Weekly News and Prayers for the Parish and community

Sunday 26th September

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity


8am Holy Communion

Esther 7; 1 – 6, 9 – 10; 9: 20 – 22, Psalm 124

James 5: 13 – end, Mark 9: 38 – end

10.15am Parade (tbc)

Genesis 1: 1 – 3; 27 – 30


Please pray for these people who are on our parish prayer list:

Mary Losq, Carol Coales, Barbara Felstead and Brian Button.


Operation Christmas child Shoebox Appeal 2021

In 2019 we collected over 500 boxes. In 2020 due to the pandemic we have to pack virtual ones only. This year we are able to pack them ourselves again or virtually if you prefer. St Andrew’s church is a designated drop off point again this year and will be collecting your filled boxes.  Details of when you can drop off your boxes will be advised shortly. For further information see our Latest News Shoebox article.

Parish Men’s Group

The Parish Men’s Group’s regular monthly lunches are re-starting on Wednesday 8th September and then every second Wednesday in the month as before. The lunches will continue to be held at the Cranleigh Restaurant meeting there from 12-00 midday for 12-30 sit down. The delayed AGM will be held after the September lunch in place of our usual after lunch speaker but we will be arranging for speakers for future lunches as before. The cost of the three course lunch is £17 and for those planning to come on a regular basis there is an annual membership fee of £5 to cover incidental costs of administration.  New members are always welcome who in the first instance should contact Peter Fanning on 01708 456578. Existing members should contact Brian Stone on 01708 250178 to book a place. 


Regular Giving and the Parish Giving Scheme

If your method of giving is via the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) or standing order, this will continue during the current Covid 19 crisis. If you give via plate collection or the envelope scheme, please consider using Just Giving.  Alternatively, sign up for the Parish Giving scheme via their website or by a dedicated telephone number  0333 002 1271, operating weekdays between 9 – 5pm. Sign up normally takes around 15 minutes. Please have to hand the following information:
• Personal bank account details
• The name of the parish you wish to donate to
• Confirm if eligible for Gift Aid
• The PGS codes for the parish are:

St Andrew’s 080608077, St George’s 080608078, St Matthew’s 080608079

Gift Aid

If you pay tax please consider signing up to Gift Aid if you haven’t already done so.   Our Gift Aid Form is available to be printed.  When completed please return to the Parish Office . We appreciate that these are challenging times and are pleased that you want to help us continue to do God’s work within our community