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Rochford Methodist Church
April 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:00am - 12:00pmSunday ServiceOur Sunday service will be preceded (at about 10:55am) by a short period of silence, a prayer and a verse of a hymn. This is so we can fully prepare our minds for the service that follows. If this is your first visit to our church, we suggest you arrive by about 10:50am.
Sunday 9th April 2017 Palm Sunday
11:00am - 12:00pmSunday ServiceOur Sunday service will be preceded (at about 10:55am) by a short period of silence, a prayer and a verse of a hymn. This is so we can fully prepare our minds for the service that follows. If this is your first visit to our church, we suggest you arrive by about 10:50am.
4:00pmCafe Church at Rayleigh Methodist ChurchLed by Rev Phil Warrey
Open to everybody - not just Rayleigh members, but check your Circuit Plan to confirm the dates.
Monday 10th April 2017 8:00pm'Stations of the Cross' at St Teresa'sEcumenical service at the Catholic church. Refreshments available afterwards.
Wednesday 12th April 2017 8:00pmLent StudiesBased on the film Casablanca, we discuss various questions raised in the accompanying booklet.
At the Church.
Thursday 13th April 2017 Maundy Thursday The Thursday before Easter
8:00pmMaundy Thursday ServiceJoint Section Service with Rayleigh and Hockley Methodist Churches at Rayleigh.
Friday 14th April 2017 Good Friday Good Friday
10:30amGood Friday Reflective ServiceA joint service with Community Church Rochford, with Communion.
Hot Cross Buns and refreshments follow.
Saturday 15th April 2017 4:00pmIndoor picnic and re-dedication of Greaves HallBring along the food you like to eat and join us in this joint event with CCR as we re-dedicate the Hall following its refurbishment.
Sunday 16th April 2017 Easter Day
11:00am - 12:00pmSunday ServiceOur Sunday service will be preceded (at about 10:55am) by a short period of silence, a prayer and a verse of a hymn. This is so we can fully prepare our minds for the service that follows. If this is your first visit to our church, we suggest you arrive by about 10:50am.
Monday 17th April 2017 Easter Monday Easter Monday
Tuesday 18th April 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm'Coffee Break'Social networking for everybody over a hot drink. Open to both men and women.
Wednesday 19th April 2017 10:00am - 11:30am'Sacred Space'Take time out for a bit of peace and quiet. Drop-in session just to sit quietly and think. People will be on hand if you want them to sit with you , or pray for you - but they won't be offended if you just want to be by yourself.
12:00pm - 2:00pmWednesday Lunch ClubFor over-65s or anybody accompanying them (of any age).
A 2-course meal for £3 and the chance to meet with others. Transport can be arranged if needed, but we do need to know in advance that you are coming.
3:00pmFuneral of Jean StartupA celebration of the life of Jean will take place at 3pm, with committal at Southend Crem at 4pm. Family flowers only, please.
Friday 21st April 2017 9:15amFriday BreakfastSocial networking for toddlers and carers, with the opportunity to get a warm breakfast at a reasonable price.
**Does not take place during school holidays**
Sunday 23rd April 2017 11:00am - 12:00pmSunday ServiceOur Sunday service will be preceded (at about 10:55am) by a short period of silence, a prayer and a verse of a hymn. This is so we can fully prepare our minds for the service that follows. If this is your first visit to our church, we suggest you arrive by about 10:50am.
Monday 24th April 2017 9:15amHappy Tots Toddler GroupSocial networking for toddlers and their carers.

**Does not take place during school holidays**
Tuesday 25th April 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm'Coffee Break'Social networking for everybody over a hot drink. Open to both men and women.
Wednesday 26th April 2017 10:00am - 11:30am'Sacred Space'Take time out for a bit of peace and quiet. Drop-in session just to sit quietly and think. People will be on hand if you want them to sit with you , or pray for you - but they won't be offended if you just want to be by yourself.
8:00pmHouse GroupCheck with our notices or Facebook page for the venue.
Friday 28th April 2017 9:15amFriday BreakfastSocial networking for toddlers and carers, with the opportunity to get a warm breakfast at a reasonable price.
**Does not take place during school holidays**
Sunday 30th April 2017 11:00am - 12:00pmSunday ServiceOur Sunday service will be preceded (at about 10:55am) by a short period of silence, a prayer and a verse of a hymn. This is so we can fully prepare our minds for the service that follows. If this is your first visit to our church, we suggest you arrive by about 10:50am.
4:00pmMessy Church at Rayleigh Methodist ChurchLed by Rev Phil Warrey.
Open to everybody - not just Rayleigh members, but check your Circuit Plan to confirm the dates.