Download the latest noticesheet Noticesheet 15.07.18 Fordham

COMING UP

ALL SAINTS CLUB SUMMER FUN DAY….. Sunday 22 July – This will be a celebration of All Saints Club to which we can invite friends as well as enjoy as a church family. The rough programme is as follows: 9 am- Breakfast. 10am All Age Service in the John Owen Barn, followed by crafts and activities. Bring a picnic for 12.00 followed by more crafts and activities. 3.00pm Ice creams, tea and cake followed by a final service of celebration, finishing at 4pm. The whole church family is welcome to support our children and their friends who may want to come.

FORDHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVERS’ SERVICETuesday 17 July – 6.00pm Fordham Church. Church Family are invited to come and support and mingle and show friendship to the local families.

HOLY COMMUNIONThursday 19 July – Eight Ash Green 11.00am. Psalm 22

FURTHER AFIELD

Chris Reynolds and Gavin Holt are both riding in the 100 mile Prudential Ride 100 London-Surrey cycling event on the weekend of 29 July to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust, respectively. If anyone is interested in following their endeavours or supporting the charities concerned, Chris’s page is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/christopher-reynolds-cji-PRLS-2018-12408 and Gavin’s is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gnholt

PCC DECISION –The PCC have taken the decision to suspend Sunday @6 for the Autumn beginning in August (so no Sunday @6 during August). This is for three main reasons:
1. The numbers attending continue to drop.
2. Whilst John has been covering for three full time posts since Ben and Duncan left, and whilst we have stopped men’s and women’s breakfasts, and with no associate yet recruited, PCC felt that to protect him from over work, with a significant pastoral load currently, that this would be wise.
3. It seems wise to build up the 10am service and also to prepare for a relaunch of an afternoon or evening congregation dependent on the results of our considerations of a new church. This also enables time to do this well. The Youth Service will continue once a month in the evening meeting on 26 Aug, 9 Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov and 9 Dec.

DATES FOR THE DIARY
Roman River FestivalWednesday 26 September Fordham Church.
Grill the VicarOctober 10 – Cricketers Pub Eight Ash Green
Harvest Festival – Fordham and Eight Ash Green – Sunday 7th Oct followed by a Harvest Lunch.
Chelmsford Anglican Bible ConferenceSaturday 13th October – for more details visit cabc.org
Remembrance Sunday – Procession at Fordham, service at EAG – November 11th
Reading the Bible 1:1 Training daySaturday 17 November with Richard Bognoron.
Time to RememberDecember 2nd EAG Church

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED – for those interested or keen to invite friends the dates for Christianity Explored will be Mondays October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 3 & 10th 7.45 for 8-9pm. It will be hosted by Danilo and Sheona Farruggio. Do contact them or John Parker for more details.

EIGHT ASH GREEN CHURCHYARD CLEAN UP – Saturday morning 4 August 10am-1pm. We have a work party of 4 volunteers, led by Alistair Grote to clean up the church yard, but would appreciate all the help we can get! A few of the local community have expressed an interest in lending a hand too. Please join us even if you can only spare an hour to make a difference at EAG

PRAYER – We can do nothing without God. Do join us to pray for the preaching of God’s word at 9.35am. Also, at 10.45am in the vestry for EAG 11.15am, 5.30pm in the main JOB hall for Sunday@6.