Parish News & Events


Please could Parishioners get any material for weekly News Sheets to the Parish office by Wednesday evenings.  

We generally do an update for this web page on Friday evening…. or maybe Saturday morning if webmaster gets home from work  too late!

Our online calendar is set out in the tab “Parish News and Events” - or you can click through to Google Calendar.



#FM

The next  meeting of our 10-15 year old group (Follow Me) will be on June 24 at 6pm in the church hall.  


‘The true face of Islam: Myth busting’

Kauser Akhtar, the Faith Links Advisor for the Guildford diocese and wife of the Imam of the Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking will be giving this talk on Tuesday 26th June, 7 for 7:30pm at St Christopher’s church hall in Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood. The talk (with refreshments) will follow the Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum AGM.



Exploring faith

Would you like a chance to go through one of the eye-witness testimonies of Jesus’ life? Sarb would love to meet up and study Mark’s gospel with you. We can do this over a drink in the evening or over coffee on Saturday morning. If you are interested, do please contact Sarb.


Open Church and TD Secret Gardens

On Sunday  June 17 , the Garden of Remembrance will again be included in the TD Secret Gardens Tour. Alongside this, between 1pm and 5pm the Friends of St Nicholas’ will be providing information and guides for visitors to explore our lovely church.    


Guildford Cathedral Ordination services

We are running coaches to Guildford cathedral for anyone wishing to attend either Sarb’s ordination as priest (Saturday 30th June, 10:30am) or David’s ordination as deacon (Sunday 1st July, also 10:30am) – or both! Sign up sheets at the back of church for anyone wishing to use the coach. You may of course go independently, but parking may be an issue (be warned!). There are no tickets or reservations required for the cathedral services.


Christian Aid

A big Thank You to everyone who helped raise money for Christian Aid this year. This year we collected just over £2,100, or just over £2,400 with Gift Aid added in. a good effort. Many thanks. Giles Andre


Ray Grace is turning 90! 

Ray and his family are in an a cappella group, Earthly Voices, singing unaccompanied 4-part songs from around the world and through the ages. Please do come along on Saturday 7th July at 7:30pm  to join them in a concert to celebrate Ray’s 90th and raise funds for Elmbridge CAN. The concert is at Cleves School, Oatlands Ave, Weybridge. Tickets are £10  (£5 for kids) - more information from the Earthly Voices web site.



Last week’s or prior news repeated: 


St Nick’s Kids picnic

The annual picnic this year will be after the 9:30am service on July 1. It is a bring and share picnic – please see the sign up sheet at the back of church.


Choir

If you are interested in joining our choir, please join us 7-8pm on any Thursday evening for choir practice. We are especially looking for men choristers to sing tenor/bass.  – Reuben


Our new group for youngsters

Please see the Parish Newsletter  page for news about our new group for youngsters.


Garden of Remembrance

On Sunday June 17, the Garden will again be included in the TD Secret Gardens Tour, leaving us only Saturday June 9 to prepare. We need more helpers! Come along any time 9 am-noon. Tools areprovided and there is a break for tea or coffee. Mary 0208 398 7307.


Exploring faith

Would you like a chance to go through one of the eye-witness testimonies of Jesus’ life? Sarb would love to meet up and study Mark’s gospel with you. We can do this over a drink in the evening or over coffee on Saturday morning. If you would like to do this please contact Sarb.





Events:  (this is generally stuff which has been “news”, but is now sorted below in chronological order)


Garden of Remembrance

On Sunday June 17, the Garden will again be included in the TD Secret Gardens Tour, leaving us only Saturday June 9 to prepare. We need more helpers! Come along any time 9 am-noon. Tools areprovided and there is a break for tea or coffee. Mary 0208 398 7307.



Church Open Day

In conjunction with The Friends of St Nicholas, the church will be open for visitors on Sunday 17 June, 1-5pm, when our Garden of Remembrance will also be  open. There will be information about the history of the church available and guides will be there to answer all your questions. We can show you our medieval rood paintings, you can find out more about our Medieval font, admire Tudor brasses and our mysterious ancient graffiti...


St Nick’s Kids picnic

The annual picnic this year will be after the 9:30am service on July 1. It is a bring and share picnic – please see the sign up sheet at the back of church.




4 o'clock service   

Since last October we have been holding our new monthly afternoon service aimed at families.  The service takes place in the church hall, and is fun, informal, interactive, and has special things such as puppets, a bible story, prayer and worship, and it ends with a meal!  Come along and see for yourself.


Tots Praise 

Tots praise is a fun and lively service with songs, stories, prayers and lots of fun for babies and children up to 5 years old and their carers. This runs on the second Thursday of the month at 9.30 am in St Nicholas Church. Please speak to Katie Traub if you have any queries 0208 224 2880.


Sunday School

Please note that Children’s Sunday School is now held in the Church Hall every third and fourth Sunday in the month during the 10 a.m. service. 


 

Reminders

Gift Aid/Church Giving at St Nicholas

If you are a visitor or church member who does not belong to our freewill offering scheme and are a taxpayer, it would help us enormously if you could you put your gift to our church in one of the white envelopes found on the pews. Please make sure your full name and address and signature are included as we cannot claim the tax back from the Exchequer without this information  Thank you.

Email

If you would like to be on a mailing list for News from St Nicholas, just sign up! To sign up, email news@stnicholaschurch.org.uk  – and in the email, just type “yes please, opt-in” in the subject header. No prose necessary in the body of the email. 

 If you are on the electoral roll we would also like to have your email address. This would not only save much valuable time in the office but also make a big saving on postage. Please let the parish office have your details by email.

We will add you to our mailing list for Parish News and may use it for other Parish affairs. However we will NOT sell or distribute parishioners’ email addresses to outside parties.

 If you want to opt out, all you need to do is to email me again at the news@stnicholaschurch.org.ukemail address with the header Opt Out and we will of course promptly take you off. 


Howlers?

You, dear reader, appear to have scrolled down to the far reaches of this page—so you may be an observant type. If you have noticed any mistakes, errors, omissions—or even howlers, I would consider it a kindness if you were to let me (Martin Perrin -see tab “Contact us, map”), know  - there is a bottle of wine in it for the first person to do so in a month.



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