Diary dates

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DCC MEETINGS – please put these in your diary if you are on the DCC!

Monday 19th March 2018. All at 8.00pm.

St Leonard’s AGM will be at 11.00am on Sunday 15th April 2018

The APCM (whole parish AGM) will be on Thursday 26th April 2018

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Every Monday throughout Lent.

The Evening Lent Group will meet at 7.30pm details in newsletter.

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Every Wednesday throughout Lent.

The Afternoon Lent Group will meet at 2.30pm in the Peter Apted Room.

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Saturday 24th February at 2.00pm in the URC Hall, Springfield Road. Revd Alan Mayer, from St Mary’s Horsham, will be talking about his study of Buddhism, particularly his latest book, The Empty Circle and the Cross: Thoughts about the Parables of The Ten Bulls and The Sower, and places where Zen and Christian Faith touch, and he will be sharing some of his thoughts and insights with us. This meeting is hosted by the Horsham Interfaith Forum; admittance is free and refreshments will be served afterwards. All are welcome – do come and join us.

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SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY – 3.30pm to 5pm

We will be holding a “Families Afternoon” in the hall.  Bouncy castle, cake, games, stories and prayers. Please bring children and grandchildren. Help required to make cake, serve tea and coffee and be good hosts! Contact Natalie if you are available.

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WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday 2ndMarch 2018

Services will be at London Road Methodist Church at 10.30am

and St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Roffey at 7.30pm

This year’s service has been devised by the women of Surinam.

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Monday 5th March – 7.30 pm at St John’s BBH

Hope Open Prayer Evening

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MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES

Volunteers needed to prepare posies for distribution on Mothering Sunday. Please help us on Saturday 10th March at 10.00 am

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CHURCH CLEANING & MAINTENANCE BEFORE EASTER

Saturday 24th March 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – All welcome to come and help make the church and hall look extra special for Easter.

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Tuesday 27th March

Chrism Mass at Chichester Cathedral – 12 noon. This is the service when oil for use in the parishes through the diocese is blessed and distributed. All are welcome and if you would like to attend please have a word with Natalie

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Maundy Thursday 29th March

Soup, cheese & bread supper for a donation to charity at 5.30 pm, followed by Holy Communion at 6.30 pm.

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Good Friday 30th March 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Good Friday Liturgy, followed by tea and Hot Cross Buns.

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THE TALE OF THREE TREES MINI MUSICAL

For children aged 7-11 who would be interested in performing in this on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. There is a poster on the notice board and some copies on the table which you may take if you have (or know) a child who might be interested.

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Easter Sunday 1st April at 9.30 am

Easter Celebration Communion and Easter Egg Hunt.

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH – SING IT YOURSELF

Saturday 7th April

St Margaret’s, Warnham is hosting a from-scratch rehearsal of Handel’s Messiah with a morning rehearsal and an evening concert.  Steve Dummer, an experienced conductor will be coming and anyone that fancies a go is welcome.   Fee £5 to sing and £5 to attend concert in the evening.  Please contact Rachel Barnard at warnhamchurch@outlook.com

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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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