Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 21 July 2019

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Bible readings for this morning are: Amos Ch 8 1-12, Colossians Ch 1 15-28, Luke Ch 10 38-end

Eucharistic Setting: Holman

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 187 (blue), Gradual 238 (green), Offertory 351 (blue), Communion 542 (blue), Final 488 (blue)

Anthem: God is gone up – Hutchings

6.00pm Compline at St Agatha’s

A warm welcome to all of our visitors today especially our Footsteps families. Footsteps are not meeting in August and so the next Footsteps Family Service is at 11.30am on 1 September. 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. Please call Shelagh on 01883 653150 to find out more.

MONTHS GOOD CAUSE

ST CATHERINE’S HOSPICE

Rosemary and Alistair Pirie are delighted to offer drinks and nibbles in the Church Room after the 10 am Eucharist today, to mark their move from Woldingham to Oxted and their intention to continue as members of the St Paul’s choir and congregation.

Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayer – July

During July the Caterham and District Churches Together Morning Prayer services will take place at Caterham URC at 8.30am each Wednesday. Do come along and support this and pray with fellow Christians from other churches in our area.

Charity Coffee Mornings at St Paul’s Church Room.

We are arranging a series of charity fundraising coffee Mornings in the Church Room, with tea and cake – naturally!

The next Coffee Morning will be in early Autumn – details to follow

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

Compline on Thursday evenings

We continue to hold a said Compline service in St. Paul’s at 7pm on Thursday evenings. There will be no Compline on 25 July or 1 August as Catherine is away. The next Compline is on Thursday 8 August. Do join us for this quiet and reflective service, and a chance to pray for each other, our local community and the wider world.

Please pray for those who are sick, among them:

Terry, Sophie, Tony Hogan, Joan Oliver, Tim Tupper, Tony Potter and Oliver Briscoe. Please give thanks for Liz Bennett’s successful operation and pray for her full recovery.

To add a name to the prayer list, please ensure that you have the consent of the person concerned or a close relative and check whether they wish their surname to be used in addition to their Christian name. Please send any names to Maureen, Rita or Catherine, as we have to keep a record of the requests. This is necessary under our responsibilities because of GDPR. Thank you. Please note, our privacy policies are available to view on the parish website: https://woldinghamparish.com/privacy-policy/

R.I.P Diane Finlayson

The memorial and thanksgiving service for Diane will be at St Leonard’s Church, Chelsham, on Monday 12 August at 11.30am.

The next Science/Faith talk is to be held on Tuesday 23 July at Christ Church, Purley. The speaker is Ruth Jarman, from Christian Climate Action, Green Christian & Operation Noah. The talk will last for about 45 minutes, followed by a 20 minute Q & A session. It starts at 7.00pm and doors open at 6.00 p.m. As before, the event is free of charge, with a [suggested] donation of £1, to cover expenses. Science/Faith books will be on sale. So please come along and join us for an informative talk about issues that are increasingly relevant right now.

Caterham Foodbank Urgent Appeal

We have had a appeal from Caterham Food bank for urgently required items. The list of items needed is below:

Urgently needed items:

    • Long life sponge puddings
    • Long life fruit juice
    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo

Low stock items:

    • Small jars of coffee, not large
    • packets of 40 tea bags, not larger
    • 500g bags of sugar, only this size
    • chocolate
    • bags for life

There is a box at the back of Church for donations and gifts of food.

The Friends of Chaldon Church are organising a fund raising walk on Saturday 27 July which visits the Team Churches in Chaldon, Whyteleafe, Woldingham and Caterham. The poster showing the planned timings are on the notice board at the back of Church. The walkers plan to arrive at St Paul’s at about 1.00pm and will have their lunch here before departing at about 2.00pm for St Agatha’s.

Appeal for helpers to host the walkers: Any volunteers to help, please speak to Maureen Westmarland who will be opening and closing the Church.


Social media has transformed the way we live our lives. As Christians we are called to engage in a way which is shaped by the example of Jesus. As we respond to the call on each of us to be witnesses to Jesus Christ, I encourage all of us to consider how we live our lives as witnesses online.” The Archbishop of Canterbury launches the Church of England’s digital charter. Will you sign up?

Read the full charter on our website at churchofengland.org/charter

NEXT WEEK

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

28 July 2019

9.00am 1662 Said Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Charles Bradshaw

10.00am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s

President: Revd Charles Bradshaw

No Evensong

WEEK AFTER

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

4 August 2019

9.00am 1662 Said Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Fr Jerry Garton

10.00am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s

President: Fr Jerry Garton

No Evensong

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