Weekly News

Sunday 12th May THE FOURTH SUNDAY of EASTER
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
9.30 a.m. Parish Communion
11.15 a.m. Family Service
3.00 p.m. ‘Pilgrimage to North India’ – illustrated talk & tea – in the Church

Join us for MORNING PRAYER at 8.15 a.m. in the Church
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.

Mon. 13th May
4.00 p.m. Meditation Group, at 18 Caterham Drive

Tues. 14th May
3.30 p.m. Messy Church, in the Church

Wed. 15th May
7.00 for 7.30 p.m. ‘Explore the Bible’, in the Church

Thurs 16th May
11.00 a.m. Holy Communion, in the Old Church
7.00 p.m. ‘Belles of St. John’s’ Pamper Evening, in the Church

Sat. 18th May
10.00 a.m. ‘Rectory Revels’ at The Rectory, 232 Coulsdon Road

Sun. 19th May THE FIFTH SUNDAY of EASTER
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
9.30 a.m. Worship Together
11.15 a.m. Family Service

‘A PILGRIMAGE to NORTH INDIA’
Christine McCutchion invites you to join her this Sunday 12th May 3-4pm in church. She would like to share her experiences of a pilgrimage to North India. It was a most interesting and humbling time for her and her fellow pilgrims. She would love to tell you all about it and whisk you to another land just for a while! There will be pictures, singing and some refreshments. Please let Christine know if you would like to come – 01737 553681 – or just come along if you decide to join us at the last minute.

YOUTH ALPHA 2019 STARTS THIS SUNDAY!
The Alpha Course was started at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton and quickly spread around the world as a way of teaching all the basics about Christianity – millions of people have benefitted from this introduction to our faith! Our Youth Alpha this year is for anyone in Yr7/8/9 in Senior school. If you have done it but have a friend who hasn’t then bring them and do it again. If you come alone, you will soon find you are amongst friends! We meet in people homes and they cook for us! We always start with a very silly game then we have a talk on the day’s subject then discuss it. Questions of all kinds are welcome. We are starting on Sunday 12th May. These Sunday afternoons will not just be fun – they will inform your faith and may help prepare you if you are thinking of Confirmation in Autumn this year. Please arrive about 3:45pm each Sunday and we will finish about 6pm. More info from Tim at E-Mail link or 07986 297189.

‘EXPLORE THE BIBLE’
… continues on Wednesday 15th May, at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. start in the Church. Paul will be taking us through the latter part of the new testament and looking at the ‘Letters’ and the book of ’Revelation’. As many people find this last book of the Bible one of the more difficult parts to understand, this should be a very helpful and enlightening evening. So even if you’ve missed the other sessions you will be very welcome to come along and find out more. Explore the Bible 5 Poster

THE HOLIDAY BOOK STALL IS NOW OPEN!
… but we still need help to stock it. Have you got some books in good condition that you know you are not likely to read again? Would you like to clear some of your shelves? Here is your opportunity. Books may be brought along to the church any weekday morning when the Parish Office is open or perhaps you could bring some with you to church one Sunday. The stall will remain open throughout May so gifts of books, especially paperbacks, will be welcome at any time. And as the stall grows be sure to come and browse – you might find just what you want – some inexpensive books to read during the summer and help raise money for Church funds!

THE BELLES OF ST JOHN’S…
… invite you to a PAMPER EVENING this Thursday 16th May 7:00 – 9:15 pm in the Church. The treatments available will be * Reflexology, * Indian Head Massage * Mini Facials. Cost: £12 per 15-minute treatment – part of the cost will go towards our charities. Please pre-book your treatment/s with Claire on E-Mail link Wine, Hot Drinks & Nibbles also available during the evening. Everybody welcome so why not come, slow down, relax and enjoy a little pampering?

RECTORY REVELS
an all-day, all-age event on Sat 18 May – a joint fundraiser for Christian Aid and MU. Please put the date in your diary and tell your friends, neighbours and family – great food, games, raffle and a variety of stalls. If you’re thinking of de-cluttering, or would like a good excuse to do so, we’d welcome donations of: gifts, toiletries, raffle prizes, plants/seedlings, books, games, home-made cakes & scones AND bric-a-brac! ALL donations welcome! If you are around and can help on the day, even for a short time, please contact Nicy via the Parish Office at E-Mail link Thank you.
Stop press: Papa John’s Pizzas are donating a good number of pizzas for us to sell by the slice – great incentive for adults AND children – as well as 5 raffle prize vouchers.
Please contact Nicy about any of the above on either: 01737 552152 or 07871 462208 or E-Mail link
Rectory Revels Poster 2019

SAT 8 JUNE 7 FOR 7.30
Quiz Night with sausage & chips supper in the church

Tickets £10 to include Supper
from St. John’s Parish Office on 01737 552461 or email: E-Mail link
Quiz 2019 Poster

RAFFLE PRIZES ALWAYS REQUIRED
We would be very pleased to receive any suitable items to be used as raffle prizes at our fund-raising events. Your unwanted, unused gifts may be just what someone else would like to win! Please leave any donations with the Parish Office. Many thanks.RAFFLE PRIZES ALWAYS REQUIRED