THY KINGDOM COME
Between Ascension and Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury invites all Christians to gather together to pray that more people will come to know Christ.
This initiative has been embraced by the Catholic Bishops and this year, St. Joseph’s Epsom hosted a service on the 28th May 2017, Ascension Sunday
The event started with hot drinks and cake provided by the different churches.
The central cake was cut by the Bishop of Guildford (Very Revd Andrew Watson), who then left for another appointment.
The congregation in attendance watched a short video by the ABC describing the thinking behind the "Thy Kingdom Come" initiative.
This was followed by a service of reflection and prayer, led by the Revd Sue Loveday ***, Ecumenical Coordinator of Churches Together in Surrey.
The Baptist Regional Minister (Revd Stuart Davison) gave a short reflection and time was allocated for everyone to visit the four Prayer Stations around the church.
Each 'Prayer Station' offered guided symbolic involvement for those who wished to take part. Liturgy and Taize style music, (ably assisted by the Ruxley Anglican Methodist musicians and singers from across Surrey) who linked the service.
All attending were encouraged to publicize the Beacon Event of "Thy Kingdom Come" to be held at Guildford Cathedral on Sunday 4th June 2017 (free tickets from www.guildford-cathedral.org) see below
Meryl Smith, Epsom Methodist Church CTiE Representative
Christ Church Picnic Praise Service 16th July 2018
About 35 people gathered together to share worship and food together. In typical British style, on this Summer evening, the weather was a little uncertain. We went with an English compromise of worshipping in the hall and picnicking in the church garden.
Christ Church choir led us in singing hymns and sung an anthem and introit to help us worship God musically. The service included prayers, Bible readings, symbolic actions and poetry. The theme was “The Earth is the Lord’s” and we focussed on giving thanks for creation and confessing our own casual disregard in protecting our natural environment. The service was introduced by a quote from the Installation Mass Homily of Pope Francis, (2013)
Let us be ‘protectors’ of Creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world!”
We shared food together in the middle of the worship and then most people stayed and chatted over coffee at the end of the service.
Give thanks for the foresight of Lord Rosebery who gave the park for all time,
for the beauty of the park – for the playground which is so well-used.
There will be a Prayer Walk through Epsom on Sunday 20th August starting at 3 pm. It will begin at Dulshott Green in the Parade
and return there for a cup of tea at the Baptist Church.
It is estimated that the Walk will take about an hour with stops at special points for prayer.
There is a leaflet to follow as we walk - but the walk can also be done on your own.
Copies can be obtained from Adrian Esdaile 01372 723 770 or HERE
During the walk we will be remembering in prayer the Local Authority, those in education, those who work in shops and restaurants,
those who commute to work, those who work in medicine, the elderly in homes or unable to go out, - as well as the Churches.
10th September 6.30 Second Thoughts at St Martins Church, Epsom.
The Very Revd. Dr. Andris Abakuks and Revd. Canon Adrian Esdaile
Martin Luther and the Reformation by the Very Revd. Dr. Andris Abakuks
31st October, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 theses by Martin Luther in the German town of Wittenberg, an event that is commonly commemorated as the starting point of the Reformation.
The talk will be about the life and work of Martin Luther and the beginnings of the Reformation.
Andris is the Dean of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Great Britain. In 2014 the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad signed the Porvoo Agreement, an agreement of communion between Anglican and Lutheran Churches in Europe.
Andris is the representative of his church on the Porvoo Contact Group. On the basis of the Porvoo Agreement, Andris has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Guildford by Bishop Andrew. Andris lives in Epsom and before he retired was a Lecturer in Statistics at Birkbeck College, University of London.
ORGANISED BY THE ROTARY CLUBS OF EPSOM AND EWELL stalls many are also from Churches Together see below
Sunday 17th September 2017, from 11:30 to 16:30 at Hook Road Arena, KT19 8QG
Entry by programme £2 in advance or £4 on the gate, children under 12 free, Car Parking £2 (last entry by car 4pm
THIS YEAR'S FUNDAY IS ON SUNDAY 17 SEPT 2017
A community and charity event for the whole family
Programmes will be on sale each Saturday 10 until 4 in the Ashley Centre from Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Programmes available from Epsom Playhouse, Ebbisham Centre (outside Epsom Library) Bourne Hall, and Smith's Newsagent, 14 Ruxley Lane.
