This week's notices


Sunday 20th August
The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 am Holy Communion:
President Stuart Peace
10:00 am St Martin’s @ 10 Holy Communion:
President Stuart Peace
ST MARY'S (Pixham)
10:30 am Pixham Praise:
President Elizabeth Dobson
11:00 am No Service


Monday 21st August

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church

Tuesday 22nd August

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church

Wednesday 23rd August

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

Thursday 24th August

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church

Friday 25th August

12:00 noon Daily Prayer

Saturday 26th August

10:00 am Christian Centre Coffee Morning


Sunday 27th August
The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00 am St Martin’s @ 10 Combined Family Communion
with St Mary’s (Pixham) congregation.
ST MARY'S (Pixham)
10:30 am No Service (See St Martin's @ 10 above)
11:00 am Matins



Collect - Prayer for today

Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 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:-

John Makey, Simon Parker, Betty Scott, Alison Lanning, Michael Young.

And those who have recently died:-

Aileen Makey, Dorothy Hay, George Norrington, Denis Evans.


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


Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
Members of St. Mary's Church invite you to join them to enjoy:

  1. Displays about Sir Edwin Lutyens, Gertrude Jekyll, and Pixham History.
  2. Short musical performances before & after lunch on French Horn, piano, organ and violin.
  3. Art Display
  4. Take a closer look at the work of the Edwardian Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.
  5. Tasty refreshments available throughout the day, and ploughman's lunch available.
(St Mary's is an easy stroll from the new Box Hill riverside walk.

MUSIC AT MIDDAY (Saturday 2nd September)

The next Music at Midday recital is on Saturday 2nd September at St Martin’s. The Dorking Flutes are performing works by Bach, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns and Grieg. Fiona Harrison, on guitar, will be playing works by Villa Lobos, Roland Dyens and Albeniz.


A Church social date for your diary. The Pastoral Team will be serving Cream Teas on Saturday 9th September, 2:30 - 4:30pm in the Churchyard or if necessary inside. Everyone - congregation, friends and family welcome.


Study notes for September-December are now in pigeonholes at the back of St. Martin’s. Please collect yours. Sally Lowe – 884467


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.

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS (Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September)

This will be upon us straight after holidays so please reserve the dates in your diary now for volunteering. This is an important opportunity for reaching out to the whole community, and so we really need welcoming faces on hand throughout the period. A rota will be at the back of church from next Sunday. And on the subject of welcoming visitors…..


The small gardens around the Christian Centre have been beautifully cared for by Freda who has now retired. We are looking for someone to take over with weeding, deadheading and pruning etc. please contact Janette or Clare in the Christian Centre on 01306 886830. Many thanks.

ADVANCE NOTICE (For your diary)

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


Jackie Ager’s Thanksgiving Service will be at St Paul’s Dorking on Thursday 31st August at 1pm.  Everyone very welcome to attend.

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? No experience required as full training is given. If you are interested and would like more information, pop in and speak to Janette or Clare or call 01306 886830


The office is now fully operational each weekday morning. Michelle Lelliott will cover Monday and Tuesday, Vicki Wednesday to Friday. Opening hours for personal callers are 10am to 11:30am.



Thank you for your continuing generosity. This week we particularly need tinned ready custard, UHT milk (full fat), coffee (100g jars) and individual bars of soap. We are really grateful to all our regular church donors for their ongoing support which enables us to help many needy people every week. 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:-

27th August
10th September

At St Mary's:-

20th August



Theme is “Travellers’ Tales”. Monday 21st to Friday 25th August. Enjoy a holiday week whilst staying in your own home: lively talks, excursions, entertainment, meals and activities. A celebration of travel around the world.  Main excursions are Canterbury Cathedral and a horse drawn barge trip.  Please pick up a form and book your place with one of the centre managers on
01306 886830.

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!


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.


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.