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Updated 27/11/2022 

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November at Church of The Good Shepherd  

 

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December at  St Andrew’s

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St. Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst & The Church of the Good Shepherd (CoGS), Mannings Heath

 Notices week beginning Sunday 27th November 2022

Thank you to:

  • The Holy Mowers for their green fingers attending to the church grounds

  • The Blossom Ladies for the beautiful flower arrangements in both churches

  • The Cleaning Team for their elbow grease and sparkle

  • The Catering Corps for their never-ending scrumptious delights and fundraising

  • The choir and musicians whose music soothes our souls.

 

 

Services and Activities next week  Advent 2

 

  • Sunday 4th December CoGS 8.30am Eucharist

  • Sunday 4th December St. Andrew’s 10am Toy service (followed by refreshments)

  • Sunday 4th December 7pm for 7.30 start The Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, Southwater Advent Carol Service all welcome

  • Tuesday 6th December 7.30pm CoGS PCC

Dates for your diaries

  • Saturday 17th December St Andrew’s 2.30 – 4.30pm Christmas Tree Festival with music and refreshments; lighting up time 4pm

  • Sunday 18th December 6.00pm St Andrew’s Nine Lessons and Carols

  • Thursday 22nd December CoGS 10.30 am – 12 noon ‘Open House’

  • Saturday 24th December 5pm St Andrew’s Church Crib Service

  • Saturday 24th December 30pm  St Andrew’s Church Midnight Mass

  • Sunday 25th December 10.00 St Andrew’s Church Christmas Morning Eucharist

  • Sunday 1st January 2023 Please note – there will be NO SERVICE at 8.30am at CoGS

  • Sunday 1st January 2023 Andrew’s 10am Service of the Word – ‘New Start’ (followed by refreshments)

Further Seasonal Activities

  • Week beginning Sunday 27th November Advent Bible Study Groups                     The four-weekAdvent Course entitled Advent for Everyone: a Journey through Matthew by Tom Wright will be used by the current bible study groups (Mondays and Wednesdays) plus a new one led by Sally on Tuesdays 2.30pm-3.45pm at CoGS. Everyone welcome.

You can buy a copy of the book from:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Advent-Everyone-Journey-Through-Matthew/dp/0281076219. Please speak to Sally or Geoff if you would like a copy and don’t shop online. Please try to read pages 1-14 of the book before the first session. Matthew is the Gospel for the coming church year.

  • Thursday 1st December 12 noon ‘Open House’ Christmas Lunch (by Invitation)

Mannings Heath village hall

  • Saturday 10th December CoGS 10.30am – 12 noon Christmas Grand Raffle/Coffee Morning

Raffle

You will have received your book of raffle tickets in this month’s Link.  If you need more, we have plenty in church.

 

We have been heartened by the response and generous donations from local businesses this year, but recognise things are not easy during these tough times. We have some hampers and baskets to fill so would like to invite you to contribute, smellies, toiletries, luxury biscuits, chocolates, wine, posh jams, jellies and preserves and such like to help us create lovely hampers.

Now that we no longer run our Christmas Market, this is quite a big fund raiser for the church, so we’d really appreciate any offers of support. Many Thanks.

Peter and Christine Bradley will be having a table for good quality
jigsaws and “as new/ read once” books during the Grand Raffle/Coffee Morning. If you have any offerings, please contact Peter or Christine on 01403 252908 or bring to church at any time.

Notices

  • Please continue to support Horsham Matters with your generous offers of food. The collecting box is just inside at the front in St. Andrew’s.

  • Although we have returned to pre Covid practises we realise that some may need to still be cautious. Please feel free to wear your masks if you wish and use the sanitiser by the West door.

  • There will still be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the Sort Code is 60-11-17, the Account Number is 62148915.

  • You can also donate using your bank card on the new tap and pay machine in church.

  • If you can Gift Aid your donation, please let Steve the treasurer know and he will provide you with the correct forms. By Gift Aiding you will increase your donation by 20% without paying any extra money!

OUR VISION

To be a welcoming, thriving, caring and inclusive church community, seeking to share the love of God by bringing the Good News of Christ to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Andrew’s will be opening for Advent 1 on Sunday the  27th Novmber for a full Eucharist service at 10am “Patronal Festival” 

After the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served.

 The wearing of masks is at the discretion of individuals.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door.

There will also be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915.

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December at St Andrew’s 

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Dates for your diaries

  • Thursday 22nd December OPEN HOUSE at COGS 10.30 am till 12 noon.  

  • Thursday 24th November OPEN HOUSE at COGS 10.30 am till 12 noon.   

 LOOKING AHEAD TO CHRISTMAS

 Christmas Lunch (Invitation only) at Mannings Heath village hall Thursday

 December 1st from 12 noon

  • TOY SERVICE Sunday December 4th at 10.00 at St Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst

  • CHRISTMAS GRAND RAFFLE/ COFFEE MORNING 10th DECEMBER at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 10.30 to 12 noon.
    Peter and Christine Bradley will be having a table for good quality
    jigsaws and “as new/ read once” books. If you have any offerings please
    contact Peter or Christine on 01403 252908 or bring to church at any time. 

  • You will have received your book of raffle tickets in this month’s Link.  Don’t worry if that’s not enough for you and all the family, there are plenty more books in the church!

We have been heartened by the response from local businesses who have generously given us vouchers.  Not all our frequent contributors have felt able to support us this year however, as they’re having a tough time.  We do like to have a good collection of prizes for this raffle tho’ and they don’t all have to be of great value so I have a request.  

We have acquired two or three small hampers and baskets which we’d like to fill with nice goodies.  We thought maybe one with edibles and one with smellies so if you could find luxury biscuits and chocs, wines (of course!) and lovely bath products, jars with smart labels and perhaps things we don’t normally buy for ourselves (and even things we do), we can add a couple of very attractive prizes to the collection.  If you have a relationship with a local business who you feel comfortable asking for a prize or of course, if you’d like to contribute anything bigger yourself, we will be delighted to accept.

Now that we no longer run our Christmas Market, this is quite a big fund raiser for the church so I’ll really appreciate any offers of support.

 

  • CHRSTMAS TREE FESTIVAL Saturday December 17th at 2.30 to 4.30 music and refreshments lighting up time 4 pm at St Andrew’s Church.

  • NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

Sunday December 18th at 18.00 at St Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst

CRIB SERVICE  Saturday December 24th at 17.00 at St Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst

  • MIDNIGHT MASS Saturday December 24th at 23.30 at St Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst

 

  • CHRISTMAS MORNING EUCHARIST

  • Sunday December 25th at 10.00 at St Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst

Notices

  • Please continue to support Horsham Matters with your generous offers of food. The collecting box is just inside at the front in St. Andrew’s.

  • Now we are returning to normal we realise that some may need to still be cautious. Please feel free to wear your masks if you wish and use the sanitiser by the West door.

  • Communion will be in both kinds. There can be no more intinction (dipping of host in wine).

  • All Sunday services at St Andrew’s will be followed by refreshments.

  • From November midweek services at CoGS will be followed by refreshments.

  • There will still be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the Sort Code is 60-11-17, the Account Number is 62148915.

  • You can also donate using your bank card on the new tap and pay machine in church.

  • If you can Gift Aid your donation, please let Steve the treasurer know and he will provide you with the correct forms. By Gift Aiding you will increase your donation by 20% without paying any extra money!

OUR VISION

To be a welcoming, thriving, caring and inclusive church community, seeking to share the love of God by bringing the Good News of Christ to all.

 

 

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