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A Message from the Vicarage  March - April 2023            

God is our place of safety. He gives us strength.
     God is always there to help us in times of trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Dear readers,

We also continue with our church working parties on the first and third Saturdays at Stapleford Abbotts and the fourth Saturday at Lambourne, all from 10am-12noon. We welcome any help you can give.

Please see in this magazine details of the church quiz nights and table top sale. For the sale all tables have been taken so come along and see what bargains you can find.

As we are now in Lent and approaching Easter, the Lent course is Zoomed but also at the same time  face to face at the Vicarage, 1 The Poplars, by the magic of today’s technology.(see poster). Mothering Sunday is 19th March and we celebrate in services at our normal times of 9.45am at Stapleford Abbotts and 11.15am at Lambourne.

We also have a quiet day at Pleshey, the Diocesan retreat house (poster attached). It is a very special place of quiet which is ours on 3rd April, the Monday of Holy Week. Details of Easter will be in next month’s Linkup apart from details of our Easter Garden project (again poster attached).

Let us be aware and look out for people we may be struggling. If we are finding it hard don’t be ashamed to talk about it. Please support one another and let us have pride in the skills of our residents, the cleanliness of our streets, and the way we care for one another.

Stuff for the foodbank can be left in church and Derek H. or I will deliver it to Collier Row each Friday.

You can continue to get your Traidcraft goods direct from church. In addition, there are the preserves and cards.

May we remind you that the bookstall at the back of church has books to borrow. Please help yourself.


A reminder for those wanting to give through the Parish Giving Scheme the direct line is 0333 002 1271 and our reference is 080608040. 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 your financial situation.

Finally, if you do know of anyone who is in need of a phone call, shopping or any other form of help, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us.

May we wish everyone every blessing for Christmas and peace in our hearts and the world for 2023. If anyone who struggles to get out would like a service and communion at home do let me know.

Roger Gayler - 01992 815 838 - email or use this contact link.

God has called us to be his church in the community ‘for such a time as this’.

With our prayers
All the church at Stapleford Abbotts. 

Blessings and keep in touch with each other.

Roger Gayler. 








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