What's new across both churches

St Marks Wyke     St Michael and All Angels Church

A thanksgiving service for Ken Marchant will take place at St Mark’s Church on Tuesday 12 March at 12.00noon – all are welcome.
Bill Normandy says: My family and I have been overwhelmed with the sympathy cards and emails about the loss of Mary, my beloved wife, by so many members of Normandy. We are all greatly touched by the love and kindness shown by so many of you during our 38 years here. They have been among the happiest times we could both remember. Please accept these thanks as if we were writing to you individually much as we would like to, but I am still in bed with Covid, and would find it impossible. I am recovering and hoping to be my usual irritating self in two weeks’ time. With very much love from us all Bill, Claire Richard, Kate, and Sophie at Norburton Hall.

Get your exercise and fresh air here!  Operation Churchyard in Pirbright - We will be meeting this Saturday, 10 February, 10am - 12pm in Pirbright churchyard to do a general tidying of the churchyard. There will be a welcome break at 11am with some homemade cake and a warm cuppa. New volunteers are very welcome.

The Pirbright Singers present John Rutter Requiem and a selection of other pieces on Saturday, 23rd March 2024 at 7.30pm at St Michael & All Angels, Pirbright. 
Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available at £15 for adults on the door (cash or card). We are delighted to once again welcome James Norton Organ, The Crane Ensemble and guest soloist Clare Aldrich Soprano. We hope you will come to hear us sing and join us for light refreshments served afterwards in the Church Room.

Footnotes:
MINI MARKET: a big thank you to everyone who helped and supported the mini market on Saturday, 3rd February to achieve the impressive total of £221! Always a grateful contribution to St. Mark's fund-raising efforts! Well done!


St Marks, Wyke
𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺
We are looking forward to our Mini Market and Hearing Aid Clinic taking place this Saturday at St. Mark's Church Hall.
Please come and join us for delicious home-made cakes, freshly brewed coffee, tea, bric-a-brac and books. Please look out for our bargain bric-a-brac table! ‘Never knowingly undersold’!!
Kind request: Bric-a-brac. If you very kindly have donations of good-as-new or vintage items, do please bring them along on Saturday morning. No clothes or recycling please!
The Hearing Aid clinic takes place in a separate, quiet and discreet room, the Coussmaker room, with friendly, qualified advisers.

All are welcome.


Listen to Revd. George on BBC Radio Surrey

A big thank to BBC Radio Surrey and Allison Ferns who had a lovely chat with Revd. George yesterday ahead of our first 'Church on the Green' service. If you missed it, you can listen to it by clicking on the link below, the interview took place at 1 hr 21 minutes.


CHURCH ON THE GREEN

The Day has finally come! Church on the Green will be taking place this Sunday. The morning will begin at 10.00am for breakfast with tea, coffee and pastries followed by the service which will run from 10.30am until approximately 11.30am. The format will be relaxed with sung worship playing a big part, children’s activities will take place in the small hall, along with testimonies of where God has been at work. Welcome will also play a significant role in the time together, and we hope that we reach out to those in our communities with love and grace.

George was interviewed by BBC radio Surrey at 7.22am on Sunday morning about Church on the Green. 

ALPHA

Another joyful Alpha evening on Wednesday, with 50 guests coming together to enjoy a delicious meal, thought-provoking video and lively discussion. There is still time to join us for the remaining Alpha sessions, which run on Wednesday evenings until 13th March. Next week: 7.30pm, Wednesday 31st January at St. Mark's Church Hall. Further details on our website.

Everyone is welcome, please turn up, no invitations needed!

See you Sunday!

Rev’d George


Churchwardens

for St Michael’s, Pirbright:

Julia Douetil - julia.douetil@gmail.com 

Helen Whitworth - helenwelliewhitworth@btinternet.com 

 for St Mark’s, Wyke:

Gill Nevin - gilli-nevin@hotmail.com

Judy Kennedy - judithkenn@hotmail.com


WOKING FOODBANK

HELPING WOKING PEOPLE IN CRISIS

 

At this time of Harvest, we are celebrating God’s generous gifts to us through his creation.  This year though, there is a different and challenging back drop and we need to respond to the problems of escalating food and energy prices which are creating difficult choices - to eat or heat - for very many who were already struggling.


The Trussell Trust and its network of food banks are working hard to meet increased demand for emergency food parcels.  For the first time since the height of the pandemic, foodbanks have provided more than 2 million parcels.  Whilst supporters continue their generous donations, they aren’t always keeping pace with need so they are also needing to purchase food and other essentials to supplement donations. With the rising cost of food, this is already placing an increased financial burden on individual food banks.


St Michael’s has been supporting the Woking Food Bank and providing a collection point for donations at Linnards on the Little Green.  Please keep supporting this!  All donations are very welcome but you can access their website to find out their particular needs week by week and also by donating money via www.woking.foodbank.org.uk/give-help.


A message on the Foodbank’s website is also appealing for funds for a new Foodbank van so that they can provide an even more flexible and inclusive service including developing the concept of a ‘mobile pantry to bring desperately needed food directly to homes and community/social centres.

As we celebrate God’s harvest this year, let us also help to make sure that everyone can receive its riches.


Ukraine flag

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. 



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