Keeping in Touch
Sunday Services at 6.30pm
A Very Warm Welcome

Enjoy each day of this New Year ‘Let’s celebrate and be glad today.’

Psalm 118:24



Evening Service


Mrs. Norma Huxter



Evening Service with

Communion 6.30pm

Mr. Charles deLacy



Evening Service


Mr. Cyril Bamforth



Evening Service


Mrs. Penny Bloom





Evening Service

6.30 pm

Rev. Jenny Haggar



Evening Service with

Communion - 6.30pm

Mr. Charles deLacy



Morning Family & Parade Service Mothering Sunday at 10am

Rev. Peter Hawes

Shalford Green


Evening Service


Mrs. Norma Huxter,


What’s On in FEBRUARY

Sun 5th           Mrs. Norma Huxter                          18.30

Tues 7th                    Prayer in vestry                                        09.45-10.00

                                       Meet up @ Coffee & Chat –Warm Space   10.00-12.00

Thurs 9th            Knit & Natter – Warm Space                    10.00-12.00

Sun 12th          Mr. Charles deLacy –with Communion     18.30

School Half Term Holidays

          Tues 14th            Prayer in vestry                                         09.45-10.00

Meet up @ Coffee & Chat-Warm Space       10.00-12.00         

Valentine Day Quiz

Wed 15th            End 2 End Nature Care Lecture on Fungi    20.00-22.00

Thurs 16th          Knit and Natter – Warm Space                 10.00-12.00

Sun 19th         Mr. Cyril Bamforth                         18.30

Tues 21st            Prayers in vestry                                       9.45-10.00

Meet up @ Coffee & Chat-Warm Space        10.00-12.00         

Shrove Tues – Pancake Race & Toss a Pancake

          Thurs 23rd              Knit & Natter – Warm Space                    10.00-12.00

Sat 25th    CHURCH MEETING – Please come & Support 10.00-12.00

Sun 26th          Mrs. Penny Bloom & Bob on Guitar        18.30

Tues 28th           Prayers in the vestry                                9.45-10.00

Meet up @ Coffee & Chat-Warm Space      10.00-12.00

Looking ahead to March

Special Coffee & Chat on 14th celebrating St. David’s & St. Patrick’s Day

Mothering Sunday 19th & Clocks go forward on the 25th March




As usual I do like to start by thanking you all for your most welcome support here. January has passed by very quickly, it has been mostly dull and very cold. When we see the sun it always lifts our spirits. It has been great to be encouraged by seeing new faces at church on a Sunday evening. We are few in number, but we are so blessed to be able to gather together to worship, be renewed and learn more about God’s love for each one of us. It is because of this that we are able to keep the doors open to allow other activities to take place in the Church and Halls, one of which is our Coffee & Chat on Tuesday. We are so blessed to have Denise and Mandy who commit their time every Tuesday. We know how much this is appreciated by you all. You are all so kind, bringing cakes and biscuits for us all to enjoy. Thank you all so much we really appreciate your kindness. Thank you also for those who step in and help, collecting the money, dirty cups, plates and help with the washing up. We also thank Norma and David who whenever they come call in at the community fridge in Halstead and share many items that have been donated in there.


I would like to thank Roy especially for the beautiful fresh flower arrangements he brings up to church for us all to enjoy. May God bless each and everyone who is so thoughtful and kind.

Our new Team Vicar for St. Francis & St. Mary’s

I wanted to share with you all that I had the privilege to go to the installation of the Revd Jane Quinton as Team Vicar of the villages in the Witham Team Ministry. The service was conducted in All Saints Terling. A church I know well as my family lived in Terling for many years and I lived there right opposite the church. Terling holds some very special memories for me. It was wonderful to see a full church, so many people and we were rewarded by a moving service to the Glory of God. As I sat reading the order of service through we were asked to spend some moments of quiet before the service: Giving thanks to God for all who have worshipped and ministered here in the past. I of course thought of my own family, Mum and Dad who married in this church and my Grand Parents and Uncles) This gave me great joy, as I reflected on my own past. Yesterday, Today and Forever Jesus is the Same. All the generations who have worshipped in our churches whether it be All Saints Terling, St. Francis, Silver End or St. Mary’s, Rivenhall. We are so blessed to have this heritage. Our churches, and I include the Congregational Church, are taken for granted by the wider population. We think that these buildings will always be here. They are kept alive by those Godly men and women of faith who have left their stamp on the community they served and worshipped in. We who serve now continue this work to the best of our abilities and the Glory of God. Our new Team Vicar who will be living in Terling is an absolute delight. I am hoping to get to know her through my attendance at St. Francis and I hope that we will be able to have good church friendships forged. Jane has a huge job because she has 6 churches under her care. Please pray for her and her husband Graham. I am hoping that she may be available to take the Good Friday Ecumenical Service this year, which will be at St. Francis.


