This week's notices

Help repaint St Swithun’s hall this August!

The hall will be closed during August for repainting and to seal the floor and we need a team of people to help with the painting between 5th -16th August. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church if you can help.


Coffee Shop

Please note that there will be no Saturday Coffee Shop during August while the hall is refurbished.


Cantu Amici at Sackville College: Saturday 31st August 6.30pm

Tickets are available for Cantu Amici’s summer concert, which will be in the beautiful chapel of Sackville College. The concert will be followed by a reception in the Vicarage garden by kind invitation of Andrew and Sylvia Hawken. Tickets are £10 until Friday 9th August, and £12.50 after that date, so get in quick! To book contact Linda Bryant on 01342 323414 or


Walking and cycling in East Grinstead

East Grinstead Town Council has produced a questionnaire about walking and cycling around the town with a view to making it easier and safer and to reduce traffic levels. Please share your views by filling in the questionnaire online:


Thank you

Judy Hurrell and family would like to thank their friends at St Swithun’s, St Barnabas’ and St Luke’s for their prayers during Peter’s illness and for their cards, flowers and support following his death. It has been very much appreciated.


Community Fundraising Volunteers needed

Could you spare a few hours to volunteer for Jigsaw (South East) in your local community?

We need volunteers on an ad-hoc and flexible basis within the local community, to help us raise vital funds to support local children and their families. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you wish and get involved with various local fundraising activities such as collections, sporting events, information stalls with lucky dips and tombola's etc, Christmas gift wrapping, carol singing collections and more!  If you think you could help or would like to know more please contact Sophie Bewley on 01342 313895 or


Foundation Governor vacancies

The Governing Body of St Mary’s School currently has vacancies for Foundation Governors. Foundation Governors are normally expected to be regular attendees of their local church, attending at least on a monthly basis, although strong consideration will also be given to those who can demonstrate their commitment to their local church in other ways. Foundation Governors may either attend a Church of England church or churches affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance.

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in applying to be a Foundation Governor, and having the opportunity to help uphold our Christian ethos and play an active role in shaping the strategy of our school, please contact Sylvia Hawken on by Friday 6 September 2019.



Mothers’ Union would like to thank all of you who bought Easter bunnies and cakes over the last few months and donated so generously – we have just sent a donation of £500 to the Away From It All caravan holidays project to give families in need a chance to have a holiday. Deborah


Mothers’ Union collection boxes

MU members who have overseas (worldwide) collection boxes should pass them to Brenda Hurley for emptying please. Brenda


Milk lids for recycling

Thank you for all your donations, keep them coming! A reminder that we are only collecting the larger lids from plastic milk containers, any colour, no other lids at all please. Wash them well so there is no milk residue visible as the recycling firm will only take clean lids.

Thanks, TRAX youth group.





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