NUTFIELD PARISH CHURCH

The Church of St Peter and St Paul

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Festival Weekend Sat 29th and Sun 30th June
Please join us for a weekend of celebration. All are warmly welcome to enjoy delicious cakes, surrounded by fabulous flowers. See the Burne-Jones windows and try your hand at bellringing in our beautiful, ancient church. 
Church open from 2 - 5 pm both days.
Special Festival Services and a Hymns and Pimms Concert on Sat 30th at 7 pm.
For full details please Click Here
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CHURCHYARD WORKING PARTY & LUNCH

On the first Saturday of every month (except January) we meet at around 10am to do some work in our churchyard. This is followed by a ploughman's lunch between 12:30 and 2.00 pm. These lunches are most enjoyable and are also popular with non-gardeners. The churchyard is large and there are not many volunteers to carry out the work, so we would always welcome an extra pair of hands. Gardening experience is not required, as we will show you what to do. We don't mind how long you have to spare - even half an hour would be appreciated. Those who tend the churchyard are getting on a bit, so do come and give us a hand if possible - it's quite good fun!

AUDIO CLINIC FOR NHS HEARING AID USERS

This is free and takes place on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:00am - noon at St Peter & St Paul's Church NutfieldClick here for Details

THE PRAYER GROUP
The Prayer Group meet at 1 Braes Mead, South Nutfield every second Monday of the month at 2:15pm.  All are most welcome. 

If you have anything you would like the group to pray for but cannot attend, please let Gilly know. 

CONTACTING REV PHE

The Rector is available on 01883 743252 if you would like to be visited or if there is anyone you would like prayed for. This could be at our daily prayer times during the week and/or during the intercessions at our Sunday services.

Rev Phe runs a 'HATCH AND MATCH' CLINIC, on the first Wednesday of each month for those wishing to book Weddings and Baptisms. Please contact the Benefice Office on 01883 818324.

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU! ST PETER & ST PAUL
Do you have a passion to help the wider church flourish and grow?
We currently have only one representative on Deanery Synod when there should be 3. We therefore urgently need to fill the two vacancies vacancy.
Deanery Synods are the formal meetings (3 times a year) of a deanery, a group of parishes in a geographical area which forms a link between the parishes and the wider church, including the Diocese. Deanery Synods meet to focus on the mission and ministry in an area as well as provide a channel for sharing information. Occasionally Synods are required to take formal decisions, sometimes by means of a vote. The post is for 3 years. for further information, please speak to Catherine  or Rev Phe.

FUNDS FOR FAITH

For the past three years a group of us have been sponsoring Faith, a Zimbabwean student studying at the university at Gweru. She's an extremely bright and conscientious young lady who passes  just about all her subjects with distinctions.
Her three year course has become a four year course as it involved a year of work experience on top of the three academic years. This, together with changes in the rate of exchange, has left us short of funds. Are any of you willing to make a one-off donation to help? We don't want to let her down in this, her final year. Any contribution, no matter how small, would be gratefully appreciated. Cheques may be made out to Nutfield PCC. With many thanks, Charmaine.

BCP NEWS

Surrey church pledges support for a Prayer Book ‘Used By Countless Previous Generations’ Click here to see details.

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Plea for Help with Mowing

We'd be very grateful to have some volunteers to help with cutting the grass. The churchyard is  divided into sections with ideally two people in charge of each section. Mowing usually starts in February and extends to the end of October or beginning of November, depending on the weather. It needs cutting every two weeks, so with two people per section this would mean each person would mow once a month for 1 - 1 1/2  hours, depending on the size of your patch.
If you think you could help, or if you'd like to find out more first, please contact
Charmaine on 01737 823360.

RESOURCING GOD'S MISSION IN SOUTHWARK DIOCESE 

One of the important things about the Church of England is that it works together. Rather than each church paying for its own vicar and all the other costs of ministry, resources are pooled with richer parishes supporting poorer ones. This means clergy can be put in the places where they are needed most. So a more affluent parish with fewer people in it may have a half-time priest, while a less affluent inner city parish may need a full-time priest. 

Southwark Diocese are implementing a new way of seeking to fund the work of parishes. For more details click here.

VOLUNTEERS FOR CLEANING
If you could give an hour or two to help with cleaning at Nutfield, please contact Gilly or Charmaine.

BELL RINGING
Have you thought about becoming one of our bell-ringers? Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit... it also makes a glorious sound! Many ringers consider ringing to be their contribution to church or village life, others do it for the pure pleasure it brings. Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age from ten to those in their eighties. New ringers are always welcome. Why not come and see whether it would interest you – we are seeking more ringers now to expand our existing bands to help to maintain this very traditional skill.
You will find our ringers in the church towers every practice evening:
Tuesdays  from 7.30pm until 9.15pm (with a coffee break about 8.15!)
Click here for more information about Bell Ringing at Nutfield

Have you ever wondered what and who the PCC are?
They are a group of people elected at the APCM who passionately want to work for the church we all love and further the work of the Anglican Communion within our parish and beyond.
they are a fun group of people doing a very serious and responsible job. If you would like to find out more, then 
ask a member of the PCC.

To see more information about the charities that the Church supports see the Links page.

Rector's Day Off - Monday

Please leave a message on her answering machine on other days
or send an e-mail if she is not immediately available.