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Latest News for 2018

A new initiative of care and concern are a home for vulnerable/homeless people in the town which is being set up through a partnership between Churches Together in Epsom and the Christian charity, Hope into Action

 It is our hope that this project will be a very real help to many – in addition to so much else

 that Churches Together in Epsom and others are already involved in doing.

More online information is HERE

Chris Shaw - Chair CTiE

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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

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Cake Stall Initiative

After over three years (November 2014) we will be holding our last Cake Stall in the Town on 17 March 2018. The vision was birthed by two of our members, Mr & Mrs Palmer. It has been well received by the council and the community and we praise God for helping us bless our community through this ministry. The Chinese congregation of the Methodist Church have also had their own version of the cake stall periodically over the years, which has also been well received.

It was always the intention of the Palmers that the ministry will be embraced by the Churches Together in Epsom. Last year, we started exploring how we might continue the ministry with as many churches as are interested. Reverend Mark Wakelin lead a discussion in his home to this end, where Kings, Baptist and Methodist Churches were represented. We hope to continue to explore this possibility this year, and see the ministry continued as a multi-church or Churches Together initiative.

It would be good to continue the conversation, so please let me know if your church will be interested in joining the three churches that have already shown their interest.

You may be aware that Pret a Manager have just opened next to Metro Bank in town. We talked to their management because we did not want any conflict of interest. They have given their blessings for us to continue with the Cake Stall every third Saturday of the month. Praise God.

The dates for the last two Cake Stall by The King’s Church is 17 February & 17 March 2018. Our prayers is that we can then continue the ministry with other churches from May.

God bless you all. Peace be with you

Segun Oladokun

Minister/Full-time Elder, The King’s Church, Epsom, Longmead Road

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 ‘Taste & See’ Cake Stall:

Can You Help?

Once a month since November 2014 it has been amazing to see how the LORD has been using a free cake stall in front of Metro Bank to reach out to Epsom shoppers. Are you able to bake and/or are you able to chat and pray with curious passers-by? There’s an opportunity to join a number of teams to provide FREE muffins, cupcakes and hot and cold drinks at the “Taste & See” cake stall in Epsom town centre from 11am to 1pm on every third Saturday of each month.

And if you like things logistical, there’s plenty more to do setting up and crashing down at the event. How often you help is entirely up to you – just let us know for planning purposes

And if you like things logistical, there’s plenty more to do setting up and crashing down at the event. How often you help is entirely up to you – just let us know for planning purposes.

Besides seeking the above, we are looking to develop a network of reps for this ministry from various churches in Epsom to share the vision as it grows. If you are curious about joining this ministry in either capacity, please contact Bukai Palmer on 07519967970 who would be happy to answer your questions and see how you may bless others with the talents and skills God has given you.

Regards Bukai and MorganPalmer

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There will be a ‘bring and buy stall and plant stall’ all donations for the Mayor’s Charities:

  • Girl Guiding UK(Epsom Division), specifically for projects in the borough to improve facilities for both Guides and other youth activities, including Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

 

 

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

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EACH

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 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

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Celebrate summer with the fantastic voices of Epsom Male Voice Choir!

Highlights include:

Singing in the rain, It’s a long way to Tipperary, Cwm Rhondda, Bring him home.

Tickets £10 each. All proceeds go towards the mission of St Barnabas Church, Epsom at work in our community.

You can book tickets online now via PayPal - please book early to avoid disappointment.

PayPal HERE

Once you have paid for your tickets on PayPal, you will receive an email from St Barnabas Church office to confirm the ticket numbers you have purchased and you can collect your tickets at the door by stating your ticket numbers and surname.

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from St Barnabas after the Sunday morning service

 or when the office in open on Thursdays and Fridays.

Find out more about Epsom Male Voice Choir.

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Will you help us to create a dementia-friendly borough?

Join the Epsom and Ewell Local Dementia Action Alliance

The number of people estimated to be living with dementia in Surrey is over 16,000.

In Epsom and Ewell, it is around 1,030.

The Epsom & Ewell Local Dementia Action Alliance (LDAA) aims to support these people and raise the profile of dementia issues within the borough.

The alliance is holding a Dementia Friends Info Session at The Orchard Centre, Longmead Road, Epsom, KT19 9RX, on Thursday 14th June at 5.30pm

During this friendly and interactive session, you will…

·        Increase your understanding and awareness of dementia

·        Learn about the small things that you can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia. 

·        Find out what joining the Alliance means to you and your business.

Book your place on the session by calling 01372 732 457, text or phone on 0770 306 1470

 or email dorahmay.hancock@ageconcernepsom.org.uk

Thank you so much for taking an interest in this very exciting new initiative.

Dorah May Hancock

Epsom & Ewell Local Dementia Action Alliance Co-ordinator

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All are welcome.

Please bring friends or family and mention the garden party to any others who may be interested.

If you are travelling by car please use the car park of the Catholic Church on the corner of Bepton Road and Pretoria Avenue.

It is then only a few minutes’ walk to Cavalier Close via a footpath straight ahead on the first bend of Pretoria Avenue by the triangle of trees.

RSVP. Not essential but will help in preparation.

Rev. David Coote - David@cooteonline.com

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