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Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

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.

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


I will be holding a Dementia Friends information session on Monday 23rd April at St Joseph’s church at 10.45.

The session will last for on hour.

I am a Dementia Champion volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Society.

A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community.

They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.

Kathy Maskens






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 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


Future Christian Aid Week dates

2018, 13 to 19th May - Read the changes for Epsom HERE