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Forthcoming Events

BHA Clothing Collection for Ukraine
Mon 1 April - Friday 12 April at 10am

Our annual collection of good quality warm clothes and shoes for all ages plus all types of bedding will be sometime in March. Please put suitable items to one side as you do your winter/summer sorting as the weather gets warmer. All the goods sent will be much appreciated by those who receive them.

Items can be left in the South Transept of Ewhurst Church between the dates shown. 

Please put all items in bags and check that shoes are fixed together in pairs

All donated goods are sent and are NOT resold

Womens  World Day of Prayer, Ewhurst Baptist Church
Church Friday 1st March, 2pm

The service this year is compiled by the women of Slovenia. The theme is “ Come – Everything is Ready!”  This same service is held worldwide on this day, making it a very special event that you can be a part of.

The service will last about 45mins. Do come and join us - children and men are welcome too  - and there will be refreshments afterwards.

Charity Quiz Night, Ewhurst Village Hall
Friday 1st March, 7.00pm

Set your little grey cells to work and come along to this fun quiz night with Quiz Master Geoff Harry.

Teams are in tables of eight so start getting your teams together early. Your ticket of £10pp includes a Ploughmans Supper but please bring along your own drinks and glasses and money for the excellent Raffle.The money raised  will go to Vaughan House in Guildford which rehabilitates people who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. and Ewhurst Church Roof Repair Fund

Tickets will be on sale at the end of January.
Contact for tickets or if you can donate a Raffle Prize, Jane Harry 01483 275047 or geoffjane67@gmail.com

Mixed Breakfast, Okewood Village Hall
Saturday 30 March, 8.45am

Mothering Sunday
Sunday 31 March

All the churches will be distributing Mothering Sunday gifts at their services.

At Ewhurst, the congregation will be joined by children for Ewhurst Cof E Infant school as they sing and talk to us about their Mums.

Lent Workshops, Wilson Room Ewhurst
The Jesus I Never Knew
Tues 5, 12, 19, 26, March, April 2, 9, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Everyone, whether they attend church or not, is very welcome to come to a series of talks and discussions on the topic of ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’. The talks will be held during the period of Lent, beginning on Tuesday 5 March at 7.30pm in the Wilson Room at Ewhurst. Based on the book by Philip Yancey the talks offer a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work - his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection - and ultimately, who he was and why he came. The first talk addresses possible misconceptions about Jesus physical appearance (probably not tall and gaunt, based on what we know today of people of the time!), then moves onto his character, and his interactions with people and his disciples. Our preconceived notions about who Jesus was and is are questioned thereby leading to greater knowledge and understanding. Please let Liz in the parish office know if you would like to attend these talks.

Lent Lunches in the Wilson Room Ewhurst
Thursdays: March 14, 21 ,28 and April 4 at 12.30pm

Join us at for homemade soup and rolls followed by fresh fruit and tea or coffee. While you enjoy the good food and company, the £5 donation from this will help to cover the transport costs for BHA   to take the clothing collection to Ukraine.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for the parish of Ewhurst with Okewood and Forest Green
Sunday 7 April  11.30am

This will be held at St John the Baptist Church, Okewood , following immediately after the 10.30am Communion service.  At this meeting, new Churchwardens, Parochial Church Council (PCC) members and Sidespeople will be elected. There are also reports about different aspects of the parish, including the Financial Report. Anyone from the parish can come to this meeting but only members of the Church Electoral Roll can vote for PCC members or Sidespeople.  Additionally, members of the Local Authority Electoral Roll who live in this parish are eligible to vote for churchwardens.

After the meeting, everyone is invited to The Ark, next to the church, for a Bring and Share lunch

Easter Market, The Parrot, Forest Green
Tues 9 April, 10am - 2pm

A Fund Raising Event to provide funds for the maintenance and running of our lovely old parish churches.

There will be a wide variety of stalls and the chance to have a chat over coffee and/or lunch in the cosy surroundings of the Parrot Inn. We hope to have a speaker on gardening to give a short talk during the morning who will answer questions about your own plants. As usual, we will have our excellent Raffle and “Going for a song Stall”

The Classic Bus will connect with the 53 bus service in Ewhurst to give free transport to and from the Parrot Inn.

Entrance is £2pp with free entrance for children

IMPORTANT – The churches will be running  the  famous “Going for a Song “ stall, so if you have any good quality unwanted items (excluding clothes), please put them somewhere safe until we are ready to collect  them. (Details on the pew sheet during March) If you can donate wine and/or chocs for the Raffle, please contact Jackie May 01483 548 923

Palm Sunday  14 April
Donkey Walk Ewhurst, 10am

The Palm Sunday Walk around Ewhurst village is with the Baptist church congregation.  Palm Sunday crosses will be given out during the walk. It starts at the Parish church and the service takes place as we walk around the village with the donkey.  It finishes at the Baptist church and then people can stay on for the service for the Joint service at the Baptist church at 11.00am. Crosses are given out at this service with refreshments afterwards in the Baptist church room

Palm Sunday Service Okewood, 10.30am

 A Morning Service to celebrate this important day with Megazone in the Ark to keep the children busy as they learn about and to understand the meaning of the Palm crosses.

