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Gathering of many for Hands Together Southend Against Hatred signing

Gathering of many for Hands Together Southend Against Hatred signing

   On a bright but showery morning on Friday 12th November 2021 more than fifty people from across Southend (and Essex) gathered at Twenty One on Southend’s Seafront to sign the “Hands Together Southend Against Hatred” banner. The crowd included four of the Love Southend Servant team. “Hands Together Southend Against Hatred” is the brainchild of… Continue Reading

CS Lewis Film THIS Sunday November 14 Odeon.

CS Lewis Film THIS Sunday November 14 Odeon.

We have just been made aware of the film “The Most Reluctant Convert” about the life of CS Lewis will be showing THIS coming Sunday afternoon, November 14th. It is a one-time showing at 3.40pm at The Odeon in Southend Centre, and at 3.10pm at Cineworld Cinema at Festival Leisure Park, Basildon. watch the trailer… Continue Reading

Jobs: Families and Children Mission Worker.

Jobs: Families and Children Mission Worker.

Rochford Methodist Church, Southend & Leigh Circuit are looking to recruit. Rochford Methodist Church is at an exciting moment in its development and is seeking to expand its ministry and mission team with the appointment of a Families and Children Mission Worker (20 hours per week). Our Families and Children Mission Worker will lead our… Continue Reading

Painting God’s heart for Southend

Painting God’s heart for Southend

Helen Yousaf’s creative gift turning 2 pictures shared during a Love Southend prayer Zoom call into painted pictures is underway. Helen travelled to Southend on Monday 25th October and set up in a community space accessible from the road belonging to Leigh Road Baptist Church. People dropped in to watch, encourage and pray for Helen… Continue Reading

Helen Yousaf painting God’s heart for Southend

Helen Yousaf painting God’s heart for Southend

At at a recent Loving Southend in Prayer zoom call one of the group had an aerial picture of Southend with lights all over the borough, particularly from Sir David’s constituency area. She felt these lights were the prayers and grief of the people rising up to heaven, reminiscent of the incense and prayers of… Continue Reading

Honouring Sir David brings solidarity between the Christian and Muslim communities in Southend

Honouring Sir David brings solidarity between the Christian and Muslim communities in Southend

On Saturday 23rd October a flower laying ceremony as a mark of respect for the life and work of Sir David was made by representatives of Southend’s Muslim community and the Conservative Muslim Forum at Sir David’s constituency office in Leigh. Members of the Forum travelled four hours from Manchester to attend and the local… Continue Reading

Coffee House Manager

Coffee House Manager

The Lifestreams Churches are looking to employ a part-time Coffee House Manager, based at Saint Peter’s Church, Westcliff, to support this growing outreach. Could you be who we are looking for? Closing Date: 5th November Continue Reading

Southend’s Afghan Guests Fund Appeal

Southend’s Afghan Guests Fund Appeal

Donations from individuals, community and faith groups, businesses are all welcome. The charity Love Southend, in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Faith and Belief Network, have created an opportunity for financial donations to be given to support our Afghan guests. Donations will be used: to support the immediate needs of the families and… Continue Reading

Supporting Southend-on-Sea’s Afghan Guests

Supporting Southend-on-Sea’s Afghan Guests

Park Inn update On Weds 22.09 John (Simmonds) and I attended a meeting of the Faith and Belief Network on behalf of Love Southend where we received an update about the Afghan families and individuals being accommodated at the Park Inn for an initial 12 week period. Council workers have done a superb job of… Continue Reading