We enjoyed a splendid Harvest Festival last Sunday with a focus on caring for Creation and sharing its resources fairly. Thank you to all who contributed gifts of food which were distributed on Monday.
At our next midweek communion service on Wednesday 20th October we will be joined by Archdeacon Paul Davies and members of the clergy from our neighbouring churches. Archdeacon Paul will preside at the Eucharist and there will be tea and coffee afterwards. All are welcome.
This Sunday 24th October
8am Holy Communion (BCP) in church
10am Holy Communion in church
Sundays: weekly 8am and 10am Holy Communion. Our Sunday Club for children aged 3-10 has not yet resumed; contact Annabelle Ball 898596 for details.
Messy Church for all ages but particularly suitable for families with young children Saturday 13th November 4-5pm; details from Gussie Walsh 275645.
Little Stars Parent, Baby and Toddler Group Tuesdays 9.30-11.00am in the Church Hall during school term-time.
Mid-week Holy Communion: Wednesday 20th October 11am, followed by coffee; Archdeacon Paul Davies will be with us and presiding.
Celebration of Life and Love’ (All Souls): Sunday 7th November 4pm followed by tea A time when we remember those we love who have died. All are most welcome to join us for this quiet service of music and readings. If you would like a name read out in the service and included in the prayers, please contact the vicar (01483 892030; email@example.com).
Remembrance Sunday 14th November 10am Remembrance Service followed by Act of Remembrance at the village War Memorial outside the church, then coffee in the church Jubilee Room.
Online: we have no plans to resume this at the present time unless we go back into lockdown. Alternatives can be found via our cathedral Guildford Cathedral - YouTube and the Church of England website www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/church-online.
God of evolving diversity,
made known in seed and soil,
and the wonder of animal worlds:
free our hearts from the anxiety which knows only domination;
open our being to learn from the life with which we share this earth;
through Jesus Christ, the Lord of the harvest. Amen.
(Steven Shakespeare ‘Prayers for an Inclusive Church)
With my love and prayers as always,