The electoral roll is now closed and will be published later in the week. If you have any queries, please contact Mavis Merwood, Electoral Roll Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
We meet this Wednesday (20th) in St. Swithun’s church hall at 2.30pm for a lent reflection with Andrew Hawken. Everyone is very welcome to join us. Barbara Jones
Mothering Sunday flowers
We need help please on Saturday 30th March at 10am in St. Swithun’s Hall to make posies for the Mothering Sunday service on March 31st. No artistic skills required! Deborah
Christian Aid Week 12th-18th May 2019
Christian Aid week will be upon us soon and we are desperately short of collectors. If you could find time during that week to deliver and collect envelopes then please ring Mike Blakeney on EG 317874. If we fail to recruit enough collectors then our contribution to Christian Aid will fall considerably, so please give it some thought. Thank you.
Fundraising for St Mary’s C of E Primary School
St Mary’s School Association is currently raising money for a new laptop set for our children through a fundraising platform called Rocketfund. If you would like to contribute please visit our fundraising page https://spsr.me/Ldub. Anything you could do to help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Viv and Vicky.
East Grinstead Street Pastors Daytime Patrol
The East Grinstead Street Pastors are looking to extend their service to a daytime patrol, to address the increasing issue of young people causing problems in town and open spaces after school. Street Pastors always patrol in small groups, and find that young people are happy to chat and are not at all threatening. Are you able to give some time to the service as and when you can? Full training is provided. If you can help, please contact Beverley Lake, Street Pastors Co-ordinator on email@example.com or 325578. Thank you.
PCC Secretary vacancy
St Swithun’s PCC is looking for a new Secretary. You will need to be able to attend evening meetings to take minutes, and be comfortable with computers, email and the Internet. It’s an interesting and varied position and training will be given to the successful candidate. If you’re interested in the role, please speak to Revd Andrew Hawken, or to one of the Church Wardens, Linda Bryant or Dave Rosslee.
Jean, Martin and Andrew would like to thank the St. Swithun’s family for all the cards, flowers and hugs that we received from you all. Thanks also to all who came to John’s thanksgiving service – we are really sorry about the rain.
Books to read
There is a library in the south west corner of St. Swithun’s Church full of new books for people to borrow, and Tom Wright’s living take on each of the Gospels comes highly recommended!
May Day! May Day!
This year as part of the town’s celebrations we would like to host an exhibition on Baptism and a Crafters Fair in Church, open the Tower to encourage new Bellringers to join us, and the Hall will be the May Day Cafe serving lunches, tea, coffee and cakes. We will need to raise a working party so that we can plan and run the day with success - people to look after publicity and signage, Bellringers, Music makers, refreshments - makers and servers, stewards on the day - so if you can help in any way please put in your offer at the Church Office. Once we have our "volunteers" we will convene a meeting to begin the planning.
Forest Players present “The Hypochondriac”
- a farce by Roger McGough
Forest Row Village Hall 2nd – 6th April, 7.45pm (doors/bar open 7.15pm). Tickets £10 (concessions) from John Freeman (tel: 01342 323640) or Bullfrog Music, Ship Street.
The church is lit on Sunday 17th March in celebration of
St. Patrick’s Day