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As a part of the Church of England we are a part of the global church.  We see all we do as part of the bigger picture that is our local community, our town, our nation and the whole earth. Most Sundays we offer a quiet and shorter service at 9.00am and a family friendly service at 10.30am. The values are the same at both, aiming for flexibility within a structure and a contemporary feel. We desire to join in with God the Father's mission: to make his Son Jesus Christ known in word and action as led by the Holy Spirit.
Whatever the reason you are visiting our website, please feel at home with us. Explore the pages and find out more about what we hope for and what we are doing to make that happen. Join us in worship and enjoy the peace of being in God's presence. Join us in fellowship at the end of the services. Participate with us in the love of God and help us to reach out in His love to our community and beyond.

From David this week.....

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, which is one of the great festivals of the Christian tradition, when we remember the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit, following the death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord, which falls 50 days after Holy Saturday at Easter (the same number of days as between the Sabbath of the Jewish Passover and their Festival of Weeks / Shavuot). Weeks celebrated the giving of the Law in the Old Covenant (Testament) to Moses and the people of Israel. In God’s perfect timing at the same festival hundreds of years later in the first Century AD, God the Father gave the Holy Spirit of the New Covenant to all peoples, not just one. The Festival of Weeks was both a Harvest Festival and the celebration of the birthday of Judaism through the giving of the Law. Pentecost is the birthday of the Church in the power of the Holy  Spirit. We have been praying from Ascension to Pentecost with the Archbishops’ Thy Kingdom Come initiative for a harvest of souls for God’s coming Kingdom. The disciples and others spent the time after Jesus’ Ascension in prayer waiting for power from on high, as Jesus commended them to do (Acts 1:8). Our text is the sermon given by Peter to explain the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at   Pentecost in AD1, as described in Acts chapter 2. The Holy Spirit brings glory to Jesus, and so it is Jesus who is at the centre of Peter’s sermon. There was a harvest of about 3000 who were baptised that day. Father God please send your Holy Spirit on those for whom we are praying today, that we would see thousands of baptisms of new followers of Jesus too. Amen! 
Revd Canon David Hague



Our Sunday Service times are:

9.00am Common Worship
10.30am Family Worship 
(with Children's & Youth Groups)

Please come along and join us.


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Bishop Stephen outside the Good Shepherd whilst on his recent missionary walk in Havering.
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