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    Operation Christmas Child

    We are supporting Operation Christmas Child again this year. All are invited to put together a shoebox of gifts which will be sent to a child somewhere in the world who otherwise would receive nothing at Christmas. It’s important to read the instructions carefully: look at their website or pick a leaflet up in the church. Church will be open on Tuesday 3 November, 5–6 pm and the Vicar will be there to bless each box as it arrives. You will be invited to put you shoebox directly into a large crate. The boxes will not be checked so please fill them up. Last year, we collected 274 boxes. Can…

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    Virtual Day for All on 26 September

    A morning of varied on-line live and recorded events for all ages on the theme of caring for nature and the environment has been organised for 26 September and will be shown on the Events section of St Mary’s Facebook page. Everything is on-line because, sadly, we aren’t able to meet in church as usual this year. You can see the on-line programme here. There are three competitions all with a deadline for entries of 23.59 on 20 September. For details about how to enter the photo, poetry and creative creatures competitions, see here. The winners of the poetry competition will be announced at 12 noon on the day. The winners of the photo competition and the Creative Creatures competition will be announced around 12.10…

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    VJ Day at St Mary’s

    Saturday 15 August 2020 marked the 75th commemoration of VJ Day at St Mary’s; honouring those who fell, were injured or were taken prisoner in the Far East as well as celebrating the end of World War 2. Mayor Cllr Humphrey Reynolds and the Mayoress, Mrs Gill Reynolds, the President of the RBL Epsom and Ewell Branch, Keith Ovens, the Chair of the RBL Epsom and Ewell Branch, Barb Warwick, the Reverend Sue Ayling, Capt John Julian of 135 Sqn and Cllr Steve McCormick, the Armed Forces Champion and others were in attendance. Thank you to Cllr Steve McCormick for the photographs.

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    Ewell Village Fair 2020

    Ewell Village Fair Video If you are able to support St Mary’s, your donation would be gratefully received. Click here to give via Virgin Giving. Or you can give by text. Text EWELL 3 to 70085 to donate £3. Texts cost your donation plus one standard rate message. Change the 3 to the amount you’d like to give, up to EWELL 20 to give £20.

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    The festival of the birth of John the Baptist

    The festival of the birth of John the Baptist is 24 June Very few people are mentioned in the Bible before they are born – John the Baptist is one of them. Today is the festival of his birth and one thing we remember is that before he was born, John leapt in the womb of his mother Elizabeth on the joyful encounter between her and the Blessed Virgin Mary when the cousins were both pregnant – Mary with Jesus. Luke tells us that ‘the child grew and became strong in spirit.’ (Luke 1.80) All four gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John include the words from the prophet Isaiah about the messenger who will be…

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    A message from Bishop Jo from the Diocese of Guildford

    All lives matter. Of course they do, most obviously because our Creator God has intended, invested and takes interest in each and every one of us. But just at the moment it is vital that we acknowledge how Black Lives Matter – in our words, deeds and imagining. This is not knee-jerk, even though awareness is provoked by recent events that are unequivocally (even or especially if unconsciously) racist. The problem is not confined to particular incidents: if it were it would be much easier to address. The problems are deep-seated: buried in egregious problems of history which continue to shape attitudes in the present and the future. That’s why…

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    Beating the Bounds 2020

    Sadly we are unable to do the ancient tradition of Beating the Bounds this year, but if you would like to do the walk then you can find the map and a fun quiz below. Beating the Bounds Map Beating the Bounds Family Fun Quiz

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    Ascension Day (Luke 24.44-53)

    Ascension Day falls on Thursday 21st May, and marks the ending of the 40 days following Easter, when the Church joyfully celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead.   The biblical accounts tell of the way the risen Lord revealed himself to his disciples, an experience which changed them from being terrified and demoralised by the horror of Calvary, to being filled with joy and hope.   After the Ascension they will no longer see Jesus, but will await the promised Holy Spirit, who will equip them to share the love, joy, forgiveness and peace of Christ with all people. On Good Friday we read that the final words of Jesus…