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Brand Identity & Style Guidelines June/July 2014 - Issue 75



Bishop Ian to ‘make his mark’ on the move

Poppy planting inspires school to mark WW1 The parish of Hale with Badshot Lea helped schoolchildren commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by inviting them to plant poppies in the church grounds. Children in year one at Folly Hill Infant School planted hundreds of poppy seeds at the end of April under the guidance of the Revd Lesley Crawley at St Mark’s, in the hope that they will bloom in time for the centenary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany

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The diocese has an area of the website dedicated to the centenary of the First World War and would like to add the news of what your church and community are planning – it’s a place to gather stories, ideas and resources that you would like to share with others. Details of upcoming events will also be listed. Please send your ideas to uk and find the page on the diocesan website The national Church of England website also provides WW1 service, prayer and readings resources for churches at www. (and search ‘world war one’)

governors, Lesley gave each group of children a pot of seeds to share and prayed with the children before they took turns in spreading the seeds Report by Communications across the ground. Intern Tim Norris Whilst the children enjoyed the chance to be out in the sunshine during on August 4. school hours, they also knew why The Revd Lesley Crawley said: they were there. “We are planting the poppies to remember the people who “The inspiration for the poppy planting came from an exciting meeting at the died and their families” said one boy. One of his friends added: “There were Education Centre during which I felt encouraged to show that the church lots of poppies in the battlefields after remains at the centre of our community. the war.” The Diocesan Education Team “Nationally, many churches are getting involved with this scheme and I is supporting schools and parishes with resources and ideas to use in thought that dedicating an area of the church grounds for poppy planting was their community, including the poppy a simple but effective way for children to planting, which helps to support the remember the First World War. Royal British Legion (RBL) appeal to see the country awash with poppies. “Many of the children are from the Anyone can support the poppy village and by having the seeds planted planting campaign by buying a pack of at the church they can easily come along and see how their poppies are real Flanders poppy seeds for £2 from growing throughout the school holidays. a B&Q store, with £1 going to the Royal “Hopefully the flowers will be a simple British Legion. For more information on how to yet poignant visual reminder of the commemorate World War One, visit our sacrifice of so many in WW1.” dedicated pages on the website With the help of headteacher Christine Green, other teachers and

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The Bishop of Dorking, Rt Revd Ian Brackley says: “Not having a head for heights and therefore terrified at the prospect of abseiling from the cathedral tower, I have been wondering what I could do to raise funds for the Cathedral Appeal and its ‘MAKE YOUR MARK’ campaign. I have decided to walk the Pilgrims’ Way, as it exists in the diocese, and to ask people and parishes to consider sponsoring me. “Historians are somewhat divided as to whether the Winchester to Canterbury Pilgrims’ Way was ever really used by pilgrims to Thomas Becket’s shrine, but it is likely that the towns and churches along the route benefited from its existence, so I thought the cathedral should as well! I will be walking the thirty odd miles of the Pilgrims’ Way across the diocese over three days 7-9 July, so just before General Synod meets – quite a good way to prepare, I think. More on Page 2

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“‘Count your blessings’ is a great idea. I haven’t given before but this inspired me to do so!” “I found this initiative an excellent way to bring to mind all those things which we need to be thankful for, but usually take for granted.” “I really like the idea … it made me really think and I appreciated it.” If you have any thoughts on this year’s Lent Appeal do share them via editorial@cofeguildford. Donations can still be sent to the Bishop’s Lent Call, Diocese of Guildford, Diocesan House, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3XG. For further copies of the leaflet email lentcall@cofeguildford.


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On Easter Saturday hundreds of people gathered in Guildford town centre for two free performances of the Passion of Jesus by the Wintershall players. The performance followed the same route taken by Churches of Guildford’s walk of witness on Good Friday, beginning at the bottom of the High Street outside Marks and Spencer and moving up the High Street, finishing with the crucifixion and resurrection outside Holy Trinity Church.

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Lent Call strikes a chord with donors This year’s Bishop of Guildford’s Lent Call, with its invitation to read daily reflections in a special calendar and to ‘Count your Blessings’ by contributing according to the blessings you have, appears to have struck a chord. Donations to the annual Lent Call remain open until the end of the year, but by the end of April it was already a third of the way towards last year’s total of £26,000. The funds will be split equally between The Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation and Christian Aid. A number of donors included comments with their donations such as:



garden and a visit from the Forgiveness Project. There are also sessions on Bible study, theology, spirituality, liturgy, inter-faith dialogue, prison visits, war and conflict, reconciliation and inner peace. This will be a challenging programme and everyone is invited to listen and respond to views they may not have considered or agree with. See the full programme at www. Please book by the end of June and invite friends. For further information please contact jo.walker@cofeguildford.

