8th November 7.30pm : “Unforgettable…” Horsham Concert to Celebrate Unforgettable Wartime Heroes – Tickets Now On Sale

“Unforgettable…”

Horsham Concert to Celebrate Unforgettable Wartime Heroes 

St Mary’s Church, Horsham is hosting a unique, fundraising concert to remember the heroes of the first and second world wars. The concert entitled “Unforgettable” will be an uplifting and entertaining evening of music and verse from the time, inspired by wartime fortitude, heroism and sacrifice. It will feature students from the Performing Arts Department at Collyers, Berkshire Brass Ensemble and St Mary’s Church Choir.

The concert will be held at St Mary’s Church, Causeway, Horsham, on remembrance weekend, Saturday 8th November at 7.30pm.  All money raised from ticket sales will go towards fundraising efforts for ‘Help for Heroes’, the national charity for wounded members of the Armed Forces, and for ‘Friends of St Mary’s’, for the upkeep of the Historic Church Building.  Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Church Office (on 01403 253762), Waterstones in Horsham and from Horsham Museum.

The audience can look forward to dramatic recitals of some of the best known poetry and readings of the times, as well as memorable music, including Vaughan William’s ‘Agincourt Song’ and wartime favourites ‘A long way to Tipperary’ and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’.  There will also be a display in the Church kindly provided by Horsham Museum, showcasing memorabilia from the Great Wars.

Mark Watts, Chair of Friends of St Mary’s commented; “We are thrilled to be able to bring this concert to St Mary’s Church in Horsham. The concert, which takes place on the eve of Remembrance Sunday, promises to be a memorable evening which celebrates the courage and self-sacrifice of the heroes who fought in the Great Wars. It will also be an opportunity to raise much needed funds for our own modern day heroes in the armed forces, through charity ‘Help for Heroes’, as well as supporting the work of ‘Friends of St Mary’s’ to help maintain our wonderful Church building.

St John’s Broadbridge Heath Remembrance Weekend Events

St John’s Broadbridge Heath is putting on a superb set of Remembrance Weekend Events – please see their website for more information.

Light Party 31st October

Light Party 31st October, 4-6pm in the church centre: to celebrate light on Halloween, for young families with primary school aged children, fun food, messy crafts and daft games, dark dens.  Pasta tea for the children and refreshments for grown ups.  The event is free but we would appreciate £5 per family at the door to help cover costs!  Please register with the office H. 253762 or email so we have enough for everyone!

Job Vacancy: St. Mary’s Nursery

St. Mary’s Nursery are seeking to employ an administrative assistant to work an average of 5 hours per week mainly during term time but with some work during the holidays. A good knowledge of Word and Excel are required. Please ask at the St Mary’s Church Office for details.  The last date for applications is 31st October.

Stewardship Packs

Please do collect your stewardship pack from the various stations around the church – you will have a named envelope if you are on the electoral roll and there are blank envelope packs available for those who aren’t on the electoral roll.  Alternatively they are available electronically from this website.  For more information please contact the church office.

Friends of St Mary’s

Thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of St Mary’s we now have some beautiful new pew cushions on the first five rows on each side of the nave aisle.  The Friends have also agreed to pay for a second similar batch of cushions.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones: As the number of Stepping Stones members have dropped we have decided to cancel the next sessions for the time being.  Members of this group already attend the Thursday Coffee Morning, so it has been decided to amalgamate the two.  If anyone feels the need for a bereavement visit, please contact Morag Davies on 01403 240854 or the Church Office on H. 253762

Diocesan Harvest Appeal

Diocesan Harvest Appeal – Thankyou to all: we have raised £126 including donations from the Harvest Supper to send on to the Diocesan Harvest Appeal – and had a fun evening of fellowship too.

St Mary’s Memorial Book

St Mary’s Memorial Book is a much appreciated way to remember those who have died who had a close connection with St Mary’s, for which there is no charge.  Please ask Jane Gorrie, the verger, or the church office for more information.

Little Footprints: Thank You

Little Footprints: Thank you to everyone who baked and came along to enjoy some cake at the Little Footprints ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday 26th September.  Together we raised a fantastic £205 for MacMillan!  Little Footprints is St Mary’s Baby and Toddler group – we run during term-time on Fridays, 10 – 11.30am at the Barn (£1.50 per family) – all pre-school children and their carers are very welcome!