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Quiet Day for Shirley Churches Together

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“This is the homely heart of Incarnation, this meeting of God with men and women, this simple face of divine graciousness in ordinary life”

Eugene Kennedy, Joy of Being Human

We were very privileged to welcome Hilary, former chaplain at the Croydon University Hospital, to lead our meditations for Advent. We were able to spend time reflecting on how wholly present in our earthly lives is our incarnate God.

Awaken us, Lord

To your presence in the ordinary,

Open our eyes

To the wonder of your incarnation.

May the Lord make us ready for his coming in glory

Advent 2

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This Sunday continues the preparation for the birth of Jesus. Our advent 2 celebrations are at the usual times of 8 and 10 am tomorrow morning.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Santa and his helpers

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They let us sneak a picture before they flew off after our Christmas Fair.

Thanks to everyone that helped make our Christmas fair a really fantastic day.

Christmas Fair 2019

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Our church will be open from 11am tomorrow for our Christmas Fair.

We have been busy today preparing the church. Here are some photos of some of the team preparinmg for all you visitors.

Santa will be arriving at 11am so be sure to bring the children to see the big guy.

Advent Sequence

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This Sunday (1st December) we have our Advent Sequence.

It’s a lovely service and if you’ve not been to an Advent Sequence before why not come along, we’re a friendly bunch!

TT4G

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The church will be open from 8 to 9:30 tomorrow for Take Time for God. Why not pop in and say a prayer for those who need it.

Aspire Pictures

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For those of you unable to make it here are a few pictures. It was a fantastic evening. Many thanks to all the performers who gave there time for free and for all those involved in the arranging of the evening.

I hope this becomes an annual event.

Aspire is this Saturday

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Yes, its nearly time for Aspire our first fantastic Gala Concert. Over 35 musicians will be taking to the stage. Why not beat the queues, save £2 and lower Charles’s blood pressure by buying your tickets in advance online.

Meet the Team

Lu Gale

Vicar

Jackie Pontin

Reader

Gillian Goldsmith

Church Warden

Paul Campbell

Church Warden

Tim Holmes

Deputy Church Warden

Christine Healey

Deputy Church Warden

Mick Wall

Deputy Church Warden / Website

Bernard Maguire

Verger

Tim Hastie

Secretary

Chris Nelson

Treasurer