St Mary The Virgin Horsell


Special Choral Passion Sunday Communion 6th April at 6.30pm

Do come along as we hear again the story of our Lord's Passion in word and song. If you would like to sing in the choir for this service you would be most welcome. Please contact Alan Rapley on 853321or


Mothering Sunday

Do invite people to come along to our special family service for Mothering Sunday, next Sunday at 10am. The Open the Book team will be performing and we will have posies to distribute. It is a real opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for our mothers!


New rota for intercessions at readers 10 am Parish Communion 

Please collect your copy of the new rota for intercessions from the back of church. If you would like to join the rota, you would be very welcome, please have a word with me and I will add you on. Thanks. Elaine Davies (Tel: 771790, email

The readers' rota is also available at the back of church.


Lent course

The Lent course at St. Mary’s this year is based upon the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2014 ‘Looking Through the Cross’ by Graham Tomlin. The plan is to discuss the book and the bible passages it considers so that we can become more ‘Cross shaped’ both as individuals and as a church. Even if you are not able to come to the group sessions the book is well worth a read! We will meet in the Vicarage (note change of venue) for daytime sessions at 11.30am on Monday 24th March and 10.30am on Mondays 7th and 14th April

And for four evening sessions, in the vicarage, at 8pm (note time was incorrect on some previous notice sheets) on Mondays 24th and 31st March and 7th and 14th April.


Calling all Posy Makers

Please come along to St. Andrews room on Saturday 29th March from 10.00am, but come when you can, to help make posies for Mothering Sunday. If you can find some small leaved foliage it would be very helpful. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be in abundance.


On Your Own Lunch

Our next lunch is in one week’s time, on Sunday 30th March at 1pm in St Andrew’s Room.  If you live alone, do join us then.  Bring your own lunch, but leave room for extra treats which invariably appear on the table!  Wine and juice, as well as tea and coffee after our meal, are provided.  We are a friendly, lively group who are always glad to welcome newcomers.  Our lunches take place on the last Sunday of every other month.  If you have any queries, please ring Hilary Mills on 01483 772952.


Churches Together in Woking - Lent Lunches

The fourth of the series of Lent Lunches with Churches Together in Woking will be taking place on 28th March.  The lunches will be in the Hall of St.Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road, Woking, between 12.00 and 1.30, with a Pause for Thought at 12.45 pm. The lunches are a time of inter-church fellowship around a simple meal provided by teams from participating churches.  Sarah Hayes will be giving the Pause for Thought on 28th March. Please do support this event if you can.The lunches last year raised over £2000 for Christian Aid.


Horsell Matters Committee

There are five members of the Horsell Matters committee and most of us have been members for a long time.  Too long perhaps as we feel the need for fresh ideas. You don’t need to be a frustrated journalist, just someone who enjoys writing the odd article and is not adverse to asking other people to do the same.  If you are interested, please give me a ring on 01483 766194 and I can tell you a bit more. Susan Denning


Collection and distribution of the Wey Newspaper

Can anyone offer their help in collecting the newspaper from St. John's Church about 7 times a year and delivering copies to St. Mary's and the church school in Meadway Drive.  Please contact Helen in the Parish Office for more details.


Hamilton Highdays/Parish Outing to Warwick - Sat.21st June

I hope you now have this date in your diary.  Look out for signing up clip-board soon! In the meantime, you can contact Sue on   or 01483 772008 if you have any queries


Woking Lions Club Concert

The Rushmoor Male Voice Choir will once again be performing at St. Mary's on Saturday 12th April and 7.30pm, raising money for LinkAble. Tickets costing £10 can be purchased from Mike Couper after 10am the service.