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

PRAY CONTINUALLY – 1 Thessalonians 5:17








Evening Service


Rev. Malcolm Boulter



Evening Service


Mr. Charles deLacy,



Evening Service


Mr. Cyril Bamforth




Evening Service


Mrs. Norma Huxter





Evening Service

6.30 pm

Rev. Malcolm Boulter,



Evening Service


Mr. Charles deLacy,



Evening Service


Mr. Cyril Bamforth



Evening Service


Mrs. Penny Bloom & Bob


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.                     Galatians 6:9

What’s On in MAY


Tues 2nd Prayers in the Vestry                                9.45-10.00

Tues 2nd Meet Up @ Coffee & Chat Coronation Special   10.00

Come and celebrate the Coronation with a special lunch & lots of Fun along the way. Come and meet King Charles it’s a photo opportunity dress in your finest clothes or white red and blue. Play Name that tune. Toast our King, we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Thurs 4th            Knit & Natter                              10.00-12.00

Sun 7th THE BIG CORONATION PICNIC LUNCH          12 noon

Bring you Own Picnic and a blanket and enjoy some live music from BreakFill Four a local music group.-Lots of fun, Bouncy Castle-A Right Royal Quiz- Royal Photo Opportunity- Be Knighted and earn a certificate- garden games. Lets celebrate King Charles III in style. Open to all, just come and enjoy.

Sun 7th Rev. Malcolm Boulter                       6.30pm

Tues 9th Prayer in vestry                                       9.45-10.00

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

Thurs 11th           Knit & Natter – Warm Space       10.00-12.00

Sun 14th            Evening service +Communion with Mr. Charles deLacy 6.30 pm

Tues 16th            Prayer in vestry                            9.45-10.00

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

Thurs 18th          Knit and Natter – Warm Space    10.00-12.00

Sun 21st         Mr. Cyril Bamforth, Braintree            6.30pm

Mon 22nd         Roy’s Thanksgiving & Celebration Service 11.30am

             This service will take place here at the church,

              please come and support Roy’s family.

Tues 23rd           Prayers in vestry                          9.45-10.00

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

Thurs 25th              Knit & Natter – Warm Space       10.00-12.00

Sun 28th              Mrs. Norma Huxter               6.30 pm

Tues 30th           Prayers in the vestry                    9.45-10.00

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


Looking ahead to JUNE

Sat June 10th           Church A.G.M. Meeting starts at 10am

Please keep this date free in your diary. This is an important meeting for all people involved in the church and buildings, Thank you


As you are all aware Roy Davies died on Saturday 15th April and I just wanted to pay tribute to him and his daughters. Roy was such a character, he amazed me with his knowledge of dates and so many memories of things he wanted to share with everyone. He was so positive with living each day and making the most of every opportunity to share his faith with all he met. He was kind and generous often bringing goods for the foodbank to be passed on and giving goodies to eat and money for the church. Roy did the most wonderful fresh flower arrangements for the church, using his supermarket trolley to carry up tubs of flowers to decorate the church, and he did this right up to the very end of his life over the Easter weekend, which I might add Roy thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Walk of Witness and attending both the family service and the evening service which was to be his last. He left the church that evening looking very tired but saying “see you Tuesday” I pray that Roy is now dancing which he loved to do and having a great time in heaven. Throughout these last couple of years Roy has been supported by his two daughters Sue and Dianne and other family members. He was very thankful to them all for their love and care. Roy’s Thanksgiving and Celebration Service will take place on Monday 22nd May at 11.30am followed by refreshments at the Bowls Club.

Also, just to let you know Rose Jupp is now in Boars Tye House and has settled in well. Please remember her, Margaret and Michael in your prayers. Margaret and Michael have been amazing looking after Rose for so long and keeping her safe and as well as possible. Rose will be 96 on the 6th May.

I have so many people to thank, many people who worked very hard over the Easter weekend especially Carol, Samantha and Emily. Everyone enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt and their little goody bags and big Easter Eggs at the end. A big thanks to Denise who once again wore her catering hat and her washer uppers. Denise organised all the hot drinks, cakes and savouries which disappeared in a flash. It was a wonderful day and so great to see so many families taking part.

Another huge thank you to John and Daphne Gray. John very kindly replaced and repaired a manhole cover and surround which had been broken by a van driving into the church garden. This was a massive job which would have cost the church a huge amount of money to get someone to come and do the repairs. Thank you John for all your hard work and skill. Daphne has been working like a Trojan in the church garden, clearing and digging over ground and preparing it for grass seed. The seed is now growing well and she has made some huge discoveries, loads of concrete rubble and an enormous bone, she has dug out huge stinging nettle roots and a tree root, the list goes on and on. Daphne is now onto tidying up the hedges. Thank you so much Daphne for all this unpaid and very hard work, the church is very indebted to you and all those who help in so many ways to keep the doors open and in use for the village and the Glory of God.

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)


Be Prepared! We have just had a week away in our caravan, we didn’t go far, but we like to try the caravan out for the first time after the winter before we go to Devon in the summer. Life being a bit stressful at the moment I wasn’t very prepared for our holiday but having our own caravan and not being far away I wasn’t too concerned if I hadn’t packed everything. I was looking forward to a nice peaceful week away. I wasn’t prepared though for all the other things that happened, we had so many problems with the caravan itself, it certainly didn’t feel like a holiday really. Life just happens doesn’t it? The worries of this life, the challenges of this life are faced in different ways by different people, for some they seem to just glide along for others they struggle. It is important to remember that we should always listen for how God is guiding and leading us. We are all unique and there is no one-size fits all. We don’t have to live up to the expectations of those around us, we just have to be in a loving and faithful relationship with God. Life is full of potholes!

Gracious God, we’re in need of your peace and truth to soothe our hearts and minds. Thank you for your constant love, healing, and grace. We ask for your love and faithfulness to surround us. Amen.


Once again I leave the words of this well known and loved hymn to remind us of……

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief’s to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in Prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear – all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!


Coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort ‘Lord God, You provide for Your people by Your power, and rule over them in love: Grant to Your servant our King, Charles III, the spirit of wisdom and discernment, that being devoted to You with his whole heart, he may so wisely govern, that in his time we may live in safety and in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen’ (Prayer of the Australian Anglican Church)


‘Throughout my life, the message and teachings of Christ have been my guide and in them I find hope. It is my heartfelt prayer that you will continue to be sustained by your faith in times of trial and encouraged by hope in times of despair.’ (Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022)


May is my favourite month for the abundance of new life. Usually the leaves on the trees are fully out and the sheeps/cows parsley is all in flower and everything is so lush and green. The weather being so cold we are very behind this year, but how blessed we are to live in such a lovely village.


So, We give thanks once again for this village, for our friends and neighbours, for all the amenities we have here in Silver End, and especially for our churches. We are so blessed that we are able to gather together for Worship and Praise, growing in faith and love, being renewed and restored by His grace through the work of the Holy Spirit.


As always we remember all those, from this fellowship, our families and village who are in much need of our prayers at this time. We pray especially for Roy’s family, for Iris, for Doreen, for Brenda, for Val, for Rose, for Shelia, for Judy.