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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!

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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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St Mary's Church, Quarry Street

Practical Aspects of Spirituality



The series of stand-alone Saturday morning sessions (from 9.20am to 12.30pm) at St. Mary's Church, Quarry Street, Guildford is open to all who want to take their spiritual lives deeper. On 11 June, the Rev'd Camilla White has chosen 'Love bade me welcome' as the title of her session.  In this workshop we will consider the nature and meaning of hospitality in the Bible and Christian tradition.  We will then reflect on the many practical ways how we might both offer and receive hospitality today.The emphasis of these sessions is on the word ‘practical’ with the aim that participants leave each session with some tips and tools that they can put into practice straight away. To reserve a place, please email – rjfox@btinternet.com  

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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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Chansons Francaises poster


Bramley Music concert on Saturday 9 July



For further information, please click here to visit our Bramley Music page.

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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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