Events coming up in June 2019

JUNE 2019

Saturday 1 June 2019, 2.00pm - St James' Hall, Marden Ash- Cream Tea in aid of MRCT
Come and enjoy homemade scones and a free rraffle.  We are raising funds for Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (Foodbank, Open Door Centres and Bounty Club in Harlow).  We aim to have a line of £1 coin donations stretching across the length of the hall.


Sunday 9 June 2019 - Pentecost Walk to All Saints' and Picnic Sunday
After the 10.30am service at St Mary's, High Ongar, we invite you to walk together as a church fellowship to Norton Mandeville.  Bring your own picnic.  Drinks available at All Saints'.


"Friendly Circle" Visit to Butler's Alpaca Farm, Willingale, CM5 0QL - Wednesday 12 June 2019, 2.30pm
All are welcome to join this trip.  We will view the animals, have a short talk and visit the Alpaca shop. Afterwards to the Coffee Post in High Ongar for refreshments.  (Cost approximately £5)


Saturday 15 June 2019 - Tearfund Quiz Night, St Mary's, High Ongar, 7.00pm for 7.15 pm start
Come and exercise those little grey cells - teams of 6-8.  Come on your own and join with others.  Suggested donation of £5 per head. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Raise good funds for this important Christian charity who work with the world's most vulnerable people.  All most welcome.


Sunday 29 June 2019 - Ongar Churches Together Pilgrimage Walk from Ongar to Blackmore (via High Ongar)
Starts at 9.00am at St Helen's RC, and finishes with a service at St Laurence, Blackmore at 2.00pm.  This is part of the wider Bradwell Pilgrimage 2019.


Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019 - Performances of 'Godspell' at the Brentwood Centre.
Speak to Martin Longcroft if you would like to join a parish group to the shows.

For these and other events, check out our weekly notice sheet


Friendly Circle - Update on our activities


What do you call an animal with a horse for a father and a donkey for a mother? And what is the secret meaning of the name Pamela?  Just two things you could have discovered if you had joined Friendly Circle , our club for retired people.  There's always something new and interesting at our meetings.

We meet on a monthly basis every second Wednesday in the month, 2.30pm at St James', Marden Ash.  It is an opportunity to gather together, sing some of the old hymns, hear an inspiring word and meet some interesting people.  There's also refreshments.

By the way, a horse father and a donkey mother produce a “hinny”. A mule has the parents the other way round! The name Pamela means “all sweetness”, from two Greek words for all and honey.

We hope you will join us - all most welcome.