This week's notices


Sunday 25th June
The Second Sunday after Trinity

8:00 am Holy Communion:
President Derek Tighe
10:00 am St Martin’s @ 10 Holy Communion:         
President Derek Tighe
ST MARY'S (Pixham)
10:00 am Rise and Shine:
President David Cowan
11:00 am Matins:
President Mike Stewart


Monday 26th June

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church

Tuesday 27th June

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church
2:30 pm Women’s Fellowship, Mrs Anne Brewer

Wednesday 28th June

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church
11:00 am Holy Communion

Thursday 29th June

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church
11:00 am Holy Communion for St Peter and St Paul

Friday 30th June

10:00 am SMURFS in the Christian Centre
12:00 noon Daily Prayer

Saturday 1st July

10:00 am Christian Centre Coffee Morning


Sunday 2nd July
The Third Sunday after Trinity

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00 am St Martin’s @ 10 Family Worship
11:45 am James Group
ST MARY'S (Pixham)
10:30 am Holy Communion
11:00 am Matins



Collect - Prayer for today

you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Please remember particularly in your prayers:-

Simon Parker, Betty Scott, Alison Lanning, George Hunter, Michael and Pru Young.

And those who have recently died:-

Jackie Ager.


Those in our congregation who have long term concerns are named in prayer corner and are prayed for daily.


Morning Prayer is said at 8:45am in the Lady Chapel every weekday apart from Friday when Daily Prayer will be said there at 12 noon. (Wednesday 11am Holy Communion ).





For details of many more events and contact numbers please see the ‘Activities’ & ‘Who’s who’ pages of St Martin’s magazine



Thank you for your continuing generosity. This week we particularly need Long-life Fruit Juice, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Fruit and Individual Toothbrushes. We’re really grateful to all our regular church donors for their ongoing support which enables us to help many needy people every week. A reminder that there are permanent donation points in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and the Christian Centre entrance lobby. Please ensure food items are well within date. Foodbank volunteering:- If you would like to be part of the volunteering Foodbank team, please see Judy Peace for a chat and an application form.



At St Martin's:-

9th July
6th August

At St Mary's:-

16th July



The new Lay Rota is now available for Quarter 3. You should have received an e-mail, and paper copies will be handed out on Sunday 25th June.

New volunteers are always welcome, even if you are not yet on the rota. Please see Di Sutherland.


Following the positive recommendation from the diocesan advisory committee, a formal consultation process lasting 28 days is now in train. The plans and paperwork can be consulted at St Martin’s Church - notice board by the font.

ST MARTIN'S CHOIR (At Southwark Cathedral)

At 4pm on Saturday 1st July.  (Close to London Bridge station).

NEW THIS SUMMER (At The Christian Centre)

Locally produced ice creams from St Joans Farm in Leigh. Four delicious flavours to try at £1.50 a tub.
Go on, treat yourself!

WILLIAM COLE MUSIC TRUST (10th Birthday Anniversary Celebration)

Come and hear the internationally acclaimed trumpeter, Cristian Steele-Perkins, on Saturday 8th July at 3pm here at St. Martin’s, together with the Kensington Sinfonia led by Martin Hall.  Tickets £12 to include Pimms and Cake!  See details at back of church or speak to Alison Harding or Judy Peace.


Saturday 28th October “Come and Sing”  Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

BIBLE MONTH (The Epistle of James)

Have you joined one of the study groups? Because each week’s sessions is self-contained, it isn’t too late to do so.  Please have a word with Elizabeth Dobson.


I am about to start preparing the next quarter rota, so please advise me of your availability. It is not too late for new volunteers, thank you all, Di.


Please could you bring your Children’s Society boxes into the Christian Centre ready to be counted. I still have some empty ones in the office ready for collection. Many thanks, Janette.


The thanksgiving service for Lavinia Hicks is on Friday 23 June at 3:30pm at London Road Methodist Church, Horsham. All are welcome. The funeral will be held earlier in the day at Worthing Crematorium.

FUNERAL (Jackie Ager)

This will in fact be a private family occasion but it is planned that there will be a Thanksgiving Service in due course: Details will be announced.

BIBLE MONTH on the EPISTLE OF JAMES (11 June to 2 July)

Please see page 16 of the June magazine for full details of dates, times and venues.  Why not sign up today to one of the small study groups, and join in our collective exploration of these questions and challenges. Leaflets giving details of the various groups are also available, and you can either sign up at the back of church, or telephone/email the group contact.


Thank you to all those who helped with the house to house collection this year. Despite there being only 11 volunteers, the total raised was £1306.53 which is higher than last year. Many thanks. Alsion Harding

SAMARA AID APPEAL (At St Martin’s Church)

SAMARA AID APPEAL (At St Martin’s Church)Thank you to all who donated and helped to pack on Monday and Tuesday last week. All the items have now been transferred to Samara’s warehouse in Worthing and will shortly be en-route to the refugees.


Copies of the Methodist Circuit Newsletter dated June are at the back of church.


For various reasons we have lost several advertisers in the magazine. Our advertisers are very important to the magazine and we would appreciate it if you know of any business that would be benefit from an advert to get in touch with us, either to Anne Brown 884424 or any of the magazine team.
Thank you, Christine.

THE CHRISTIAN CENTRE (Extra Volunteers needed)

The Centre Café is run purely by volunteers which allows us to keep prices low. Would you be willing to volunteer for a few hours per week in our cafe?

