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Saint Sophia Cathedral Kiev

Ukraine


Pray:  In this dark and difficult time, we continue to hold the people of Ukraine, Russia and all the nations of the world in our thoughts and prayers. See the prayers and resources from the Guildford Diocese here:

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All are welcome at our Services. 

Covid-19: As Covid restrictions lift, let us continue to be sensitive, careful and caring.......


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The Godalming & Villages Community Store



now has a donation drop off point inside the Co-op Petrol Station & Convenience Store in Bramley.  Please go to their page in the Our Community area for more information.

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Plant and Cake Sale

Plant and Cake Sale with Open Garden 2022




Plant and Cake Sale 2The 2022 Plant and Cake Sale with Open Garden in aid of our Church took place on Saturday May 14th at Summerpool House, Bramley and has raised (so far) £1700If you didn't manage to get there in Saturday, but would still like to purchase some plants, please contact  Ann Campbell: 01483 893234 summerpoolhouse@btinternet.com

More information about plants is available on our 2022 Plant and Cake Sale page.

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Gosden House School walled garden


Tea Under the Trees



The children and staff of Gosden House are holding their yearly 'Tea Under the Trees (and Plant Sale) at 1.30pm on Thursday 26 May.  All are invited to attend - more details on our Gosden House School page.


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Wintershall Lake

Ascension Day Service





On Ascension Day, Thursday 26 May there will be 5.30pm Service of Holy Communion for Ascension Day, shared with our brothers and sisters from St Andrew’s, Grafham. It will be outside St Francis’ Chapel by the lake at WIntershall.

This replaces the Eucharist originally planned for the evening at Holy Trinity. It will be preceded by a walk along the boundary between the parishes of Grafham and Bramley starting at 3.30pm from the Grafham Room (where parking will be available). [Ascension Day marks the end of Rogationtide and the custom of ‘preserving boundaries’ to which the poet and hymn writer George Herbert refers is now more usually observed on this day with a practice known as ‘beating the bounds’.  People would walk round the boundaries of their parishes beating a stick against trees or other boundary markers at intervals.]

You are welcome just to come to the service if you prefer.  Details of where to park at Wintershall will be circulated nearer the time, and car sharing is recommended, as parking is limited. Everybody is invited to bring a picnic so we can eat together after the service.

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Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee



The 9.45am Service on Sunday 5 June (Pentecost) will include commemoration and prayers for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Guildford Cathedral has a special service on the same day at 3.00pm (hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and the Dean) and our parish has been offered two free tickets. If you would like to use one or both tickets, please let Andy know, as he has been given a special online link to make the bookings.

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 Pork loin

Monthly Sunday Lunch



The next lunch on is on Sunday June 12th in our Parish Room at 12.30pm. The menu is Pork Tenderloin with Cream Cider Sauce.
- £8.00 per person. For catering, we ask that you please sign the list that will be available at the back of the Church.  We look forward to seeing you.


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Map of Holy Land in time of Jesus

Holy Land Pilgrimage




AN INVITATION TO THE FIFTH GOSPEL
Holy Land Pilgrimage : 
6th – 15th September 2022

Canon John Bundock writes: 

"A pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Christ`s birth, ministry, death and resurrection has been described as being a Fifth Gospel. Certainly such an experience brings the Gospels alive in a way that nothing else can do and makes all the difference as we read or hear them read and as we celebrate the Christian year. 

The Corona Virus pandemic has prevented Holy Land pilgrimages from being possible for nearly two years but I am cautiously optimistic that this one will be possible this Autumn.  You are invited to join it. Six nights will be spent at an hotel overlooking the old city of Jerusalem and three in an hotel in Tiberias beside the Sea of Galilee. The itinerary includes Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Qumran, Masada, Nazareth, Capernaum as well as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other sites in Jerusalem. It`s a full programme but there is time for services, reflection and relaxation. We shall have a Palestinian Christian guide with us from the time we arrive at the airport until we depart from there. Brochures will be available in church. If you would like more information, please contact me."
Canon John Bundock 
01403 752425  
Email Canon John

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Jerusalem

In the footsteps of Jesus


A Pilgrimage to The Holy Land from 5 to14 October 2022, led by The Rev’d Vicki Burrows and Rev’d Canon Chris Vallins.

"For hundreds of years Christians have set aside time to hear, and experience in a new way, the familiar stories of their faith by going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to walk in the foot steps of Jesus, Sadly a pilgrimage Chris and I planned for 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic but many individuals from parishes where we’ve served in Guildford, Salisbury, Southwark, Exeter and Llandaff are hoping to join us this year and we hope you will come too. Our Pilgrimage will be both an opportunity to support and encourage the Christian community there and to gain a greater understanding of the three Abrahamic faiths:- Judaism, Christianity and Islam – for all of whom Jerusalem is Holy. 

"We will meet, and have the opportunity to worship with, members of the Palestinian Christian community in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth. In these encounters with the local community we may gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face and the lives of the peoples who live, work and worship in the Holy Land. We know that our time spent together there will be of great help and encouragement to our sister and brother Christians who, especially at this time, face so many difficulties. We have both found that every time we make the pilgrimage our friendships and understandings have been deepened by new and sometimes challenging experiences and insights. We have also always so enjoyed relaxing by, sailing on, swimming in and eating fish from the Sea of Galilee, just as Jesus and His disciples did."

Brochures are available in Church or visit the website by clicking here.

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