Gosfield, Greenstead Green, Halstead, Earls Colne, Colne Engaine and White Colne parish churches in the Halstead Area Team Ministry
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Colne Engaine St Andrew's
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Earls Colne and White Colne
Colne Engaine

For Earls Colne and White Colne
Church Open
Every Thursday afternoon St Andrew's church in Earls Colne is open from 2.30 pm to 4pm offering refreshments and fellowship. The initiative started as an opportunity for carers collecting children from the school to sit and chat and for younger children to enjoy the space in the church.

Thursday afternoons have now developed into an important time in the week for many people in the village who come to the church to meet and get to know others, keep in touch and plan church events.
Prayers and Bears
At Prayers and Bears, we offer pre-school age children and their carers fun and fellowship. We meet once a month for an hour at St. Andrew’s Church - we tell a story, sing songs and say prayers, and then have refreshments.

New ‘Bears’ are always welcome – please contact Rayner McKenzie on 01787 224867 for further information.

Prayers and Bears
Sunday School
The Sunday School can be found every week running in the Tower Room of St Andrew's Earls Colne. As well as their usual quiet activites whilst the service is running, this group also join in the hymns often with percussion and those who want to can be included in short drama performances which are performed at our Christian festival services. Visitors are welcome and there is no commitment to attend each week.

For Colne Engaine
Church Open
Every Thursday morning St Andrew's Church in Colne Engaine welcomes everyone to come and enjoy refreshment and fellowship from 9.00 am until 11.00 am.

Thursday mornings are becoming an important time in the week for many people in the village who come to the Church to meet and get to know others, keep in touch and plan church events.

Junior Church
Junior Church meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month in the Village Hall at 10.00 for an hour. We are currently using material from the Harry Potter films. Anyone from school years 5 to 9 are welcome to come along and find out more about Harry Potter and God and enjoy a doughnut or two at the same time. There is no commitment to attend each month.

Please contact Paula Creek on 01206 573470 for further information.  

For Gosfield
Edward Bear Club
Link to the Gosfield Edward Bear Club Program
(Cradle Roll)
For parents, grandparents and carers with babies and children under 5 years of age.
We warmly welcome you to come along to our Edward Bear Club - there is a short pram service (action songs and prayers, a story, and craft activities for the little ones) followed by refreshments and plenty of time for Mums, Grandmothers and carers to chat and make new friends.

We are a very informal and friendly group and many of the children who come along will or have been baptized at St Catherine’s Church and the meetings provide a link between baptism and the church and Starbursts. Every child receives a Birthday Card until they reach their fifth birthday and also a visit from the Travelling Stable at Christmas

Come along with Teddy!