We currently have the following vacancies;
Tuesday lunchtime (11:50am- 2pm)
Wednesday morning (9:50am – 12pm)
Friday lunchtime (11:50am – 2pm)
Kitchen help– washing up & cleaning (Tuesday, Thursday &/or Friday 1pm – 2pm)
No experience required as full training is given. If you are interested in the above or would like more information, pop in and speak to Janette or Clare in the Manager’s Office or call 01306 886830.


Sainsbury’s vouchers have stopped, however if you still have any in your pockets or purses to donate, our Rainbows and Brownies would really appreciate them. There is a collection box in the Christian Centre Café. The vouchers will be used to buy new equipment and supplies. Thank you very much, Bobbie and Di.


Your church needs you!  We really do need more help. Sidespersons would be especially welcome but other lay volunteers like servers and intercessors for our services would be appreciated - please speak to Di and Peter


Life sometimes delivers severe blows and problems that are just too much to cope with on your own. The Church and Christian Centre, are here to support you and the community of Dorking both pastorally and spiritually.  If you need somebody to talk to in complete confidence, for whatever reason, we are here to help. The Church Pastoral team has three trained and authorised Pastoral Assistants and Methodist Pastoral Visitors, all of whom are experienced and can offer understanding and prayerful support. The Christian Centre offers a drop-in Listening Service on Monday mornings in the Centre Café (10:30 – 12:00). The Chaplain is  usually available on Monday mornings plus variable other weekday mornings, but you may prefer to make an appointment to see her via The Centre Managers. One of our Monday morning Listeners is also a trained Counsellor (UPCA registered) and she can off private appointments on request for counselling.

As you may already know, once a month the Clergy and Pastoral Assistants/Visitors meet to share any concerns within the Church Family. If there is someone you are concerned about that you feel we should be aware of, please speak to one of the Pastoral Assistants or Pastoral Visitors. Meanwhile your prayerful support for this essential aspect of church life would be appreciated.


From time to time, particularly around major festivals, the church office has long production runs of booklets etc. The church printer/copier produces/collates the pages easily but the folding and stapling is time-consuming and much better done shared among a small team. Would you be happy to have your name/phone number on a list Vicki and Christine can call on at short notice to help out? If so, please let them know. It would be very occasional; the idea is that it won’t just be the same couple of names every time!


Our new (NRSV) Pew Bibles were purchased with a generous bequest from the late Eleanor Wopling. Eleanor was a faithful member of St Martin’s for many years and was particularly involved in the role of promoting the Bible Reading Fellowship – the role now taken by Sally Lowe who is always delighted to sign up new customers for eg. their New Daylight series. Our weekly news sheet will henceforth include the page reference in the new bibles for the two readings.

WWW (Wednesday Wool and Waffle)

 Have you ever fancied learning to knit or crochet? What about honing your skills? On Wednesday mornings from 10am Debbie will be sitting in the Christian Centre cafe ready to chat and to teach or just have company while others join her with wool and needles. The first project is to make squares for blankets for  Dorking hospital but progression to more demanding creations is definitely envisaged. Do come and join in


Keep in touch with Churches Together in Dorking. On Facebook we have a group called CTDorking and a page called Dorking Area Foodbank. For our youth work, go to There is also a facebook group arising from a Westcott initiative and called Churches Together Dorking 20s and 30s, but this is not an official CTD activity, at least not yet. The Foodbank can also be found on the net at

GIVING TOKENS (St Martin's Pledged Giving Tokens)

A recent visitor to St Martin's asked why so few of the congregation put any offering in the collection bag. Those giving by standing order can feel very embarrassed as the bag goes by. The PCC decided to adopt a system of Tokens used by a much-visited church in Shaftesbury. Parishioners who give by standing order or periodic envelopes can pick up a token as they come into church and put it in the bag when the collection is taken.


If you have a requirement for large print service booklets, or Weekly News Sheets, can you please make a warden, steward or Pastoral Assistant aware and they will arrange this with the church office.


If you or someone you know, would like a lift to a service or event at church, please do contact one of the Pastoral Assistants or Methodist Stewards. Their telephone numbers are in the church magazine or ring Sue on 740954 or Judy on 883002.


MASH was started over 4 years ago. It stands for men alone self-help group. We are a group of men who have recently been bereaved or were bereaved some time ago.  We meet on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 4pm in the upstairs room at Burgunday and Black, a café in St Martin’s Walk, Dorking, RH4 1UT. There is no set agenda for our meetings. We just chat to share eperiences. The meeting is open to any bereaved man regardless of his background, beliefs or current position.  If you know anyone who feels they would like to come along then they could do just that or they may prefer to make contact with a member of the group first either by e- mail: or  by phoning Tom on 01306 883961.


Beatitudes Dorking’s children’s charity shop and drop in centre in St Martin’s Walk, is now so successful that it needs more volunteers to help sort and display the donated clothes and equipment, serve in the shop and chat to the families and children who come in. Do you have a few hours a week to spare? For more information speak to CTD rep Diana Burges 881291 or contact Beatitudes organiser Rosemary Porter on 07941290563


Please encourage groups and charities you know of to take up the opportunity of running a Saturday coffee morning at the Christian Centre - or even put one on yourself? It's a great opportunity to invite the community in, perhaps do a little fundraising, and make the most of our beautiful cafe. Speak to Janette or Christine if you can offer any dates. 01306 886830


If you would like to be included in the circulation, please send a brief email with the title “e- WNS sign up” to Vicki at She will add you to the circulation group to send you the WNS in pdf format at the end of each week.


Notices for Weekly News Sheet to Vicki Judd in the Church Office by noon on Wednesday for inclusion the net Sunday, preferably by email to, or by telephone to 01306 884229.
The Christian Centre manager’s office will be open every weekday from 9:30 am-12:00 noon.