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: 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 – 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 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 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!
Red kneelers that are in the pews at the back of church are available for a donation to church. Please speak to Jane Gorrie or the assistant verger in church for more information.
“God Deals with the Destroyer” – Speaker: Revd. Paddy Beresford (Vicar of St John’s Church)
All are welcome to this Service of Christian Healing held in St Mary’s on 12th Oct 6.30pm. We come together to seek God’s blessing and his healing of soul, mind and body. We believe that he wants to make us whole. The commission of Jesus to his followers to heal the sick is as relevant today as it was then. There is no limit on the love and power of God and we should all open ourselves to the blessings which he wants us to receive. We all need some measure of healing, either for ourselves or for someone else—in the form of inner peace, stronger faith, or the removal of physical symptoms.
We believe that everyone will receive a blessing and healing in one form or another in this service. God is faithful and keep his promises and so we shall receive from him that healing which we need.
Being a carer can be a full-time job and, although very rewarding, can be both exhausting and frustrating. A support group is an opportunity to give voice to some of our emotions, feelings and fears in a safe environment. It is also an opportunity to learn from each other – there is nothing like practical hands-on experience! The Pastoral Visiting Team may be able to enable you to come by being with the person you care for while you are out. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month: 13th October, 10th November and 8th December 2.30pm in the Leslie Room in St Mary’s. It is hoped that the meeting on 13th October will be attended by a speaker from the Carers Wellbeing Service. For details please call the church office.
These roles are for up to five months (November to March) and can be flexibly divided to ensure seven day cover. For full details of the role and an application form, please contact Ruth Hodgson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Wed October 8th 7.45pm: A 6 week group for parents and carers of teenagers. Sharing ideas, supporting each other and having fun in a friendly group as we explore the skills which help us connect with our teenagers, improve communication, and encourage responsibility. Wednesday evenings in the Church Centre starting at 7.45pm; cost £8 to cover the cost of a handbook. Please contact the Church Office for more information.
St Mary’s Horsham
St Mary's Church
The Church Centre
Tel: 01403 253762