Weekly News

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion (1662)

10.00 a.m.   Remembrance Sunday Parade Service

followed by

10.50 a.m.   Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, Canon’s Hill

11.30 a.m.   Family Service

 

Tues. 13th Nov.   

    3.30 p.m.            Messy Church, in the Old Church

Wed. 14th Nov.   

  12.00 noon          Thanksgiving Service for the life of Keith Harris, in Church

    7.00 p.m.            ’Exploring the Bible’, in the Church

Thurs 15th Nov.   

  11.00 a.m.            Holy Communion, in the Old Church

Sat. 17th Nov.   

  12.00 noon          St. John’s Christmas Fair, Parish, School & Scout Halls, Bradmore Green

Sun. 18th Nov.   THE SECOND SUNDAY before ADVENT

  8.00a.m.            Holy  Communion                                                              9.30 a.m.             Parish Communion                                                            11.15 a.m.            Family Service                                                                   12.15 a.m.            Baptism

ST JOHN’S CHRISTMAS FAIR

is this coming Saturday,

17November   12.00-3.30

So PLEASE  – see what you can do to give us a hand because we really do need everybody’s help to make another successful Fair and boost Church Funds!

Some healthy exercise?  As you will see there are still bundles of leaflets waiting at the back of the church to be popped through the letterboxes of all the homes in the parish.   They’re in marked bundles, so please could you take one (or more) perhaps for your road (or part of it) or a road near you, or one you often walk along and deliver the leaflets in the next few days?  This is our main form of publicity so we would be grateful to get as many leaflets delivered as possible.  Thank you to those who have already taken bundles.

LEND A HAND?   We would love to have your help on the day either running or helping on a stall, making tea for stallholders, manning a door, helping to set up the halls (inc. the evening before) and especially clearing up afterwards.  PLEASE pop your name on the board at the back of the church if you could spare an hour or so to help.

 TIME to DECLUTTER?  Please help us to stock the stalls.  A wonderful chance to recycle those gifts you’ve never used which are cluttering up your cupboards and drawers and could be really useful raising funds for the church as well as   ► books (particularly paperback novels – and not magazines)  ► toys   ► jewellery  ► stationery items  ► bottles – from shampoo to wine  ► items for tombolas and raffles   ► chocolates  ► toiletries   ► handmade craft items  ► a really super prize for the Grand Raffle, etc., etc., etc., etc..  We are collecting items in the church from tomorrow Monday, 12 to Friday, 16 November each morning 9.15-12.00 (11.00 on the Wednesday) and every afternoon 2.00-4.00.  If you have several items and find it difficult to come during the day, please phone the Parish Office (01737 552461) and we’ll arrange to collect them.

WE STILL NEED SOME FOOD … PREPARED IN ADVANCE!   Could you offer a quiche (1 VEG + 2 others needed), a large cake (1 needed), pasta salad (1 large bowl), coleslaw (1 bowl), a dozen home-made mince pies (2 lots needed)?  Or could you offer an hour on the day (1.30-2.30) to clear tables?  Please ring the Parish Office (01737 552461) or email ten.n1542479801odslu1542479801oc@sn1542479801hojts1542479801  if you could help.

 WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING EVERYBODY ON THE DAY!

 

MORE LITTLE GREEN COUNTERS PLEASE!   Waitrose Coulsdon is kindly including the Floating Shelter in its Community Matters green coin collection during November.  So every time you shop please be sure to look out for the green tokens at the checkouts and pop yours in the Floating Shelter slot of the collection unit!  Thank you to everyone who has been doing the same for St. John’s during October … and there are still a few more days left!

Christmas Angels  Do keep knitting – the final date is Tues. 11th December at 4.30pm when (after Tea & Cake) Paul will bless the Angels and everyone will take them out in groups into the community to share God’s Christmas message (Luke 2:10).  Do come if you can.  It’s a great start to Christmas!

THE NOVEMBER PARISH MAGAZINEis available in the porch (on top of the letter-rack).  Pick up a copy (just pop 50p in the box), take it home and keep it by you as there’s lots happening in the next few weeks and it would be a pity to miss something.  There’s also news from Zimbabwe and Uganda, and of locally-made hats galore, etc. ready to cheer children in far-flung places!

WE CONTINUE TO

‘EXPLORE THE BIBLE  

from beginning to end!’

In six sessions open to everyone.  We had the first session in September and the next will be on Wednesday 14 November at 7.00 for refreshments followed by a short time of worship at 7.30 p.m.  Paul will then lead the evening of ‘exploration’.  The following sessions will be on 16 Jan, 20 Mar, 15 May & 19 June.

Whether you’re a ‘beginner’ or feel you know the Bible well, this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know it even better!  The first session was a very interesting introduction, well-illustrated on the screen.  Even if you couldn’t make it in September why not come along and join the journey now.

 

 

DO YOU LIKE TO SING?  Plans are in place for our special Carol Service which will be on Sunday 23rd December with the theme: ‘The Message of the Angels’.  As usual, we will be getting a choir together for this joyful event which this year will include Rutter’s popular ‘Angel’s Carol’ and the medieval carol ‘Angelus ad Virginem’ (in English!) as well as ‘Mary did you know’ which we did last year.  If you would like to sing in the choir, there will be five rehearsals, including one on the afternoon of the service.  It will be really important to make as many rehearsals as possible.  These will take place on Fridays at 7.30 pm as follows: Nov 23rd, (no rehearsal Nov 30th), Dec 7th, Dec 14th, Dec 21st and Sunday 23rd at 3.30 pm (with tea before the service).  Please let me know soon if you would like to join us for this festive and joyful time. PAUL 01737 552152 or email E-Mail link

 

CHRISTMAS ‘PORRIDGE POT’ DAY ~ 30th November ~ 11am-6.30pm ~ 9 Placehouse Lane, Old Coulsdon.  Gifts, crafts, tombola, raffle, refreshments and fun with friends.  Everyone welcome!  We do hope you can help to support this good cause.JOHN’S

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL   

1st – 9th December in the Church 

If you, your family, a group you support or a business you own or work for are interested in displaying a tree, please contact Janice at moc.l1542479801iamto1542479801h@eno1542479801bollo1542479801h.j1542479801 for more information.  The Festival will open at various times throughout the week with lots of festivities taking place including Craft Stalls, Festive Teas, Children’s Activities and a Family Games Night on the Saturday, 8th Dec. (why not pop the date in your diary now?)  Tickets at £2 on sale soon.  Get your team (up to 8) ready!