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Sunday 16th June: 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Updated: Jun 19

Tomorrow, being the third Sunday of the month, is our Family Communion service, designed for everyone to be together in the service. It will include a nod to Father’s Day, so fathers are especially welcome!

Election poll cards arrived at the Vicarage this morning. Churches are again prominent in organising and hosting election hustings for the General Election. In our constituency of Reigate, St John’s Church Redhill is hosting a hustings with the five candidates – details below.

May the Holy Spirit guide us,


Services for 16th June: 3rd Sunday after Trinity
  • 8am: Holy Communion

  • 10am: Family Service: God's Command

    • With the Junior Choir

    • We welcome children of all ages to our Family services

Services & Events for Next Week
  • Wednesday 19th June at 10am: Mid-week Service

    • With coffee and a chat afterwards

  • Sunday 9th June

    • 8am: Holy Communion

    • 10am: Parish Communion Service - Made Well by Faith

      • Church Explorers gather in the meeting room before the service

Mother's Union Open Meeting 20th June, 8pm: A Visit to Zimbabwe

Moira Astin will give an illustrated talk about her visit to our linked Diocese of Central Zimbabwe. Anyone is welcome to come to this open meeting which will take place in the church. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Confirmation Service: 23rd June, 5pm, at The Wisdom of God Church, Lower Kingswood

Do come to this service to support our five candidates who are preparing for confirmation, and to meet the Bishop of Croydon, Bishop Rosemary who will be leading the service. There will be a reception afterwards in the Lower Kingswood hall just across from the church.

If you have not been before, the Wisdom of God is an interesting church in itself which celebrates the Eastern Orthodox traditions in its architecture.

Election Hustings for Reigate Constituency Tuesday 25th June, 7:30pm at St John's Church, Redhill

St John’s Church, Redhill, is delighted to be hosting a hustings ahead of the forthcoming General Election. The event will be held in the church. All five prospective parliamentary candidates for the Reigate constituency have agreed to attend on Tuesday 25th June from 7.30pm to 9.30pm to present their case for being elected your next MP and to answer questions. This will be your chance to learn about their views on many topics, local or national, that will be in their control or influence if elected, from environmental issues, taxation and the economy to NHS and immigration.

Full details on the website

COGS Summer Olympics: Saturday 6th July from 2:30pm (church grounds)

COGS SUMMER OLYMPICS! Entertainment for competitors and spectators alike! To be followed by a Barbecue. Bar and teas available all afternoon.

Tickets: Competitors Adult £10; Child £5; Family (2+2) £25.

Spectators £2 at the gate, children free. Barbecue £5 (must prebook)

For further information or to register a team email:

Gatton Community Theatre Presents: Setareh - A Journey to Remember

Written and directed by Libby Egwuba, this is an open air promenade performance in Gatton Park (Rocky Lane RH2 0TW).

Eight performances on 11th-14th and 18th-21st July at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available form

Setareh is a Persian name meaning ‘star’ and the production will draw you in to the journey to find God made known.

Can you help with Church Explorers?

From time to time we need another adult to sit in with one of our Church Explorers leaders. This gives an extra pair of hands to help the children with their activities. It also means we are providing a safe environment for our children under safeguarding recommendations. You do not need to have a DBS check or any particular training to sit in with the group.

We also invite teenagers in our church families to come to Church Explorers to help from time to time or more regularly.

To find out more please have a chat with our Church Explorers leaders, Lis, Laura and Nicky.

An Update on Church Leaks

Several times since the New Year we have had water coming down the wall and into the sanctuary at the east end of the church.

We hired a mobile platform to inspect the high-level gutter (too high for safe access by ladder). This showed the cause was a) tree debris blocking the drain outflow (which was easily cleared); and b) the overflow pipe visible on the outside of the church has never connected into the gutter!

Clearly we can’t spend over £1000 every year or so just to clear the drains from the two high level gutters. So we plan to make the gutter drains larger, and to connect the protective overflows properly.

Also, we will be removing an area of ceiling plaster from the baptistry ceiling to investigate the persistent leak from the roof above to see what needs doing to finally resolve that problem.

When we have estimates for the costs we will update the church. We plan to apply for a grant for up to 50% of the cost and will likely need to make an appeal for the rest.

For our Prayers

We give thanks for the life of Will Pepper and ask God’s guidance for Joan and her family as they prepare for the funeral service to come.

We pray for those who are being confirmed next Sunday: Toby Stonelake, Vivian Fakeye, Sophie Carey, August Blain, Milla Blain and for candidates from other parishes.

We pray for fathers everywhere, that they may enjoy the responsibilities of parenthood and fulfil them well.


Don't forget to check the Church Calendar on our website for all our upcoming events!


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