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Capel Church

St John The Baptist Church, Capel is a small friendly village church in the centre of the village. We are part of the Surrey Weald Team of parishes close to the south Surrey border with West Sussex. The other parishes in the team are St Peter’s, Newdigate, and St Mary Magdelene, South Holmwood. Our church offers a variety of worship, both separate and as part of the Weald Team.

Weekly news for sheet for Sunday 3 July 2022

Dear friends, This email is coming to you early again this week as we have the military show this weekend at which we are running the Coffee/tea and cake stall – an enormous thank you to Norman Ede for masterminding this and Leigh Smith for overseeing all the cake baking. I know many of you have volunteered to help so I look forward to seeing you all there. The weather forecast looks reasonable and not too hot. This week, as it’s such a busy weekend we have the following service: 10.30am Parish Service Capel 3-5pm Church teas Ockley For those who would like a quieter afternoon on Sunday we are doing church teas at Ockley away from the noise and razzmatazz of the military show – do come and support them, enjoy splendid cake and good company. A huge thank you to everyone who helped at last weekend’s Vicarage fete we have raised £2,374 for our local schools. That is such a wonderful achievement particularly as the economic climate is so difficult a the moment. I personally would like to thank, Suzanne Cole, Helen Burt, Gill Christie, Jessie Sutcliffe and Joy Harman (who made all the cakes even though she… Read More

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Issue 63 – July 2022

‘The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever — do not abandon the works of your hands’.  Psalm 138.8 How true this is for us all currently  … we certainly are not abandoning the works of our hands!  There are so many lovely local events that we are taking part in!  News in this issue of the recent Vicarage Fete, our participation with refreshments at the Capel Military Show and of course the upcoming Capel Classic Car & Flower Show, plus all the regular features. Enjoy July! July_colour.pdf Post expires at 4:07pm on Friday June 30th, 2023

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Weekly news sheet for Sunday 26 June 2022

Dear Friends, This email comes to you a day earlier than normal as we have our vicarage fete tomorrow afternoon. Do come along to see all the action if you can I can guarantee a warm welcome and lots of fun things to buy and eat. We have deliberately kept prices low this year as we are all ‘feeling the pinch’, so burgers will be £2.50 and hot dogs £2.00, all tea and cake will be sold for donations. This Sunday sees St John the Baptist celebrate its patronal festival and so there are different readings from the once published by the Church of England. Ockley will still be using the normal readings. I have attached both to this email. The services are as follows: 9.30am Matins Ockley 10.30am Family Communion Capel The 10.30 service will be taken by Rev Jo Elvidge as Rev Liz is having a short holiday. Looking forward to next weekend and we are again out in force supplying coffee/tea and cake to the Military Show. If anyone can help set up the marquee on Thursday 30 June from 10-12 we would very much appreciate your assistance. Please reply to this email if you are available.… Read More

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Weekly news for Sunday 19 June 2022

Dear friends, Well, the last couple of days have certainly been the hottest this year so far, I do hope you’ve managed to find some shade to sit in. We spent a lovely day yesterday with the littlest grandchild sitting in the shade whilst she played in a makeshift paddling pool – we all stayed cool and she had a great time. This week’s services are as follows: 9.30am Matins Ockley 10.30am Family Communion Capel 3-5pm Church teas Capel Do come and celebrate father’s day with us – most Dads love a piece of cake! The Vicarage fete is now just one week away and all our preparations are falling into place. You have all been so kind with your donations so I just have one last request: the bottle tombola could still do with some more bottles, in this regard anything goes so wine is lovely but it could just as easily be squash, bubble bath, or tomato ketchup – anything in a bottle counts! Please leave any donations in the boxes in our churches. We also hope that some of you will come to the fete next week and bring your families, there will be lots for children… Read More

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Weekly news for Sunday 12 June

Dear Friends, I hope you all had a lovely Jubilee weekend and managed to see friends and family to celebrate. We had a house full of children and dogs so it wasn’t exactly restful, but certainly great fun. You will be pleased to hear that our churches have raised over £1,300 for the DEC appeal for Ukraine. This money was raised over three services in each church: Mothering Sunday, Easter and the last being the Jubilee services last weekend. Thank you to everyone for giving so generously. June brings with it our annual Vicarage fete. Please do help us by donating bottles for the tombola or items for our three hampers which will be given as raffle prizes. If you are able please do also buy some raffle tickets, or take some to sell to friends – they are in our churches. All the money raised goes to our local schools. The services this week are as follows: 9.30am Holy Communion Ockley 10.30am Cafe church The Crown, Capel Lastly, the photo of the week is the beacon on Leith Hill – a temporary structure I’m told for the Jubilee. With love and prayers Debbie von Bergen 07774 784008 Readings-12.06.22.pdf… Read More

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Jubilees and other celebrations

Revd Liz RichardsonDear Friends “For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life.” Christmas 2014 Words spoken by our Queen in one of her annual Christmas broadcasts. What a wonderful statement of belief this is. Do you know where I first heard this? It was at our local church school Scott Broadwood’s Value Assemblies which I was observing, both in my role as a school governor and parish priest just a few days ago. What a privilege it is to be able to join the children as I do on a regular basis for assemblies. However you go into school feeling – maybe stressed or tired – just being in the childrens’ company for a few minutes lifts your heart and mind. They have an amazing energy which cuts through the everyday cares of our world. In fact I would describe them as an inspiration and of course their wonderful teachers. The school goes from strength to strength with a record number of families choosing Scott Broadwood as their first choice for Reception Class next year. As the school prepares to join the Good Shepherd Trust… Read More

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weekly news for Sunday 5 June 2022

Dear Friends, I do hope you are enjoying the Jubilee celebrations and have had a chance to see family over the long weekend. This weekend’s services are as follows: 9.30am Jubilee Commemorative open air service on the Green, Ockley 10.30am Jubilee Commemorative Service Capel Traidcraft will be available after this service so please bring your orders with you. For those who don’t know, Traidcraft is a UK company that sells solely fair trade products. They have been trading for over 40 years and import goods directly from artisans and growers in over 30 countries. They stock a huge range of goods some of which will be on display tomorrow, but there are many more in their brochures so do ask Suzanne or Stuart Cole if you would like to have a look at one. Please note there are no church teas this weekend as it was felt there was a lot going on! There are sheets in both our churches for baking for the Military show. Please fill them in with your name email/phone number what flavour and how many you can make. We are looking for about 25 of each flavour. The cakes must be traybake (for ease of… Read More

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