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THE WEEKLY LINK    ---------



  • Vicar:      Canon Stephen Carter Tel: 01621 854179
  • Curate:   The Reverend Julie Willmot
  • Warden:  Dennis Johnson: 01621 842410
  • Warden:  Jenny Clinch: 01621 840057




8.00am       Holy Communion (BCP p49) (Stephen)

10.00am     Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

  • (Celebrant: Stephen; Preacher: Paul)
  • Hymns AMNS
  • Introit: 30
  • Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11  (RCL p. 444)
  • Gradual:  27
  • Gospel:  Mark 1:1-8
  • Offertory Hymn: 26
  • Eucharistic Prayer: E with Proper Preface (Advent Service Book)
  • Communion Hymn: 29
  • Post Communion Hymn: 28


3.00pm    Christingle service in aid of the Children’s Society


5.00pm    Town Carol Service in the United Reformed Church, (Market Hill, Maldon)


(At 11.15am Adrienne takes the Toy Service in St Margaret’s)




The Week Ahead December 11th to December 16th

Monday          We pray for  all postal workers

  •   8.30am  Morning Prayer
  •   9.00am  Men’s Breakfast at the Rose and Crown
  • 11.00am  Holy Communion and Carols in Hailey House
  • 10.00am-12.00  Maldon Pioneers in the D’Arcy Room
  •  No Evening Prayer
  •   7.30pm  Light up a Life service in aid of Farleigh Hospice

Tuesday        We pray for all who live in our parish

  •   8.30am  Morning Prayer
  •   9.00am  Maldon Court school rehearsal
  • 10.00am  Holy Communion in St Mary’s
  • 10.00am-12.00  Meeting Point in the D’Arcy Room
  •   No Evening Prayer
  •  7.00pm  Plume School Carol Service

Wednesday     We pray for workers in the hospitality industry

  •    8.30am  Morning Prayer
  •  10.30am  Carol singing at the Lodge Care Home
  •    1.30pm  Key Stage 1 of All Saints School visits the church
  •    5.30pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday     We pray for  the work of Chelmsford CHESS

  •     8.30am    Morning Prayer  in St Mary’s
  •     9.15am    Sunshiners Nativity Play in church
  •   11.00am    Holy Communion
  •     5.30pm    Evening Prayer
  •     7.00pm-8.00pm    Junior Choir Practice
  •     7.30pm-9.15pm    Choir Practice

Friday      We pray for all street pastors

  •    9.30am  Maldon Court School Carol Service 
  •    2.00pm  Alzheimer’s Society Carol Service 

Saturday      We pray for  those addicted to alcohol 

  •    7.30pm  Maldon Choral Christmas Concert




Next Sunday  December 17th  Advent 3

  • 8.00am  Holy Communion (Stephen)  (BCP 51)
  • 10.00am  Parish Eucharist and Junior Church
    • Readings:  Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11; John 1:6-8,19-28  (RCL p448)
    • Eucharistic Prayer: Advent Booklet
    • Hymns: (O &N screen)   589,319, 200 (Campbell),444,500
  • 6.30pm  Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols




Please also remember in your prayers

  • Those who live in Friary Fields and Tenterfield Road
  • Those who have Communion at home: Ron and Sheila Keyes, Kate Wells, Barbara Brown, Joan Raymond, Robert Shanks, residents of Longfield and Hailey House
  • Those in long term care: Frieda Mahood, Daphne Harding, Pamela Girling
  • For healing for those from our parish: Kym Lawford, Karen Mack, Rita Penny, Mick Mead, Sally Barnes, Gill Sale, Vera Gentry, Anne Robertson.
  • For healing  - others for whom our prayers are requested:  Geoff Wells, Les Lindsay, Caroline Porter, Peter Ball, Iris Barrett, Chris   Thorby, Helen Pepper, Elizabeth Reid, Jo Stark, Jo Jones, Geoff Vale, Lisa Stocking, Martin Jenkins, Tony Turnball, Ellen Standing
  • The Departed: Ella Durham




TRAIDCRAFT – we have some packs of FairTrade Rwandan Red Bourbon ground coffee (suitable for filter machines or cafetieres) that are dated Best Before 30th November. Quality is unaffected but we are selling them at less than half price (£2 each) to make way for new stock. Please visit the stall today.

