Our Mission...
    ...is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community.'
    Click above on the Activities tab (then Regular Activities) to see what's happening at Highlands.
    Our Leadership
    Rev Julia Monaghan, our minister, moved to Leigh from Birmingham in 2012, along with husband Sam, a director of Barnardos Children's Charity. Previously Julia worked for 25 years as a Local Authority Social Worker then served for 5 years as a Methodist minister on the Birmingham circuit.  Supporting Julia is a church family that includes local preachers, a mission enabler for older people, church stewards and many members who take care of our building.
    We meet for worship on most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 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'll meet for tea/coffee at 9:30 am and then join our friends at Wesley for a joint service at their newly refurbished building. Lifts will normally be available.
    Also, a friendly group of Highlands' people meet in a home every two weeks for fellowship. We meet at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. A warm welcome awaits you if you would like to join us. Contact Kathy on 01702 714528, or click here for more details.
    Upcoming Events
    Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter
    Maundy Thursday 13 April - A joint event with brothers and sisters from Wesley and Belfairs. A Fish and Chip supper (7:15 pm for 7:30) will be followed by a Service of Holy Communion at Highlands.  As we need to know the numbers, please sign up on the list in the Jubilee Room.  Or if you can't get in to sign up, please email andrewghyde@aol.com.
    Good Friday 14 April - Our morning service will be at Wesley – at 11am.  As usual we will process from Highlands, and all who can do so are welcome to join us on this walk of witness, which will begin at about 10:00, with hot drinks and hot cross buns.
    Saturday 15 April - Easter Parade Family Fun 10:00 to 12:00 noon at Highlands. Come with your bonnet or hat to join the parade - a prize for every hat.
    Easter Sunday 16 April – we are invited to join with the Salvation Army for their Sonrise* Service at Strand Wharf at 8:00 am. Then there will be a 11:00 Service at Highlands. Finally you are very welcome to join in a 6:30 pm Service of Praise and Prayer at Belfairs
    *Don't worry it's not a spelling error.
    Do you get the Midweek Blues?
    Fed up? Nothing but doom and gloom on the news? 
    Need a bit of a lift?
    Come and have a chat on a Wednesday.
    Find the details here.
    Summer at St Peter's click here
    Double Congratulations
    Recent celebrations took place for the Golden Wedding Anniversary (50 years) of Arthur and Betty Hall, and the Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60 years) of John and Brenda Westripp.  Our love, congratulations and admiration for both couples. Pictures here.
    Southend Homeless
    The Winter Night Shelter (WNS) programme for 2016/17 comes to an end on 31 March.  But please keep our local homeless brothers and sisters in your thoughts and prayers. You can find some information about our involvement in WNS here, with further updates here and here.
    Our Services have changed

    Read about the current pattern of services using this link

    For detailed information about services please check out our calendar.
    If you have any queries please email us: click here
    We now have a new folder of pages that we want you to add to.  Find out more here.
    Highlands is the proud owner of a new work by resident artist Maurice Dolphin.  For a sneak preview click here
    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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