Sandon Church People
21st Century Church
Sandon Church Building
11th Century Building
St. Andrew's Church,
Sandon CM2 7RQ
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Please follow the links above for details of services, events and other detail.

Revd Terry Brown

Tel: 01245 698988

Judy Cecil
Tel: 01245 224747
Michael Puffett

Tel: 01245 222066

This is our faith;
Christ has died;
Christ is risen;
Christ will come again.

is in the
Chelmsford South Deanery,
a part of the
Archdeaconry of Chelmsford
in the
Diocese of Chelmsford.
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Next Sunday's Services 26th November 2017. Next before Advent Feast of Christ the King.

10.00am Sung Eucharist

The Week Ahead

Monday 20th Nov. 7.30pm PCC Meeting in the SAR. Today is the Wedding Anniversary of HM Queen and HRH Duke of Edinburgh. (1947)
Tuesday 21st Nov. 9.30am Said Eucharist in SAR followed by tea/coffee.
Wed. 22nd Nov. 9.30am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am Holy Dusters. Church cleaning session. All help is welcomed. 1.00pm Tiny Tots.
8.00pm Deanery Service at St Mary's Great Baddow This celebration of Prayer & Praise will include the Commissioning of Revd Tim Ball as our new Area Dean.
Friday 24th Nov. 7.30pm Choir Practice
Sat. 25th Nov. 3.00-5.00pm Family Party in the Village Hall.

For Your Diary

1) Bible Book Club for the Advent Course. I sent out a separate notice about this a few days ago. It is also in the magazine. It is a new venture and looks a good opportunity to widen our understanding. Please sign the list on the Welcome Table in church or telephone me on 222066. It lasts for four weeks and the meetings are on Wednesdays (7.30pm) or you can take the questions home on a Sunday to answer alone or with a friend. It begins on Wed. 29th November.

2) Friday 1st December 7.30pm Patronal Festival of St Andrew. Service of Music & Readings followed by 'cheese & wine'. this will include the dedication of the new chandeliers. The Ven Michael Fox will preach.

3) Saturday 9th December 4.00pm. Christmas Market by the Friends of Sandon Church. This will include a visit from Santa Claus, lighting of the Christmas Tree, carol singing and various craft stalls in the church.


1) The Christmas Fayre was a great success: many thanks to all who worked so hard. The provisional total raised was £2021.

2) There is a plastic box at the back of the church for donations for the Chelmsford Food Bank. We have been getting a good response so far; let's keep it up.

3)Alison has found a simple way of raising money for St Andrew's. If you shop on line and go through the Easy Fundraising site to find your retailer they make a donation. She has used it for many years and will give you more information. (Telephone no in magazine) The site is:
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Michael Puffett Churchwarden See our website

A supervised children's corner is available in the North Aisle for Sunday 10 am services. Please bring your children along or stay yourselves too. Toys, playdoh, paper and crayons will be available.

People stacked as churchCalendar of Events

Saturday 25th November Family Party
at Village Hall 3 pm - 5 pm
We have booked an entertainer who will not only get children involved but parents as well. If you have never spun a plate on a stick then this the party for you. There is no cost for this party but donations are welcome.

Friday 1st December 7:30 pm Patronal Festival for St. Andrew
Service of Music and Readings followed by cheese and wine. Tenor soloist John Pierce singing two songs. Mayor & Mayoress will be in attendance.

Saturday 9th December Ladies Breakfast
Speaker Revd Susan Iskander, Priest in Charge of All Saints Springfield
8:30 am at Butts Green Garden Centre.
Book you place on the list on the welcome table in church or telephone Janet on 01245 472997

Special December Christmas Services

Picture of Christmas Lighting Saturday 9th
4:00 pm Christmas Market by the Friends of Sandon Church
This evening will include a visit from Father Christmas, lighting of the Christmas Tree, carol singing and various craft stalls in church

Picture of Christingle Sunday 10th
4:00 pm Christingle Service
Come and experience this service as we light the candles of the Christingle.

Picture of Candles Sunday 17th
6:30 pm Candle Lit Nine Lessons & Carols
Come again and hear the story of the first Christmas and see the church in all its glory. Arrive early to obtain a seat. Our Choir will be joined by singers from Sandon School. The Deputy Mayor& Mayoress of Chelmsford will be in attendance

Picture of Beer and Carols cracker Tuesday 19th
7:00 pm Beer and Carols @ The Crown
Everyone invited to come and sing favourite carols and sample free mince pies.

Picture of Crib Sunday 24th Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Crib Service
A service for all ages to gather round the manger and see the Christmas story unfold. Children please come dressed as one of the characters of the Christmas Story. Sheep, Camels and donkeys also needed, as well as Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Kings and Inn Keepers.

Picture of Stable 11:30 pm Midnight Communion Service
Come and welcome the new born Christ child. Arrive early to obtain a seat at this popular service.

Picture of Wise men visiting crib Monday 25th Christmas Day
10:00 am Christmas Day Service & Communion
Please bring an opened present to show us at the service