The Vicar's Newsletter 

Dear friends,


Many of you will be aware by now that major electrical works are taking place in our church.  Following our statutory 5-year inspection, issues were identified particularly with old wiring and fittings and we have been prompt in addressing the need for rewiring and upgrading.  This is, of course, why we have regular inspections of all aspects of our buildings and grounds so that we can maintain them for the present and future and keep everyone safe.  However, it is always a challenge, not least financially, when substantial works need to be done and we do put out a call for help and support when that occurs so please see below for details.  In the meantime, please note the church remains locked for Health and Safety reasons but we have moved our services to the adjoining Jubilee Room, as we have done before, and are enjoying the different atmosphere and warmth of fellowship this provides.  Do join us!


This Sunday 18th February Lent 1

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Communion followed by coffee


Essential electrical work costing £40 000

This is a huge expense for a small village church to cover.  If you are able to help, you can donate as follows:

online under the ‘Supporting Us’ tab on our website;

by bank transfer: Account name Shamley Green Parochial Church Council Donations Account; Sort code 60-06-19, Account number 30638712;

by cash/cheque (made out to ‘Shamley Green PCC’) in an envelope marked ‘Electrical’ and put through the vicarage letter box or placed in the collection plate at a Sunday service.

For further information, please see the February magazine or speak to John Page (892742) or Tony Robinson (229141).


I am Mark – a daring new staging of the Gospel of Mark at St. Mary’s Shalford March 15th 7pm

Action-packed with no less than 19 miracles, the book of Mark was written to be shared live in one sitting.  In this dynamic, new word-for-word solo performance, Stefan Smart brings us the story as it was originally narrated resulting in a full-bodied drama, with its characters and nuances brought startlingly to life.  Tickets are only £5; see poster attached for details.


Regular services

Sundays: weekly 8am and 10am Holy Communion

Messy Church on the second Saturday of the month for all ages but particularly suitable for families with young and school-aged children; next service Saturday 10th February; details in the parish magazine or from Gussie Walsh 275645.

Little Stars Adult, Baby and Toddler Group Tuesdays 10.00-11.30am in the Church Hall during school term-time.



Almighty God,

you have created the heavens and the earth

and made us in your own image:

teach us to discern your hand in all your works

and your likeness in all your children;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.  Amen.

(Church of England)


With my love and prayers as always,


Please note my new email address:



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