Mistley Methodist Church

Mistley Methodist Church

Chapel Cut, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1JX


Minister:  Rev Crawford Logan
                 Telephone: 01255 423640
                 Email: revcjlogan@hotmail.co.uk

Church Contact

Mr Sidney Everitt

Telephone: 01206 396360

Email: sidneyeveritt@btinternet.com

Our Mission Statement 

We believe we are called by God to witness to the truth of the Gospel.
We do this:
●    By maintaining our chapel as a centre of study in which the word of God is proclaimed and as a centre of prayer and fellowship open to all.
●    By working in the community by visiting and promoting community activities thus demonstrating the love of God in Christ for all.
●     By demonstrating in our daily lives that the way of Jesus is a more excellent way.
●    By offering friendship and fellowship to all, including other Christians, and becoming involved in ecumenical events and projects.


Sunday - Morning Worship - 10.45am



Mistley Methodist Church
We give a very warm welcome to all our friends and visitors to our Sunday services and all our midweek activities.

Check out the Circuit website: www.tendringunited.org.uk  


The current edition of the Methodist Prayer Handbook follows the theme

of Jesus, the First and Last, taken from the Charles Wesley hymn of

the same name (Hymns and Psalms 735).

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Dear Father, always near us,

May your name be treasured and loved,

May your rule be completed in us –

May your will be done here on earth

In just the way it is done in heaven.

Give us today the things we need today.

And forgive us our sins and

 impositions on you

As we are forgiving all who in any way offend us

Please don’t put us through trials,

But deliver us from everything bad.

Because you are the one in charge,

And you have all the power,

And the glory too is yours – forever -

Which is just the way we want it.


The Divine Comedy by Dallas Willard

Events around the Circuit

This year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer service will be at Lawford Parish Church on Friday 2 March at 10.30 am. The service has been prepared by the women of Surinam in South America.

Daffodil Day will be at Westminster Central Hall on Monday 5 March. Listen out for details if you wish to travel on the Circuit coach.

The Spring meeting of Local Preachers and Worship Leaders will be held at Great Bentley Methodist Church at 7.15 pm on Tuesday 6 March.

The Manningtree Lent course ‘Exploring Faith Through Art’ is led by

Rev Tom Osborne and continues each Wednesday at 7.30 pm until 22 Mar. Each session will be repeated on Thursday mornings at 10.00 am at Bradfield Parish Church.

Mothering Sunday is on 11 March when we meet at 10.15 at Bradfield for Communion with Chris Preece leading our worship.

The Ladies have a District Day in Harlesdon Methodist Church on Monday 19 March. For details of the programme etc., see Margaret Potter.

Upper Dovercourt Church will be holding their next Coffee Morning (from 10.00 am) and Lunch (12.00 noon) on Saturday 24 March.

To enable us to prepare ourselves to remember the events of Good Friday and Easter a special Tenebrae Service of Communion and Meditation will be held on Maundy Thursday 29 March at 7.30 pm in Manningtree Methodist Church led by Rev Alec Potter.

Your clocks are to be put forward one hour on Sat/Sun 24/25 March this year otherwise you will be late for the year’s Palm Sunday service being led by David Bavister at 10.45 am BST.

Your offerings received for the weeks up to and including 18 February 2018 amounted to £837.78.





We meet this month for the worship of God at 10.45 am as follows:

Sun 4 Mar Bonnie Beard with Bradfield & Wix

Sun 11 Mar Chris Preece 10.15 Communion at Bradfield

Sun 18 Mar Anne Beeton

Sun 25 Mar Chris Preece 10.45 at Wix

Sun 1 Apr Derek Lang 10.15 Communion at Bradfield

Why not visit our Coffee Morning held every Tuesday at 10.00 am.

  Your ‘Baristas’ are:               

6 Mar Kay

13 Mar Margaret P

20 Mar Rachel

27 Mar Mary

                           The Women’s Meeting meets 2.30pm as follows

Wed 14 Mar Rev Dom Turner

Wed 28 Mar Rev Crawford Logan


Thank you for your feedback on the use of these lectionary

readings listed each month in the notice sheet.  Some of the congregation

find them helpful, others use an alternative system for their daily readings.           

I will continue the list until September, when the new edition of the

Prayer Handbook will be available for folk to buy their own copy.


Out of 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs sold each year, the award-winning

Real Easter Egg is the only Fairtrade one with the Easter story in the box. 

The A5 booklet consists of 24 pages.  Larger stores of Morrisons, Tesco,  Asda

and Waitrose will carry limited stock from mid-February.  Easter Sunday in

2018 falls on 1 April.


Tearfund marks fifty years of life-saving and life-giving work in 2018 since it

was released by the Evangelical Alliance in 1968. 

Week beginning: 25 February Mercy and Salvation

Sun 25 Mark 8.21-28 Psalm 22

Mon 26 Isaiah 61.17 Psalm 21.1-7

Tue 27 Isaiah 61.8-11 Psalm 24

Wed 28 Isaiah 62.1-12 Psalm 25

Thu 1 Mar Isaiah 63.1-9 Psalm 26

Fri 2 Isaiah 65.17-25 Psalm 27

Sat 3 Isaiah 66.10-13 Psalm 29


Week beginning: 4 March The Call to Righteousness

Sun 4 John 2.13-22 Psalm 19

Mon 5 Jeremiah 1.1-10 Psalm 30

Tue 6 Jeremiah 2.1-13 Psalm 31.1-8

Wed 7 Jeremiah 3.11-18 Psalm 31.9-24

Thu 8 Jeremiah 7.1-11 Psalm 32

Fri 9 Jeremiah 7.21-28 Psalm 33

Sat 10 Jeremiah 11.18-20 Psalm 36


Week beginning: 11 March Aflame with Faith

Sun 11 John 3.14-21 Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22

Mon 12 Jeremiah 13.1-11 Psalm 37.1-11

Tue 13 Jeremiah 18.1-6 Psalm 37.12-29

Wed 14 Jeremiah 18.18-20 Psalm 35.9-18

Thu 15 Jeremiah 20.7-13 Psalm 119.17-32

Fri 16 Jeremiah 26.1-24 Psalm 119.33-48

Sat 17 Jeremiah 28.1-17 Psalm 119.49-64


Week beginning: 18 March Love Everlasting

Sun 18 John 12.20-33 Psalm 119.9-16

Mon 19 * Matthew 1.18-25 Psalm 89.26-36

Tue 20 Jeremiah 30.1-17 Psalm 119.65-80

Wed 21 Jeremiah 30.18-22 Psalm 102.1-11

Thu 22 Jeremiah 31.1-7 Psalm 102.12-28

Fri 23 Jeremiah 31.10-13 Psalm 119.81-96

Sat 24 Jeremiah 31.31-34 Psalm 119.97-112


Week Beginning: 25 March Suffering and Glory

Sun 25 Mark 15.1-39 Psalm 31

Mon 26 John 12.1-11 Psalm 36

Tue 27 John 12.20-36 Psalm 71.1-14

Wed 28 John 13.21.32 Psalm 70

Thu 29 * John 13.1-17, 31b-35 Psalm 116

Fri 30 * Isaiah 52.13-53.12 Psalm 22

Sat 31 John 19.38-42 Psalm 31


The Special Feast Days and Saints Days this month are:

Mon 19 Feast of Joseph of Nazareth

Thu 29 Maundy Thursday

Fri 30 Good Friday