Dear all,


This week’s  Stapleford Abbotts  Zoomed service is this  Sunday at 9.45am.  We have been delighted to welcome people from Lambourne, Abridge and Havering-atte-Bower, it is wonderful to welcome as many as wanted to join us.

Do join us if you can. The details are  Topic: Zoom Sunday Service ( Lent 1)

Time: Sunday February 21st   09:45 AM

To Join the Zoom Service, click on this link below

Meeting ID: 619 580 2335

Passcode: 984606


The link to Martyn’s YouTube service is

Our new prayer list is is being compiled. Please let me have any other names via the 'contact' link so that we can amend it each week and will enable us to keep all of the names in our own prayers.

The Church remains open, thanks to Ian.  It is good to feel that prayer is being offered at church over this period so do use the quiet of church and churchyard. If you are in church can you please also sign the visitors’ book which is all part of the government’s test and trace policy.

For all who joined us on Ash Wednesday Zoom we hope it was a suitable substitute for the real thing.

Our next PCC is on Monday 22nd at 8.00pm on Zoom. It is later than usual because at 7.00pm The Archdeacon wants to address all the benefice PCC members. PCC members should have the link for the 7.00pm meeting with the link for the 8.00pm meeting coming in due course.

The Zoomed Lent Course starts on Wednesday 24th February at 7.30pm. We are once again using the York Course with the title of Caring for Creation . Please let us know if you want to  join us and we will let you have the links. There is also a course booklet that accompanies the course and helps to make things clearer. Please let us know if you would like one. Chris says that it will be possible to join by phone as with Sundays. It is not too late to sign up even if you cannot commit to each one of the 5 sessions.

Attached are the details of the Vocations Day virtual conference on March 6th. Please see whether you are free to look in and perhaps be challenged.

Charlie has heard that his formal institution is on May 18th at St .Mary’s, Chigwell

Stuff for the foodbank can be left in church or the Vicarage  and it will be delivered  to Collier Row each Friday.

You can continue to get your Traidcraft goods direct from Stapleford Abbotts Church. In addition there are the preserves and cards.

A reminder for those wanting to give through the Parish Giving Scheme the direct line is 0333 002 1271 and our reference is 080608032. The annual accounts show that our income has fallen dramatically over the past year with no services; events or fundraising. Please remember the church as you navigate your way through our financial situation.



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