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Performed by the local community in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the 42nd time. The play dates back to the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from the plague the villagers vowed to perform a Passion Play every ten years, to give thanks if they were spared during the epidemic. At Pentecost 1634 they began and performed the play for the first time on a stage built over the graves of plague victims. Oberammergau has kept the tradition alive except for short periods during wars and other times of civil strife. Now you are offered the opportunity to experience this memorable occasion. Accommodation and Passion Play tickets are difficult to acquire unless sourced early. Going as a group is the best option and with this in mind I’m asking who might be interested. In total it's a ten day holiday.

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

Departing 26th July 2020 for 10days [door to door taxi collection]

The option is to arrive by luxury coach in or near Oberammergau for two nights [this is the maximum permitted] and then transfer for five additional nights to the picturesque Austrian Tirol staying at the Sporthotel St Anton am Arlberg for a period of holiday and sight seeing etc. Three excursions would be included in the tour, a full day visit to Innsbruck, another full day to Vorarlberg and Vaduz and another to be announced later. The tour will also allow a full day at leisure in St Anton with the option of a cable car ride [not included] to the scenic alpine summit for lunch. The price is £1599 which will include bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal in reasonable accommodation in Oberammergau and a four star hotel facility in the Tirol which will include bed, breakfast and evening meal, with an outward and return overnight stay in Metz.

To be clear you are only showing a no obligation interest and until the final details are known you are not committed to anything. When the final details are confirmed if you are not satisfied with the arrangements you simply cancel your interest. Single rooms will probably be in short supply so you are advised to show an early interest. Optional insurance will be offered with final confirmations.

Some of Ruxley Church went with a group in 2000 and 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Experience’. Once we know if we have a viable number we can then make a more detailed itinerary, which will enable you to make a decision at that time. If you miss this one, you’ll have to wait another ten years until 2030. Please let me know of your interest by 31st July 2018 at the latest

confirm your interest either by phone or email: derek@pamsway.com  

The overall tour would be managed by Derek Eade

and underwritten by Gardiners NMC formerly Epsom Coaches 01372 610000

information Derek Eade   020 8393 6885   mobile 07774 204 202


Full-time Children's and Family Worker wanted

Epsom Methodist Church (EMC) is looking to recruit a full-time Children and Family Worker to join our Ministerial Team and provide drive, vision and inspirational leadership to our work among children and families in Epsom.

This is an exciting role for an active Christian within a supportive team and offers the opportunity for a varied and fulfilling ministry.

EMC has an active and expanding program of ministry to children and families, including: Activity Days, Messy Church, special events such as pantomimes, plays and a full program for all on Sundays.

The church runs a very successful nursery, a thriving toddler group, has its own flourishing Scout and Guide groups and is the meeting place for a large number of other groups which make use of our facilities throughout each week.

We are looking for an energetic and experienced individual who can lead the continued development of our work with children (0-12) and families and help us to grow our impact in this crucial area of church life and mission.

Key aspects of the role will include:

·         Bringing vision and development to our children’s groups and activities.

·         Leading, inspiring and resourcing our teams of volunteers.

·         Building relationships with children and families in Epsom,

·         Providing opportunities for them to explore and respond to the Christian message

The ideal candidate will:

·         Have at least three years’ experience as a Children and Family Worker or similar.

·         Be someone who has energy, is an enabler, supporter and challenger of others.

·         Have demonstrated their initiative in successfully introducing new exciting programmes and events for children and parents.

·         Be a good team member able to work within our existing ministry and leadership teams.

The appointment will initially be for a three-year term with a salary of £26,500 - £29,000pa (depending on experience).

Closing Date: 4th April 2018.

Application packs for this position can be obtained from Epsom Methodist Church: 

office@epsommethodistchurch.org.uk or by telephoning 01372 728535


Secret Angels

24th March 2018 - - 2.30 to 5.00

Epsom Methodist Church

Join Saltmine Theatre Company’s Secret Angels, as they embark on a mission, a secret mission, from … Well, that’s classified. Jordan is eleven. She’s had a bad day, she keeps getting things wrong and she feels a bit invisible.

Her HOPElevels are seriously low. But this is before Micky and Gabby come crashing into her room.

These secret agents with a twist know the solution, and introduce Jordan to the Book of Hope.

Jordan’s room comes alive with planets and stars, shepherds and kings, and a bewildered innkeeper who just can’t sleep.

But what difference can this story make?

Tickets £3 but free for the under 3s

To book, use the booking form attached HERE.

Please bring completed booking form, payment

and collect your tickets from the church office between 10am and 12:30pm

If you have any questions, ring John on 07517 368362.

Following Secret Angel, you are invited to a

Messy Church Easter Event

 craft, activities, fun, food ........


The next meeting of the CTiE Council will be Thursday 19 April 7.30 at the Epsom  Methodist Church.