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contributes to peace, when this seems impossible?‘ The sessions will be led by a mix of volunteer tutors, from clergy to lay people in the diocese, together with a few outside speakers. All are passionate about their topics and looking forward to sharing with adult Christian learners. Feedback from previous years has also shown how much people value the chance to discuss matters of faith and spiritual practice with others. Highlights this year include: a ‘big sing’ with Geraldine Latty; a privileged glimpse into the Methodist Modern Art collection; an experience of ‘forest church’ in Willow Grange

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The diocese’s Summer School 2014, Peace by Piece: Building a better world will take place over three weeks from 7-24 July, giving even more people the chance to attend this year’s event. Responding to feedback, organisers have spread the event over a longer period, as many reported not being able to attend last year’s intensive oneweek programme of events. This year’s theme is peace, reflecting the commemorative year for WW1. People will be challenged to think about the part they can play in bringing about peace, responding to the question, ‘What is our ‘piece’ that

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“This release of land will enable the provision of much needed housing to the town centre area, while still retaining much of the open space that is enjoyed by so many visitors. We are also looking for opportunities to increase the connectivity between the cathedral and the local community and, through investment, to bring a new vibrancy to this part of the town.” A series of workshops will be held in the next few months for key stakeholders, followed by a public exhibition. Guildford Cathedral’s Appeal is running at the same time as the sale to raise funds for essential repairs and improvements to the cathedral.


The Dean, the Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams, said: “The signing of contracts marks an important step towards achieving our vision for 2020. The funds generated by the sale will be a vital piece of the jigsaw that will enable us to serve our community more effectively in the future. “We are confident that Linden share our commitment to maintaining the cathedral’s place as a key landmark in the region and are sensitive to the very special role it plays in the community. We look forward to working closely with them and others, as part of the consultation process, to ensure that the final scheme creates a Cathedral Quarter that people will be proud of.


A major step forward in the creation of a ‘Cathedral Quarter’ on Stag Hill was made in April with the announcement that contracts have been exchanged with Linden Homes Guildford to buy and develop a portion of the site. The sale of the land will create an endowment to secure the financial future of the cathedral which costs more than £1m a year to operate and currently runs at a deficit. Although contracts have been exchanged, completion will not take place until planning permission is granted for a scheme that is acceptable to both Linden and the cathedral.

Bishop Ian continues: “Please consider supporting me and the cathedral. You can do it by clicking on www. or through the website or by writing a cheque to Guildford Cathedral and sending it to Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill Guildford GU2 7UP “Thank you for your support.”

Bishop Ian’s timetable will be:

Day One, Monday 7 July: Wrecclesham to Puttenham, passing through the parishes of Wrecclesham, Farnham, Seale, Puttenham and Wanborough Day Two, Tuesday 8 July: Puttenham to Shere, passing through Puttenham, Compton, Guildford St Nicolas, Shalford, St Martha’s, Albury and Shere. Day Three, Wednesday 9 July: Shere to Dorking, passing through Shere, Abinger, Wotton, Ranmore, Dorking St Martin and Headley with Box Hill.

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Cathedral Appeal at £900k as deadline looms A daring group of sponsored abseilers including the Dean and Mayor of Guildford have supported Guildford Cathedral’s MAKE YOUR MARK campaign and helped push its fundraising Appeal to almost £900,000. The abseilers who braved a 160ft drop down Guildford Cathedral’s tower this April raised approximately £10,000 between them. The funds were a welcome boost to the Cathedral Appeal to fund vital repairs and improvements to the building which must reach £1.3million by August, so an application can be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £4.5million grant towards the total £7 million needed. Activity days and a range of other fundraisers are helping support the appeal including a family day at the cathedral in May which included cathedral tours, decorating biscuits, making balloon animals and Bishop Ian walking the Pilgrim’s Way in July (see story on pages 1&2). Appeal director Sian Newton said: “The appeal is making encouraging progress, with many individuals, families and parishes getting involved in our MAKE YOUR MARK campaign. “If we are to save the cathedral, though, it is critical that we keep up momentum.  There is still more than £400,000 to raise by the end of the summer when we will be applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant. “Every single donation is going to be critical to reach our goal.” This autumn, MAKE YOUR MARK will continue to raise funds