NEED INFORMATION? Listed below are some helpful numbers

CHURCH CONTACTS- on line – www.silverendcongregationalchurch.org

Church Open                              Tuesday  10.00 – 12 noon

Coffee & Chat                              Tuesday  10.00 - 12 noon

Church Treasurer & Enquiries               Mrs. S. Gray              Tel. 07710 285214

                                                                            e.mail       sharon@silverend.org

Church Telephone No.            01376 584306       Post Code CM8 3QF (Silver Street)

Silver End Guiding Group        Contact Mrs. Carol Hutchings 07857 663959

                                      Rainbows, Guides, Brownies, Rangers & other groups

Mon.         Miffy’s Fitness           9.30-10.30am

Tues.         Silver Swans Movement Class 9.45-12pm                Contact Gemma 07597 649240

Wed          Robot Reg – Phonics Class                           Contact Laura 07808 728580

Wed.         Carolyn’s Dance Group - Disco/Street Dance           Contact Harriet   07855 014717

Thurs.       SILVER TOTS (Baby & Toddler Group) at 9.45am- Nikki 07809 761902 (Term Time)

Thurs.       Knit & Natter Thursday 10.00 – 12 noon                   Contact, Barbara  01376 585467

Thurs.       Miffy’s Fitness           6-7pm

SCOUT GROUP    Dan Sutton (Scout Leader)            dan@silverend-scouts.org.uk      07970 730636





Thank God.

Today is a special and beautiful day!

 No matter how difficult it is today

God is with you at every step.

Have a nice day.

Give thanks to God for this fellowship, for all who have worshipped and ministered here in the past.

Pray for the present congregation and all our visiting speakers who faithfully serve this church.

Pray for the local community served by this church. May God give us wisdom and workers to reach out and share God’s saving grace.

Pray for your own involvement in the life and witness of God’s Church. We grow in faith through Worship, we grow warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, and broader through ministry. Help us to be your ‘workers’ here in Silver End. Please pray for the New Team Vicar, Jane as she begins her ministry.

We pray for our village, we give thanks for all the amenities we enjoy here. We are very fortunate in so many ways to have Shops, Doctors, Chemist, Library, Hairdresser, Takeaways. A bus service etc…… We often take such things as our given right in this day and age, but I for one think we are very fortunate. Look out for your neighbours, pray for them and all the new folk moving here.

Pray our Country at this time, with all the looming strikes that are to take place this month. We pray for the Government to govern wisely and fairly, they need so much prayer! Those who will be choosing to strike could affect so many of us personally, whether it be our Ambulance Service, Nurses, travelling on the Railway to get to work or visit people. Now our Schools may have to close and children / students will be affected, which alternately affects all the working parents. Oh dear it is such a mess, I can only bring it to the Lord in prayer.

Please bring before the Lord, all the dear ones we have concerns for, from our own family or friends. Those, from this fellowship who are in much need of our prayers. We pray for Roy, for Doreen, For Rose, for Brenda, for Shelia, for Judy, for Val. We know of many others grieving in this village too, we add to this list Anne’s niece Alison (nee Smith) who has died suddenly coming so soon after her Dad's death. This is such a shock for the family, please pray for them all.

So little room left to remind us to pray for Our World! Especially persecuted Christians in Nigeria and throughout the world! The war in Ukraine which seems to be escalating. Pray for all those facing death, injury, devastation, and utter despair. Lord please be with all and bring peace.