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Plant Sale

What a tremendous day it was last Saturday! The weather was beautiful, the plants were all in tip top condition, the sausages were sizzling nicely on the bbq and the cakes were resplendent on their clothed tables. The atmosphere was of relaxed happy people meeting and mingling and just pleased to be together again. A huge thank you to all who helped make this day and a very good taking of around £2800 was made. Well done everyone!

Garden walks

Open Gardens with art and craft exhibition.

This event will take place on Saturday 11th June 11-5pm and Sunday 12th 12-5pm.   We have 9 wonderful gardens open to the public, there will be cream teas served in the churchyard and an exhibition of various paintings and craft work and our Pirbright in Art book on display during the event in church, with many paintings and cards for sale. Do come along and support this church led event and tell your friends about it.

Tickets for the open gardens (£7 per head, under 16s free) can be bought in advance from Helen Whitworth 07777659148 helenwelliewhitworth@btinternet.com or on each day in the churchyard. 

St Michael’s and St Mark’s into the Future – May update

Further progress has been made last week at a joint meeting of the 2 PCCs led by the 2 Archdeacons in which we agreed a timeline for the recruitment of our joint priest:-

·       ASAP - Archdeacon’s Newsletter issued to both parishes

·       End May  – Vision Workshop led by Diocesan Mission Enabler to draw out the shared challenges and aspirations of both parishes and thus helping us to draw up a Parish Profile for the recruitment process.  This will contain a joint vision and also the individual characteristics of each parish.

·       June/July  – Parish Profile prepared and agreed

·       End Aug/ Sept  – Advertise

·       End Sept  - shortlist

·       Mid October – Meet the candidates and interviews

·       From this timeline, it is apparent that we may not have a priest in post until after Christmas!  In the meantime, we will be arranging for other priests to lead the services at St Michaels, including Rev Bev and Rev’d Gary.

Please continue to pray for the Churchwardens and the PCC during this exciting but challenging time.

Catherine and Helen

Plant Sale at St Marks, Wyke - everyone welcome!

Wyke Plant Sale

Queen's Jubilee Lunch for Over 70s:

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Pirbright Parish Council's Jubilee Lunch





Reliance on foodbanks across Surrey has doubled during the pandemic In Woking alone, there has been a 77% increase in referrals with a shocking 185% more children represented. YOU can do your bit!  Order extra items in your weekly shop and then leave them in the bin by Linnards on the Little Green or call Catherine Cobley on 01483 481234 for a collection.  See www.woking.foodbank.org.uk

You can also make financial donations via www.woking.foodbank.org.uk/give-help

Our foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.

The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.

In 2020/21, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 2,537,198 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 980,082 went to children.

As a network, we want to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like More Than Food.

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There is a call to prayer for Ukraine, and a plea to help refugees,  on the Diocesan website      https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/ .  Also if you are looking for ways to support Ukraine – look at our Twitter account @PirbrightChurch for a list of the charities involved in support for Ukrainian people.  Top of the list is the
Disasters Emergency Committee – give online at 
www.dec.org.uk, or phone 01204 770822, or  https://www.justgiving.com/dec or by post to
DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA

If you give to DEC the UK Government will match your donation. 

TIME TO PRAY APP can be used for daily quiet time, for reading the Bible and for praying. It is a short, simple service of prayers, psalms and readings that can be done at any time of day. The app presents everything you need to carry out prayer during the day, with variations according to the day of the week or the season.  You can install it on your phone or on your laptop.  To  install it, please go to: Time to Pray - Apps on Google Play.  If you would prefer a podcast instead, please go to: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/time-to-pray-common-worship-day-and-night-prayer/id264931305