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    Our Mission is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community'
    All Are Welcome


    Rev Norman Hooks

    Minister of Highlands Methodist Church

    Norman was born and lived the first 19 years of his life in West Belfast, N. Ireland. He is married to Jan, they have 5 grown up children, with 7 grandchildren. Norman and Jan met at Cliff College, Derbyshire, and since then have lived, studied and worked in Berwick on Tweed, Somerset, Scotland, back to N. Ireland, then to Essex, over to Bristol, to Buckingham as a Methodist Minister, and then in 2007 to Southend.

    He loves being with the family, enjoys exercise, plays the cornet (not very well), but his real passion is Jesus and seeing lives transformed by his amazing love and grace! He believes that the Christian life should be profoundly spiritual, and also deeply practical. Alongside this he can be very forgetful, and a bit of a scatterbrain.


    We meet for traditional morning worship on most Sundays at 10.30am and enjoy tea & coffee together after the service. We'd be delighted if you came and joined us.

    The exception is the 1st Sunday of each month.  On those days we meet for an informal Café Church, also at 10.30am.

    Come and join us every Tuesday for Morning Prayer from 9.00am till 10.00am.

    Come and join us at the Coffee Mornings every Wednesday and Saturday 10.00am till 12.00noon in the Church.

    Also, a friendly group of Highlands' people meet every two weeks at 7.30pm on Tuesdays for Housegroup. A warm welcome awaits you if you would like to join us. Contact Kathy on 01702 714528.

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    Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme at Highlands Methodist Church

    Location: Church Hall

    Opening Times: Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 and Thursdays between 10am and 3.30pm (during school term times)

    Click here for more info


    Rethink Mental Illness

    From Zena Goss (wife of Revd. Brian Goss) who many people in the Circuit will remember:

    As many of you will know, the Revd. Teresa Rutterford is a highly creative and gifted artist – witness her quilted wall hangings at a number of churches, including Leigh Wesley, Highlands and Canvey Island Methodist Churches; not forgetting her Circuit Wall Hanging, and also her Wall Hanging in Rayleigh Baptist Church.

    For two weeks, from October 21st to November 4th, a variety of examples of her beautiful and unique work will be on display and on sale in the shop “PUDDLE and GOOSE” close to St. Clements Church, Leigh on Sea.

    This will be a wonderful opportunity to buy special and unusual gifts, and a way to start your Christmas shopping! Profits from the sale of items will go to Rethink Mental Illness, Southend Recovery Point, in memory of her late son, Jerome.




    The Highlander is our monthly magazine. You can click here to read the latest issue.


    At Highlands we support a Methodist charity called All We Can.
    All We Can is a pioneering international development, relief and advocacy organisation that helps people to find solutions to poverty and become all that they can, in order to create positive, long-term change in some of the world’s poorest communities.  Find some inspiring stories about All We Can, and about how you can help by using this link to their website



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