Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friend meeting at St John's Caterham Church Hall at 10:45am on 20 April 2024

Join us for this free interactive Information Session to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference. From being more patient in a shop queue to campaigning for change, every action counts.

Date: 20 April 2024
Start: 10:45am
Duration: 1 hour
St John's Church Hall
1 Clareville Road

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

All are welcome.

If possible contact us before the event if you are planning to attend, just so we know the numbers.
Name: Hakeem Anjorin / Gemma Wright
Contact details:   01883 460 376

Annual Parochial Church Meetings 2024

Surrey Hills watercolour.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meetings which will follow the 10am service.
We are looking for three new members to come on the PCC plus a PCC Secretary, a Treasurer and a Deanery Synod member.
There are leaflets on the table near the font about what being on the PCC means. If you’d like to know more about the various roles, please talk to Jaimee, Susan or Julie (through the contact form).
The Application Forms are in church on the table in front of the font, along with a box to post them into once completed.

Forest Church

Watercolour of sunlight streaming through trees.
The taster session will be on Saturday, 20th April at 3pm. We are meeting in the car park of Caterham School Pre-Prep and walking over to their outdoor learning & woodland area together.
This will be a "gently spiritual" encounter with the natural world, encouraging us, whatever age we are, to play and find joy and peace in nature.
The theme for this session is friendship - that is, friendship with God and nature and each other. Activities will include foraging, bushcraft, nature-based craft, a time of reflection, singing & outdoor prayer. It will be co-led by a Forest School Level 3 Leader but it will be intergenerational and suitable for all ages.
Please bring: bottled water, any medications you may need, and weather-appropriate clothing (long,waterproof trousers, long-sleeved tops, sun cream, sun hat and glasses and/or waterproof coat, woolly hat, gloves, wellies depending on the weather).
Please note that often activities such as scavenging, mud-play and water-based activities can result in mucky clothing - so don't wear your best white suit !
Do let us know if you plan to come (through the contact form) so that we can ensure we have enough resources for all.

Double Duos - Munch with Music, 3 April 2024

A pleasure to welcome Double Duos back again, with a classic programme:
1. Frim Fram
2. Lambeth Walk
3. Charleston
4. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
5. Slap that Bass
6. In the Mood
7. Feeling Good
8. Get Happy
9. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
10. Manhattan
11. Baby Face
12. Hokey Cokey
Reportedly there was dancing at the rear of the nave! The group are a firm favourite, we look forward to their next visit 🙂

Hear Here Clinic - April 2024

Hear Here poster.

A clinic will be held on 4 April 2024. It's a free service for people with NHS hearing aids includes:
Basic maintenance - Battery supply - Cleaning and Re-tubing - Trouble-shooting - Advice
Please do come along if you need advice, support, maintenance or batteries for your NHS hearing aid.

To be held at:

St John's Church Hall
Clareville Rd

Munch with Music - April 2024

3 April 2024 Munch with Music poster.

The next Munch with Music will be held in the church on 3rd April 2024 featuring Double Duos.

You are invited to bring your own ‘Munch’.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Coffee, tea and biscuits from 12:15pm, with the performance starting at 12:45pm and lasting about 45 minutes.

The following Munch will be on 1st May 2024, with Fumi Otsuki, (violin) and Alvaro Siculiana (piano)

You are welcome at St John's at Easter

Easter services at St John's Caterham.Easter story from your four local churches.

Palm Sunday - 24 March
Contemplative Service 8am
Big Service 10am

Maundy Thursday - 28 March
Foot/Hand washing and Vigil 7:30pm

Good Friday - 29 March
Informal Service, enter the story, interactive fun and hot cross buns 10am
Meditations, meditations on Jesus' last words 12noon
Veneration of the Cross, with candle lighting and choir 2pm

Easter Sunday - 31 March
Dawn Service with Easter Fire, vigil and communion 6:45am
Breakfast Together, in the church hall 8am
Easter Service with eggs, communion 10am


Easter Story from your Four Local Churches

Good Friday — March 29th
Drive or stride around the Easter Story by visiting 4 local churches each one telling part of the story through images, installations, prayer stations and more.

St Luke's, Whyteleafe, CR3 OAA
The Last Supper: Indoors from 10am — 3pm

St Lawrence's, Caterham, CR3 5RA (opposite St Mary's)
The Garden of Gethsemane: Indoors from 10am outside from 2pm

St Peter and St Paul, Chaldon, CR3 5AL
The Crucifixion: Outside from 10am onwards church open till 4pm

St John the Evangelist, Caterham Valley,CR3 6LA
The Tomb: Outside installation from 10am onwards

Hear Here March 2024

We had 28 visitors to the March clinic with some first timers, so a great success. There were a variety of maintenance problems.
With 4 volunteers chatting and offering a warm drink it meant more time could be spent repairing broken aids and showing people how to use the Bluetooth setting on their mobile phones.
Plenty of hardened ear wax removal going on as well. All very glamorous!

Carina Duo Concert - Munch with Music - 6 March 2024

Carina Duo was formed in 2023 by Sophie Ehling (cello) and Yuri Inoshita (piano). The full concert programme, of which the video has excerpts, was:
Yuri Inoshita (piano)
Beethoven - Sonata in A-flat major Op.110
Carina Duo
Beethoven - 12 Variations for Cello and Piano from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus" WoO. 45
R. Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op. 73
H. Bosmans - Nuit Calme
Dvorák - Silent Woods
The obvious enjoyment of the musicians for their pieces transmitted to the audience and the whole programme was very well received. A future visit by Carina Duo will be greatly anticipated!

Bishop's Lent Call 2024

Bishop's Lent Call webpage.
Each year, the Bishop’s Lent Call raises funds for local community projects in Southwark and our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe and Jerusalem, as well as calling parishes to a time of prayer and contemplation.
The Bishop's Lent Call for 2024 is raising funds for projects that focus on peace with justice in the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and resilience and well-being across our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe.
As we spend time in prayer and contemplation this Lent, we hope that you will feel able to generously support the projects we have chosen this year.
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