Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 16 December 2018



Bible readings for this morning are: Philippians Ch 4 4-7, Luke Ch 3 7-18

Eucharistic Setting: Philbrick

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 227 (blue), Gradual 617 (blue), Offertory 29 (blue), Communion 10 (blue), Final 831 (blue)

Anthem: Veiled Darkness – Rudolph

A warm welcome to all of our visitors today Including our Footsteps Families. 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.

Please note that there is no Gloria during Advent, but we sing the “Kyries”.

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.

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.



During Advent we light a candle each week on the Advent Wreath, accompanied by the Advent Wreath Prayer.

Lord Jesus, light of the world,

John told the people to prepare,

As Christmas grows closer day by day,

help us to be ready to welcome you now.


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

Compline on Thursday evenings

We shall be holding a said Compline service in St. Paul’s at 7pm on Thursday evenings throughout Advent. Do join us for this quiet and reflective service, and a chance to pray for each other, our local community and the wider world.

Flyers with full details of our Christmas Services are in the December issue of the Woldingham Magazine. Additional copies for non subscribers, visitors and friends are available at the back of the church.

CharityCoffee 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 of these will be on Thursday 17 January in aid of Saving Balkan Boxer Dogs a dog rescue charity that Steven Bell, who lives in Woldingham and works at Birchwood Lodge Kennels, is very involved with.

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

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 are now some booklets of Advent reflections there.

Please speak to Rita, Shelagh or Catherine if you need any more information or have any suggestions.

Once again, Caterham and District Churches Together are organising a Christmas Day Lunch for the elderly, who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.  As in the past, it will be held at the Brunton Centre, Caterham on the Hill, and will start at 12.00 midday and end at 4.00pm. Drivers are urgently needed to transport guests to and from the lunch.  Are you able to help?  If so, please contact Maureen Westmarland (01883 345868.  There are invitations at the back of the church if you or someone you know would like to go to the lunch

Remembering Our Loved Ones at Christmas

A quiet, reflective service to allow us time amid the bustle of Christmas to remember and light candles for those whom we love but see no more, as we hear the Christmas Story.

St. Agatha’s Church, Saturday 22 December 2018, 12 noon.

Church Diaries are on sale at the back of the Church £1 – have you got yours?

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.



23 December 2018

9.00am 1662 Said Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps Nativity Play at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

6.00pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Pauls

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger



24 Decenber 2018

5.30pm Crib Service at St Paul’s

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

11.30pm Midnight Mass at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


25 December 2018

9.00am 1662 Said 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

No Evensong


30 December 2018

No Service at St Agatha’s

10.00am Said Eucharist with Carols at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

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