Lent, Passiontide, Holy Week and Easter

One of the busiest times of the church year, it’s often a struggle to keep abreast of all the diary dates, events and services going on. … Continue Reading

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Redbridge Street Pastors

Today we welcomed Max Bawhorn, who spoke about the vital work that he and his colleagues at Redbridge Street Pastors do on patrol on the streets of Woodford and Ilford. Street Pastors effectively act as a link in the chain … Continue Reading

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Dementia Friends

On Sunday 16th February at the 10am service, Sister Peggy Ennis will join us to speak about dementia, and will then lead a Dementia Friends Information Session in the parish hall from 11.15am, which everyone – parishioners and wider community … Continue Reading

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Services of the Word at St Mary’s

The new lay-led Services of the Word at St Mary’s continue to develop in their scope with the addition of new musical items. … Continue Reading

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ISO Assistant Director of Music

Wanstead Parish wishes to appoint an outstanding musician as Assistant Director of Music to support its growing choral foundation. The appointee will work closely with the Director of Music to deliver and promote a high standard of music across the … Continue Reading

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Wanstead Winter Night Shelter is open

Last Tuesday 7th January we opened our parish hall doors to our guests for the very first time. We were able to provide our guests with a welcoming hot drink, biscuits, hot food, shelter, and a smile. On Wednesday morning, our … Continue Reading

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Wanstead Winter Night Shelter

Wanstead Parish, in partnership with the Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters (FCENS), will be launching our Winter Night Shelter on 7th January 2020. Part of a rolling winter night shelter operating across more than seven local churches, the shelter will set up … Continue Reading

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Animated apologetics #7: Evil and Suffering

The problem of evil and suffering is the major stumbling block to belief in the existence of God. How could an all-powerful, all-loving God possibly allow so much pain to occur in his world? … Continue Reading

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World Church Committee – Can you help?

Matthew 25:35 ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat’ Our World Church committee supports our parish charities by organising fundraising and donations of practical gifts such as food, clothes and toiletries. We recommend to the PCC which new charities … Continue Reading

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Animated apologetics #6: The Moral Argument

The previous five Reasonable Faith videos have focused on philosophical and scientific arguments for the existence of God. This time we look at a chain of thought based on ethical reasoning. … Continue Reading

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