A special Family Communion service will be held on Sunday 8th December at 10am
To celebrate the end of the Christmas Tree Festival. Please do invite your friends along!
The church is open from 3pm for craft and snacks before the short service at 3.40pm. Lots of fun for parents and children! The next After-School service is this Wednesday 11th December.
To produce the Reader's Rota for the 10am Communion Service from March 2014. This is not an onerous task. Please contact Helen in the office.
Kettlewell House Carol Service Tuesday 17th December 2.30pm
Sarah Hayes and Mike Couper are leading a Carol Service for residents of Kettlewell House. It would be really helpful if a few Church members felt able to come along and support this service, to sing and to help the residents find their way around the carol sheets and to chat to the residents for a short while afterwards. Will all have finished by 3.30pm. If you are able to come please let Helen know in the office or Mike or Sarah. Thanks so much.
Mothers' Union Meeting
On Wednesday 18th December at 2pm in the St.Andrews room. Come and enjoy carols and mince pies and a raffle. There will also be musical entertainment. The Mothers Union, invites everyone to come along to an Event not to be missed.
Pastoral Care Team
Winter has arrived with its dark evenings and most probably cold and icy weather! It can be a lonely and difficult time of year for many people. Have you noticed any familiar faces missing from our congregation recently or do you know someone who might appreciate a telephone call or a chat. Please make a member of the Pastoral Care Team aware - posters with our names and numbers are on all the notice boards around church.
Epworth Family Christmas Concerts
Our celebration of Christmas with Carols old and new is always very popular. Both our concerts this year will be presented in the H.G.Wells Centre in Woking, on Saturday December 14th. At 2.00 we welcome as guest artistes the Cremona School of Dance and the Greenfield School Chamber Choir, with the Chase Children’s Hospice as our charity. In the evening at 7.30 we are proud to host the Royal Marines Association Concert Band, and our charity for this performance will be the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Tickets at £12, £6 for under 12s , (or family discount) can be purchased form the Box Office 01483 712710 / 768136 / or online at www.epworthchoir.org Alternatively just ask Marian, Tony or Kathleen.
Geoff & Jan Mihell
As usual, Geoff and Jan Mihell are sending a donation to The Friends of St Anne’s Hospital, Liuli, Tanzania, instead of sending local Christmas cards. Happy Christmas!!
On your Own on Christmas Day?
The Woking Lions have spaces for anybody who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day to join them for a full Christmas meal. If you are interested please call either Lion Lou on 832994.
Woking High School Christmas Concert
At 7 pm on Wednesday 18 December in the Woking High School Main Hall a seasonal concert performed by the musicians of Woking High School.
Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for concessions, purchase either at the door or call 01483 888447.
BUT those who come early, from 6.30 pm, will be rewarded with spiced fruit punch and mince pies.
Bid for a Church of England Secondary School in Woking
At the back of the church there is a petition from the Woking Deanery for a Church of England secondary school in Woking. Please put your name to the petition if you would like to support this.
Multi Charity Christmas Card Shop
The charity Christmas card shop at Christ Church, Woking (1st floor) is now open and will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm until the 18th December.
Cleaning vacancy - your help would be appreciated.
The next rota for 2014 is being drawn up and there is still time to offer to help for an hour every six weeks, usually on a Friday morning. Cleaning involves basic housework, just like at home - hoovering, dusting, sweeping and mopping. The more of us there are (ladies and gents), the less time it takes. Please consider helping. Call Libby on 01483 765869 / 07745509366 or email@example.com
Are you concerned about any familiar faces missing around St. Mary’s recently?
Do you know someone who might appreciate a telephone call or a chat - please let one of us on the Pastoral Care Committee know. Small posters at the back of Church, the Prayer Room and St. Andrew’s Room with our contact numbers. Thank you.
During communion, or at the end of the All Age service, there will be someone available to pray with/for you in complete confidence, in the prayer room at the rear of the main body of the church.
Just to remind you that we have a prayer request box available for all, which is opened weekly. Found at the back of the church.