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

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 1 John 4



Evening Service


Mrs. Norma Huxter



Mothers Day

Family Parade Service 10am

Mr. Keith Ives

Flowers, Tea & Cake


Evening Service


Rev. Jenny Haggar



Evening Service

Communion 6.30pm

Mr. Charles deLacy,



Easter Sunday

Family & Parade 10am

Easter Sunday Evening

Mrs. Norma Huxter- 6.30pm




Evening Service


Mrs. Penny Bloom,




Evening Service

Communion 6.30pm

Mr. Charles deLacy




Evening Service


Mr. Keith Ives



Evening Service


Rev. Jenny Haggar



What s On in MARCH


Fri 1st Ladies Group 20.00

Sun 3rd Evening Service Mrs. Norma Huxter 18.30-19.30

Tues 5th Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

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

Thurs 7th Knit & Natter Warm Space 10.00-12.00

Sat 9th St. Francis Lent Lunch 5.00 12.00


Sun 10th Mothers Day Service Family & Parade 10.00

Tea, coffee & Cake afterwards. Flowers for all

Mr. Keith Ives to lead this service. NO EVENING SERVICE

Tues 12th Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

Meet up @ Coffee & Chat warm space 10.00-1200

Thurs 14th Knit & Natter warm space 10.00-12.00

Fri 15th Ladies Group 20.00-


Sun 17th Evening Service Rev. Jenny Haggar 18.30-19.30

Tues 19th Prayers in the Vestry 9.45-10.00

Meet up @ Coffee & Chat 10.00-12.00

Wed 20th Anne Smith s Thanksgiving Service Here time to be confirmed

Wed 20th End 2 End Nature Care 20.00-22.00

Thurs 21st Knit & Natter Warm Space 10.00-12.00


Sun 24th Evening Service Mr. Charles deLacy 18.30-19.30

Tues 26th Prayer in the vestry 9.45-10.00

Easter Meet up @ Coffee & Chat 10.00-12.00

Thurs 28th Knit & Natter - Warm Space 10.00-12.00

Fri 29th Good Friday Walk of Witness, meet 10.15 at the Co-op led by our friends from the Roman Catholic church. Followed by United Service here at 11am. Refreshments afterwards All very welcome.



10.00 Family & Parade followed by Easter Egg Hunt Led by Mrs. Carol Hutchings

6.30 Evening Easter Praise led by Mrs. Norma Huxter. Refreshments after both service


Looking ahead to APRIL Please Note! During the school holidays the Church Hall Floors will be sealed!


Anne a wonderful lady who served the Lord faithfully here at the Congregational Church for well over 50 years. I have been at the church for about 50years and Anne was already here worshipping every Sunday. When I first knew her, she and her friend and colleague owned Goslings Farm up Sheepcotes Lane where they had a small herd of milking cows. Anne has worn many hats during her time at the church. She was very hard working and dedicated. Her faith in God shone through in all her duties even in her frailty she was still very interested and knowledgeable. Anne has been a wonderful friend to me and my family over the years. I could write a book! I will miss her immensely, her friendship and her spirituality as we shared our faith together on many a journey discussing all sorts of things. We give God thanks that she died peacefully in the quiet at home and we can be assured Anne is now with the Lord in heaven.

Well done, good and faithful servant! Matthew 25:23

Please remember all of Anne s family at this time.


Another sadness to share our friend Valerie from Coffee Morning died suddenly a couple of weeks ago. She was such a lovely friendly lady who had come along to coffee morning and knit and natter making new friends. She was very friendly and would chat with everyone so she soon fitted in and was very much at home in the church. Please do remember Valerie s son Matthew at this time. It has been a terrible shock for him and the family. We ask that God will be with them and give them comfort and a sense of his peace.

News & thanks

February came and went very fast, the wet weather has been atrocious, our garden has been a swimming pool, so water logged. But we have got off lightly when you see on the news other poor people who have been flooded or got stuck in their cars in flood water. We did however manage to have some fun on Shrove Tuesday with our Mini Pancake Races and Pass the Pancakes around the table. Followed by Mandy s quizzes, being also Valentine s day she did both themes for her quiz. Mandy is amazing I don t know where she finds all the questions. Thank you Mandy, and well done to all the prize winners of a Lemon. I hope you all enjoyed your pancakes at home! Thanks very much for all those helpers at coffee and chat who covered Denise whilst she had duties elsewhere. I would like to thank Judith especially taking a leading roll along with Gloria and many others helping Mandy. Thank you all

Church Meeting

At our recent church meeting it was agreed to paint the church outside. We can only afford to paint the actual church at the moment, but the members and supporters think it needs smartening up and look like the buildings are well cared for. This work is likely to start in May. We are going to start a gift box if anyone wishes to donate money towards this project. Thank you


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


Jesus replied; Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.

Matthew 22:37-39

Father God we thank you for this fellowship. We thank you for our building, which is warm and welcoming. Thank you that we can meet together as your children to worship and praise You. What a privilege that is. We thank You for Your love and continued goodness towards us. Lord please bless this village and all who belong to You. We pray for the other churches that meet in Your name. Help us all to work together to show your love, mercy and grace. Amen

We pray for all who are grieving, we especially think of Anne and Valerie s families. May they know a special touch of comfort and peace from God as they go through difficult days ahead.

We lift prayers of Hope & Healing for: Michael, Jean, Norma, Ted, Barbara, & Jacob.

We continue to keep in our prayers, Doreen, Judy & David, Brenda, Val & Geoff, Iris and Shelia, we miss them, being unable to be part of our fellowship due to age and mobility. May the Lord bless each one.

We would pray especially for all conflict that is going on in the World. Immediately we think of Israel and the Gaza strip, Ukraine and Russia and the worrying involvement of Iran supplying weapons to both Russia, Hamas and the Houthi s. There is trouble with the shipping being attacked. There is so much that we actually never hear about especially the persecution of Christians in places like Nigeria. These problems are vast and we must not forget to pray for all, especially as tensions escalate. We pray for solutions to be found and a peaceful end.

Please keep the Government in your prayers and all in Parliament in these very troubling times. We pray for all Christians in Parliament that they will seek God s guidance in all their undertakings.