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Marie Curie Day of Reflection

The base of the fir tree at St John's Caterham.

Marie Curie are using the area under the pine tree as a reflective area for people to remember loved ones.
 
Jaimee will be leading a short service of remembrance and blessing the ground in readiness for daffodil bulbs to be planted in the autumn.
 
The Day of Reflection is a special moment in the calendar to remember everyone who died during the pandemic, to support people who are grieving, and to take time and space to recognise and reflect on the sorrow, collective loss and unresolved grief that emerged from such unusual times.
 
After the service, refreshments will be served in the Church Hall, planned to be 12 noon to 1pm.
 
Those who lost loved ones during COVID are welcome to the service and for refreshments afterwards.
 
Please give names of anyone you’d like remembered to Jaimee via our General Enquiries form.

Lent Climate Pilgrimage Saturday 17 February 2024

Thank you to everyone for making Saturday's pilgrimage a special day and a huge thank you to Revd Helen Burnett, the team of Stewards and the hospitality of the churches we stopped at for soup, cakes and tea.

We have made a 2 min film of the day.

Revd Vanessa E

#stjohnscaterham #climatechange


Hear Here Clinic - March

Hear Here clinic poster at St John's Church Hall.

A clinic will be held on 7 March 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
Caterham
CR3 6LA


Munch with Music - March 2024

Poster for Munch with Music on 6 March 2024.

The next Munch with Music will be held in the church on 6th March 2024 featuring Sophie Ehling on the cello and Yuri Inoshita at the piano.

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 3rd April 2024, with Double Duos.


WILD LENT

Watercolour of trees, flowers and butterflies.

Jaimee will be offering an eco/creation-care Lent group called "Wild Lent".

Each week will have a ritual and outside activity for people to do in their own time (e.g. hug a tree, is one week !). It will be
suitable for people to do with their children, too, as well as adults on their own.

Then on a Tuesday evening via Google Meet we'll have the opportunity to look at a Bible verse to do with that theme and reflect together.

The first session is on Tuesday 20th February with a theme of Trees & Flowers. The link is as follows:

Tuesday, 20th February: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ktt-hqwu-zaf

You do not have to have a google account to access the meeting. Enter the url above into your browser.

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Chat and Coffee about Dementia and Wellbeing (10:30am) and Lent Lunch (noon)

Split image between icons representing discussion and wellbeing and soup and bread attractively presented.

On February 24 in the church hall:

Clareville Rd
Caterham
CR3 6LA

there will be two events to enjoy.

 


The Big Plastic Count 11-17 March

The Big Plastic Count - It's back!

Hi there,
 
I just signed up to The Big Plastic Count.
 
For one week in March, thousands of people around the country are going to count their household plastic waste and submit the data to the UK’s biggest investigation into household plastic waste.
 
The evidence will put pressure on the UK government to push for an ambitious Global Plastics Treaty to end the age of plastic for good.
 
The plastics problem is still with us. Together we can convince the government to act.
 
Thanks,
Zoe

Climate Vigil - 14th-24th February

No faith in fossil fuels vigil poster.
 
The No Faith in Fossil Fuels Lent Vigil (join up) is a ten day event set to take place in Westminster – home of the UK Parliament. Christians from across the country will gather together from Ash Wednesday, holding vigil across ten days, day and night.
 
The vigil will be launched with an Ash Wednesday Church Service at St Johns Church, Waterloo and brought to a close with a service outside Downing Street.

Caterham School Lunchtime Recital - Munch with Music

We were graced on Wednesday 7th February with many talented musicians from Caterham School, and a recital that featured both ensembles and soloists.

Each performance was very well received and we look forward with anticipation to the next visit from Caterham School.


Lent Pilgrimage for Climate

The Rt Revd Dr Martin Gainsborough, Bishop of Kingston, invites you to join him on a journey of prayer, repentance and vision for justice in our response to the climate and ecological crisis.

The Rt Revd Dr Martin Gainsborough, Bishop of Kingston, invites you to join him on a journey of prayer, repentance and vision for justice in our response to the climate and ecological crisis.
Everyone is welcome, and walks are accessible to all ages. There are six separate walks taking place across the Diocese of Southwark during Lent.
 
CLIMATE PILGRIMAGE: Reigate and Tandridge Walk
Saturday 17 February
 
Walk leader Rev Helen Burnett vicar@chaldonchurch.co.uk (for volunteer stewards).
 
A 7-mile semi-rural walk on the North Downs which is mainly off road. The theme of this walk in relationship to climate and ecology is biodiversity, farming and transport, with part of the walk crossing the M25, and plans for a farm stop on route.
 
Walking boots or wellingtons for muddy off-road walking will be essential, plus clothing appropriate to the weather forecast on the day. Pack a rucksack with waterproofs, 1 litre of drinking water, a packed lunch and enough snacks for the day.
 
There are two steep climbs, with a minibus option for those who may find these difficult. All pilgrims must follow instructions given by the walk leaders and stewards and take full responsibility for their own safety and welfare, as well as for the supervision and safety of all children under their care. Any dogs must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times.
 
  • Start - gathering from 10 for 10.30 start: The Yard at Reigate Station: 3a The Facade, Holmesdale Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0BB. (entrance Gates Opposite China House Restaurant).
  • Public Transport: Reigate Station, trains from London Victoria and London Bridge via East Croydon and Clapham Junction.
  • Lunch Stop 12.30-1.30: St Katherine's Merstham, Church Hill Merstham Redhill, RH1 3BJ
  • Finish 4.30: St Peter and St Paul's Church, Chaldon CR3 5AL
  • Lifts will be provided at the end of the walk to Merstham Station or Reigate Station/car park.
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