‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13
Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday 17th December at 6pm.
Messy Church on Tuesday 19th December at 3.30pm.
Light of Love Christmas Service at Woodcote Grove House, then Orford House on Sunday 23rd December at 11.00am
Christmas Eve – Sunday 24th December
- Crib Services at 4.00pm and again at 5.00pm
- Choir Carols at 10.30pm
- Midnight Mass at 11.00pm
Parish Retreat will take place from Friday 16th February to Sunday 18th February 2018, at Hillfield Friary, Sherborne, Dorset. Hillfield is home to the Anglican Franciscan Community. We will enjoy full board with morning coffee, afternoon tea and plenty of homemade cake! There will be time for quiet reflection and sharing. The stay at the friary will cost approximately £90 per person plus the train fare. There is a direct train from Clapham to Sherborne which takes 2 hours 5 minutes and the Community will pick us up from the station. Please speak with Esther if you are interested.
Waitrose Community Matters – The CCFS will have a green token box in Coulsdon Waitrose throughout the month of December. If you are shopping there please pop your token into the box. This usually makes about £450 for the Floating Shelter.
Woman’s World Day of Prayer – Committee member required “A global ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action.”
Role: “To organise the annual service on the first Friday in March, with a rehearsal a week or two earlier, held in turn in one of the member churches. To promote the Women’s World Day of Prayer movement among the churches in our area.” Four meetings a year – January, March, September and November with the opportunity to attend an annual one-day regional conference. If interested please see Monica Jefford.
Donations of suitable clothing, small toiletries (not toothpaste!), back packs, indoor games and Christmas gifts are most welcome. Remember: our guests have no fixed base and carry all their possessions with them 24/7.