Diary & Notices


Sunday 16th February
9:45am Morning Prayer (St Botolph’s)
11:00am Communion Service (St Peter’s)
4:30pm Joint Evening Service (Castle)

Monday 17th February
7:15pm Women’s Get Together (Castle)

Wednesday 19th February
10:30am Communion Service (St Peter’s)

Saturday 22nd February
7:30pm Mayor’s Charity Concert with the Bach Choir (St Botolph’s)

Sunday 23rd February
9:45am Communion Service (St Botolph’s)
11:00am Morning Service (St Peter’s)


Parish Prayer Cycle: for all in our parish whom live or work within the Garrison.
Daily Prayer Cycle: for funeral directors, their staff and the bereaved they serve.
Diocesan Prayer Cycle: Thank God for our Diocesan links with other parts of the world. Pray for understanding and love between all people of faith.


Was anything real ever gained without sacrifice of some kind?
Arthur Helps


The next Women’s Get Together is tomorrow, Monday 17th February, at 7:15pm at Castle Methodist Church. The topic is ‘En-Form (recycling)’ (Andrew Wilkinson). For more information, please contact Gill Poppleton (570725).

Ash Wednesday — 26th February. There will be Communion Services for Ash Wednesday at 7:30pm here at church. All are welcome.

Bishop Stephen is moving on! His final Sunday in the Diocese of Chelmsford will be on Easter Day (12th April), before he takes up his new responsibilities as the next Archbishop of York.
A leaving fund has been set up by the Diocese, as a thank you for Bishop Stephen and his wife Rebecca’s ministries in the past nine years. For more details and how to contribute, please contact the Parish Office.

The church car park is to be controlled by Number plate recognition. If you bring your car into the car park, please let David Poppleton know so that you do not receive a penalty notice.

Vacancy of an Almshouse at Eaglegate, East Hill. Accommodation is available at Eaglegate for £106.67 per week. It comprises a living room, bedroom, wet room and kitchen. Applicants should be single older people of limited means, residing in Colchester and in need of housing. Forms are available from the Clerk to the ‘Lady D’Arcy with Fynches and Berryfield Cottages Almshouses Charity’. Please contact Michael Siggs, Clerk, PO Box 93, CO3 3TQ. Telephone 01206 765138, email: michael.siggs@btconnect.com
The closing date is 29th February.

Vicar’s leave. Please note that Mark is away over Half Term (returning 24th Feb). Any matters during this time should be referred to the Parish Office or the Church Wardens.