Recent Events

Handel’s Messiah

On Saturday 14 November, we held a “Messiah from Scratch” concert. People came from all over the local area to rehearse in the afternoon and perform in the evening. Particular thanks to our Director of Music, Jonathan Holmes, for organizing and conducting the event; to our soloists Eleanor Penfold, Rachel Chalkley-Gunton, and Frankie Postles; and to the organist, Simon Gregory. Arthur Mathews and his team provided the interval refreshments, and over £500 was raised for the church organ fund. These much needed funds will be used to provide replacements for worn springs in the organ mechanism.

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Remembrance Sunday 2015

You can read a report of this year’s Remembrance Sunday service in the Epsom Guardian. Many thanks to Nigel Bird for the photographs recording this year’s service, some of which are shown below.

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A Day for All 2015

On 26 September 2015, we held our annual “Day for all”. The church was open, and filled with many visitors who came to try out the various activities, hear talks, and much more. The photos below show our children’s hour demonstrated some of their favourite songs, and Nonsuch Ringers gave a demonstration of handbell ringing.

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UPDATE: The Prayer tree, training in hand bells, and John Baxter’s “Five Years in Prison” talk were also very popular.

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The Guides and Brownies got us all involved in craft activities, and tea and coffee were served in the hall.

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Meanwhile, up in the bell tower, the ringers were hard at work.

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Ewell Village Fair 2015

Ewell Village Fair was held in the Glyn House grounds of Ewell Castle School on Saturday 11 July. Very many thanks to all involved for making such a fun and successful day.

Parish Picnic 2015

On Sunday 5 July, our annual parish picnic took place in Glyn House grounds, kindly facilitated by Ewell Castle School. Churchgoers of all ages enjoyed a bring-and-share picnic and beautiful weather, while the children played various outdoor games.

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Lord Dannatt’s lecture

On Wednesday 10 June 2015, the second St Mary’s Annual Lecture took place in church, and we were privileged to welcome as our lecturer General Lord Dannatt,  former Chief of the General Staff (that is, head of the Army), and Vice-President of the Armed Forces Christian Union. Lord Dannatt spoke about leadership, and especially about the importance of faith and spiritual matters in leading. After his inspiring lecture, Lord Dannatt was good enough to answer a number of questions, which ranged from political to spiritual matters.

We are most grateful to Lord Dannatt for coming to address St Mary’s.

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Sing along with the Singers

On Saturday 16 May 2015 St Mary’s Singers treated St Mary’s to a wonderful evening of musical entertainment. May hidden talents were uncovered, and we were even given the chance to join in!

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Spring Market 2015

The Spring Market is an annual event at St Mary’s church in which we sell plants, cakes, books, and bric-a-brac, and hold a cafe and raffle. The money raised acts as the float for us to put on the Ewell Village Fair. This year’s total was a wonderful £818. Many thanks to all those involved.

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A Comedy of Errors

On Saturday 25 April 2015, the Social Committee of St Mary’s put on “A Comedy of Errors”. This parish dinner — with Shakespeare-themed entertainment — was a great success. Marvellous food, good company, and great entertainment.

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Blessing of the Parish Room

On Sunday 15 February, we welcomed the Archdeacon of Dorking, the Ven. Paul Bryer, who preached at the 9:30am service, and blessed our newly-refurbished parish room. Many thanks were expressed for all who made it possible through donations and through hard work and talent, and we prayed for all who will use the room for years to come.

Later on in the day, many of our Toddle Up! congregation enjoyed a splendid lunch in the church hall, and the day was rounded off by Choral Evensong sung by the parish choir. It was good to see over two hundred people in church today across our four very different services.

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St Mary’s Ewell is registered as a charity under the name of THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF EWELL
Registered Charity No 1128409