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

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10



Evening Service


Rev. Peter Hawes

Shalford Green



10.45 Village Hall Mr. Charles deLacy, & Uniformed Organisations



Evening Service


Thomas Dodd



Evening Service


1st Sunday in Advent

Mrs. Penny Bloom




Christingle Service


Mrs. Carol Hutchings

Silver End


Choose Your Own Carols At 6.30pm

Relaxed and fun followed by seasonal refreshments


Carol Service


Mr. Charles deLacy



NO SERVICE HERE Crib Service at St. Francis At 4pm


Christmas Day Family Service 10.30am

Carols around the tree



What s On in NOVEMBER

Thurs 2nd Knit & Natter 10.00-12.00

Sun 5th Rev. Peter Hawes 6.30pm

Tues 7th Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

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

Remembrance Day Special

Thurs 9th Knit & Natter Warm Space 10.00-12.00

Fri 10th Ladies Who Chill friendship Group, 7.30- 9.30pm

All Welcome Contact Nicki 07773 531055

Sat 11th St. Francis Coffee Morning 10.30 am All Welcome

Sun 12th REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 10.45am at Village Hall

Tues 14th Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

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

Special: raising money for Children In Need

Wed 15th End 2 End Nature Care Photography Evening 8pm-10pm

Thurs 16th Knit & Natter warm space 10.00-12.00

Sun 19th Mr. Thomas Dodd 6.30pm

Mon 20th Set up Christmas Trees ready for decorating

Tues 21st Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

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

Help decorate Christmas Tree

Thurs 23rd Knit & Natter Warm Space 10.00-12.00

Fri 24th Ladies Who Chill friendship Group, 7.30- 9.30pm

All Welcome Contact Nicki 07773 531055

Sun 26th Mrs. Penny Bloom 6.30pm

Tues 28th Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

Meet up @ Coffee & Chat, Warm space 10.00-12.00

Thurs 30th Knit & Natter 10.00-12.00

Sun 3rd DECEMBER Christingle Service 4pm starting with refreshments and making your own Christingle All very welcome Service Starts at 5pm




The clocks have gone back and we brace ourselves for the long dark nights and the colder weather. As a Church we are struggling with numbers at our evening service. Understandably those who do not live in the village do not want to drive in the dark, so we find ourselves in a difficult position. We would value your presence and your prayers as we look towards 2024. We have speakers booked for the rest of this year but what happens here is not in my hands I don t know the future here, but I know someone who does - Jesus.

As always so many people help to keep everything running here at all the groups. These are just a few, but you all keep this place active and open. Thank you. We are supported by Gloria & Dave on a Sunday, Denise & Mandy on Tuesday. Michelle & Shelly from Mums & Tots who help me with social media and posters and get the young children to make decorations for the church. The girls are responsible for the lovely new banner for coffee & chat which is hanging on the gate. Thank you. Carol Hutchings has been an amazing help for so many years. She is a person I can always rely on and we are fortunate to have her help when she is able. Daphne Gray also needs to be thanked for the immense work she does in the church garden, not only keeping it tidy but taking on huge physical tasks. Thank you All.


A service of Remembrance for all those killed and injured in war, from 1914 until this present day will take place on Sunday 12th November at 10.45 in the Village Hall. This will be led by Mr. Charles deLacy and the Uniformed organisations from this village. This is your opportunity to come and remember and be thankful they gave their Tomorrows for our Today s. We must never, never forget how fortunate we are to have our freedom.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place, and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below,

We are dead. Short days ago,

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved,

And now we lie in Flanders Fields

Take up our Quarrel with the foe,

To you from failing hands we throw,

The torch, be yours to hold high,

If ye break faith with us who die,

We shall not sleep,

Though poppies grow in Flanders Fields

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, Canadian Army (1872-1918)

CHURCH CONTACTS- on line www.silverendcongregationalchurch.org

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)

Silver End Guiding Group Contact Mrs. Carol Hutchings 07857 663959

Rainbows, Guides, Brownies, Rangers & other groups

Monday Miffy s Fab & Fit 9.30-10.30am

Tuesday Silver Swans Movement Class 9.45-12 Contact Gemma 07597 649240

Wednesday Carolyn s Dance Group - Disco/Street Dance Contact Harriet

07855 014717

Thursday SILVER TOTS (Baby & Toddler Group) at 9.45am- Nikki 07809 761902 (Term Time)

Thursday Knit & Natter Thursday 10.00 12 noon Contact, Barbara 01376 585467

Thursday Miffy s Fab & Fit 6-7pm

Friday Ladies who Chill Group Contact Nicki for details nickicyp@yahoo.co.uk

SCOUT GROUP Dan Sutton (Scout Leader) dan@silverend-scouts.org.uk

07970 730636

Our Prayers

Remembrance Sunday

Eternal God, with thankful hearts we reflect on the sacrifices of our service men and women in wartime, for the sake of freedom, justice and peace. Please grand that those who suffer because of past injuries or bereavement will know Your comfort and may all who are serving in our armed forces today find the grace they need. In Your mercy. Amen

We remember also the work of the Royal British Legion, they do wonderful work supporting families and individuals in so many ways. Please give generously to the Poppy Appeal

Remember in your prayers the terrible conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine, but of course it spreads much wider than this. Our hearts go out to all those innocent people used and abused, killed, injured or who have been taken hostage. We also don t forget what is happening in Ukraine and Russia and how easily we all move on. We pray for Governments around the world, NATO and United Nations and especially for Christians who are suffering persecution at this time. Lord have Mercy

Please pray for this fellowship, at this time. Pray that God will bring new people to the church. Please pray too for all the groups who use our buildings that they might come and support the church services. We also pray for all who are struggling at this time with mobility, depression, loneliness, illness, being housebound and those in Care Homes. We lift them to God

God of grace and truth, thank You for Your Word; living and active . discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. May it bring about repentance, hope and transformation as we read, study, memorise and meditate on Your Word. In Jesus name. Amen

When you can t put your prayers into words God hears your heart.

Romans 8:26