FIRST SUNDAY COFFEES ARE BACK ! Please join us at the back of church following the 9.30am service on the 1st Sunday of each month and we can all catch up over a cuppa, cakes and cookies. Donations of sweet treats or money are most welcome and any proceeds raised will be used to fund children's activities. Any questions to Rachel Patel, rachels2500@yahoo.com, 07779 116763. We look forward to welcoming you there!

Services for Advent and Christmas 2023

Christmas Eve Nativity Carol Services - Sunday 24th December 2023 - See Link

Sunday 10th December • The Second Sunday of Advent
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion                                                                                                                  9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist
3.00 p.m. Christingle Service (in aid of the Children’s Society)

Sunday 17th December • The Third Sunday of Advent
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion                                                                                                                  9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist
6.30 p.m. Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 24th December - The Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve                                                                                          

8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

3.00 p.m., 4.15 p.m. & 5.30 p.m. Family Carol Services

11.30 pm Midnight Eucharist (Archdeacon Jonathan)

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist (no crèche)

Thursday 28th December
No service today


CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 9-10th December at Hutton and Shenfield Union Church.

Sat 9th 10am-5pm with live entertainment;

Sun 10   2pm with closing Carol Service at 4.30pm

Both days have craft table and quiz for children and refreshments available.  Entry by donation in aid of St Francis Hospice. Our Trekkers group is submitting a tree and so are 1st Shenfield Brownies.  Do come along to a bright and cheerful event and vote for your favourite junior and adult trees, and most of all enjoy it.  Pauline Sweetingham.

MOTHERS' UNION: Holy Communion at 1.30pm on Wednesday 13th December in St Peter’s Chapel, Hutton. Meeting starts at 2pm in the hall. Chris Thomas will be giving a talk on Advent. With refreshments.  All are welcome. Margaret Morris

MARY'S OPEN BRANCH: Our next meeting is on Thursday 14thDecember at 8pm in the Parish Hall. Lorraine Ely will be giving us a "Christmas Surprise" with an evening of Songs, Readings and Poetry". There will be seasonal refreshments, a Christmas-themed raffle and an opportunity to exchange cards with other members via the Christmas card table. As always, new members and visitors are welcome to join us (admission for visitors is £5, refundable upon joining). Rosemary Eaton (205410).

Hutton and Shenfield Choral Society: MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS at the Brentwood Centre on Thursday 21st December, 7 pm . A festive feast for all the family with choirs, ballet , full orchestra, audience sing -along and a visit from Father Christmas !

THE CHURCH CRAFT HUB MEETS ONCE A MONTH AT SHENFIELD PARISH HALL AT 1.45-3 PM . Dates for 2024: January 11th, February 8th, March 14th, April 11th , May 9th , June 13th, July 11th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14 th. There are no meetings in August or December. Contact Lesley Cook 07521518172 or Debbie Catton 07889489939.

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