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Local Churches

Welcom ChurchSt. Catherine's Church of England, East Tilbury Village. 

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Services: Sunday 10.00am Parish Eucharist at St.Catherine's
Wednesday 10.00am          Holy Communion
First Wednesday of each month at St. Francis Centre, Linford.
Other Wednesdays at St. Catherine's 

Last Sunday of each month: Evensong at St. Catherine's

The Church is also open on the afternoon of the last Sunday of the Summer months (and Bank Holidays), between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., for 
tea/coffee and home-made cakes. 

The Parish Office is held at 6.30pm every Friday, at which time Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages may be arranged.

PRIEST IN CHARGE: Revd. Michèle Marshall

e-mail: mjmarshall@fastmail.co.uk 

Churchwardens: Chris Ford. tel 01375 675863. 

St. Francis Centre

The St. Francis Centre is on the corner of Somerset Road and Lower Crescent in Linford. 

St. Francis Centre bookings: Kathy Bird Tel. 07920 794716

Welcom Church 2Linford Methodist Church 

Church website: http://www.linfordmethodistchurch.co.uk/index.html

East Tilbury Road, Linford, SS17 0QS. opposite Hampshire Gardens.

Services:  Sunday morning worship is 10.30-11.30 and is led by different people in a variety of styles, with our minister leading Holy Communion once a month. Our aim is to bring the community together to know God. Everyone is welcome. 

Refreshments are served at every worship service. 
Minister Revd. Brenda Gutberlet. 01375672848 Mob 07468616311

Email: brendagutberlet@btinternet.com

 Secretary Mrs. Marian Kuyper  01375-851989   marian.kuyper@btconnect.com 

All enquiries regarding baptisms, weddings etc. to Revd Brenda Gutberlet.

For lettings enquiries for the Methodist church premises contact Marian Kuyper.  

Thurrock Foodbank 
The Thurrock Foodbank exists to support individuals and families that are in crisis and have insufficient food. More details are on their 
website (http://thurrock.foodbank.org.uk/). Food is distributed at the St. Francis Centre on Thursdays between 11am and 1pm to clients 
who have the appropriate voucher. Donations of long dated tinned and packet food can be left at the centre on a Wednesday or Thursday morning. 
Church Activities 

Parent and Toddler group 
The toddler groups at the Methodist Church are very popular. While the toddlers play and socialise in a child friendly environment their 
mums, dads or grandparents can relax and enjoy some adult company. Find “Linford Toddler Group” on Facebook. For details contact 
Marian on 01375-851989 
Mothers’ Union 
St. Catherine’s has a branch of the Mothers Union. It has separate meetings in the afternoon and evening with visiting speakers and discussions. 
Bible Study 
An informal Bible study is held usually on the second Tuesday of the month in the Methodist Church at 8pm. The intention is to explore the
 Christian faith more deeply amongst a group of friends. All are welcome. 
Yippee Club 
This is a popular Club for the over 5’s children, held at the Methodist Church on the first Thursday of every month between 
4.30pm – 6.0pm costing £1.00 per child which includes refreshments. Each session includes stories, games, craft activities and sometimes cooking all based on a Christian theme. If you have children that might be interested please bring them along. 
St. Francis “Drop-in” 
Held at the St. Francis Centre on Wednesdays from 10.30—noon. for tea / coffee, biscuits and chat. All are welcome so just drop in!  

The Church of the Garden of Fruitfulness 

Services held at the East Tilbury Community Sports Hall, East Tilbury Schools on  Sundays at 10.00am - 1.30pm  for worship.

A bible study/church meeting at Linford Methodist church Friday 7-9 pm but a prayer vigil on the last Friday of the month 9 - 12 pm at Linford Methodist church

 Our local churches work closely with the forum and each other 

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