Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 14 October 2018


Bible readings for this morning are: Job Ch 23 1-9, 16,17, Hebrews Ch 4 12-16, Mark Ch 10 17-31

Eucharistic Setting: Said with hymns

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 318 (green), Gradual 366 (blue), Offertory 296 (green), Communion 306 (green), Final 427 (green)

A warm welcome to all of our visitors today. You are all most welcome to join us for a cup of tea or coffee in the Church Room after the 10am Eucharist. There are Happy Bags of soft toys and colouring at the back of the church, which you are most welcome to borrow if you wish.

Gluten Free Wafers are available for those who need them at Holy Communion – please let one of the sidespeople know if this applies to you. Also please speak to one of the sidespeople if you would like Holy Communion brought to you in your pew.

Bible Study – If you are interested in joining a Bible Study group rather than using material on your own, Shelagh Musk runs a Home Group on Monday evenings. Contact Shelagh on 01883 653150 to find out more.

There is also another Bible Study group in the village, which meets on Thursday evenings. Please call Martin Burl on 01883 652144 for further information.



Compline on Thursday evenings

We shall be continuing to hold a said Compline service in St. Paul’s at 7.00pm on Thursday evenings. Do join us for this quiet and reflective service, and a chance to pray for each other, our local community and the wider world.

Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayer services will be held at 8.30am on Wednesdays during October at St Luke’s, Whyteleafe. All welcome. Please come and support this.

Prayer Resources – A selection of prayer resources have been placed at the back of the church including some new resources that Shelagh has added. These can be useful to help you with your regular prayer, or for those who wish to take part in the intercessions. There is also a Prayer Tree at the back of the church, where you can leave your prayer requests. Please speak to Rita, Shelagh or Catherine if you need any more information or have any suggestions.

The next Tandridge Deanery Synod is on 18 October at St John’s Church, Hurst Green at 7.45 pm. The Speaker will be Jay Colwill, Canon Missioner for the Diocese of Southwark, speaking on the subject of Mission Action Planning. All welcome including, non-Deanery Synod members, to the first part of the meeting.

Many of the congregation will recall the visit of the London Gallery Quire for Choral Evensong to St. Paul’s back in 2014. We are delighted that the LGQ are returning to lead another Evensong, this time to mark the special occasion of Trafalgar Day, with musical items relating to the sea and prayers for peace.

The style of a West Gallery Evensong is somewhat different from that of our more usual ones, as the website of the West Gallery Quire (http://www.lgq.org.uk/Repertoire.htm) explains.

Do come along and join us on 21 October at 6pm in St. Paul’s, Woldingham to experience this special Evensong. Light refreshments will be available in the Church Room after the service.

There is to be a Piano Recital by Hilary Dilnot at St John’s Church, Hurst Green on Saturday 3 November at 7.45pm in aid of church funds. The Programme includes works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Ravel. Tickets, priced £12 are available from eventsstjohnshurstgreen@gmail.com or at the door.

The next Munch with Music at St John’s Church, Caterham Valley is on Wednesday 7th November. Musicians from Woldingham School.

Admission Free – Donations welcome. Tea/Coffee from 12:15pm

Performance 12:45  – 1:30pm

You are invited to bring your own “Munch”

Ecumenical Pilgrimages to Passion Play 2020

29 May – 5 June Led by The Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon

and The Revd Nicola Furley-Smith

14-21 August Led by The Revd Andrew Letby and Deacon Belinda Letby

A visit to Oberammergau is combined with time among the sparkling lakes and majestic mountains of Austria and a visit to Salzburg. These pilgrimages will give the opportunity of fellowship together with the common purpose of attending the Passion Play.

For full details please call or email Toni – 0208 654 9035/07786 935554 toni.suffolk@btinternet.com

Charity Coffee Mornings at St Paul’s Church Room.

We are planning a series of charity fundraising coffee Mornings in the Church Room, with tea and cake – naturally! The first of these will be on 8 November from 9am in aid of our own Woodlea School, to support dwindling budgets.

If you would like to help us hold a coffee morning in aid of a charity that you support, no matter how small or large, please get in touch by email at woldingham.pcc@gmail.com

Jim Austin RIP We were saddened to hear of the death of Jim Austin, a former member of the congregation and resident of the village. Jim’s funeral service will be taking place in St. Paul’s at 2pm on Monday 22 October. Please remember Beryl and their family in your prayers.

Just Text Giving

You can now give money to St. Paul’s and St. Agatha’s churches using your mobile phone. To do so, text SPSA33, followed by the amount (e.g.SPSA33 £10) 70070. You will receive a text receipt for a donation to Woldingham Churches.



21 October 2018

9.00am BCP Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

6.00pm Evensong for Trafalgar Day

with the London Gallery Singers




28 October 2018

9.00am BCP Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Charles Bradshaw

10.00am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s

President: Revd Charles Bradshaw

No Evensong

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