This week's notices


Thanks from Graham and Janet Everest

Thank you all so much for the lovely flowers and gift card on our retirement from the garden team. We have been well blessed in many ways, especially with our helpers and comments from people walking through the church grounds – all part of St Swithun’s outreach. Graham and Janet


Mental Health Matters: Understanding the Challenges of Mental Health - St John’s Church Felbridge - Wednesday 23 October, 7.15–9.30pm

Led by Chris Munday, CEO of Crossways in Tunbridge Wells, who will address a wide range of issues relating to mental health, drawing on his experiences from working in this field. £5 per person to include a two course meal. To book your place or for more info, contact St John’s Church office 01342 314027 or


Please note that there will be NO Coffee Morning on Saturday 26 October at St. Barnabas'.

As you will know, this was originally in support of the British Legion. However, poppies will be on sale at St. Barnabas' in the run-up to the Remembrance Observance. These will be available at the Thursday Eucharists and we want to encourage those who would normally come to the Coffee Morning to buy their poppies and make a donation in the tin provided, to compensate for our not holding the customary Coffee Morning. Many thanks in anticipation of your generous support.


East Grinstead Town Mayor’s Charity Bingo Night: Tuesday 12 November 7pm, Meridian Hall

Come and support the Mayor’s charities and maybe win a prize at this fun bingo evening. Tickets are £10 and include fish and chip supper. There will be entertainment and a bar. Please contact Kirstie on k.hamper@ Becky Barker


Children’s Society Boxes

Thanks to those who have returned their boxes; please remember to collect them from the back of church. Could the remaining box holders please return their boxes as soon as possible. Call me on 07817533011 if you need me to collect.

Many thanks, Kathie Wade


Readers and Intercessors

If you are interested in becoming a reader or intercessor for the church, then we are looking for new volunteers. Training will be given. Please speak to one of the clergy if you would like to know more.


“Love in a Box” Mustard Seed Relief Mission

Again we are supporting children in need and in orphanages at Christmas in Moldova. Please fill a medium sized shoebox with new gifts and bring to church on a Sunday, placing it on the back pew near the vestry for me to collect. Final date for collection is the 3rd November. Leaflets are available in church with full instructions and label for your shoebox. It is a really lovely token of our love which brings so much happiness. It is fine if you only complete half a shoebox and if new I will be pleased to see you.

Barbara Jones (Justice & Peace Group)


Wine On My Travels – a wine & cheese evening: Thursday 7 November at 7pm

Alan Collinge will present a tasting of wines he has encountered on his travels over the years, along with selected cheeses. Tickets £10 each and numbers are limited to 40 people. Please sign the sheet at the back of Church if you would like to purchase a ticket.


CJ's Charity Evening for Sackville College Repair Fund: Tues 19 Nov, 7 for 7.30pm, CJ’s Café Bar, East Grinstead

Theme: “Great Builders and Buildings” to celebrate 400 years since the completion of Sackville College buildings. Menu: Hunter's Chicken or Vegetarian option of Mushroom, Squash and Lentil Stew, followed by Hot Raspberry Sponge with Custard - please indicate Vegetarian or other dietary requirements when booking. Tell friends and family and come along to help support the town's Grade 1 listed historic almshouse. Tickets are £18 per person for a two course meal, available from Sackville College Office on or 01342 323414.


Fundraising concert for the Protestant Martyrs and John Mason Neale memorials in our churchyard: Sunday 24th  November, 3pm at St Swithun’s

The concert is organised in conjunction with the Meridian Rotary Club and will feature the Bourne Chorus - an award-winning, close vocal harmony group based in Eastbourne. Half of the proceeds will go towards the cost of renovating these important church memorials. Please do buy a ticket and come along on the day (children can come for free). Even if you cannot come yourselves, if every one of us could sell a minimum of two tickets (£10 each to include interval refreshments) then our concert will be a great success. Please see Lynn or John Ellis to buy your tickets – we will be available after the church service on every Sunday before the concert. John Ellis


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