Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 19 January 2020


Bible readings for this morning are: Isaiah Ch 49 1-7, 1 Corinthians Ch 1 1-9, John Ch 1 29-42

Eucharistic Setting: Rutter/Ayres

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 5 (green), Gradual 349, Offertory 352 (green), Communion 70 (green), Final 420 (green)

Anthem: O clap your hands – Ridout

A warm welcome to all of our visitors today especially 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.

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.



Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayer – January

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

Compline on Thursday evenings

We continue to hold a said Compline service in St. Paul’s at 7pm 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.

Church Diaries 2020

are now available in church for a donation. Collect yours now.

Please pray for those who are sick, among them:

Terry, Sophie, Brenda, Tony Hogan, Tim Tupper, Tony Potter, Veronika, Pamela Mumford, Oliver Briscoe and Liz Bennett.

St. Paul’s Church Choir

Our Choir needs new members. Why not come along and give us a try? No auditions required, sight-reading not essential, just enthusiasm. You will find the experience enjoyable and purposeful. Choir practices are on Fridays from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm. Contact David Ridout on 07931 888056

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service will take place this evening at Whyteleafe Free Church at 7.00pm

Woldingham’s new ‘Pop-up’ Coffee Bar opens TODAY between 3.00pm and 5.00pm in the Church Room. Every Sunday afternoon at the same time, between 3.00 and 5.00pm, there’s a chance to meet up with friends and neighbours over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. We are most grateful to Denise and David Todd who have set up this venture, the need for which was expressed in the community surveyin the Village a while ago. Do tell your friends and neighbours about this and encourage them to come. Offers to make cakes/muffins etc. say once a month for the Coffee Bar will be most welcome.

Coffee Mornings for your chosen charity

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

Caterham Mothers’ Union Bible Conversations

Our lively discussions resume in St John’s church on Thursday 16th January and every 3rd Thursday of the month 10.30-11.30 with coffee & cake or biscuits.                                                                        (After 10 am Communion Service).                                                          Building hope and confidence is the MU theme for 2020 and this year we will be using a course on 1 Thessalonians- Holiness and Hope in a Hostile World – to fit the theme, interspersed with material from the MU. All are welcome. This is not just for MU members.

The Church of England has just begun a series of daily reflections to help people link their Christian faith to their everyday lives. You can sign up for these reflections, and find other resources for Everyday Faith, at the link:  https://www.churchofengland.org/everydayfaith

We have received a nice letter of thanks from the Salvation Army for the donations of Christmas Gifts which have already been distributed to needy families in the area.

St Andrew’s Church, Limpsfield Chart are holding a Bridge Afternoon, with tea in Crockham Hill Village hall on Friday 21 February at 1.30 for 2.00pm. Suggested donation of £10 in aid of church funds.                                                                                                To book a table or for further details, contact Melanie on 01883 714196 or email: melaniecalver@ntlworld.com



26 January 2020

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

Preacher: Ven. Moira Astin

No Evensong



2 February 2020

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

11.30am Footsteps Family Service

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

6.00pm Choral Evensong for Candlemas

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


Safeguarding Contact details

Team Vicar: The Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

Telephone: 01883 652192; email: rev.catherine1@googlemail.com

  Church Warden and Safeguarding Officer: Mrs. Maureen Westmarland

Telephone: 01883 345868; email: mmwestmarland@waitrose.com

 Safeguarding Officer: Mrs. Alison Mead

Telephone: 01883 652580; email: allymarge@hotmail.com

 Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Kate Singleton

 E-mail: kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org

Phone 020 7939 9423 and Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)


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