Thank You for Supporting The Homeless – you are all amazing! This year   Richard has so far raised over £600 for CHESS from his Sleepout on Friday 24th November. You can still donate if you see Richard or Adrienne after the 10am service or email  Thanks again for your continuing    generosity.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS for distribution to every home in the parish, with a simple Christmas message and advertising the Christmas services. These will be available in church TODAY, and we will be really grateful for lots of help to get these delivered. Thank you

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS Once again the flower group will be celebrating       Christmas with flowers. We would appreciate donations to help with the cost..

Envelopes are at the back of church, please Gift Aid if possible.  If anyone can help provide foliage, please let Betty Smith know. Thank you

FESTIVAL OF 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS The choir is busy preparing for this on Sunday December 17th. Please note this year the PCC has decided to try it at the later time of 6.30pm. There is a list at the back of the church for those who would like to read the Bible readings, which will all be from the Authorised Version

CHRISTMAS FAYRE   The wonderful result of the Christmas Fayre evening was  £2402.24, and the treasurer expresses sincere thanks to all involved to      produce such an enjoyable evening. Many thanks indeed    Eddie

BRENDA WAINWRIGHT    Congratulations to Brenda who celebrates her 80th Birthday on Saturday.

MEN’S BREAKFAST    for December is this Monday from 9.00am at the Rose and Crown; and in January on Monday 8th




ADVENT      A prayer leaflet has been produced for use in our Advent Services and at home.  Thank you to those who contributed prayers to its content.  Please use the prayers as you wait for a Service to begin and please take a copy home for yourself or for those who might benefit from its content. David

HELP WITH CAROL SINGING.      Stephen would be grateful for people to join the choir for carol singing in the residential homes in the parish. Monday this week, 11.00am at Hailey House and Wednesday this week, 10.30am at the Lodge (off London Road). The following week we are at Longfields at 11.00am on Wednesday 20th. Please help us to bring some Christmas joy to the people in care in the parish.



This is going to be a major event in the life of our parish next year, both in fundraising and bringing many visitors to our church. If it is to be a success we will need LOTS OF HELP. If you are willing to help on one of the days of the Festival, particularly with catering and stewarding, you are invited to an  Open Meeting of the hospitality committee on Tuesday 9th January in church at 2.00pm. If you cannot come to the meeting please let the churchwardens know if you will be able to help in May.



Please note that with the 4 other services taking place on Christmas Eve (which is this year on a Sunday)  there will be NO 8.00am service on Sunday 24th December. There will be one morning service of Holy Communion at 10.00am. However, there WILL be a 1662 service of Holy Communion at 8.00am on Christmas morning, Monday 25th



Please note Holy Communion on Tuesday 26th (St Stephen) is at 10.00am   (NOT 11.00am as in magazine) The service on Thursday 28th (Holy Innocents)  will be as usual at 11.00am



We are proposing to produce a double edition of the Link next Sunday December 17th to include the week of December 24th. If you have any items to be included for the two weeks please let me know no later than Wednesday evening Many thanks Barbara




Church Link Visitors:

Please keep the Ministry Team up to date on those who are housebound, ill or lonely and who might appreciate a visit. Please make us aware of any people who have not been seen in church for some time.



If you know of someone who ought to receive a card from the church family at All Saints to mark a special occasion (birthday, anniversary etc) or to let them know we are thinking of them in a time of need, please contact Barbara Gale on 01621 928538  email  who sends out cards on behalf of us all. 




If you have any items for the Link, for the next week please contact Barbara Gale at Tel:01621 928538 by Wednesday 11am.

Anything received after this will not be included until the following week.








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