Weekly News

EVENTS & SERVICES

Sat. 3rd Dec.
10.00 a.m.      Gardening Party, in the Garden of Remembrance (to 12.00)
 7.30 p.m.       Downland Chorale Concert, in the Church

Sun. 4th Dec.       SECOND SUNDAY of ADVENT
 8.00 a.m.       Holy Communion, in Church
 9.30 a.m.       Parish Communion, in Church
                                 (and live-streamed on Facebook/ through church website)
11.30 a.m.      Baptism Service, in Church

Tues. 6th Dec.
 9.45 p.m.      Holy Communion, MU, in the Old Church

Thurs. 8th Dec.
11.00 a.m.      Holy Communion, in the Old Church
7.30 p.m.      ‘Christmas Choir’ rehearsal, in the Church

Fri. 9th Dec.
7.00 p.m.     QUIZ & SAUSAGE SUPPER, in the Church

Sat. 10th Dec.
 1.00 p.m.      Wedding:  Luke Sutherland & Laura Young

Sun. 11th Dec.     THIRD SUNDAY of ADVENT
 9.30 a.m.      Parish Communion, in Church
(and live-streamed on Facebook/ through church website)
2.30 p.m.      Children’s Christmas Crafts, in Church
4.00 p.m.      Christingle Service, in Church

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Quiz Dec 2022 Word
BE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKETS VERY SOON
for our super Quiz Night with Sausage & Chip Supper for just £12!!
Bring a team of up to 8 people or come on your own and join a team on the night.

Tickets must be bought or ordered – in advance ring or Email the Parish Office on 01737 552461 or at stjohns@ coulsdon.net.  You can order and pay online or in cash on the night!

CRAFTS & CHRISTINGLES
Next Sunday, 11th December there will be a Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop in Church – come any time between 2.30 & 4.00 p.m. for some simple Christmas craft ideas.  We will have a Family Christingle Service at 4.00 p.m.  A Christingle is a ‘Christ Light’ and easily made with an orange as its base representing the world.  You can make your Christingles at home with the children and bring them along to light at this informal service for all ages – or you can bring the children, each with an orange, to the Workshop and we will help them turn it into a Christingle.  Everybody very welcome to come to this lovely service, with or without a Christingle – it isn’t just for families!  If you enjoy the magic of candlelight, this service will definitely put a sparkle in your Christmas preparations!    NO Family Service in the morning!

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING AFTERNOON!
Thank you to everyone for whatever part you played in enabling St. John’s to have a fantastic Christmas Fair.  Every single gift of your time, talents or muscle(!) – whether large or small – enabled the church to offer a warm welcome to the local community – and we are very grateful.  The church looked wonderful and many lovely comments were heard as people were leaving.  Not only did we have a grand afternoon but a wonderful total of over £3,500 has been received for church funds.  We will let you know the final total after some expenses have been paid.  Well done everybody and thank you again.

LOCAL CHRISTMAS POSTAL SERVICE 2022
The 17th Purley Scout Group is offering its Christmas postal service again this year.  The post-box is now in church and the final collection will be at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 18th December.  The Beavers, Cubs & Scouts will deliver your Christmas cards to any address within the Parish for a donation.  You can see the list of roads covered on the side of the box.

‘MORE POETRY & HAIKU by MARY BALAAM’ …
… for Church Restoration Fund ~ £5 per booklet and all money for St. John’s.
Mary will have them with her on Sundays, also orders may be placed with Wendy in the office.  Please buy one to help keep the rain out!

THE GARDENING GROUP
… would love to have some help when they meet next Saturday, 3rd December from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 to tidy up the Garden of Remembrance in the churchyard.

THE DOWNLAND CHORALE
presents ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ Christmas concert on Sat. 3rd December at St. John’s at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets: £12 (chid £5) available on the door.

MINCE PIES PLEASE!
If you could make or provide some mince pies for our Carol Service on Sunday 18 December, please add your name to the list on the Information Desk or let the Parish Office know on 01737 552461 or email  .  Thank you.

THE OASIS WALLINGTON – NEEDS a NEW MANAGER
With an evangelistic heart, this Christian bookshop of renowned quality has been serving the local community and churches in the Sutton / Wallington area, and beyond, for nearly 40 years.  Our current manager is leaving the area, and we are seeking a replacement to give a new vision in this rapidly changing world.  The ideal person would be living relatively locally, and will be responsible for all areas of the shop’s activities.  They will be heading a team of volunteer staff and be accountable to a board of trustees.  We are open to the Lord’s leading in selecting His person for the position, which is full time, and carries a salary and pension.  If you feel drawn to this role and wish to apply the Job Spec. and instructions on how to apply are given on our website at https://www.oasiswallington.com/newmanager or by phoning the shop [020 8773 1428] and asking to speak with the current manager, Anna.

 

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APCM reports

Annual Report 2021

TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT 2021 AND ACCOUNTS