St. John The Divine, Outwood Common, Billericay


A message from our Licensed Lay Minister, Linda Russ


Divine News February 2021


We at St John the Divine are so looking forward to the day when we can once again open our doors and resume holding services – may that day not be long now!  It will be wonderful to again host such activities as Small Wonders, Café on the Common, Mid-Week Break, our Film Nights and so many other groups.


During the lockdown, like so many other church families, we have kept in touch by telephone and Zoom, worshipping together, praying together and keeping abreast of all the family’s news.


The Food Bank maintains a presence at St John’s for the collection of food and personal products and we are all so grateful for the help and support of a whole army of volunteers to continue this so very much needed work.

We are so happy to have Rupert and Maria Hankey come to join us and minister to us – we share them with our sister church of St Mary the Virgin, Little Burstead - so Rupert is at each church building on alternate Sundays.  It is so good to have a named Minister at SJD again but we continue to give thanks for the tireless ministries of Paul Carr and Margaret Fowler.


We look forward to welcoming you among us whether that be in person or through the wonders of technology – come and be part of a loving, caring family.  You have nothing to lose!


Love always


Linda