St. John the Evangelist

Coulsdon Parish Church - Old Coulsdon, Surrey

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED … JUST FOR ONE DAY!   Due to major electrical works being carried out at the church this Monday, 24th July the Parish Office will not be open on Monday morning.  Normal service resumed on Tuesday! 

8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion     
9.30 a.m.    Parish Communion
11.15 a.m.      Family Service   
3.00 p.m.    Nicy & Paul Roberts in Concert, in the Church

NICY & PAUL in CONCERT   this afternoon July 23rd  at 3.00 pm Nicy and I will be giving a short concert of music from the baroque period for voice and organ in church.  This is a preview of a concert we will be giving in Italy later in August.  Entrance is FREE, but any donations will go to the church building fund.       Paul

MORNING PRAYER is said in the Old Church every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8.15 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
Wed 26th July       2.00 p.m.    Pray, Knit & Chat, at 12 Canon’s Hill

PRAY, KNIT & CHAT    Whether you knit or not you will be very welcome to join us at 2.00pm this Wednesday, 26th July @ 12 Canon’s Hill.  Our topic for discussion will be to finalise the programme for the MU ‘CAFE CONCERT’ in October, so last opportunity to bring suggestions for poems, prose and music relating to this year's theme - ‘REMEMBERING‘.  Everybody welcome.

Thurs 27th July
11.00 a.m.    Holy Communion, in the Old Church

Fri 28th July  
7.30 p.m.    The Singers meet, in the Church

Sun. 30th July            SEVENTH SUNDAY after TRINITY                
8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion                 
9.30 a.m.    Parish Communion   
11.15 a.m.      Family Service

TRAIDCRAFT NEWS   Thank you to everyone who helped with and bought from  the Traidcraft  stall over the Flower Festival weekend.  The takings were an excellent 179.40.  Thank you too to all who have supported our Fair Trade stalls these many years.  Sadly that was the last of such stalls for the time being.  We intend to order just the things people want to buy, hoping to order at least 40 worth and be post free, starting at the beginning of September.            David and Sheila Henwood

DO YOU HAVE A CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX?   It’s now time for these to be handed in and Sylvia Evans would be pleased to receive yours.  Boxes can be left with the Parish Office or handed to Sylvia in Church.  Please ring the Parish Office (01737 552461)if you would like your box to be collected.  Thank you.

BOUNTIFUL BOOKSTALL!   Good news from the Summer Bookstall which raised the grand sum of 205.04.  Thank you to all who brought us such a wonderful selection of books and all who browsed and bought them – happy reading.  The remaining books have been given to The Heart Foundation, Oxfam and Cancer Research.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED … JUST FOR ONE DAY!   Due to major electrical works being carried out at the church this Monday, 24th July the Parish Office will not be open on Monday morning.  Normal service resumed on Tuesday! 

USEFUL POSTCARDS   A big THANK YOU to those of you who have donated postcards to The Mission Aviation Fellowship.  These were taken recently to the Rev. Ken Thom, a minister at Tiptree, Essex, who oversees the selling of the postcards.  He told us that last year over 35,000 was raised, and one special card realised 246.  So what is a special card?  To us who receive them from friends, or bring them back unused as a reminder, they are all special.  Should you have any more which are no longer needed, please pass them on.  The Mission Aviation Fellowship serves 26 developing countries, using 135 light aircraft, bringing practical help, spiritual hope and physical healing to the world’s forgotten people, for whom flying is not a luxury but a lifeline. Thank you  Graham & Anthea Fox

JULY/AUGUST PARISH MAGAZINE…   is in the box on top of the letter-rack in the Church porch.  Several interesting articles and details of events round and about that you might enjoy.  Just pop 50p in the box and take a copy home – handy to keep by you so you don’t miss out on events. 

This year, the Parish Pub Lunch will be on Thursday 17th August from 12 noon onwards, at The Fox on Coulsdon Common.  The 466 bus stops near the entrance to Fox Lane. This is a chance to get together in a relaxed environment and enjoy fellowship, in a month where not much else happens. Everyone welcome.  Order and pay for your own food and sit wherever you like!  We hope you’ll come and join us.            Gill Gregson

HOLIDAY CLUB COMING UP!   ‘The Adventures of St. Paul’ – Holiday Bible Club – for children aged 5-11 yrs (parents may stay if they wish) – Wednesday, 30 & Thursday 31st August & Friday 1st September – 10.00-12.30 in the Church.  Stories, songs, games, prizes, memory verses, magic & refreshments.  Pick up a flier with full information.  Definitely not to be missed!

SANDERSTEAD BIBLE WEEK … Monday 14 – Friday 18 August at All Saints Church, Sanderstead.  ‘The Word of God fresh for today’.  Do you ever wish you had a better understanding of the Bible?  Or that by reading it, your faith might come alive?  Come and hear our speakers open up passages from the bible, making clear the meaning and applying the truth to our everyday situations.  In the afternoons, Simon Stocks will speak on some of the Psalms, Old Testament Israel’s song and worship collection.  He will help us understand better who God is, and how to worship Him.  Simon has recently written a book, ‘Songs for Suffering: praying the Psalms in Times of Trouble’.  In our evening meetings, our speakers will take different New Testament passages, under the overall theme of ‘Amazing Grace’.  Come and find out what is so amazing about grace!  Whether you have read the bible for many years, or you feel that you have hardly started, Bible Week is for you.  (Full programme in St. John’s parish magazine).