What's On in Guildford Diocese
(For details of what's on in Guildford Diocese, see below )
Who are you sharing Christmas with?
Christmas is a busy time of year, celebrating and spending time with family and friends. However, this time of year can be difficult for some people. They may be lonely - separated from family and friends, or vulnerable for other reasons.
The Diocese have compiled a directory of support available over the Christmas period in Surrey.
If you know of another event or are needing volunteers to help with an event, please contact the Communities Engagement Team
Tel: 01483 790324
World War 1 Commemoration
Free sessions - Open to everyone
on the first Monday of each month 9.30 - 10.20am
at St Mark's Church, Alma Lane GU9 0LT
Mindfulness simply means paying attention to our experience in the present moment, purposefully and with an attitude of kindly acceptance.
For further information, contact Suzette Jones, Health and Wellbeing Adviser
Tel: 01483 790335
Surrey Advent Hope - Carols by Candlelight
8 - 9pm (doors open from 7.30pm) Friday 5th December 2014
St Mary's Church, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA
Special guest Stephen Ngugi from Kenya will be sharing details of the work of Christian Aid, bringing hope and joy to new mothers in rural areas. Mulled wine and festive treats will be served afterwards.
Tickets are free, but on a first come, first served basis. An offering for the work of Christian Aid will be taken on the night.
To book or for more information:
Tel: 0207 523 2105
Hearing Champions - Hearing Aid Maintenance Training
10am - 4pm Monday 8th December 2014
St Paul's Howell Hill, 15 Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HS
Sandwich lunch and refreshments provided
Open to members of Guildford Diocese who are in the Epsom Health Authority Area
For further information, contact Tracey Wade, Deaf and Inclusion Coordinator
Tel: 01483 790327 or 18001 01483 790327
Mobile/SMS (txt/voice): 07531 268476
Lip Reading Skills
Would you like to learn how to lip read?
Starting in the Autumn - new classes and social groups to learn and practice lip reading skills.
For more details contact Tracey Wade, Deaf and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 790327 or 18001 01483 790327 mobile/SMS (txt/voice): 07531 268476
Diocesan Certificate in Children's Work/Ministry
It is designed for those who are new to working with children in a church context, or for those who wish to improve their skills, techniques and understanding. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet children's leaders from other churches and share ideas.
The next course will be held at St John's Church, Walton-on-Thames during February and March 2015.
For further information, contact Katherine Tuck, Assistant Children's Work Adviser
Tel: 01483 484914
Information on the Diocesan Certificate in Children's Work/Ministry
Dementia Friendly Parishes
Free information sessions to help you and your parish become more welcoming to those who live with dementia.
Getting Started with Prayer Spaces in Schools
Monday 19th January 2015 10.30am - 3pm
Burpham Church, New Inn Lane, Burpham GU4 7HW
This training is for anyone (either from schools or churches) who is interested in running a prayer space in either primary or secondary schools.
The training will include learning what prayer spaces are and how they work, with time to explore a range of prayer space activities suitable for schools. This will also include training on the practical steps required to set up and run an engaging, safe and appropriate prayer space in a school setting.
The day will be led by Phil Togwell, director of Prayer Spaces in Schools national team.
Suggested donation: £10 paid on the door
Refreshments provided - bring your own lunch.
Further details from Jane Whittington
Tel: 01483 484905
To book your place, return the booking form to Lesley Graham, Education Centre, The Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP
'Common Ground: Listening and Engagement'
9.15am - 1.30pm Saturday 31st January 2015
Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP
Following previous meetings post General Synod and as the the church approaches a new round of debates on gay issues, the Diocesan Team of Discipleship, Vocation and Ministry will be hosting sessions which will be Open To All and will involve a range of different speakers and discussions.
At this first session, there will be three speakers and a chance to write questions and comments, allowing everyone to have a say.
There is no need to book, but please consider coming to have your say.
Make Your Mark
A major fundraising campaign to help save Guildford Cathedral. People of all ages are invited to make their mark on the future of the Cathedral by making a donation or organising a fundraising event.
St Columba's House Retreat and Conference Centre
A resource for your church community.
For more information, please contact the Chaplain, Revd Gillaine Holland
Tel: 01483 713006
Foodbanks and Emergency Housing/Homeless Support
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Volunteers are busy delivering Christmas cheer
The Revd Libby Lane to be the Bishop of Stockport
Vulnerable listed churches urged to apply by January 30
Over 1,800 jigsaw pieces sent to homes in Stoke next Guildford
Bishop Andrew confirmed as next Bishop of Guildford
We follow Bishop Andrew through his first day in the Diocese
Date set for ticketed service