Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 17 June 2018


Bible readings for this morning are: 1 Samuel Ch 15 34 – Ch 16 13, 2 Corinthians Ch 5 6-17, Mark Ch 4 26-34

Eucharistic Setting: Addington

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 782 (blue), Gradual 178 (blue), Offertory 513 (blue), Communion 699 (blue), Final 488 (blue)

Anthem: tba

A warm welcome to all of our visitors today including our Footsteps families. A special welcome to Revd James Ashton our celebrant and preacher 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 June in Whyteleafe Free Church. All welcome. Please come and support this.

Prayer Resources – A selection of prayer resources have been placed at the back of the church. These can be useful to help you with your regular prayer, or for those who wish to take part in the intercessions. There is now 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.

On Sunday 24 June, we have a visiting speaker from our Month’s Good Cause – the Rakitovo Fund. Please come and find out about this vital work.

This year’s Pet Service will be held in the grounds of St Paul’s on Sunday 24 June at 4pm. All welcome, including well behaved pets and owners.

News from Central Zimbabwe

It has recently been announced that the Revd Dr Ignatius Makumbe has been elected to success Bishop Ishmael as Bisbop of Central Zimbabwe. Ignatius was one of the visitors from Zimbabwe who stayed with us in Woldingham some years ago and we wish him every blessing in his new ministry. The Revd Charles Bradshaw will be travelling to Zimbabwe to represent the diocese at the new bishop’s enthronement.


Some interest has been shown in the possibility of arranging a tour to Oberammergau in 2020 for the next enactment of the Passion. Various tours are available, but the operator proposed is McCabe Pilgrimages who have been leading tours to Oberammergau for many years. The trip lasts seven days and is based in the Eastern Tyrol, just over the border from Oberammergau. The visit to the Passion Play falls in the middle of the week and other excursions are planned around it.

The cost is around £1,595 per head with an initial deposit of £200 paid on booking and second installment of £400 due May 2019. If you have to cancel for whatever reason before April 2019 a full refund is paid. The price includes all travel, accommodation and excursion costs as well as one or two nights accommodation in or near Oberammergau and a top grade ticket for the performance itself.

If you are interested and would like to know more please contact Revd Frany Long on 01883 340257 / e mail franyb8@hotmail.com by the end of July.

The next Science/Faith event of 2018, to be held on Tuesday, July 3 at 7 pm, at Christ Church, Purley.

The speaker is Dr. Simon Conway Morris, FRS, Chair of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, who will be speaking on ‘The Evolution of Consciousness: A Window into Invisible Worlds?’

The event is free of charge, [suggested donation of £1]. The talk is about 45 minutes long, followed by a 20 minute Q & A session. Free light refreshments are available. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please come along and join us for an informative talk about biblical issues that have interested people over the ages.

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.




24 June 2018

9.00am BCP Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Said Eucharist with hymns at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

Speaker: from the Rakitovo Fund

No Evensong



1 July 2018

9.00am BCP Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

11.30am Footsteps Family Service

6.00pm Choral Evensong at St Paul’s

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

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