NF church)

Wed. 23rd: 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion (A)(BCP); 2 pm Wedding mtg (A)

Thu. 24th:  2pm Funeral of John Butterfield (Latchingdon) at Basildon (Bowers Gifford) Crematorium

Sun. 27th (11th after Trinity): 10 a.m. Joint Parishes’ Communion (CN) - please share transport if possible due to limited parking.

Crouch Valley Courier– there is a named copy for you at the back of the church, or with your warden. It is rather a ‘thin’ copy due to lack of contributions—but thank you to those who did contribute. The  Month is also now available.

Free for a small donation to your parish: HP Ink: 2 x HP932; one each of HP933. Please see Revd. Sandra.

Cycle Ride  & Book Sale at Althorne (Friends of Essex churches) on Sat. Sept. 9th.

Race Evening on Oct 6th in the Smythe Hall. Ticket (£7.50)(Janis and Colin 828505) price includes supper, but bring-your-own drink, and money for placing bets.

Quiz at Althorne Church Hall on Fri. October 6th—see poster

Quiz at Smythe Hall on 10th November at 7.30 p.m. Price £8.

CCS online at last! A number of people have said during the years that they would like to learn more but didn’t want to travel to CCS (Course in Christian Studies). Please see Revd. Sandra for details, also if you are interested in doing CCS with a group at Burnham.