What's on..  

PIRBRIGHT IN ART


With a foreword by nationally and internationally acclaimed artist Sean Henry, this portrait of our beautiful village and environs by local artists is sure to become a collector’s item. You can reserve your copy at the special advance price of just £10 by contacting Helen Whitworth now on helen-churchwarden@pirbrightchurch.org.uk

Pirbright in Art

Archbishop Justin Welby's Visit 24-27th September 2021

Finding God

As the restrictions relax, we will have a visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, from 24-27th September.  This is a huge feat of organisation designed to help us to bring more people to know and believe in the love of God.  The Archbishop will start with ‘An evening with Justin Welby’ on Friday evening, for clergy and congregations.  The Diocese says that ‘there will be worship, prayer, celebration of all that God is doing in our parishes, a major address from the Archbishop on the future of the local church, and an extended time of Q and A on issues of concern’ to us.

The Archbishop will then be attending eleven events all over the diocese dealing with ‘Big Questions’ over the weekend from church members and guests.  We are encouraged to bring guests along with us and pray that they will come to know God and to join the church. 

There is also an event for young people with Justin Welby and the rapper Guvna B about making the most of life. This sounds fascinating!

These events are a great opportunity to hear the Archbishop, whose own background and journey to faith are a wonderful example of the way God works. 

We hope that as many people as possible will want to hear Justin Welby, and also to take guests along to the events, and to pray for them. It is very easy to sign up to the events – go to www.cofeguildford.org.uk/JustinWelby.  We will be receiving more information soon. 

Please let me or one of the Churchwardens know that you have signed up, or are thinking of signing up to any of these events.  We hope that those of us who can go along will be come back and tell us all about this very special series of events.  

                                                                



ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE

If you would like to read the Anti-Racism Task Force Report, please go to:

https://www.churchofengland.org/about/policy-and-thinking/our-views/anti-racism-taskforce


PASTORAL CARE

To request prayer, speak with one of us, or for anything else, please contact us as follows:  Catherine Cobley (481234/ 07947 032210) and Jackie MacKenzie (476441) who are always on the other end of a phone for a chat or a request.  Rev’d Gary Williamson (236909) and Rev Bev Hunt, (07495 395225) are available to answer your questions, and pray with or for you.

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IS HERE FOR YOU – see the resources for Daily Prayer, both online (click here )and for those without internet access can phone Daily Hope

Daily Hope

SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH: Given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, it's more important than ever that we take steps to support good mental health. Read or listen to 13 mental health reflections from the CofE: Click here

Good mental health


Trussell Trust logo   WOKING FOODBANK – your help is needed!

Not surprisingly, reliance on foodbanks across Surrey has doubled during the pandemic and the Trussell Trust has warned that that this is just the tip of the iceberg as many will also have been helped by other community groups.  In Woking alone, there has been a 77% increase in referrals processed with a shocking 185% more children represented.  Volunteers at Woking have responded by working extra hard under very testing circumstances to provide emergency food parcels so that support is there for people struggling to afford essentials.

YOU can do your bit too!  Why not order a few extra items in your weekly shop, e.g. toothpaste, soup, pasta, cereal, washing up liquid, loo rolls as well as long-life rice and sponge puds and drinking chocolate. And then drop by Linnards on the Little Green to leave them in the bin by the gate or give Catherine Cobley a ring on 481234 for a collection.  You can also make financial donations via
www.woking.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/   

RESIDENT SUPPORT FROM GUILDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL

If you are self-isolating, feel you need support or you would like to help others, 

·     Call our Community Helpline on 01483 444400 or go online at www.guildford.gov.uk/home for help with food, prescription collection and support for yourself - or you can register a relative, friend or neighbour on their behalf (the helpline is open Mon-Thur 8.30am-5pm and Fri 8.30am–4.30pm).

·     Call our Safe and Settled team on 01483 444476 if you have recently come home from hospital or are struggling to manage at home.  



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