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!
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.
We have two new designs with our selection of cards. These are on sale in packs of 10 for £3.50 at the back of the Church and in the Church Office. The proceeds will be shared equally between St Mary’s Choir and St Mary’s Church Fabric Fund. We hope you will support us as before, thank you.
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.
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.
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.
St Mary’s Horsham
St Mary's Church
The Church Centre
Tel: 01403 253762