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Community rallies to remember Zane A fund set up to support the family of seven-yearold Zane Gbangbola, who died suddenly after being taken ill at his Chertsey home during this winter’s floods, has reached over £11,000 within weeks of being launched. Set up by a churchwarden at Holy Trinity, Lyne and Longcross, where Zane worshipped together with his parents Nicole and Kye, the fund has been supported by anonymous donors, school and church friends united in shock at the sudden loss of Zane’s life. Kye, a governor at Lyne and Longcross School, remains unwell in hospital after being taken ill at the same time. He is suffering extensive nerve damage badly affecting his mobility. It is hoped the fund will help support the couple while their earning capacity is affected and will also help create a lasting memorial to Zane. Investigations into the circumstances surrounding Zane’s death and Kye’s illness are ongoing and subject to some speculation, which has compounded the family’s grief, said priest in charge of Holy Trinity, the Revd Laurence Gamlen. Laurence, who led Zane’s funeral service in April, said the church family and community remained deeply affected by the loss of Zane. He said: “We are still a community in grief for Zane. He was a lively, happy child who brightened up the lives of all who met him and we miss him dreadfully. “The apparent lack of progress in discovering the cause of Zane’s death and Kye’s ill-health only add to the pain for his parents. Our prayers remain with Kye and Nicole for their healing

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and for peace, and for the kingdom values of truth and justice to be upheld. “The funeral was an opportunity for family and friends to remember a wonderful child who graced our lives in a very special way. Nicole and Kye were remarkable parents and our heart goes out to them. “As Christians, we believe in the power of God’s presence to comfort those who mourn, and we pray for His presence to be made very real to Kye and Nicole, to Zane’s school friends from St George’s Junior School, Weybridge and his network of friends and family, as they come to terms with their loss.” He continued: “The church community at Lyne and Longcross is united in wanting to support Kye and Nicole and we are deeply moved to see how the public has responded to Zane’s fund. I would urge the public to help in any way they can.” An inquest into Zane’s death is expected to take place later this year. Anyone can give donations to Zane’s fund at www.gofundme. com/Zane-Gbangbola-Fund

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Around the Parishes Golden Jubilee for the Good Shepherd The Church of the Good Shepherd in the Parish of Wisley with Pyrford celebrates its Golden Jubilee in June with an exciting weekend of events. The weekend of 6-8 June includes concerts, a parish picnic, a cricket match and a special birthday service and parade to mark the anniversary. The church was dedicated on 12 June 1964 by the then Bishop of Guildford, George Reindorp, becoming the third church of the parish alongside the churches of St Nicholas’ and Wisley. Rector the Revd Nick Aiken said: “In 1964 a remarkable thing happened - a community came together to build a new church to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and expanding parish. “At today’s cost they raised over £2 million and created a church which has been at the heart of the community for 50 years! “The design has successfully provided a space for worship and for community focus, with around 1,500 people crossing over the threshold for special weekends, high days and holidays. “This year we are celebrating their vision and commitment and continue to enjoy what the Good Shepherd Church gives to our community and beyond!”

Soup-erhuman effort raises over £900 for charity


Just three Friday Lent lunches at All Saints’ Lightwater raised a remarkable £919.71 as the community lent its support to the charity, WaterAid. All Saints’ Lent lunches are an annual Friday lunchtime tradition at the church with up to 80 people sharing delicious homemade soup and desserts, produced by a variety of local people. The chefs included regular churchgoers, family and friends, with the lunches reaching many in the community who would not normally come to church. The event was the brainchild of honorary curate of the church, the Revd Derek Browning, who said: “We decided on WaterAid as our charity right from the start. It always seems like a good fit: we share lunch and help those who lack clean water and good sanitation, things which we take for granted.” Attendees at the church’s monthly ‘Songs of Praise’ service are

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also encouraged to collect small change for WaterAid. The most recent collection totalled over £67. Vicar of All Saints’, the Revd Mark Wallace said: “I’m delighted that the Lent lunches have raised so much money for WaterAid’s vital work. It’s wonderful to be part of a ministry which helps the church to be at the centre of our village community.” ‘Songs of Praise’ is held at 2.30pm on the fourth Sunday of every month. For information about WaterAid visit

Festival draws local folk to Holy Trinity

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The commemorative events started earlier in the year with a successful quiz night, raising nearly £1,000 for the Eikon charity, a Surrey-based organisation who work with vulnerable young people. Events continue throughout the year with a special marquee service on 13 July following the annual Pyrford and Wisley Flower Show and further celebrations from September to November. For more information, see www.


