IMPORTANT UPDATE - HALL CONTACT DETAILS
Please use our new contact details for Hall bookings & enquiries.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Tadworth has served the local community for over 100 years and whether you are new to the area or are thinking of re-joining church life we would be very pleased to see you. In the meantime we hope you enjoy exploring our website and finding out more about the worship, the life of our church community and our beautiful building.
enjoyed the Saturday Café in the hall this morning (thank you everyone who put it on) as we celebrated the completion of the church hall floors. The display outlining the next projects for the hall will be present during the Parish Christmas Lunch tomorrow. Next on our list are to find grants for a) repair/replacement of the flat rooves, and b) the upgrading of all the hall toilets. There was a good buzz and it was great to thank Reigate and Banstead for the CIL grant and talk with our local Councillors Zelanie Cooper (Reigate and Banstead) and Rebecca Paul (Surrey). Zelanie especially is giving great support and to our hall projects.
Thank you for your donations to Welcare last Sunday. If you missed the chance to make a donation, you can always make a donation through one of the orange envelopes labelled “for Welcare”. There are some leaflets about Welcare to view at the back of the church.
May you grow in the blessings of Advent: hope, joy, peace and love.
Sunday (17th December) 10 am: Family Eucharist: good news!
6.30 pm The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas Bring and Buy, Cake Bake and Raffle: Sunday 17th December
In another COGS tradition, this sale will take place after the 10am service on Sunday 17th December in aid of church funds. Please donate those bakes, jams etc. bring and buy items and raffle prizes. Further details from Jean Tattam 833464.
The Travelling Nativity
The travelling nativity set is well on its way from home to home. There is still time to take part if you would like a visit, please speak to one of the Church Explorers leaders.
You can keep one of the woolly sheep for a while, but don’t forget to bring your woolly sheep back to church on Sunday 24th!
COGS Family Pantomime “Treasure Island”
Adults £12.50 – Child £7.50 (great value – prices held from last year). Book early to avoid disappointment.
If you or someone you know would like to have a visit from one of the clergy during the Christmas season, with the option of them bringing a Home Communion Service to them, please let one of our clergy team, Tim, Sharon or Arthur, know.
This includes visits to people in care homes.
For our prayers
We give thanks that Joan Strachan is in good spirits in Epsom hospital, and pray that she can come home soon. We pray for Jean Clew and Graham Capper both in local care homes. We remember before God Bill Jones, whose funeral service takes place this coming week.
Making a Reverse Advent Calendar
There is an explanation, sticky labels and a priority food list at the back of church.
Thank you to people who have been making special food donations to the St Matthew’s Foodbank via the church porch recently, including a group of local child minders.
Wednesday 13th Dec 10 am No Holy Communion service – Tadworth School Carol Concert in church
Thursday 14th Dec 2.30 pm MU Festive Tea and entertainment: visitors welcome (in the Meeting Room)
Saturday 16th Dec 10.45-12 Saturday Café in the church
Saturday 16th Dec 2 pm Church flower decorating etc for Christmas