Prayer is central to the life of the church and regular opportunities for prayer are available. To help us share our concerns and give one another prayerful support, we have an email prayer chain where the main contact will pass the message on to others on the list.
Saturday Prayer Time
Twice a month on a Saturday at 10am, we have prayer time over Zoom to share any worries or hopes. For more information, please email Rev. Gillian Thomson.
Coffee and Chat
Every Thursday at 3pm we meet on Zoom to reconnect and chat over a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer!). To join in, please email Rev. Gillian Thomson
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold house groups at the moment but will re-start when we are allowed.
As a Christian, one of the best ways to meet other people and participate in the life of the church is to join a house group. These groups meet together mid-week for Christian teaching, friendship and support, prayer and social activities. The groups usually include a mixture of people of different ages. Some have been to Alpha and are new to the Christian faith, others have been Christians for many years but all of them want to continue to learn about how to live and grow as Christians.
Each year we choose a charity to support.
What have we been up to?
National Day of Reflection
March 23rd 2021 marked a year on the UK lockdown and we marked the occasion with a prayer and reflection for the people we have lost during the last year. You can find the prayer here.
Advent Window Trail
This year we decided to spread the Christmas message across Hockley with an Advent Window Trail. Members of the church decorated their window with a different Christmas theme and each day we released new clues to find the windows each day in advent.
The Remembrance tree in the church front garden at Bramerton Road is looking wonderfully bright; being filled with memories and love.Thank you to the Knit and Natter group and to the Harbour Club for crafting beautiful poppies, some with memory tags, to hang on the tree. The tree is a symbol of remembrance and unity and sharing the petals of hope and peace in these difficult days.Please share the invitation with your friends and neighbours to bring a poppy to the tree
Royal British Legion are limited in their street collections to the
Poppy Appeal this year. Our Remembrance Tree realised £70 for the Royal British Legion.
12th April 2020
... using Zoom !
Christmas Tree Festival
30/11/19 & 1/12/19
29 Sep 2019 ... memories of Harvest Sunday ... HARP ...
Southend Foodbank ... wonky veg ... HoverAid
13 Jul 2019 ... fantastic to host Worship Unlimited
22 Feb 2019
Delighted to welcome Cre8ed 4 U Lord :
8th Sep 2018, Gillian's Ordination and Induction: