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All Soul’s Service of Commemoration Sunday 30th Oct 6.30pm

All are welcome to this special service of Evensong – when we remember and give thanks for the lives of those whom we have known and loved, who have died.

No Christian is solitary. Through baptism we become members of one another in Christ, members of a company of saints whose mutual belonging transcends death:

One family, we dwell in him,

one Church, above, beneath;

though now divided by the stream,

the narrow stream of death. (Charles Wesley)

All Saints’ Day and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on All Souls’ Day both celebrate this mutual belonging. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed celebrates the saints in a local and intimate key, as we remember our own loved ones with thanksgiving before God.

You will be given a commemorative card (as you arrive for the service) on which you are invited to write the names of those who you would like to be remembered.  If you would like these to be read out during our prayers of intercession please hand this to one of the sides-people during the service.  If you would like a name read out and are not able to be present at the service please contact the church office in advance.

During the Choir Anthem there will also be an opportunity for you to come forward to light a candle in loving remembrance and thanksgiving.

You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments after the service, which will be served in Church.

If you would like to have a loved one’s name permanently inscribed in our Book of Remembrance, which is free of charge, please speak to one of the clergy at the end of the service, or contact the Church Office.

We hope that this service brings you comfort and peace and may God bless you.

All Soul’s Evensong and Service of Commemoration 1st Nov 6.30pm

All are welcome to this special service of Evensong – when we remember and give thanks for the lives of those whom we have known and loved, who have died.

No Christian is solitary. Through baptism we become members of one another in Christ, members of a company of saints whose mutual belonging transcends death:

One family, we dwell in him,

one Church, above, beneath;

though now divided by the stream,

the narrow stream of death. (Charles Wesley)

All Saints’ Day and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on All Souls’ Day both celebrate this mutual belonging. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed celebrates the saints in a local and intimate key, as we remember our own loved ones with thanksgiving before God.

You will be given a commemorative card (as you arrive for the service) on which you are invited to write the names of those who you would like to be remembered.  If you would like these to be read out during our prayers of intercession please hand this to one of the sides-people during the service.  If you would like a name read out and are not able to be present at the service please contact the church office in advance.

During the Choir Anthem there will also be an opportunity for you to come forward to light a candle in loving remembrance and thanksgiving.

You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments after the service, which will be served in Church.

If you would like to have a loved one’s name permanently inscribed in our Book of Remembrance, which is free of charge, please speak to one of the clergy at the end of the service, or contact the Church Office.

We hope that this service brings you comfort and peace and may God bless you.

 

Healing Service Oct 11th 6.30pm

Healing Service 11th Oct 2015 6.30pm

Talk about Alzheimers – Dementia Friends Session – Tuesday 7th July 7.45pm in the church centre

Dementia Friends SessionTuesday 7th July 7.45pm Talk about Alzheimers by Tim Wilkins from the Alzheimers Society in the Church Centre.  All are welcome.

 

Horsham Parish Youth Community Outreach Opportunity

Horsham Parish Youth Community Outreach Opportunity:

Do you have a real heart to reach out to the Young People in our Community and Support and help them?

Do you have experience in working with, and an understanding of, the issues that affect young people.

Are you approachable, reliable and a team player with a ‘must have’ sense of humour?

If you can say yes…….

 

The Horsham Support Team, headed up by Judi Cox, Helen Sare and Angie Choat, are looking for people:

  • To work alongside the young people in their ‘space’  (Schools or Park/Town centre.)
  • To provide support, advice and ‘signposting’ towards other support services available for young people that are seeking help
  • To help the young people feel safe(r)
  • To promote socially acceptable behaviour, and be a link to local services when required

 

The ‘YST’ team is a Multi-agency partnership between Horsham District Council, Horsham Parish, Horsham Matters, and the Youth Service.

Each agency brings their own strengths to the team, and we all work together. We believe this is one of the teams’ biggest strengths!

 

There are two main opportunities to join our Horsham Youth Support Team:

1) In Tanbridge House School on Wednesday or Friday lunch times during term times. (1.15-2.15 pm)

2) Park/Town Summer Project, which runs from ~ May to September on Friday Nights. 6.45 to 9.15 pm.

 

If you would like to know more, or to arrange to have an informal chat,

Please contact:

Judi Cox.

Horsham ‘YST’ Team Leader.

01403-210207.

Email: judi@youthworker.plus.com

 

Fostering – Give a Local Child a Family

Fostering Flyer

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

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.

Healing Service 12th October 6.30pm

“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.

Carer’s Support Group

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.