Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 8 July 2018


Bible readings for this morning are: 2 Samuel Ch 5 1-5, 9-10, 2 Corinthians Ch 12 2-10, Mark Ch 6 1-13

Eucharistic Setting: Said

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 486 (green), Gradual 357 (green), Offertory 362 (green), Communion 288 (green), Final 394 (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 July in Caterham United Reformed Church, led by the Methodist Minister. All welcome. Please come and support this.


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.

Please pray for Emily Emblem who is to be baptised today at 12.00 noon, and her family and godparents,

Ken Cole R.I.P.

Ken, who had lived in the village for many years, died on Sunday night in the nursing home in Sussex in which he spent the final days of his life. His cremation service will be held privately; it is planned to hold a memorial service in St. Paul’s for his friends from Woldingham and the date of this will be publicised once it is known. Please hold Ken, and his son Peter, in your prayers.

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.

The North Downs Consort will give their summer concert “A Summer Night on the Water” in St Paul’s Church on Saturday 14 July at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (uder 16 £5) from Martin Levie, 01883 722624 or at the door.

Welcare in East Surrey is recruiting an experienced person to deliver broad-based preventative support services to families in East Surrey. This full time, Senior Family Support Worker fixed term post (1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 to cover maternity leave) is based at our centre in Redhill, Surrey RH1 1BU.

Applications close 20 July.

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.



15 July 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 Compline at St Agatha’s

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger




22 July 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

No Evensong

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