REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS  

 Wednesday

9.30am 

 The Ark (Toddler Church) 

 

7.30pm

 Bellringing

 

6.30pm

 Choir Practice

 Sunday

8.45am

 Choir Practice

 

 

 

 Regular Monthly Events

 

 

 2nd Sunday

9.45am

 Family Eucharist

 3rd Thursday

8.00pm

 Curry Club

 2nd Saturday

10.15am

 Bellringing Advanced Practice ( Surprise Major)

 

 

 

 
PARISH NEWS                           
 

ADVENT SUNDAY  Sunday Dec 2nd

Join us at 9.30 for this special service at the beginning of Advent.
The Christmas stable and all those that live in it will be blessed, the lights will be switched on, on the Christmas tree and the Posada figures will be welcomed as they begin their journey around the Village. (please sign the list at the back of church if you are able to host them for a night or two.)

 

TOY SERVIcE  Sunday Dec 9th

Welcare really appreciate the gift of toys. They specifically
request that the toys should
not be gift wrapped as this
enables parents to choose gifts for their own children. At the moment there is a particular need for toys for the under 18 months group. These should be
new and touchy, feely, noisy toys like rattles, stimulating toys but NOT soft toys. 

Collection in aid of Welcare


COLLECTIONS OVER CHRISTMAS

Welcare. Money donated by local churches largely funds the ‘My Space‘ service – providing support and counselling for children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.  (Toy Service,)

The Children’s Society (Nativity and Christingle)
Crisis 
Help someone on their journey out of homelessness (Christmas Breakfast)

Renewed Hope Trust  a charity which aims to show our deep concern for the homeless and disadvantaged in the East Surrey area.   (Midnight Mass)

"SUNDAY Space”

PLANS FOR A NEW TYPE OF SERVICE IN JANUARY
We are planning to change the All Age worship on the second Sunday to a Eucharist service, with Sunday Club as usual in Church house. We will then have a non-Eucharistic service on the third Sunday, so that folk who wish to receive Communion are able to at 8am. This new service will be for all ages at all stages on their faith journey. It will give us a space to create something a bit different where those who are young in their faith or exploring faith can feel comfortable. Please don’t hesitate to speak to the clergy team about this

MONTHLY SUNDAY LUNCH

Would you like to join a group for Sunday lunch at Bletchingley Golf Club on the first Sunday of each month? Two courses - £16.50, three courses - £21.50. If you would like to join us on Sun 2nd Dec – 12.30pm – please ring Pat 744026 or Ann 744191 so that a table can be booked. Everyone – friends, neighbours and family very welcome.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Confirmations classes starting second week January, date to be be confirmed, running for 6 weeks. Please let Elaine or Rev Phe know if you are interested. These classes are for anyone who would like to learn more about the Christian faith with the aim of being Confirmed, or anyone who would just like to go back to basics. Confirmation will be on the 24 February at  6.30 pm in St. Mary's with Bishop Christopher

Your chance to choose a favourite hymn!
Have you ever wanted to recall a special event in your life with a hymn that has meant a lot to you, perhaps sung at your wedding, baptism or another memorable occasion in your life? Perhaps you just have a favourite hymn you would like sung. As from January the Offertory hymn will be your opportunity to do just this. Just let Val on (742799) know by the middle of the preceding month.