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ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Contact Magazines – available pick up your copy.

Summer 2017 Term Card 

Diary Dates                    

Saturday 19th August      9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST 2017 – 10TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9.30 am           1st Service Holy Communion – Jonah 1: 1 – 2:1

           – Jonah’s boat: clinging to Life

11.00 am         2nd Service Informal Worship - Jonah 1: 1 – 2:1

                        – Jonah’s boat: clinging to Life

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

St Mary Magdalene Open Gardens, Summer 2017

We would like to invite as many as possible to take part in our 'open garden' scheme this summer. The idea is to open your garden to visitors for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the summer months (on a date of your choice), serve some refreshments and have an optional collection in aid of church funds. We would love more people to sign up! You don't have to have a Chelsea flower show garden to get involved. Just a willingness to open your garden and share refreshments with visitors. If you'd be interested in taking part please contact Hilary Gee. 

Hospitality a note from Janet - Sharing the ministry

It would be really good if we could have a team of people that we can call on to organise and oversee events that involve catering at St Marys. We are looking for people who can take on the supervision of one or two events a year. There are approximately 9 a year ranging from Mince pies after the Carol Service, to Soup and bread after service. Church BBQ and Passover meal/Christmas Banquet etc

No cooking or shopping needed (unless you want to and we will always ask for further volunteers to form a team to help with set up and clear up on these occasions). This is likely to involve 2 - 3 meetings with Janet per year to discuss dates. If you are interested to know more or to offer to join this team let me know.

Melanie Taylor is now in a home King’s Lodge, King’s Cross Road, South Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 5PA. Nearest station Nutfield (1 mile).

0 - 5 Parent and Toddler Club due to various reasons, we are urgently in need of help on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm starting in September. Mainly to serve refreshments, but it would also be helpful to have extra help with meeting, chatting, and putting things away at the end of the afternoon on a rota basis. Please contact Gillian Perrins or Chris Rutter

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to all who gave so generously towards my leaving present – the beautifully bound ESV, the cheque for £362 and the lovely bouquet of flowers, and of course the kind messages on the ‘Thank you’ card too. I do so much value all the kindness and generosity that has gone into these gifts. Michael Eldridge'

First FruitsIt’s not too late to give. Envelopes are available for you to use.

The total so far is £3596.20.

BIBLE SOCIETY - Croydon Action Group invite you to participate in their September Saunter on Saturday 16th September - a 10mile sponsored walk in aid of "Lives changed through Bible literacy classes in Pakistan".    The walk is in the Westerham area.    For more details and  sponsor forms please contact Sue Entwistle

Friday 6th October 2017 

Save the date! We are in celebration mode in October, marking our Harvest Thanksgiving with a supper and Barn Dance. Please save the date and details will follow very shortly. This is great fun, and something to invite friends and neighbours too.

Anyone interested in a Scottish holiday next year see notice on board in entrance lobby.

GENERAL NOTICES

How can I support this Church financially? An offering is taken during the service. If St. Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.  If you would like us to claim back Gift Aid tax on a cash gift, please place it in a Gift Aid envelope available at the back of church and complete your name, address and sign and date the declaration on the envelope.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.


Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda.