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SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY

10:30 am  Worship & Holy Communion.

12.00 pm
Come and enjoy a
LIGHT LENT LUNCH
and hear about the work
EMMANUEL INTERNATIONAL
are doing to help the poorest people  in other countries
Donations will go towards the work of Emmanuel International

 

SUNDAY 4TH
MARCH

TRICIA WALKS AGAIN!
I am walking the 14 mile
route for the charity
Royal Marsden March
It would be really great
if you could help
by sponsoring me.
Donate via my
Just Giving page
here.


Thank you for your support.
Tricia Rutter

More info:...
Royal Marsden Charity

Good Friday Procession  of Witness

   Easter

Every Good Friday members from the Banstead Five Churches parade through the town stopping at various points to recall the meaning of Christ's sacrifice. The congregations of all the Banstead Five Churches usually participate with readings and singing hymns. Finally a service is held at the United Reformed Church.


Lenten Cross Programme

During Lent we follow the Lenten Cross programme, from Tragedy to Triumph.
We strip the branches from our Christmas tree, and make it into a large cross. By using the Christmas tree we immediately link the gift of Christmas in Bethlehem with the sacrifice of Calvary.

The Cross stands at the front of the church for all to see and each week symbols are placed on or around the Cross after an appropriate Bible reading referring to that symbol. For example, we hang a moneybag with thirty pieces of silver on the Cross and we we add the bread and wine and a bowl and towel. On the fourth Sunday we add a purple robe and a crown of thorns. On Passion Sunday, a whip is placed on the cross and on Palm Sunday a palm branch. On Good Friday three nails are nailed into the cross.

On Easter Sunday, the symbols are taken away and replaced with a covering of Spring flowers brought by members of the congregation. The stark cross  is converted from tragedy to triumph!
The original idea was brought back from America in 1988, by the Rev.Peter Shilling.


 
What's On
Sun 25th Feb,10:30am
Morning Worship & HC,
Rev Rosemary Richter
Light Lunch at 12:00 pm
Emmanuel International
Tue 27th Feb,2:00pm
Open House,
Social Group for tea...
Thu 1st Mar,8:00pm
Badminton,
for Adults and Youth
Fri 2nd Mar,10:30am
"Playbox",
Toddlers Play Group
Sun 4th Mar,8:30am
Early Morning Holy Communion,
Rev Rosemary Richter
Sun 4th Mar,10:30am
Morning Worship,
Mr Richard Smith
Tue 6th Mar,2:00pm
Open House,
Social Group for tea...
Thu 8th Mar,8:00pm
Badminton,
for Adults and Youth
Fri 9th Mar,10:30am
"Playbox",
Toddlers Play Group
Sun 11th Mar,10:30am
Mothering Sunday Worship,
Mrs Hannah Chun
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