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Welcome to Shamley Green and to our parish church Christ Church

Christ Church has been inviting people to be part of our Christian family since 1864.  And like all extended families we are made up of individuals from every generation, background, outlook and experience. We warmly welcome you to join us, be it on a regular basis or for a one-off visit or special occasion.
During the current health crisis, we are looking after one another by following Church of England guidelines not to meet for social gathering or business meetings.  However, our Church is open every day for private, individual prayer and for limited numbers at our Sunday Morning 10am Service (below for details). We also continue to be a praying and worshipping online and new resources can be found each week on this website: please see below for further details,
As part of our mission to serve the wider community in Shamley Green and Rowly we also hope you will find the links and information about local organisations, clubs and other groups helpful.  If you have made the parish your home or if you work here or if you are visiting we hope you will make the most of what our friendly and caring community has to offer.  
If you are new to our parish or have a particular enquiry, please contact us at info@shamleygreen.net

Opportunities for prayer and worship

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 Sundays 10am Holy Communion in church

You do not need to register in advance (although we may request this for special services) but in keeping with official guidance our numbers are limited so we ask you to understand if there is not enough space on the day. So far this has not been a problem so do come and join us! 
We recognise that some people, for whatever reason, cannot join us for public worship but you continue to be a cherished part of our praying, worshipping community. We offer the following resources for all of us to use in our own homes.

The 6th Sunday of Easter - 9 May 2021

 Please see our prayers, readings and reflection here
Our online service: for this week, includes readings, hymns and reflection by The Reverend James Cooke, see the link below:
https://youtu.be/BoH0Tp1fX_Y

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Please click here for the Vicar's latest weekly newsletter

If you would like to receive this by email or if you have a particular prayer request or need, please contact her: 
The Reverend Sally Davies
tel: 01483 892030; email:  vicar@shamleygreen.net
  
Please click here for more resources. 
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   Jesus said:

  “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” 
Come to us, Lord our God:
Stretch out your arm to save,
strengthen our hands to love,
for the sake of the world that is your own.
Amen.
 (Prayer for the Nation booklet)
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Community news

 Returning into the world from lockdown
The Revd. Haydon Wilcox is running quiet days and evenings at St. Columba’s Retreat House, Maybury Hill, Woking.
Click here to view more information

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Wintershall: Walking the Parables
Wintershall are unable to perform the Life of Christ this year but will instead be offering a new experience, Walking the Parables of Jesus from 28 June to 3 July. There will be 5 Parable scenes with the audience walking from scene to scene. There will be limited numbers and this will allow more social distancing.

Schools will join them during the week with adult groups and families invited to join us for Friday 2nd July or Saturday 3rd July, who will be allocated into groups of a maximum of 60. There will be resources available to help you reflect on what the Parables might mean for us today, in our changing world.

On Friday 2 July, the day will run from 10 am to 2:30 pm with a reflection after each scene. Please email admin@wintershall.org.uk to book. 

On Saturday 3 July, you can select either 10am to 12:30pm or 2pm to 4:30pm followed by a 'bring your own' picnic in their beautiful grounds with time to reflect on what you have seen. This can be booked on the Wintershall website. Please book without delay as our numbers are limited.

Due to the nature of this event, walking from scene to scene, this is not suitable for audience members with limited mobility.

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Annual Meetings

Parish of Christ Church Shamley Green
Notice of a Meeting for the Election of Churchwardens
A meeting for the election of churchwardens will be held by Zoom at 11.30am on Sunday 23rd day of May 2021.
This meeting may be attended by:
1.            All persons whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and
2.            All persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence
Notice of Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The Annual Parochial Church meeting will be held by Zoom at 11.30am on Sunday 23rd day of May 2021.
1.            For election of parochial representatives of the laity as follows –
To the Parochial Church Council seven representatives.
2 For the appointment of the Independent Examiner or Auditor.
3 For the consideration of:
(a) a report on changes to the Roll since the last annual parochial church meeting
(b) an Annual Report on the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the parish generally;
(c) the financial statements of the council for the year ending on the 31st December preceding the meeting;
(d) the annual report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish;
(e) a report of the proceedings of the deanery synod; and
(f) other matters of parochial or general Church interest.
Please contact the PCC Secretary, Clare Stevens, by 15th May 2021 if you wish to attend: pcc@shamleygreen.net.

Give the world a shot

Had your vaccination?  Then why not donate one to someone less fortunate? The UK Committee for UNICEF and Crowdfunder have launched a nationwide appeal to support the biggest vaccine drive in history to fund and deliver Covid-19 vaccines around the world for everyone, no matter where they live, supported by the NHS, faith groups including Church of England, Office of the Chief Rabbi and the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board, businesses and celebrity supporters.
Donate at www.vaccinaid.org; read more about it at Stories - Give the World a Shot – VaccinAid campaign launches to vaccinate the world | Crowdfunder

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Click here to view the May online version of our Parish Magazine

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Audiology Services at RSCH
Important Information from The Royal Surrey County Hospital Audiology Department
Click here for details

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 We remember

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St Paul's Cathedral has opened a Book of remembrance for those who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic here

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We are presently not displaying any public activities within our parish but please do contact the relevant local organisations listed on this website for up-to-date information.

Please also note you can get helpful advice about the coronavirus from the following websites:
the government  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
the NHS  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 
Citizens Advice Bureau   https://www.waverleycab.org.uk/ 

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