Maundy Thursday 18 April
Communion Ewhurst, 7.30pm and Vigil, 8.30pm

This Holy Communion service finishes with the stripping of the altar. The church is now bare and the lights are turned off as the congregation leave in silence to recognise the beginning of the events that lead to Jesus’ death.

The Night Vigil begins at 8.30pm until 8am Friday 19 April You can stay for as long as you like and come at any time during the night. There will be someone there throughout the night. Refreshments are available in the church during this time.

Please sign up on the board at the back of Ewhurst church if you would like to take part in the Vigil

Supper & Communion Okewood, 7.30pm

This evening in the Ark incorporates an informal shared supper with the taking of Communion, reflecting Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples and the deeper meaning of that occasion.

Good Friday 19 April
Walk of Witness at Ewhurst, 10.00am

The Walk around Ewhurst village is with people from the Baptist Church and starts this year at the Baptist Church. A cross is carried round the village and there are readings and singing at various points along the way. The walk finishes at the Parish church.  The last part of the walk is done in silence as the walkers think about the crucifixion. People can then come to the Joint service at 11.00am in the Parish church, followed by refreshments and hot cross buns in the Wilson Room.

Good Friday at Okewood, 10.30am
Everyone is welcome to this contemplative service for adults. During this time, any children who come, can  make an Easter Garden to remember  what happened on this Day and what lies ahead.

Good Friday at Forest Green, 6pm
Come to this special candlelit Tenebrae service to commemorate this significant day in the quiet intimate surroundings of this small church.

Easter Sunday Celebrations 21 April

Sunrise Service Pitch Hill, 5.45 am 
Welcome Easter at the top of Pitch Hill with members of all three churches and Ewhurst Baptist Church After the service, meet again at the Wilson Room Ewhurst, for Bacon Butties

Communion at Ewhurst, 8am
A quiet formal service, using the Book of Common Prayer

All Age service at Ewhurst, 10.30am
As the name says, this is a service for all ages where children are very welcome. Children are invited to join in an Easter Egg Hunt in the churchyard and there will be refreshments in the Wilson Room after the service.

All Age service at Okewood, 10.30am
Come to this magical church in the woods to celebrate Easter with all the family and experience the joy of Easter.

Communion at Forest Green, 6pm
End this special day with a sung Communion at Forest Green church with its friendly atmosphere.

Golf Day at Guildford Golf Club, Merrow GU1 2HL
Friday 17 May at 12 noon

A Charity event for the maintenance of the churches of Ewhurst with Okewood and Forest Green.  Get together your team of 4 for a Texas Scramble. Your day starts with coffee and bacon butties in the Club House  with plenty of mini competitions during the Day, all  with prizes to win,  as well as the main competition. Fees are £45 for non-members with members at £25 each. More details from Clive Ward clive@ward.global

Reasons to Believe
15 June 2019 10.00 - 1.00pm
at St Paul’s Howell Hill, 15 Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS

A half-day conference for churches in the Guildford Diocese to help you to share your faith with confidence.

Click here to visit the website

 

Big Day Out at Hutwood Park Polo Club
Saturday 20 July,  11.30am - 4.00pm

The Parish of Ewhurst Okewood and Forest Green will be organising this popular biennial Summer Event. All the proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the three lovely parish churches.

Come along  and experience the Polo Match, Classic vehicles, lots of stalls including children’s activities  plus food outlets and a Dance Display. The Polo Club Bar & Restaurant are open throughout the Event.

As usual, the Classic bus will run to and from Ewhurst but if you do drive to us, there is plenty of parking space!

Entrance Payment at the Gate on the Day:  £3 pp but free for children under 8 years

More details on stalls and activities available nearer the time

Evening Event at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club
Saturday 20 July,  5pm – 10.30pm

A family friendly evening session, with displays from dance groups, plus music from Julie Stardust and the well known local band, the Fabulous Nobodies. Food and drink will be available from the Polo Club Bar but you are welcome to bring your own picnics and drinks to enjoy during the evening.  Spaces for you to put up your own gazebos will be at the edges of the venue.

STOP PRESS    Just 100 Earlybird tickets at £15 available from Ewhurst Country Stores from Friday 1 February until 31 March -  or when stocks run out.

From April 1st until Saturday 14 July, Discount price tickets at £17 are available from both Ewhurst and Shamley Green Country Stores.  Children under 8 years go free with 8-14 year olds at just £6.

 OR  Buy on line from www.ewhurstrocks.eventbrite.co.uk 

After 14th July, adult tickets will be £20 and 8-14 y ear olds will be £8.  The same prices apply at the Gate but cash only.

Note:  Cheques payable to Saint Peter and Saint paul, Ewhurst

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