This week's notices

Please note

There will be no service at St Barnabas’ on Thursday 23rd May due to the European Parliamentary elections.

 

Christian Aid

The Christian Aid tea at St Luke’s last Sunday raised £270. Thank you particularly to all those in the wider Parish who helped and supported us to make it a successful occasion.

All at St Luke’s

 

Justice & Peace ecumenical events in May -

Everyone welcome

23rd 8-9.30pm at St John's, Felbridge

Christian involvement with Diversity and Inclusion; Joseph Clease from 'Christians in Government' will give a talk/training. Joseph is the Diversity and Inclusion lead for Christians in Government, the umbrella body for Departmental Christian Networks.

24th 7-9pm at St Bernard's, Lingfield

'Our Common Home': the catholic church has a film about preserving our planet for future generations which will be shown with pizza and discussion.

25th 7.30pm at Moat URC

Quiz night for Christian Aid.

Further details from Phil Holland, J&P

 

St Barnabas’ Friendship Group

We will meet on Wednesday 29th May at 2.30pm.  If you would like to know more about this friendly group, or would like a lift, please telephone Betty on 326710.

 

David Perry

John Perry's son David has died and his funeral will take place at St Swithun's on Thursday 30th May at 1.30pm. We send our condolences to his family who would love it if some friends from St Swithun's could join us for the service.

Revd Julia Peaty

 

Solace

It is with great regret that we have to tell you that this year’s planned visit to Burrswood Christian Healing Centre on June 20th has had to be cancelled. Many of you will have heard that Burrswood had to be closed at the end of April and is now in the hands of Administrators. This is a very sad state of affairs and our thoughts and prayers are with those who worked there or used their facilities. Solace will meet as usual on Wednesday June 5th from 3-4pm in the Church Hall. Diana Harris

 

Pilgrimage to St Alban’s Abbey, Hertfordshire: Saturday 8th June

Payment is now due for the pilgrimage. Please bring cash or cheque to the Parish Office – cheques made payable to ‘St Swithun’s Social Committee”. Thank you.

 

Sussex Pathways

The work of Sussex Pathways  - one of the charities we support - was recognised in the HM Inspector of Prisons report on Lewes Prison, published this week. The report highlights the help the charity provides to prisoners in preparing for release, support during and after release, debt management, and its work in Restorative Justice.

 

Crawley Open House

We urgently need items for people suffering the effects of homelessness and social exclusion - can you help? We need jars of sauces, tinned vegetables, tinned meals and meat. If you can help, please drop off any donation to us in Stephenson Way, Three Bridges. Alternatively, someone will be collecting donations from St Swithun’s on Wednesday 22nd May so donations can be left at the office until Tuesday 21st May.

Thank you

 

Church floodlights: Friday 24th May

Happy Birthday, Tom Hobbs!