Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 13 October 2019


Bible readings for this morning are: Jeremiah Ch 29 1, 4-7, 2 Timothy Ch 2 8-15, Luke Ch 17 11-19

Eucharistic Setting: Holman/Ayres

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 388 (green), Gradual 772 (blue), Offertory 434 (green), Communion 414 (green), Final 436 (green)

Anthem: O come, ye servants of the Lord – Tye

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. Please call Shelagh on 01883 653150 to find out more.



Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayer – October

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

Harvest Supper & Harvest Festival

Thanks to everybody who came, helped, donated food, decorated the Church or participated in any way whatsoever in both of these events. About £500 was raised to be shared between Caterham Food Bank and East Surrey Welcare.

Licensing of Canon Trevor Mapstone at St Mary’s Caterham

Members of all of the churches in the Caterham Team Ministry are cordially invited to attend the Licensing of Canon Trevor Mapstone as Priest in Charge of St., Mary’s Caterham. The service will be taking place in St Mary’s at 7.30pm on Monday 14 October, with refreshments afterwards in St. Mary’s Hall.

Charity Coffee Mornings at St Paul’s Church Room.

Carrying on the tradition of the Wiles family, who lived in the village for many years, to raise funds for community projects in Botswana, Barbara Tozer hopes that you will come and help to raise funds for St Patrick’s Church Roofing Project. The church has a vibrant congregation but many of the inhabitants are elderly and living on small pensions. The church is in Molepolole about an hour’s drive from Gaborone, and is supported by the second generation of Wiles family members and where I attended a service last September.

On November 14 from 9.30am to 11.30am there will be a coffee morning in St Paul’s Church room, where you can sample Classic Cakes and Proper Coffee and take home a small complementary gift, all for the suggested donation of £5

Please put the date in your diary, bring your friends, and make some new ones too. Please contact Barbara Tozer if you can help with making cakes to support this event. 

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. 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, Tim Tupper, Tony Potter, Zsuzsanna Chappell, Jeremy Pillinger and Oliver Briscoe. Please give thanks for Liz Bennett’s successful operation and pray for her full recovery.

Bishop Jonathan has commended to following prayer to Parishes during the current political situation;

Lord, the God of righteousness and truth, grant to our Queen and her government, to Members of Parliament and all in positions of responsibility, the guidance of your Spirit. May they never lead the nation wrongly through love of power, desire to please, or unworthy ideals but laying aside all private interests and prejudices keep in mind their responsibility to seek to improve the condition of all mankind; so may your kingdom come and your name be hallowed. Amen.

Repairs To The Tower & Parking in the Churchyard: The Churchyard is the Contractor’s compound and they will have their huts etc. on the grassed area outside the front of the Church Room whilst work continues. During weekdays, there will be no parking available for general Church or Church Room users in this area. If disabled access is required, or special situations arise, such as a funeral, the Contractor will make arrangements accordingly. Movable barriers will be placed across the two entrances from Croft Road but pedestrian access will still be available. On Sundays parking should be possible in the usual way.

Mobile Phone Reception locally for Vodafone & O2 customers: During the course of the contract there will be times when the signal from the Base Station in the Tower is interrupted or may have background noise. Christopher Roberts hopes to be able to post details of the planned timings as the contract progresses. With our base station shut down users will still be able to receive a signal from other stations in the area.

Caterham Foodbank Urgent Appeal

The Foodbank wish to thank everyone who has recently donated. The following items are still urgently needed.

long life sponge puddings

instant mash

small jars of coffee

small bags of rice

long life fruit juice

powdered milk

bags for life

shower gel




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

Mental Health Matters

St John’s, Felbridge RH19 2QT, are holding a course “Understanding the challenges of Mental Health” on two Wednesdays 16 & 23 October between 7.15pm and 9.30pm. The evenings will be led by Chris Munday, CEO of Crossways in Tunbridge Wells and a speaker at this year’s Keswick Convention. Chris will address a wide-range of issues relating to Mental Health, drawing on his experiences from working in this field.

Southwark Diocese Prayer and Spirituality Day – Saturday 19 October

Southwark Cathedral – To be a Pilgrim

Prayer … the heart in pilgrimage” (George Herbert)

Keynote speaker Dr Meg Warner. Meg is a biblical scholar and teacher, focusing on the Old Testament. She is a tutor at Northern College, Manchester and the author of Abraham: A Journey Through Lent (SPCK, 2016), and Abraham is the subject of her talk.

Workshops and experiences include:

hospitality as an approach to God

walking the labyrinth

my life story as a pilgrimage

spiritual direction

dance and craft-based workshops

Thomas Merton hearing God’s call

Celtic pilgrimage – people to place

making your daily commute an act of prayer

walking: a biblical exploration organising a pilgrimage

prayer walks.

Throughout the day there will be uplifting worship, prayer stations and a marketplace of stalls and resources. Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door. To book, visit: to_be_a_pilgrim.eventbrite.co.uk For further details, contact spirituality@southwark.anglican.org



20 October 2019

9.00am 1662 Said 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

No Evensong



27 October 2019

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


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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