News

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VICAR’S MESSAGES

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PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

Holy God,
in your Kingdom
the strong need the weak,
the rich are transformed by the poor,
the fortunate are welcomed by the homeless.
Your Kingdom is built by those who expect their God to come.
Amen.

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NATALIE’S HAIR!

On the 6th May after the morning service Natalie is going to be having her hair cut-short (you might have noticed she’s been growing it for ages)! But this is bigger news than it sounds. She will donate her ponytail to ‘The Little Princess Trust’ to be made into wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness or accident. If you would like to sponsor her to cover the cost of making the wig she would be really grateful. A sponsor form is at the back of church, or you can donate online: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-loveless

Thank you for your support.

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HORSHAM CHURCHES TOGETHER

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – 13th to 19th May

Volunteers are needed for collections in the town and from door to door. Please see Geoff D’Cruze or contact Ian Fletcher for more information. Leaflets will be available outlining HCT’s plans and there is a copy on the notice board.

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CHARITY EVENT

Dance & Ploughman’s supper

Friday 1st June –  8.00pm to -11.00pm

Roffey Sports & Social Club

In aid of The Elizabeth Foundation for pre-school deaf children.

Ballroom, Latin, Line & Sequence dancing to live music by David Read. Tickets from Ray & Lynn Astridge – details in the newsletter.

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Saturday 2nd June – Church Maintenance Afternoon

Please come and help us keep the church looking good from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. There is a job for everyone!

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NEW WINE

A group from St. John’s are heading off to the Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet for this year’s New Wine, from 28th July until 3rd August.  It’s all about Camping, Community, Caring and lots of things not beginning with C.  We’d love it if more Horsham folks would like to join us in one big group at this splendid event.  This link takes you to the latest New Wine United promotional video!  https://www.youtube.com/user/newwinetube

If you want to find out more, then contact Kate Bailey!

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INTERCESSORS

We need one or two more people willing to do Intercessions during the Sunday service. You would not have to do them more than once a month; there is a set pattern of things to pray for and if you need help Margaret or Natalie would be willing to guide you. Please let Margaret know if you can help.

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CLEANING ROTA

 We are in the fortunate position of having a lovely Church building which can be used by our community, and as you know, due to the heavy usage of the hall we pay a cleaner to come in and keep things under control! However, because of rising costs, the DCC has decided that we will need to start cleaning the church and the Peter Apted room ourselves (keeping the cleaner for the Hall, toilets and kitchen only.) This will not be an arduous job, and if we have enough people no one will have to do it very often. It’ll be just having a tidy, hoovering the sanctuary and Peter Apted room, and dusting around. Please sign the list by the door if you can help. Many thanks.

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CHICHESTER DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING WEBSITE

Please have a look at this – it gives a lot of useful information

www.Safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org

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HORSHAM REPAIR CAFÉ

Held on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Friends Meeting House in Worthing Road from 10.00am – 12.30. See the notice for more details.

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GREETINGS CARDS FOR BEATS

A friend of Sandra’s, Sheila Whibley, has kindly said she will continue to make cards which we can sell for BEATS so please look out for birthday and Easter cards on the table as usual. She is also happy to collect your old cards for recycling –  just leave them on the table.

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