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Invitation to lunch

Monthly Sunday Luncheons

The next lunch on is on Sunday August 14th in our Parish Room at 12.30pm. 

Menu: Cold Buffet (including coronation chicken; roast beef with red peppers; salmon; potato salad; green salads. £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!


Bramley Infant School logo

Bramley Infant and Nursery School currently have two vacancies. 

The school is looking for a caretaker and a teaching assistant to start in September. Please click here to see the full job descriptions and how to apply.


Cover of Adrians book                          

Many of you will remember Adrian Leak who, before he moved to Guildford, used to take services at both Bramley and Grafham. His new book After the Order of Melchizedek - Memoirs of an Anglican Priest has just been published, and Adrian has recorded an interview with Rev'd Robert Cotton, Rector of Holy Trinity Guildford, where he talks about the book. This interview can be viewed via the YouTube link above.

If anyone would like to buy a copy of the book directly from Adrian please contact Richard Gates. Books ordered directly from Adrian cost £12. Alternatively, it is available from Amazon and many bookshops.


Suggestion box

Suggestions and Donations

There is a small slot in the wall at the back of church that has for some years been labelled Donations but – after PCC discussion – is now labelled Suggestions and Donations. If you would like to make any suggestions about anything to do with the life of our church, you can write on, and fold up a piece of paper (folded quite thinly) and pop it in! We would particularly welcome hymn and music suggestions.

Three points:

  • Suggestions and comments (positive and negative) are best made in person, so do consider talking directly to me or to a Church Officer. I hope that everyone feels able to do that!
  • Please put your name on your piece of paper.
  • Please note that it is “Suggestions” and not “Instructions”. Not every suggestion will necessarily be taken up – but reasons will always be given!


Share what you can

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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St Catherine's School is looking to recruit Cat Club (After School care) staff. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this part-time role, details can be found via the Recruitment page on the school website: https://www.stcatherines.info/welcome/job-opportunities


The logo of Memory Lane

The Memory Lane Cafe

The Memory Lane Cafe is held at the Cranleigh Arts Centre from 2.15pm to 4.15pm on the first Monday and third Monday of every month. The Café provides an opportunity for carers to relax, chat and share advice and experiences over cake and a cup of tea while their loved ones have fun with stimulating activities.

The next meeting will be on the 15 August when we will be joined by guests from Signature Senior Living care home. If you know of someone experiencing dementia, why not just bring them along to our next meeting?  If you would like more information please phone Michael 01483 27 4398.

Memory Lane is proving very popular and 40 people attended on 15 July when we were joined again by the Wintershall Singers:

                                                       Wintershall Singers at Memory Lane

Map of Holy Land in time of Jesus

Holy Land Pilgrimage

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



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.


Vicar's dog collarConsidering/exploring ordained ministry?

Are you currently exploring or considering ordained ministry in the Church of England? Then join a vocational retreat at St. Columba’s House, Woking 14th - 16th October led by The Revd. Haydon Wilcox. Contact: admin@stcolumbashouse.org.uk or ring 01483 766498 for more details.


Saint Sophia Cathedral Kiev


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:


Donate: You can also donate, for example, via the Red Cross: https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal

Watch: Finally, The Bible Society have shared a video of Ukranians reading Psalm 31: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/latest/news/ukraine-crisis-how-psalm-31-is-bringing-comfort/