A message from Guy:
“Dear friends, family and colleagues,
Jebs & I are on sabbatical in Canada from 7th September to 10th December.
I would be delighted if you wanted to follow my travels and musings on “seeking after holiness” on the blog I have started: just click here http://holyjoes.svbtle.com/ (scroll to the bottom of the page where you can subscribe & receive updates). Jebs & I would greatly value your prayers for this to be a fruitful time, of refreshment & refocusing in ministry for us both.
With our love and prayers for you too, as ever,
Every blessing, Guy and Jebs.”
Saturday 18th July, noon-4pm Funday in and around the church. Come and find out about our beautiful church building; tower tours, bell-ringing, organ demos, guided trails & a treasure hunt in the churchyard plus lots of workshops; drumming, flower-arranging, teddy zip wire and of course a café! All ages, all welcome.
Donations of greenery/cut flowers for small table decorations would be much appreciated – please bring them to the church from 10am on the 18th July.
Please can anyone volunteer to help relieve the stall holders for a few minutes at a time for comfort breaks please contact Fiona Prentice – or offer on the day?
Flower Festival “JESU JOY”– Thankyou to everyone involved: flower arrangers, sponsors, visitors, and the organisers Judy, Jo and Lucy. We raised over £3500 towards maintaining the beautiful St Mary’s Church. We have had such wonderful comments: “A Wonderful ‘Jesu Joy’”, “A very Emotional and Spiritual Visit”; “Felt Gods Presence”; “ Purely Inspirational”; “Thought Provoking”; “Lots of “Best Ever” as they left.”; “The opportunity to Reflect”….All followed by the children from St Mary’s School, happy and smiling as they danced in The Causeway. THANKYOU ALL!
St Mary’s Holiday Club “Polar Explorers” will be Mon 3rd -Fri 7th Aug 2015 9.30am-12noon in the Barn (and special capers on Sun 9th Aug). Open to all primary school aged children; registration 2015 – please send your completed registration form and payment to the church office. Download the registration form here: St Mary’s Holiday Club – Polar Explorers 2015
JESU JOY Flower Festival is this week!
You are all invited to make the most of this Festival, to come to it, use it for prayer ourselves, bring a friend to it and pray for all our many visitors this week. Every penny we raise goes towards maintaining the beautiful St Mary’s Church. Thurs to Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 12.30-6pm with the Opening Concert Wed 17th June 7.30pm; Dancing in the Causeway Thurs 18th June 2pm; Closing Celebration Service Sunday 21st June 6.30pm.
Prayer Spaces: The Greatest Commandment. Come and experience ‘the greatest commandment’: a series of 4 prayer spaces in the church for us to dwell on that commandment to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind & strength. It will be open every lunchtime (12noon-1pm) and 3pm-4pm every day Monday- Friday, 18th -23rd May (entrance by Bethany door) and a special opening on Saturday 10am-12noon. Please drop in.
St Mary’s Horsham
St Mary's Church
The Church Centre
Tel: 01403 253762