‘Sing for Stephen’ Service Saturday

If you enjoy choral and organ music, come join our 38 choristers from 18 choirs for our service tomorrow; Saturday 21st May at 4pm, as we celebrate through music, prayers and readings the life of Stephen Harrow, our former assistant Director of Music. Works include Elgar’s ‘Ave Maria‘ and the two-choir anthem sung at the Queen coronation ‘I was Glad’ by Parry. Everyone is welcome.

There will be a retiring collection for the UNICEF/Ukraine Appeal. If are unable to join us in person, you can join the service online via this link https://youtu.be/CqODb2aNLlk and donate online to the UNICEF/Ukraine Appeal.

Ascension Day Service

Dear Friends

May 26th is Ascension Day and, as we have over the last few years, we are going to be having a Deanery Ascension Day service at 7.30pm at St Mary of Nazareth West Wickham to which you are all cordially invited. It will be lovely to see you there. It is always a great joy to have the opportunity to worship together.

Warmest wishes and every blessing


The Rev’d Deborah Forman

Vicar Addington St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Area Dean Croydon Addington

Deanery Pilgrimage 2022 Saturday 11th June

Some of you may simply want to be present in your church when the group arrives, some of you may
decide to do a couple of legs at different times of the day, some of you may want to walk the whole
route. (We will provide public transport alternatives for at least some legs, so that you could visit all
or many of the churches without necessarily walking the entire route!)

For full details and route please click below

Services Sunday 15th May 2022

Christian Aid Week

Readings for Today: https://www.stjohnsshirley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Readings.pdf

8am – Said Mass

9am – Informal Family Service

10am – Sung Service with Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/Mh8gWUm0e44

Donations to Christian Aid can be made directly through this link: https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/churches-together-in-shirley

You can see upcoming and past live streams on either of these links

YouTube link to videoa

Demelza Raffle

Over the next few weeks we are running a raffle in support of the Demelza hospice care for Children.

Here are the prizes

1st PrizeA Wooden Cartwright and Butler Hamper
2nd PrizeA Bottle of Prosecco
3rd PrizeA Prize Box of Lindt Chocolates
4th PrizeA home made Walnut and Coffee cake
5th PrizeA prize bottle of Red Wine

Tickets cost £1 per strip
and will be sold after each service

The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 22nd May

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