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Painting a rainbow

We are holding a Pride Service online on Saturday, August 8, in celebration of the LGBTI+ community and God’s love for us all.

We’d like people to paint rocks in rainbow colours, with pictures, designs or messages of love and inclusion on them. We plan to have the painted rocks at St Mark’s like the one in the picture below, painted by Aly Buckle. Or how about some other art to celebrate inclusion, like the ones above which were painted by members of the LGBT+ group at Farnham Heath End School?

We will tell you when to bring your rocks and other art and take a video of people bringing them to the church and include the video in our Pride service. If you can’t come yourself send Stella a photo of the rocks/pictures you have painted.

More on the Pride Service shortly.

Sunday Worship – 19th July

Below are the services, and three sermons.  First here are the notices:

Notices

Giving
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Services

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Sermons

Maxine’s Sermon:
Lesley Shatwell’s Sermon
John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon

Sunday Worship – 12th July

Below are the services, and two sermons.  First here are the notices:

Notices

Prayer
The following people have asked for our prayers: Lara, Christine Clayton, Charles Ozanne, Lindsay Bea, Jacob Chapman, Lisa Sheppard, Sandra Hall, Glad Eades, Alfie Davies, Fiona Blackwood and Judith Hunt. Also we remember in our prayers those whose anniversary of their deaths occurs at this time: Rev’d Gillian King who died on July 13, 2013, and George Dixon who died on July 14, 2006.
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Join the Online Art Club
Time for a new challenge – try a self-portrait with something that is special to you – an object, a pet. And you don’t have to be an awesome artist – everyone can join.

Services

All-Age:
More Traditional:

Sermons

Wendy’s Sermon:
John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon

Sunday Worship – 5th July

Below are the services, and three sermons.  First here are the notices:

Notices

Happy Birthday 
…to the NHS today and Angela on 10th July
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Working with Farnham Heath End School
This will cheer you up if you need it – thanks to Margaret, Bob, Olivia, Ali, Rob and Alan

Services

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Sermons

Alan’s Sermon:
John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon
Bishop Andrew’s Sermon

Churches prepare to reopen

As you probably know, the government has announced that church services may resume from this weekend and we have been looking carefully at how this will be possible from the beginning of August which will give us enough time to prepare.

It is not, unfortunately, simply a case of throwing open the doors and welcoming everyone in, much as we would like to. There are all sorts of issues to deal with to ensure that we keep everyone safe.

This week further information has been released by the government, the national Church of England and the Diocese of Guildford to help us plan to reopen the churches for services. 

Our plan – subject to PCC approval – is to have a service in each of the three churches on a Sunday and a mid-week service at St Mark’s from the beginning of August.

Because of the dangers of Covid-19 infection, the services will follow a simple format with no singing but with musicians playing instruments. We will not be able to share the Peace but we will be able to take Communion, though in one kind only. The Bread may be distributed in wafer form by the priest (who will have taken all the necessary hygiene precautions) but we cannot share the Wine. Everyone coming forward to receive Communion or a blessing will be guided on where to walk and stand in order to minimise the danger of passing anything on.

Everyone will have to observe strict social distancing measures – though you can sit in your household groups of course – and hygiene regulations, but we have installed hand sanitisers already and have been working hard to ensure that it will all be as safe as possible.

We are also going to continue worship online so anyone who can’t come to church on Sundays or feels unsafe doing so can still join in the worship.

We’ll keep you updated.