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'Taste and See' cake stall 15th June 2019 at 11am

Come and join us on Saturday 15th June outside Metrobank on Epsom High Street between 11am and 1pm.

Members from various churches in Epsom will be handing out cakes and coffee

- and extending a listening ear and prayer for those in need.

This is our way of sharing God's blessings with the people of Epsom.

We'd love to see you!

There are two more Taste and See cake stalls this year:

 Saturday September 21st

 Saturday December 21st

If you have any questions,

please get in touch with

Rev’d David Candlin

revcandlin@gmail.com   or07723 849 477     

 

 

 

 

 

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News from your Mayor – Councillor Neil Dallen

 

January was very quiet and we managed to get away for an unexpected two week holiday!

Our return started with a knockout blow by the Mayoress while opening a new Gauntlet boxing club (picture)

Since then there has been the usual mix of events including another batch of visits to the Town Hall included 8 youth groups and a visiting school group from Chantilly (our twin town). I ran a school assembly at Southfield Park which was great fun and attended a GirlGuiding sleep over at the Grandstand.

 We ‘opened’ a new wheelchair friendly roundabout and refurbished ‘zip wire’ at Court rec., visited  a PHAB (Physically Handicapped, Able Bodied) club night, read stories to Busy Bees nursery children, attended NESCOT presentations, started the 80th Pioneer Run for veteran motorbikes at Tadworth and helped present prizes in Brighton, attended Conquest Art annual meeting where we chose our favourite picture and enjoyed Hot Mikado at the Playhouse.

Businesses were not forgotten with five events including the opening of Zaku Artistry Studio and attending the first Epsom Pancake race in the Market.

Three care home visits, 3 quiz nights, 3 Borough civic events, 15 events outside the borough, and a Glyn School reunion all kept us busy!

For the Mayors Charities we ran a quiz night, curry night, tapas night and café bridge. These events both raised funds and also the profile of the three charities which are -

·         Girlguiding UK, specifically for projects in the Borough to improve facilities for not only Girlguiding but other youths including Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

·         Talking Newspaper based at Swail House and providing a ‘lifeline’ service to those who are blind or partially sighted.

·         Work Stress Solutions (WSS) who support a wide range of disadvantaged people, young and old, by improving their self-esteem, providing training and offering volunteering or employment opportunities both within and outside their organisation.

Their last major fund raising events is The Mayor’s Ball on Saturday 11th May. There are still tickets available at £75 for this prestigious black tie event!

I am passionate about our community and if my presence could support you organisation’s objectives over the next few weeks I am happy to take part by giving short talks, presenting certificates, starting or opening an event or simply supporting whatever you are doing.

If you would like me to take part, please get in touch with the Mayors’ office at the town hall, email mayor@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.

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Last News from your Mayor – Councillor Neil Dallen

 

Our last 5 weeks as Mayor and Mayoress encompasses the variety of events that we have had the privilege to attend and represent Epsom and Ewell as the Borough’s First Citizen.

We have presented certificates at

·        ECRA Duck Race on the Hogsmill River

·        Police Cadets Awards Ceremony at Guildford University

·        Young Enterprise Student Company of the Year Showcase event at Epsom College

·        The Mayor’s Young Volunteer Awards – a new initiative that I hope will continue

·        Round the Borough Bike event in Horton Country Park

We have opened

·        Ewell Grove Primary School

·        Adam Donald’s Memorabilia Display at Bourne Hall Museum

·        RBL Outreach Venture launched at the Comrades Club

·        Trim Trail in the children’s playground in Shadbolt Park

·        Rebranded Priory Court home

·        Employment Fair in the Rainbow Centre

We have attended

·        Dyscovers 25th Anniversary Tea at Woodlands Park Hotel

·        Epsom and Ewell Refugee Network “Far from the Home I Love” concert at St Martins Church

·        Epsom Police Cadet’s Attestation at Guildford University

·        Elmbridge Civic Reception at Oatlands Park Hotel

·        Surrey Heath Mayors Charity Ball at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

·        Epsom Police Cadets meeting at Epsom and Ewell igh School

·        Epsom Common AGM at Christchurch hall as their patron

·        BANOS “Bad Girls” at Adrian Mann Theatre, NESCOT

·        Epsom Male Voice Choir concert at the Epsom Playhouse

·        St. John’s Church, Stoneleigh’s 80th Anniversary

·        Annual Festival at Sri Raja Rajeswary Temple in Stoneleigh

·        Happy Glaze Ceramics 1st birthday party in Waterloo Road

We have hosted the Aspire student company from NESCOT at the Town Hall to celebrate their victory and move to the next round of the competition (picture above).

Our Charity Committee ran the Mayors Charity Ball at the RAC, raising thousands of pounds for our charities.

To end our fantastic year the Mayor was ‘weighed out’ at Epsom Racecourse where the new Mayor, Councillor John Beckett was ‘weighed in’. John, I hope your year is as good as ours has been.

Thank you everyone – council, businesses, supporters, schools, clubs, churches, organisations, friends, residents and family. Without your help and support the year would not have been possible.

