Welcome to the Manningtree Benefice

This is the website for the mission and ministry of Manningtree Benefice: St. Mary & St. Michael' Church, Mistley with Manningtree and St. Lawrence's Church, Bradfield, including service, group and event information, contact details, media, and information about Mistley Church Hall (Mistley Institute).

We're working towards making this our main website, so please forgive any slight maintenance issues we might have in the next few weeks. If you can't access the information that you need, or you can't find it, do contact the Church Office on info@manningtreebenefice.co.uk or 01206 392200.


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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Ready, steady...

Here's your one-stop-shop for getting ready for the Away Day, 
this Saturday.

1) Pray. And then pray again. And then pray some more. And again.

2) Look at our seriously condensed Hopes for the Future, which we compiled about two and a half years ago at the last away day.

Things to think about:

  • how are we progressing on these points to your knowledge?
  • are there points that we don't appear to be working on?
  • are there points that really should have been there from the start?
  • anything else?
3) Pray some more.

4) Look at the Transforming Presence website. It's the priorities, outlined by Bishop Stephen for the Chelmsford Diocese for the next ten to fifteen years, and we, as part of the Chelmsford Diocese, will be held accountable to it. At the very least, please watch the video below which outlines the Transforming Presence priorities. 

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5) Pray a bit more.

6) Either:
a) pack your lunch, get in the car and come to the Away Day, or
b) pray some more. 

So. In conclusion. Please pray about it. Please think about it. Please come along. 

Hope to see you there!

Church Office