Mistley Methodist Church

Mistley Methodist Church

Chapel Cut, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1JX



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
December 2017

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

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


Sun 3 Dec       Crawford Logan        Advent Sunday with Communion

Sun 10 Dec     Robert Taylor            at Wix

Sun 17 Dec     Margaret Potter

Sun 24 Dec     Carol Service

Mon 25 Dec    Tom Osborne             10.30 am at Manningtree      

Sun 31 Dec     Maggie Woods           10.15 am at Manningtree


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

Your ‘Baristas’ are:    5 Dec               Mary               12 Dec     Margaret K

                                    19 Dec             Avis, at home 

                                    9 Jan 2018       Re-opening


The Women’s Meeting meets 2.30pm as follows:

            Wed 6 Dec               Liz Garlick     

          Wed 20 Dec                Crawford Logan - Carols

Mistley Coffee and Carols

Saturday 16 December from 10.00am to 12 noon

With Crawford Logan


The new 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).


Week beginning:  26 November       Faith in Adversity

Sun 26             Matthew 25.31-46                 Psalm 95

Mon 27            Daniel 1.1-6,8-20                  Psalm 126

Tue 28             Daniel 2.31-45                       Psalm 127

Wed 29           Daniel 5.1-28                          Psalm 128

Thu 30             John 1.35-42                           Psalm 27

Fri Dec 1         Daniel 7.1-14                          Psalm 129

Sat 2                Daniel 7.15-27                        Psalm 130

Week beginning:  3 December         God’s Word at Work

Sun 3               Mark 13.24-27                        Psalm 80

Mon 4              1 Thessalonians 1.1-10           Psalm 131

Tue 5               1 Thessalonians 2.1-8             Psalm 132

Wed 6             1 Thessalonians 2.9-13           Psalm 133

Thu 7               1 Thessalonians 3.1-5             Psalm 134

Fri 8                Song of Solomon 2.1-4           Psalm 45

Sat 9                1 Thessalonians 3.6-13           Psalm 136.1-9

Week beginning:  10 December       The Return of Christ

Sun 10             Mark 1.1-8                              Psalm 85

Mon 11            1 Thessalonians 4.1-12           Psalm 135.1-7

Tue 12             1 Thessalonians 4.13-18         Psalm 135.15-21

Wed 13           1 Thessalonians 5.1-11           Psalm 137.1-7

Thu 14             2 Thessalonians 1.1-12           Psalm 138

Fri 15              2 Thessalonians 2.1-3a, 13-17  Psalm 139

Sat 16              2 Thessalonians 3.1-17           Psalm 140.1-7

Week beginning:  17 December       The Lord is Near

Sun 17             Mark 1.1-8                              Psalm 126

Mon 18            1 Thessalonians 4.1-12           Psalm 141.1-5

Tue 19            1 Thessalonians 4.13-18         Psalm 142

Wed 20           1 Thessalonians 5.1-11           Psalm 143.1-11

Thu 21             Genesis 46.1-7, 28-30             Psalm 144

Fri 22              Genesis 49.1-10                      Psalm 145.1-7

Sat 23              Genesis 50.15-25                    Psalm 145.8-21

Week beginning:  24 December       Christ is Born

Sun 24             Luke 1.26-38                           Psalm 89.1-4,19-26

Mon 25            Luke 2.1-20                             Psalm 110

Tue 26             Acts 7.51-60                           Psalm 13

Wed 27           John 21.19b-25                       Psalm 117

Thu 28             Matthew 2.13-18                    Psalm 124

Fri 29              Isaiah 11.1-9                           Psalm 96

Sat 30              Revelation 21.1-8                   Psalm 128


Have you ever wondered why the readings set for each day appear to

jump around from place to place?  There are several reasons for this.

The reading set for each Sunday is the Principal lesson set from this

year’s lectionary, and should be read as part of the Sunday service.

Other ‘out of order’ readings are appropriate to Special Feast Days and

Saints Days, such as these falling within the above dates:

Nov 26            Christ the King           Nov 30              St Andrew, apostle

Dec 8               Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary

Dec 26             St Stephen, martyr      Dec 27  St John, evangelist

Dec 28             Holy Innocents


A little help at Christmas

Do you know anyone who is struggling to make ends meet at the moment ? Someone worried about Winter fuel bills ? A single mum

concerned about how to afford Christmas presents ? An elderly person

living on their own or someone recently discharged from hospital ? Or a neighbour who could just do with a bit of Christmas cheer ? The Food

Bank can discreetly provide help in many circumstances and especially at Christmas time - there doesn't need to be an out and out crisis.


If you would like us to provide a full food parcel or simply some seasonal extras to brighten up someone's Christmas, do get in touch.

There is no need to disclose any personal details of the recipient as we

are happy to deliver to you or for you to collect the parcel. We simply

 need to know who we are packing for eg. 2 adults + 1 child and it's useful

for us to know children's ages.

Help spread a little kindness and cheer this Christmas.

Please phone Pat Chandler on 01206 396686.


Events around the Circuit


The Local Preacher’s Meeting will be at Holland on Sea on Monday 4 Dec starting at 7.15pm.

Manningtree Christmas Festival is on Sat 9 Dec in the town centre. A Model Railway Exhibition is planned that day at the Venture Centre from 10.00am with all proceeds for St Helena Hospice.

Spectrum Ladies Choir and Essex Police Choir will be in concert at St Paul’s Church, Clacton on Tue 12 Dec at 7.30pm. Concert is being held in aid of Acorn Village and St Helena Hospice.  Tickets £7. Contact 01255 422175.

The next Men’s Breakfast at Bradfield will be at 8.30am on Sat 6 Jan 2018.

Online Advent Calendar
The Methodist Church online advent calendar on the Advent Offering theme of 'Comfort my People' is available to start opening here from 1 December (and not a chocolate in sight!).

Check out the Circuit website: www.tendringunited.org.uk   Search under Churches and then Mistley to find this month’s notice sheet.

Your Sunday offerings for the work of God up to and including Sunday

19 November 2017 amounted to £743.00.

My thanks again for your prayers over the past week as I had a short ‘vacation’ in Colchester General Hospital.  I am home again and waiting for the wound to completely heal.  Alec.

Remember in your Prayers

Bryan Grinyer of Bradfield who is very ill in Ipswich hospital, and Lin and the rest of the family.

Those who are sleeping rough over this Christmas period, especially young people who have no home. Pray for those who dedicate their Christmas to giving shelter and help with meals etc., at the many specialist centres set up  over the Christmas period for this purpose.