The United Benefice of

Corringham and Fobbing

The Churches of

St Mary & St John, and St Michael

Sunday 29th April 2018

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

For any changes to the weekly services please see the website calendar.

1)         Foodbank: Items that they currently need are – semi-skimmed long life milk, long life fruit juice, sponge puddings, tinned fruit, cooking sauces and large nappies.

2)         Revision of Prayer List: We will be revising our prayer list from Sunday 6th May. If you want a name to remain on the list please let Elaine know.

3)          Parish Administrator Vacancy for the Grays Thurrock Ministry Team: The post is for 3 hours per weekday morning (15 hours per week) working in Parish Office and minute taking at six evening PCC meetings per year. For more information contact Grays Parish Office – Closing date for applications will be midday on Tuesday 8th May.

4)          Choir Practice: Tuesday 1st May, 7.30pm at St Michael’s.

5)          Mothers’ Union: The next meeting will be on 3 May starting at 7.30 with Mass. Judi and Len are due to do the refreshments (please liaise with Fr. David) Linda to bring the raffle prize (I will bring extra). Fr. David will be giving a talk on his visit to Colombia and there will also be a quiz on that country (50p donation to participate in quiz). Any donations received on the night will go to the roof fund. All are welcome. Please come and bring your friends.  Pam

6)     Fund Raising Day in Aid of St Mary’s Roof Fund: Saturday 12th May, 10am – 1pm at St John’s. Cake, plant and table-top sale. Cake donations required on the day (please let Victoria know if you can bake or donate cakes) and any other donations of things that we can sell would be much appreciated. Anyone wanting to run a stall please let Victoria (07402 709910 or 01702 389578) or Bev know.                                                   Also, there will be a treasure hunt around Corringham town centre. Teams or solo entries, adults £1 children 50p.

7)     Quiz Night: Thursday 21st June at the Springhouse Club.

8)     Murder Mystery and BBQ: Saturday 23rd June, 7pm at St John’s. Tickets £8 from Victoria or Bev.

9)          Foodbank Curry Night: After the very successful curry night held in Fobbing last year we will be holding another one on Saturday 14th July. All profits will go to Thurrock Foodbank and everyone is welcome. Tickets will be limited so please hold the date in your diary and look out for more information nearer the time.

10)        Church Outing to Broadstairs: Tuesday 21st August. To leave from car park next to the ambulance station, in Gifford Cross Road. Time to follow at later date. £18-00 Adults and £15-00 children. Tip is included in price. See Margaret for seats or anyone from St Mary’s can give names/money to Elaine.




We pray for all those in need who we have been asked to pray for and also for the recently departed.