Community Links

CommunityFord End School is at the heart of the village community. We have very good links with the local parish church as we are a Church of England school. We have good links with the pre-school who visit us regularly. Members of the Parish Council attend our School Council meetings each term so that the two can liaise on important issues.

Our school takes part in the Dunmow Carnival and Great Waltham Horticultural Show each September. We perform to a number of elderly people’s groups each December and always enjoy being involved in other village events.

 

About Our Church

Our Church is just across the road.  It is the Church of St John the Evangelist, Ford End and it’s there for everyone, church-goer or not.  It’s a lovely Victorian church, and it’s where the school – children, staff, parents and governors – gathers for festivals and leaving services.

The church is open most days and everyone’s welcome to go in to look around, say a prayer, or just sit for a quiet moment.  You can light a candle or leave a note asking for prayer to be offered for something or someone special on your heart.

Family Services are on the 4th Sunday of the month at 9.30 a.m. and everyone’s welcome.

Children help lead the services, which are organised by a group of parents and a minister, so the songs and activities have youngsters in mind.

There are refreshments after all our services so people can chat and get to know each other and the children can play together.

We have a Family Eucharist (a shortened family Communion service) on 2nd Sundays at 9.30 a.m., and Eucharists on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, again at 9.30 a.m.

“Bears & Biscuits” for little people and their parents or carers is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in our sister Parish Church, St Mary & St Lawrence, Great Waltham.

On 5th Sundays we alternate services with Great Waltham church at 10 a.m.

You can check out what’s on in both of our parish churches by looking at the church noticeboard, in the Parish Press, or on the websites:

 

Please phone 01245 364081 to contact our Vicar.

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