DATES AND THEMES OF THE LENT COURSE: Reflecting on the pandemic in the context of Jesus’ journey to the cross. For further details, please contact Rev Bev on 07495 395225
3rd March: Provision - The Upper Room (Mark 14.17-25)
10th March: Isolation - The Garden of Gethsemane. (Mark 14.32-42)
17th March: Living with Tension - The Courtyard. (Mark 15.6-15)
24th March: Anguish - The Cross (Mark 15.33-39)
31st March: Hope - The Tomb (Mark 15.42-47)
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
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
SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH: Given the challenging
times we are living in with coronavirus, it is more important than ever that we
take steps to support good mental health.
The church of England offers some mental health reflections aimed at
providing hope, reassurance, and comfort in these challenging times. You can either download a copy of the
reflections or listen to them online by Clicking here or
going to: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/mental-health-resources/supporting-good-mental-health. If you wish to speak with someone, please
contact a member of the pastoral team as above.
If you want to speak with one of us, to request prayer, or for anything else, please contact one of us as follows: Catherine (01483 481234/ 07947 032210) and Jackie Mackenzie (01483 476441). We are always on the other end of a phone for a chat or a request for help.
Rev’d Gary Williamson (236909) and Rev Bev Hunt, (07495395225) are also available to answer your questions/ pray with or for you.
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 – essential items such as toothpaste, soup, pasta, cereal, washing
up liquid, loo rolls and also little luxuries which can give pleasure such as
long-life rice and sponge puds and drinking chocolate - anything can be
used. 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
VACANCY FOR PARISH
St Michael’s is seeking a safeguarding enthusiast to advise us on all things safeguarding. Although a relatively small parish, we view this as a vital voluntary role for our church community and our wonderful Safeguarding Officer of many years, Mary Straker, is wanting to step down. She is very happy to shadow and help and the Guildford Diocese also has an excellent mentoring scheme to provide an experienced PSO to work alongside as a ‘buddy’. Interested in finding out more? Contact Catherine Cobley on 481234 or 07947 032210.
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.