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
Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
Departing 26th July 2020 for 10days [door to door
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:
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
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.
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
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
Be a good team member able to
work within our existing ministry and leadership
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:
or by telephoning 01372 728535
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
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
But what difference can this story make?
Tickets £3 but free for the under 3s
To book, use the booking form attached
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
you are invited to a
Church Easter Event
activities, fun, food ........
meeting of the CTiE Council will be Thursday 19 April 7.30
at the Epsom Methodist Church.
All Are Welcome
Follow the Passion
Rehearsals week by
STONELEIGH THROUGH THE ROOF GROUP
you to tea on
24 MARCH 2018
Baptist Church, The Glade, Stoneleigh, KT17 2HL
be celebrating Spring time and thinking about Easter
games and music
Refreshments will be served
Paula Smith 020 8337 2957
firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 March 2018
Longwood Court, the Avenue, Worcester Park KT4 7EJ
supporting those affected by disability
Easy Access Church, a place where ALL are welcomed, included
A new venture – a short
church service especially geared for those with
learning disabilities – followed by refreshments
SUNDAY 25 March 3.00pm
Church Hall, Fulford Road, West Ewell KT19 9QY
All Saints Church,
7 Church Road,
West Ewell, Surrey, KT19
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
0208 337 2957 Or
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
Epsom Chamber Choir will be singing the music of JS
Bach, his forebears and others who influenced him,
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
Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt.
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
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
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
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
And please do be in touch
with any questions before making a decision.
Thank you so much for your time.
Muriel Stafford. 01372 721518
email@example.com St Barnabas Church, Temple
Road, Epsom KT19 8HA