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This Week

PRAYING FOR THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH DURING LOCKDOWN The prayer diary for April has been sent out to the church family. It can be viewed on the Church website and is available electronically through the Prayermate App. To access the app, download it onto your device, go to Add, scroll down to Church Life, scroll down to UK Churches, scroll down to All Saints Fordham, scroll down to subscribe to this feed.

NEW CHURCH FAMILY CONTACT DIRECTORY You should have received a new Church Family Contact Directory. Please let Rachel know if there are any errors. Send an email to or call 07968280132. Please destroy any old copies.


THE CHURCH OFFICE IS OPEN FOR TELEPHONE & EMAIL ENQUIRIES In light of government and Church of England guidance, the Fordham & Eight Ash Green Church buildings, the John Owen Barn and Church Office are closed until further notice. However, Rachel, Joanna and Linda are working their usual hours from home (Monday-Friday 9:15am-2:30pm). They can all be contacted on their usual email addresses. However, if you have a general enquiry then please send it to
The telephone number to call is 07968280132

ALL SAINTS CARE TEAM If you need any help with shopping, collecting medication or need someone to talk to there is a team of people from within the church family available to support you in whatever way that they can. The Care Team is being co-ordinated by Georgina Blight (01206 621576) and Lynda Grote (07969688710 or 01206 211384).

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO ELISHAMA DABOR who will be 2 years old on Wednesday, 8th April. Congratulations Elishama have a wonderful birthday!

ANNUAL LEAVE Francis will be taking annual leave after Easter from Monday 13th to Monday 20th April. If you need assistance during this time please contact Rachel Gage on 07968280132 or one of the Church Wardens (Alistair Grote or Nick Durlacher). Please pray that this will be a time of refreshing and blessing for Francis, Georgina and the whole family.

BLESSED is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

Psalm 121 The Lord our Protector I look to the mountains; where will my help come from? My help will come from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let you fall; your protector is always awake. The protector if Israel never dozes or sleeps. The LORD will guard you; He is by your side to protect you. The sun will not hurt you during the day, nor the on during the night. The LORD will protect you from the all danger; He will keep you safe. He will protect you as you come and go now and forever.

GIVING TO ALL SAINTS FORDHAM AND EIGHT ASH GREEN If you would like details of how to support the ministry of our church financially, or have any questions about giving, please speak to our treasurer Roger Miles on 01206 396477 or email him at

IMPORTANT UPDATE RE CORONAVIRUS.  For those currently giving by cheque or cash it would be really helpful if you could switch to giving electronically. Our Bank details are: Sort Code 20-22-67 Account No. 20369047 Account name : Fordham and Eight Ash Green Parochial Church Councils. For those who are unable to do this could I ask that you send your cheque by post to me at 10 Anchor End Mistley Manningtree CO11 1UB instead of the church office made payable to FEAGPCC and I will arrange to bank it locally.

BENEVOLENT FUND at our PCC meeting on the 31st March it was agreed to set up a Benevolent Fund. If you would like to contribute to this fund please make payments to the above bank account marking your payment Benevolent Fund.

CONFESSION OF OUR SIN Lord Jesus Christ, we confess we have failed you as did your first disciples. We ask for your mercy and your help. Our selfishness betrays you: Lord, forgive us. All Christ have mercy. We fail to share the pain of your suffering: Lord, forgive us. All Christ have mercy. We run away from those who abuse you: Lord, forgive us. All Christ have mercy. We are afraid of being known to belong to you: Lord, forgive us. All Christ have mercy.

Lyric video available on YouTube: Recording available on Spotify & Apple Music/ iTunes: Christ Our Hope In Life And Death by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa

Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you;
All: by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
Leader: God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.
All: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Leader: We preach Christ crucified, the power of God and the wisdom of God.
All: By your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
Leader: God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you; by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
cf 1 Corinthians 1 and Galatians 6


What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to him belong.
Who holds our days within his hand?
What comes, apart from his command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand.

O sing hallelujah! Our hope springs eternal;
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.

What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good.
Where is his grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?

Who sends the waves that bring us nigh
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?
Unto the grave, what shall we sing?
“Christ, he lives;
Christ, he lives!” And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with him.
There we will rise to meet the Lord,
Then sin and death will be destroyed,
And we will feast in endless joy,
When Christ is ours forevermore.

Words and Music by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, Matt Papa. Copyright ©2020 adm at Used with permission, CCLI Licence No. 287994.