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Pews News
St John the Evangelist
Gift Day: November 30th - Building for the Future
Church Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6QA
Registered Charity No. 1135368
Vicar: vacant
Church Wardens:
Janet Scott 01737 769336 Mike Genge 01737 770891
The chance for each of us to make our personal contribution to the Building for
the Future Fundraising Campaign for our new building will take place on
Sunday November 30th in the form of a Gift Day. The date coincides with the
start of Advent, a word Anglicised from the Latin adventus, meaning "coming" or
"arrival". Advent represents a time of waiting and preparing for the celebration of
the Nativity and the arrival of Jesus. It focuses our minds on the New Year of the
Church. In much the same way, the Gift Day acts as a focal point of a new
beginning, heralding the era that our new building will bring.
Throughout November, there will be pamphlets and addresses at services as
those in the church community consider what they can contribute on Gift Day, as
we focus on funding a project that is designed to serve the needs not only of
our congregation and community today, but also those of future generations.
On November 30th, every member of our church's family will then have
the chance, at each of the three services, to either make a one-off donation or
instead commit to a regular, monthly contribution over a time period of your
A Good Yarn Presents
Christmas Sale of Work
Handmade Hats, Scarves, House wares and Novelties, perfect for
Christmas Presents!
Refreshments / Homemade Cakes
All takings donated to St John’s Building Fund
Saturday 22nd November 10:00 till Noon
St John’s Church, Redhill
9th November
Remembrance Sunday
Services and Readings
BCP Holy Communion
Family Service
Holy Communion
1 Thessalonians 4.13-end
Matthew 25.1-13
We welcome Rev Maggi Jones at the 8.00am service this morning.
Midday Prayer Wednesdays: Please note that our weekly time of
prayer and reflection in the chapel will continue through the
The Songmen will be singing songs from the World War eras in the
Plough from 8.00pm on Monday 10th November. They are singing in
aid of the Royal British Legion.
The next dates for A Good Yarn are the 10th and 17th November.
Usual place, usual times, all welcome. Any queries please call
Heather on 01293 774588 or 07710447478.
The funeral of Beryl House will be at St Johns on Wednesday 12th
November at 2.00pm.
The 120th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving for the work of
Welcare will be at 11.00am on Saturday 15th November at
Southwark Cathedral. The service is open to anyone to attend and
tickets are not required.
The next meeting of Afta8z is on Monday 17th November, 8.00pm
at 71 Chart Lane, Reigate. All in school years 9-13 welcome.
The next Organ service is on 23rd November at 7.00pm. It will
conclude the complete reading of St Matthew’s Gospel and Peter will
play some popular pieces on the organ.
The Licensing as Priest in Charge and Assistant Priest by the Right
Reverend Jonathan Clark Bishop of Croydon of the Reverend
Nicholas Calver will take place at St Mary's Church Horne on
Monday 1st December at 7.30pm.
As seating and parking will be limited we need to know how many
people will be attending. Please sign the list at the back of church if
you wish to come along.
Saturday 6th December 11.00am-1.00pm: I would like to invite
you to take a "Quiet Space for Advent" at St John's Church. Further
details and a sign up sheet will be available in due course. Frances
A vacancy has arisen on our church cleaning rota. A volunteer is
required to fill the slot during the week before the second Sunday
each month. All materials and equipment are provided and the job
can be carried out at any time during that week when the church is
not being used. A current member of the team will guide any new
recruits as to what is required.
Please contact one of the wardens if you can help. Many thanks.
We need a third person to help prepare the bread and wine for the
10.30am service. Cover is needed on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Margaret Davis or Janet Watson would work alongside you until you
are happy with the preparation. We also need at least one more
person to cover the 5th Sunday, holidays and sickness.
If you would like to join the team please speak to Janet or Margaret
or contact one of the church wardens.
Car Lift Service: There is a small team of people who give lifts, on a
rota basis, to those who would otherwise find it difficult to come to
church services and functions. We would welcome new members to
this team. If you feel that you may be able to help in this way please
speak to Frances Wood for more information (01737 233644 or
[email protected]). Thank you.
The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education has a vacancy for an
Administrator (Full Time, excellent Pension Scheme) £22,000pa. You
must have excellent communications skills, be thorough and
accurate, be able to multi task, remain calm under pressure and add
to our team dynamics. You must possess a range of administrative
and secretarial skills including good ICT skills.
An application pack is available from Sheila Talbott
([email protected]) Tel. 020 7234 9206
Closing date for applications is 18th November.
Church Magazine: The November magazine is available at the back
of the church. The next edition will be published on 7th December.
Contributions to Jo ([email protected]) by 30th November.
Please send any contributions for Pews News to Anne Rueff at
[email protected] or phone on 762534, by 8.00pm on