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Coronation Poem

Hooray, this week our King is crowned,With lots of pomp and merry sound.Brass bands will play and church bells ring,Trumpets blast, and choirs will sing. Two thousand guests will fill the Abbey,All smartly dressed, nothing shabby.The crowds won’t mind what they wear,The wise may bring wet weather gear! For hours they’ll be prepared to waitTo

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Reflection from the Rectory May 2023

May is my favourite month – Spring has definitely arrived, we have lots of family birthdays and this year is extra special as we celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III – and we have 3 bank Holiday Mondays! May also marks the beginning of village Fair season as we look forward to the wonderful

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On Saturday 8th April David Vlietstra was Baptised and confirmed by Bishop Andrew! It was a joyous celebration with 35 young people and adults confirming their faith in front of family and friends at Guildford Cathedral. Welcome to your new family David!

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Sideways Church 23rd April 2023 10:30am

We’ll be there, croissants at the ready. So come and celebrate St George’s Day with us! And what does Hilary want us to think about this time? Would you recognise Jesus if he was walking along the street beside you?Or, if he was sitting on the bus next to you?Or, if he was waiting in the

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Sermon 9th April 2023

Easter day Sermon: Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 Are we Easter people or Holy Saturday people? What do I mean by this? Are we lost in the darkness and confusion of Holy Saturday and in some ways content in wallowing in our inadequacies- in the ways we fall short, mess up and don’t measure up? Are we

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Regular Activities

If you would like to join us for coffee, croissants and catching up, we would love to see you.

When: Every Wednesday
What time: 8.45am
Where: At St. James’ Church

Choral Services at St. James'

All Age Choral Communion at 10.30am on the first Sunday of each month.

Choral Evensong at 6.00pm on the second Sunday of each month (except in August).

Please join us and enjoy some wonderful music from our choir.

Head to the Choir page for more details.

Join us for 30 minutes of quiet contemplation.

A great way to reboot the mind and soul before the beginning of the week.

When: Fourth Sunday of every month
What time: 6.00pm
Where: At St. James’ Church

Messy Church 8th April 2023
April 2023

Messy Church

Every second Saturday of the month, 3 to 4:30pm.

An invitation for younger families to come along to make new friends, catch up with old ones and enjoy craft, music, stories and food together.

When: Every second Saturday of the month
What time: 3-4:30 pm
Where: At St. James’ Church

Youth Alpha At the Rectory

Aimed at 12 to 18 year olds who are interested in discussing and debating the big questions in life.

A safe and fun way to find out more about faith, with pizza!

When:  Every Sunday
What time: 4-5.30pm
Where: At The Rectory, Abinger Common

Small Groups

For mustard seeds and oak trees alike!

Are you someone who might like to be part of a small group exploring your faith and how to live it out in the real world?

If you are interested in this then get in touch

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