Sunday 1st November 2020


Immediately after today’s service, the Garden of Remembrance outside the church will be blessed in preparation for Remembrance Sunday next week. Anyone who wishes to stay for this is more than welcome – please collect a service sheet from Alberta. Those attending are kindly asked to socially distance and wear a face mask.


Given the persistence of the pandemic, next week’s Remembrance Sunday service – which usually involves a mass meeting outside the church – will be different this year. 

We will hold the usual Eucharist at 10am, but it will be a shorter service than normal in order to prepare for the laying of wreaths at the war memorial outside the church, starting at 10:55am. Please remember to socially distance and wear a face covering.


Thank you to everyone who came to the APCM last Sunday, particularly the Revd Dr Catherine Shelley, our area dean, who presided; and Ian Shipp, who made the meeting possible. We congratulate the churchwardens and new PCC members for their tenacity in soldering on with the mission at hand during these difficult times.


We are very grateful to all those who give so generously to the church. It would help us further if those who donate by cash or cheque could consider giving by standing order. To set one up, please see Stewardship Secretary Angela Davis for a form, andput your name in the reference box. Alternatively, set up online using the following details: Sort code: 20-98-57; Account number: 20350907; Beneficiary ELTHAM PCC.


Every Sunday morning during the service, we pray for loved ones who are ill or who have recently died. Anyone is welcome to add names to the sheet on the notice-board by the main entrance at the back of church. We also pray for those who previously passed on and whose year’s mind we keep – there is a separate sheet on the table by the Lady Chapel, where we currently exit from church. Finally, there’s a list on thattable for people to record birthdays – also included in the intercessions.


We pray for:

Our local churches and schools: for churches in Surrey, including St Mary the Virgin, Bletchingley; St Peter and St Paul, Nutfield; St Bartholomew, Burstow; St John the Baptist, Outwood; St Mary the Virgin, Horne; St John’s Felbridge; St Nicholas Church, Godstone; St Stephen, South Godstone; also for St Stephen’s C of E Primary School; for St John the Evangelist, Blindley Heath; for Limpsfield &Tatsfield Team Ministry.

Those with birthdays: Eileen Sealey, Remus Radulescu

Those who are ill: Joyce Sillah, Thelma Dakin-Davies, Tony Fitzpatrick, Sophie Frick

Those whose years mind we keep: Priscilla Roberts, Dayrell Oakley-Hill, Sylvia Garside, Ted Cakebread, Frederick Davis, Jane Cleworth, Muriel David

Parish Eucharist

8th November 2020 at 10am, Remembrance Sunday

Gospel: Matthew 25: 1-13

The Thursday service at 10am has now resumed. For the time being, there’ll be no Friday services.


Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

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