Welcome to the newsletter for The Two Rivers Benefice . We extend a very warm welcome, especially if you are joining us for the first time. We invite you to join us for a chat and some light refreshments after the services. Each month this newsletter contains information about the Sunday services and forthcoming events.

 

The Leadership Team

 The Revd Canon Jonathan Lowe ACII CF - Rector

 The Vicarage, 3 Church Street, Steeple Bumpstead, Essex CB9 7DG

 Tel: 01440 731687 / Email: vicar@2rivers.faith

 

Revd Sue Cruse - Tel: 01787 462062 / Email: sue.cruse@2rivers.faith

 

Revd Claire Robertson -  Tel: 01440 730148 / Email: curate@2rivers.faith

 

David Buckley - Tel: 01440 730333 / Email: david.buckley@2rivers.faith

 

Revd Theresa Lowe -  Tel: 01440 731687 / Email: theresa.lowe@2rivers.faith

 

 Benefice Administrator

 Nancy Hatch - Tel: 07785 901322 / Email: admin@2rivers.faith

Safe Guarding Representative

Wendy Norris  - Email: wendy.norris@gmx.com

Pastoral Assistant

Judy Howard  - Tel 07585 614187 / Email: Judyahoward.13@gmail.com

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Sunday Services
Across the Two Rivers Benefice
  February March April
Sunday 2 9 16 23 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26
Ashen  

18.00

EP

09.15

HC

   

18.00

EP

09.15

HC

 11.00

CS

 TBC  

18.00

EP

 09.15

HC

 
Birdbrook

 

 

11.00

HC

11.00

MW

11.00

HC

 

11.00

HC

11.00

MW

 11.00

HC

17.00

ES

 

 

11.00

HC

11.00

MW

11.00

HC

Helions Bumpstead

 10.30

 BCS

9.15

MP

09.15

HC

09.15

HC

 

 

09.15

MP

09.15

HC

09.15

HC

09.15

 HC

 

09.15

HC

09.15

HC

09.15

HC

Ridgewell

 

 

09.30

HC

 

 

 11.00

MW

 10.30

BCS

09.30

HC

 

 

 11.00

MW

TBC

 

 

 09.30

HC

 

 

11.00

MW

Steeple Bumpstead

 

 

11.00

Mpr

11.00

HC

16.30

KX

 

11.00

MPr

11.00

HC

16.30

KX

11.00

 HC

10.30

 BCS

11.00

HC

11.00

HC

16.30

KX

Sturmer

 

 

 18.00

BS

 

 11.00

HC

10.30

BCS

 15.30

SVH

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.30

ES

 

11.00

HC

Service Code

ES: Evensong

HC: Holy Communion

KX: 16.30 to Kings Cross

MP: Morning Prayer

MPr: Morning Praise

MW: Morning  Worship

BCS: Combined Service

SVH: Sturmer Village Hall

MC: Messy Church

Notes

Wednesday 12th February              BCP Morning Prayer in Helions Bumpstead at 09.15

Wednesday 26th February              Ash Wednesday Holy Communion in Helions Bumspead at 09.15

Wednesday 11th March     }

Wednesday 25th March     }            BCP Morning Prayer in Helions Bumpstead at 09.15

Wednesday 8th April         }                        

Thursday 9th April                          Maundy Thursday Holy Communion in Ashen at 19.30

Friday 10th April                             Good Friday Meditation in Steeple Bumpstead at 15.00

Wednesday 22nd April                      BCP Morning Prayer in Helions Bumpstead at 09.15

 

Helions Bumpstead have an evening service at 18.00 on the 3rd Sunday of each month

Sturmer Services on the second Sunday of each month are held at Steeple Bumpstead

 

 

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 Children's Church Smile

If you have any friends whose children may like to join our Children's Church at Steeple Bumpstead please invite them along.

Children's Church takes place on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month during term times at 11.00am. The area for the children to access books etc is available each service. The service on the 1st Sunday of the month at 11.00am is suitable for all the family.

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Bell Ringers

We have a team of 5 ringers now (mostly new) and if there are any ringers who would like to join us or anyone from 11 years old who wish to learn, they would be most welcome to join us at Ridgewell Church on Friday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00pm. We also have a practice ring at Ashen usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

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Ashen Church Yard

We now have areas set aside to encourage the wild flora and fauna. If anyone is interested in helping with the identification of the flowers and plants please conact Maureen Rigg on 01440 788678.

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If anyone has any items for the Church Newsletter or diary, please contact: 

 Nancy Hatch  01440 730836     email: administrator@tworiversbenefice.org.uk