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5th February 2023
2nd February (Thursday)
11am:  Mid-week Communion with
            Revd. John Wates

5th February (Sunday)
8am   BCP Communion – on line
10am  All together
           Reading
           Matthew 5: 13-16 (2 versions)
          Music:        Band
          No Junior Church

12th February (Sunday)
8am   BCP Communion – on line
10am  Morning Worship
                 Music:  Organ
No JC but Ignite will meet

3pm   Messy Church
LENT STUDY BOOKS
Bible Reading Fellowship provide 13 suggestions for Lent Study. Full leaflet on notice board, or on BRFonline.org.uk/lent.  Sally Foxen has had a browse through and the following interested her.
Sharing the Easter Story (Sally Welch), which explores two question: What is the Easter story really about and How do we share it?
You are mine (David Walker)
Helping us to recognise the different ways in which we are God’s beloved.
At Home in Lent: (Gordon Giles)
An exploration of Lent through 46 objects we may find in our homes.  This appealed as I could see some thoughts staying with me after Easter to help with my prayers! .
ASH WEDNESDAY
22nd February
Having feasted on pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday is the official start of the Lent fast and we mark this with our Ash Wednesday Holy Communion Service at 8 pm.  Do put the date in your diaries, it’s a good way to start Lent.
EASTER EGGS
Deborah will soon be placing an order for some smaller Easter Eggs from Meaningful Chocolate. You cannot purchase the larger eggs in the supermarkets anymore. If anybody would like her to order them a big egg (£4.80) each please let her know by Sunday 5th February as this will save you your delivery charge.  Please email admin@smchipstead.org or 01737 552160.
 
SUNDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
In a change to the advertised service in the parish magazine, the 10am service will be Morning Worship instead of Holy Communion.
MESSY CHURCH
Next Sunday 12th February in the Orchard – 3 - 4.30pm.  To help with catering, please let Josh know if you plan to come.   No “Ignite” at 10am.
 
RECRUITING FOR OUR NEW RECTOR
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 7th February by our two church wardens, Sally Bowes and Jen Smith, the Bishop of Croydon and the Archdeacon of Reigate.  We pray that God will give them all wisdom to choose the right person to lead us forward. Please keep praying for candidates, interview panel and the whole selection process.
TWO NEW 10 WEEK COURSES FROM ST PAUL’S CHEAM
(see posters on notice board)
New Beginnings:
Thurs 23rd Feb: 7.45pm

For anyone suffering a divorce, separation or broken relationship. Its aim is to help people to come to terms with the past and make a fresh start in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.  The course is free, and is open to everyone. For more information, please call Colin Atty 07855 245 619 or new.beginnings@blueyonder.co.uk
Exploring Anxiety & Depression:
Wed. 22nd Feb at 7.45 pm
 
A self-help group seeking to provide helpful perspectives in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, not counselling or therapy.  Professional, experienced speakers help us to look at various ways of combating anxiety and depression.  The course is free. To discuss whether it is for you, please contact Judith Atty on exploringanxietydepression@gmail.com
WARM HUB
We are providing a “Warm Hub” in the Hooley Village Hall on Tuesdays from 12-3pm.  Drop in, warm up and have something to eat.  This is a chance to meet with friends in a warm place with coffee and soup provided.  All are welcome.  To find out more contact Fofo Lappin on 07903 120685 or fofo.lappin@gmail.com
REGULAR YOUNGSTERS’ EVENTS
Contact Josh Askwith for details
Wednesday Youth Drop-In (11-18 years). Wednesdays from 3:15-5:15pm we run an after-school space for young people. We are now meeting in Starbucks in Hooley until February half term.
Maggie’s Song: 9.30 – 11.15am
Every Friday in term time a music and movement group for under 5’s and parents/carers with play time for children and coffee for adults.  For more details contact Elaine Cheng Whitehead on maggies@smchipstead.org
Bubbles (3-5 years)
Junior Church (6-11 years)
Ignite (12-14 years)

Every Sunday morning at 10am our children and young people meet in the Orchard to play games and dig a little deeper into areas of life and faith.
Youth (14-18 years old)
Our 14 to 18-year-old youth meet for fun, food and fellowship one evening a month from 6.30-8.30pm.  Contact Josh Askwith for date details  youth@smchipstead.org
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CONTACT US
Rev. John Wates,                                         01737 557550         honcurate@smchipstead.org
Josh Askwith                                              07464 925591                youth@smchipstead.org
Tom Sanderson (Lifegroup co-ordinator)      07914 855613          lifegroups@smchipstead.org
Admin office                                             01737 552160                admin@smchipstead.org
Sally Bowes                                               01737 554511            wardens@smchipstead.org
Jenny Smith                                                01737 556317            wardens@smchipstead.org
Libby Egwuba                                             07779 643985                music@smchipstead.org
       
 
 
 

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