Weekly Newsletter

St Paul’s & St Agatha’s Notices

Sunday, 18 March 2018


Bible readings for this morning are: Jeremiah Ch 31 31-34 p.642, Hebrews Ch 5 5-10 p.973, John Ch 12 20-33 p.875

Eucharistic Setting: Merbecke

Hymns today at 10.00am are: Introit 487 (blue), Gradual 294 (green), Offertory 86 (green) omit vv 4 & 6, Communion 301 (green), Final 113 (blue)

Anthem: O saviour of the world – Goss

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.

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.

The setting for the Eucharist has changed for the duration of Lent to the setting by Merbecke with Kyries and no Gloria.



Compline on Thursday evenings

We shall 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.

There will be a Lent Lunch (proceeds to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal) on 25 March at 12 noon. A sign up sheet is at the back of church. This will also form our “Commonwealth Big Lunch”, as the Diocese is encouraging churches to hold an event involving sharing a meal together as part of the celebrations of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Theologian and Martyr

The Revd Charles Bradshaw has asked to draw your attention to a Dietrich Bonhoeffer tour which he is leading with Bishop Christopher from the 8th-12th October this year.  

The price of the tour will be £799, which will include scheduled flights, four nights’ accommodation in shared twin-bedded rooms, four breakfasts and four dinners, as well as entrance fees, German transfers, tours and train fares.  Travel insurance, single supplement, lunches, drinks, souvenirs, UK transfers and gratuities will be extra.  The price is guaranteed for bookings received by 31st January, after which any bookings might be subject to a flight surcharge.  If you would like further deatails and a booking form, please let Charles know by calling him on 01883 724742 or emailing charles@bradshaw39.plus.com

Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayer services will be held at 8.30am on Wednesdays during March in St Paul’s 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.

The APCM & Vestry meeting will be on Thursday 22 March at 7.45pm. Please put the date in your diary. Copies of the Reports and Accounts are at the back of church and also on the website.

The North Downs Consort is giving a concert in St Paul’s this afternoon at 3.00pm, “Great British Anthems”. Tickets £12, U16 £5 at the door.

The next “Surrey Christians in Science” lecture at Christchurch, Purley is on 17 April at 7.00pm. Sir Colin Humphreys returns with the second part of the series “Science and the Historicity of the Bible” – “A – The Long day of Joshua and, B – The Resurrection”.

As the Footsteps children get older, activities involving Lego© are an increasingly popular and helpful way for the children to engage with the sessions. We are looking for donations of all forms of Lego©, but are particularly keen to collect some base boards. If anyone has any to donate, please contact Victoria on 07970 509768 or vfrancis@29br.co.uk

There are Easter Cards with details of the Easter Services at the back of church. Please take one for anyone who might have missed the insert in the Village Magazine or who lives outside the village and does not get the magazine.

Mission Action Plan

Following our recent meeting with the Revd James Ashton to start thinking about revising our Mission Action Plan, you will have been given a sheet today listing the most popular ideas to emerge from that discussion and asking you to indicate whether you would support them being implemented. So that we get the view of as many of the congregation as possible, please complete the form and return it either at church or to the Rectory, by the end of March. Thank you.

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.



25 March 2018

9.00am 1662 Said Communion at St Agatha’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

10.00am Sung Eucharist with dramatic reading of the

Passion Gospel at St Paul’s

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

6.00pm Choral Devotions for Palm Sunday at St Paul’s

Led by: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger



26 March 2018

8.00pm Said Eucharist at St Paul’s

27 March 2018

8.00pm Said Eucharist at St Paul’s

28 March 2018

11.00am Said Eucharist at St Agatha’s

8.00pm Said Eucharist at St Paul’s


29 March 2018

8.00pm Eucharist for Maundy Thursday at St Paul’s

with Washing of Feet, Stripping of Altars and Watch until 10.00pm

President: Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


30 March 2018

10.00am Family Workshop in the Church Room

11.30am All Age Service for Good Friday at St Paul’s

2.00pm Liturgy of Good Friday at St Paul’s

Led by:Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


31 March 2018

11.30pm Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter at St Paul’s

with Easter Fire, Paschal Candle & Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Led by:Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


1 April 2018

9.00am BCP Communion for Easter Day at St Agatha’s

10.00am Family Eucharist for Easter Day at St Paul’s

with Footsteps and Easter Egg hunt

Led by:Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger


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