St. John the Evangelist

Coulsdon Parish Church - Old Coulsdon, Surrey


Sunday 15th April  THE THIRD SUNDAY of EASTER
8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion   
9.30 a.m.    Parish Communion   
11.15 a.m.      Family Service                                            
12.15 p.m.    Baptism                     

Tues 17th Apr.  
9.45 for 10.00 a.m.    Pram Service, in Church
        NO Messy Church
Wed. 18th Apr.   Pray for Tim and the GSUS Live mobile classroom
7.30 p.m.    Life Group, meets in the Old Church
Thurs 19th Apr.       11.00 a.m.    Holy Communion, in the Old Church
Fri. 20th Apr.  
1.00 p.m.    Wedding:  John Fitzpatrick & Emmalyn Cies

    8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion                                                                 
       9.30 a.m.    Morning Worship                             
        followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
     11.15 a.m.      Family Service                                                    

PRAM SERVICE…  is this Tuesday 17 April at 9.45 for 10.00 a.m. start in the Church. This is a special time of fun and praise for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their mums, dads, grannies, grandpas or whoever is looking after them on a Tuesday morning.  Come for popular rhymes (chosen by the little ones), action choruses, an interactive story, activity and birthday celebrations – and stay for refreshments while we chat and play. The babies love the music and enjoy watching the older ones join in. We’d love to see you – come on your own or bring a friend – you‘ll soon feel at home!.

THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETINGS ...  will take place next Sunday, 22nd April.  There’ll be a short and simple Worship Service – not Parish Communion – at 9.30 a.m. - followed by coffee and the Meetings – the first being The Annual Meeting of Parishioners to elect Churchwardens (formerly known as The Vestry Meeting) and then the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) when we’ll receive reports of many of the happenings – events, groups, financial situation, fundraising, progress of church repairs, etc. – during 2017.  Copies of these together with agendas available in church today.  You’ll also get to hear what is being planned for the rest of this year and into the future.  And if you’re on the Electoral Roll you can help to elect new members to the Church Council and the Deanery Synod.  There’s one vacancy on the PCC (Church Council) to be filled and two for Deanery Synod.  Nomination forms are on the Information Desk.  This is an important date - and there’s also an opportunity to have your say!

THE BELLES OF ST JOHN'S    invite you to a PAMPER EVENING on Thursday 26th April  7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Church.  The treatments available will be * Reflexology,  *  Indian Head Massage  *  Hand & Arm massage.  Cost per treatment, which will last 15 mins, 10.  Please pre-book your treatment/s with Claire on  Wine, Hot Drinks & Nibbles also available during the evening.  Everybody welcome so why not come, slow down, relax and enjoy a little pampering?

NEARLY NEW SALE of CHILDREN’S CLOTHES & TOYS… has been re-booked for Saturday 28 April 10.00-12.00 in the Parish Hall (top of Marlpit Lane).  If you would like us to sell any good quality items for you please contact Claire at

THE APRIL PARISH MAGAZINE … HERE AT LAST!  Now available in the Church porch (on top of the letter rack) after a printer breakdown which meant we had to get it printed elsewhere!  If you want to be ‘in the know’ of what is coming up you really should pick up a copy.  Just pop 50p in the magazine box and take a copy home.  Read about Tim’s amazing adventure starting locally this week … and your chance to take a peek today between 1-2 p.m.!  and how you’re being invited to join in a ‘global phenomenon’ in May right here at St. John’s!

THE NEXT SCIENCE/FAITH EVENT …  at Christ Church, Purley   The first event this year, will be held on Tuesday 17 April, at 7 p.m., at Christ Church, Purley, [between 861-863, Brighton Rod, Surrey, CR8 2BN.]  The speaker is Sir Colin Humphreys, back for the fourth time!  The current President of Christians in Science, Goldsmith's Professor of Material Science at Cambridge, and Biblical writer, Sir Colin will speak on "Science and the Historicity of the Bible: Part 2, [a] The Long Day of Joshua, and, [b] The Resurrection.  As before, the event is free of charge, [suggested donation of 1].  The talk is about 45 minutes long, followed by a 20 minute Q & A session.  Free light refreshments are available.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Please come along and join us for an informative talk.