Virtual Service Passion Sunday

Welcome to our first virtual service during the coronavirus outbreak. We will get better at this! But for now just click on the videos in order to hear what we’re up to as a church; todays reading; a short message from Rev Stewart Gibbs; and finishing with a prayer. Katherine Garner

Covid-19

In this time of difficulty surrounding the Coronavirus many of you will be feeling worried for your family, friends, neighbours and yourselves. The Church of England is here for everyone in our nation, particularly in times of crisis. High Ongar Parish churches have many links in our community, and if you, or any body you…

Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust

I am a Church Rep for BSCWT at St Mary’s Church High Ongar. My aim is to liaise with the team and pass on all the fantastic work that BSCWT do in Brentwood and the surrounding areas. by Helen Webb The work of BSCWT involves: Lunch time clubs in 7 schools. Assemblies in over 25…

Reflections on the turning of the year…part 2

“See the former things have taken place, and new things I declare” (Isaiah 42:9) by Revd Stewart Gibbs  In the Bible the prophet Isaiah was often in a bad place. He had seen his country invaded, his city destroyed and his friends exiled. On one occasion, however, he  heard God’s voice saying, “See the former…

Reflections on the turning of the year…part 1

So what’s been happening in the Parish of High Ongar in 2019, and what can we look forward to in 2020? By Rev Stewart Gibbs 2019 has been a year of growth and engagement with our community. Our Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday was a great success. The team of helpers were constantly making pancakes…

Helping the Homeless

by Katherine Garner Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Psalm 82:3 We are very privileged to live in our lovely town of Ongar, and I guess we are fortunate that we do not have a visible homeless problem here. But our neighbouring towns of…

On leaving the Parish…

by Martin Wilkes (and of course Linda) Linda and I have worshipped in the Parish of High Ongar since the summer of 2006. We had previously worshipped at Ashurst Drive Baptist Church for many, many years so it was quite a change, and indeed a challenge, moving into an Anglican community! But the fundamental truths…