All Are Welcome


Follow the Passion Play Rehearsals week by week HERE



invites you to tea on



 Stoneleigh Baptist Church, The Glade, Stoneleigh, KT17 2HL


We will be celebrating Spring time and thinking about Easter


through games and music


Refreshments will be served


RSVP to Paula Smith 020 8337 2957

paula.smith@mybroadbandmail.com by 17 March 2018

or 6 Longwood Court, the Avenue, Worcester Park KT4 7EJ


“Through the roof”

supporting those affected by disability



Easy Access Church, a place where ALL are welcomed, included and encouraged

A new venture – a short church service especially geared for those with learning disabilities – followed by refreshments

SUNDAY 25 March 3.00pm

All Saints Church Hall, Fulford Road, West Ewell KT19 9QY 

All Saints Church,

7 Church Road, West Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9QY


Sunday 20 May 3:00pm

St Peters, Woodmansterne, SM7 3NR

Sunday 22 July 3:00pm

All Saints Church Hall, Fulford Road, West Ewell KT19 9QY

ALL are Welcome

More information Paula Smith

0208 337 2957 Or 077702421345


Prayer for the Churches

There is an opportunity when any Epsom Christians can come together for prayer for the Churches in Epsom.


It is on the first Monday in each month at 9.15 am in St Martin's Church, Church Street.


Lent Lunches 2018 more details HERE


Epsom Chamber Choir will be singing the music of JS Bach, his forebears and others who influenced him, performing under

guest conductor Jack Apperley, in the wonderful setting of St Martin of Tours Church, Epsom.

Two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s finest and most dramatic motets will be at the heart of the concert: ‘Komm, Jesu Komm’ and ‘Jesu Meine Freude’.

Also being performed are works by three other Bachs (Johannes, Johann Christoph and Johann Michael),

and music by two further composers who influenced the great man: Heinrich Schütz and Johann Kuhnau.

This concert delivers a unique perspective that pays tribute to the music of the men on whose shoulders JS Bach stands.

JS’s own influence continues, and the choir will also sing a 20th century re-imagining of a Bach chorale

 by Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt.

Buy tickets online



Needed Volunteer cooks for the St Barnabas Church - Monday drop in:

St Barnabas  provide approximately 30 weeks of dinners during the year, and feed between 25-30 people each week. 

We do not meet on Bank Holidays, during August and we have a number of outings for which a meal is not required. 

Our volunteer cooks provide the main dish which is usually delivered around 5-5.30pm.  At present we have six cooks so this works out at about 5 times a year. 

Our number of cooks has gone down these last few years due to illness, moving away etc., so we are hoping to find some replacements so the cooks will not have to cook so often.  

The cooks choose their own meals.  At present we are given a variety of dishes including chicken pies, curries, shepherds pie, mince and pasta, sausages and roast beef. 

 We can provide black plastic trays to cook the dinner in,  and  provide vegetables and whatever else is needed to go with the main dish, plus  puddings and cheese.

 We are of course willing to cover the cost of the meal as required.

If the meals need to be collected this can be arranged.

If you feel you could only provide one or two meals a year this would be appreciated. 

Naturally the more cooks we have the less number of weeks the cooks would be asked to cook.

I have been arranging these meals for four years (I took over from a lady who had done it for six years!). 

A  list for the year is prepared hence everyone knows well in advance when they are cooking - but nothing is set in stone - dates can be altered.

Looking forward to hearing from you. 

 And please do be in touch with any questions before making a decision.

Thank you so much for your time.

Muriel Stafford.  01372 721518   info@lovemelovemymind.org.uk  St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA


Future Christian Aid Week dates

2018 - 13-19 May


Free cake and a cuppa!

The Council and the Ashley centre have granted us permission to have a Cake & Tea stall on one corner of Epsom high street

 (in front of Metro bank) every third Saturday of the month.

Please look out for us on Saturdays from about 11am – 1pm.

 Take a break from your shopping and come and help yourself to a free cake and hot drink.

There really is no catch!

but you may only get a slice of above!

We just want to demonstrate God’s love to the community.

The Kings Church is an independent free church with strong roots in prayer and the teaching of the word of God,

dating back to its early roots in 1936.


The Fellowship in 2017 Who is Who in CTiE

Click above for present and past members


If you have attended any of the previous Women's World Day of Prayer then browse some of them HERE


What to bring - our 'wanted list' of long life, in date food is as follows:

Tinned or long life sponge puddings, Tinned potatoes, Tinned fruit, Tinned pies, Ketchup/brown sauce, Honey/jam/ chocolate spread, Treats, Biscuits, Shampoo/conditioner, Soap, Feminine products, Baby toiletries/food, Dried rice, Sugar, Condiments - small size oil, salt, pepper, mixed herbs, vinegar

The Epsom & Ewell Foodbank urgently needs the following items: 

Washing up liquid, Washing powder and liquid, Men’s deodorant, Shaving foam, Dog food, Cooking sauces (not pasta sauce), UHT fruit juice, Powdered milk, Sugar (500g)

WE DO NOT NEED baked beans, dried pasta, soup, tuna, dried rice, pulses, chocolate spread, baby wipes or nappies.

Many thanks for your support

New information about Food Bank is here