Epsom Playhouse will be selling tickets on-line and via the telephone from 2nd September 2017.
Tickets will be exchangeable at the gate for programmes.
With major Fun Fair and stalls run by local charities, community groups, schools and businesses with many running affordable family games.
Please see our Pitch holders page for details of our stallholders.
Churches Together in Ewell - www.ctewell.org.uk
Churches Together in Epsom - http://www.ctie.org.uk/
The event includes:
Fun Fair with dodgems, big wheel etc.
Arenas and Marquees with free attractions, shows and presentations
Many free activities, children's workshops and entertainment for all the family, including a children's entertainer Mr Mayhem and other attractions on stage throughout the afternoon.
Punch and Judy will also be giving free shows.
Hook Road Arena is located to the north of Epsom and Ewell between Chessington Road and Hook Road, next to the St Ebba’s Hospital site.
Travelling by car - Enter Hook Road Arena via the main signed vehicle access, off the roundabout at Hook Road
please do not park in any of the surrounding roads
Save the date: Saturday 23rd September 2017, 7.30pm.
Opera Holloway are returning to St Martin’s Church Epsom with their highly successful production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti.
Five professional singers and a small chamber orchestra lead by Lewis Gaston will be delighting us with their reduced version of this classic tale of comedy, confusion and love.
The evening is further enhanced by a subtitles machine, which provides a live translation so everyone can enjoy the action to its fullest extent.
This event is FREE ENTRY - to find professional opera at no cost is so rare, but we wish to make music accessible to all.
Please spread the word, save the date and come along on 23rd September.
Available from Dovecote Book Shop - firstname.lastname@example.org
Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival 2017
Epsom Mental Health Week has always been something special – and this year will be extra special as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary. To mark this milestone, we would like to welcome you to the Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival which will be held between October 7th and October 15th 2017.
The Festival will present a diverse programme of over 70 events, activities and workshops held at a variety of venues around Epsom – and all free of charge! This year’s theme is “Community” and a safe, supportive and inclusive community is what you’ll find here.
The programme will incorporate a day for and with young people, opportunities to be creative and to participate in open discussions, including one session with a local MP. For those who enjoy physical activity there’s football.
Some members of our local community may find it a challenge to get out and about so visits to Nursing Homes across Epsom and Ewell have been arranged.
The Epsom Male Voice Choir makes a welcome return – back by popular demand as they were so well-received last year.
You will also be invited to take part in “A Day to Do” – to undertake to be a good neighbours in your local community.
These events and activities are free to attend and open to everyone who wants to come along - you don’t need to have specific issues or concerns with your mental health to attend. With such a wide and varied programme and with over 70 events we wouldn’t expect you to attend them all but we think you’re likely to find something of interest. You can dip in and out and attend any of those events and activities you’d like to be a part of. Even if all you want is a place to sit and be still, you will be most welcome.
Please feel free to be a part of our community during the Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival which is organised by a small, local registered charity, Love Me Love My Mind. For further information on the Epsom Health and Wellbeing Festival or Love Me Love My Mind you can email, email@example.com or 01372 721518 or website www.epsommentalhealthweek.org.uk
Click above for present and past members
If you have attended any of the previous Women's World Day of Prayer then browse some of them HERE
What to bring - our 'wanted list' of long life, in date food is as follows:
Tinned or long life sponge puddings, Tinned potatoes, Tinned fruit, Tinned pies, Ketchup/brown sauce, Honey/jam/ chocolate spread, Treats, Biscuits, Shampoo/conditioner, Soap, Feminine products, Baby toiletries/food, Dried rice, Sugar, Condiments - small size oil, salt, pepper, mixed herbs, vinegar
The Epsom & Ewell Foodbank urgently needs the following items:
Washing up liquid, Washing powder and liquid, Men’s deodorant, Shaving foam, Dog food, Cooking sauces (not pasta sauce), UHT fruit juice, Powdered milk, Sugar (500g)
WE DO NOT NEED baked beans, dried pasta, soup, tuna, dried rice, pulses, chocolate spread, baby wipes or nappies.
Many thanks for your support
New information about Food Bank is here