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The Bible and You

We would love to learn more about your relationship with the Bible, how and when you engage with it and how we can encourage you in your faith journey.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales are conducting a short survey about how we engage with the Bible as part of our preparations for our 2020 Initiative - "The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word". We will then conduct an identical survey at the end of 2020 and compare the data. We would be very grateful if you completed this short survey as it will help us to provide the right focus, activities and resources for 2020 as well as supporting dioceses going forward.

Many thanks,
Bishop Peter Brignall - Chair of the 2020 Planning Team.

This survey  covers ALL the Christian Denominations this is reflected in the final part of this survey, please enter you individual responses and also pass onwards to your churches web person for wider circulations.

Continue

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Surrey Community Action are looking for residents of Epsom to help set up a Good Neighbour Scheme for Epsom town. A good neighbour would offer lifts, shopping or visiting for residents of Epsom.

If you feel you have some time to spare, would like to know more,

please contact Vicki Turton at Surrey Community Action on 01483 447121

or e-mail her on Vickit@surreyca.org.uk or see www.surreyca.org.uk/

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David Fox-Branch has a couple of spaces available on an upcoming retreat

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Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. Our network of more than 5,800 trained volunteers provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.

SSAFA are seeking interest for volunteers for their service that supports veterans.  There is very little SSAFA support in the Epsom and Ewell area so if you are able to ask any of your church contacts to promote this that would be great.

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity is looking for volunteer caseworkers in the Epsom and Ewell area.  This rewarding role with UK's oldest military charity provides support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families who are in need.  It involves meeting clients, often in their homes, assessing their needs and obtaining appropriate assistance.

The amount of time a caseworker gives is flexible and can be tailored to other commitments.  He/she will be part of a team and receive full training with paid expenses.  The only requirements are the ability to self-drive within the Epsom and Ewell area and to use a computer.

SSAFA would be delighted to hear from anyone with some spare time who would like to help those who have served our country and sadly fallen on hard times. 

Interested please contact SSAFA Surrey.

Tel: 01483 208111, or  email: mailto:surrey.branch@SSAFA.org.uk

for an initial discussion.

Thank you for your help with this.

https://www.ssafa.org.uk 

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Children and Young Families Worker, Part-Time (0.6), 3 days a week

Do you have a deep love for Jesus?  Are you passionate about working with children?  Do you have a heart to see children grow and thrive in a church family and become the unique individuals that God has created them to be? 

If so, you will be interested in our exciting new role at Epsom Baptist Church.

Epsom Baptist Church (www.epsomchurch.co.uk) is a thriving medium-sized evangelical church based in Epsom Town centre.  We are a close family church spanning a wide diversity of cultures and ages including around 50 children and young people.

Our growth has led to a need for both a Children and Young Families Worker and a Youth Worker. We are currently looking for either two people to cover each of these roles on a part time basis or one person who could cover both remits on a full-time basis.

We would ideally like to appoint someone with experience in a similar role who could take a strategic lead for this work within the church. However, we would also be open to recruiting someone with less experience but with a passion for working with children and a desire to learn and develop. We could provide some mentoring support to this kind of candidate.

Salary would be commensurate with experience and agreed with potential candidates.  Salary range FTE is £23,00-£26,000, pro rata £13,800-£15,600. 

The job offer will be subject to receipt of successful references and Enhanced DBS check.  There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the post-holder to be a Christian.

If you are interested in the exciting opportunity please contact admin@epsomchurch.co.uk for more details and an application form.

Closing date is: Monday 15th July 2019

Thank you for your interest in this role

 

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You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary!

Epsom Chamber Choir are busy rehearsing a major concert to mark their 50th anniversary in style. The concert, which takes place on Saturday 29th June, comprises Gems of the English Baroque, with Handel’s splendid ‘Dixit Dominus’ taking centre stage. Also included are excerpts from Handel’s oratorio ‘Solomon’ and works from Purcell, one of which has been given an intriguing contemporary twist.

The choir and its conductor Mark Biggins will be joined by impressive young soloists and an instrumental ensemble, adding extra excitement to this celebration. Past members of the choir have also been invited to join in what promises to be an exceptionally rousing performance of ‘Zadok the Priest’.

Members of the audience will be invited to join choir members for a reception at the end of the evening.

Chairman Nic Ash comments: “What started out fifty years ago as a few enthusiastic singers getting together to have fun, has developed into one of Surrey’s leading chamber choirs. We work hard to achieve an exceptionally high level of performance across an adventurous range of music – but with no less enthusiasm or fun!”

Please see the website HERE for further information.

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Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th August 2019: 10.00 am till 12.30 pm
For young people, ages 5 - 15yrs, Four fun-filled mornings, flying 'Up Up and Away' together, going on an exciting adventure, following Jesus and exploring stories in the Bible. Fantastic craft, crazy science, sports challenges, drama workshops, singing, stories and snacks.


Special activities for the 11-15s group. Free playgroup / crèche for helpers’ children under 5
Online booking is now open for the package deal of all 4 mornings in one go.

Individual Ticket Price £20


To book fewer than 4 mornings, please book and pay at the Church Office, weekdays, 10 - 12.30
Event Date 27-08-2019 10:00 am - Event End Date 30-08-2019 12:30 pm
You can still register for the event up till: -27-08-2019 10:00 am
 
Location of the event: Epsom Methodist Church


Click here to buy tickets
 

 

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Our next CTiE meeting will be on 27 August  at TBA from 7.30 pm