Over 300 people packed into Holy Trinity Church, Guildford on Saturday 3 May to enjoy a wide selection of folk, roots and acoustic music at the Trinity Folk Festival. The event attracted an audience from a range of ages and for many it was the first time they had set foot inside a church. One festival goer, Sabrina Edwards, 25, commented: “Although I live in Guildford, this was the first time I’d been inside Trinity Church. What a superb church and incredible sounds. I’ll definitely be visiting again!” The festival was the brainchild of two parishioners and included Radio 2 award winners and nominees. All the proceeds were donated to Oakleaf Enterprise, a local charity which provides Organisers, Paul and Carolyn Graham say they’ve been vocational training and ‘overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support for the Folk employment support for people Festival’

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with mental health illnesses. Rector of Holy Trinity Church, the Revd Canon Robert Cotton said: “There has been a church on this site at the top of Guildford’s High Street for hundreds of years before the present building and for over 800 years, Holy Trinity hosted many events beyond Christian worship. “As the central church in the town this is the place where beer would have been drunk and community meetings held. It is very appropriate that the Trinity Folk Festival should be held here, which featured traditional music, as played centuries ago, and contemporary folk music which continues the tradition today. “It was wonderful that so many people came together in this beautiful historic building. I hope they all went away having enjoyed the music and also been moved by their experience at Holy Trinity.”

Community Matters BGF’s £2,500 gives hope to young people Grant-making by the BGF is done through the Community Foundation for Surrey, an independent trust which is part of the national network of community foundations. By making grants through CFS, the Foundation is able to keep its administration costs to a minimum.

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BGF helps St Mary’s provide dementia support service A dementia support group started at St Mary’s Church, Camberley is proving so popular that that it is being expanded with help from the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation. A grant of £1,000 has helped with training and the establishment of an ‘Alzheimers Café’ where carers can meet, exchange experiences and get advice. The idea originated when a retired nurse in the church community found that she was increasingly being asked for advice from relatives and carers of people with dementia. The idea of a short course attracted 130 people and from this a more comprehensive seven-month ‘Wellbeing in Dementia’ course was developed, delivered by experts from the NHS, voluntary sector and care homes. The grant has helped to fund the final sessions of the course and to set up the ‘Alzheimers Café’ where carers meet each month to discuss common issues and

listen to a talk from an expert in this field. Course organiser Maureen Hume said: “We knew that there was a need in the community for advice on dementia, but were really astonished by the level of demand. “One message that has come through very clearly is that the information, advice and opportunity to meet together is of real value to carers. It is a great relief for them to know they are not alone, that others are facing similar situations and they are not in some way responsible for the condition of the person they are looking after. “We are very grateful to the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation for their support, which has enabled us to provide this much-needed service for the local community.”

Church team gives Byfleet a spring clean Clearing skip-loads of rubbish, garden maintenance and spring cleaning were among the tasks carried out by volunteers from St Mary’s Church, Byfleet as part of a ‘Ready 4 Action’ day in May. While others were relaxing over the first May bank holiday weekend, the team collected ten bags of rubbish from alleys and verges, and unwanted goods

– including an old washing machine – from addresses referred to them by Byfleet United Charity. The Revd John McCabe said: “Ready 4 Action provides an opportunity to demonstrate God’s love for people in practical ways. “A particularly challenging front lawn and hedge took a three-man team an entire morning to tidy up. “I’d like to thank everyone who took part so much for an amazing day’s work!”

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The east to west trust’s supported lodgings scheme, which places vulnerable 16 & 17-year-olds from the Surrey Heath area in secure homes, has been awarded a £2,500 grant from money donated to the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation. Founded in 1996, east to west focuses on relational support work, helping children, young people and families through the issues they are facing. A key aspect of the charity’s work is the supported lodgings scheme, which places 16 &17year-olds in a family or with appropriate individuals for up to two years.

The aim is to provide them with the security, stability and confidence they need to move towards a brighter future. This includes providing support to access education and training opportunities and helping them to address issues which have often resulted in them becoming homeless – so enabling either transition to independent living or reconciliation at home. As an example of their work, Jason (not his real name) was a student in one of the schools in which east to west has a relational support worker. He came to the charity’s attention after disclosing issues of abuse which led to a child protection case being created. The disclosure meant that he could no longer live at home. Now, after six months of safe housing and good food provided by a host family and work offered by one of the charity’s contacts, Jason’s confidence has been rebuilt and he is looking at going to college. Twelve young people are being housed under the scheme at present. The BGF’s funding will go towards supporting both them and an additional six young people over the next two years. The scheme has a 92% success rate in moving young people into appropriate accommodation and a 96% success rate in supporting young people from NEET to being in education, employment or training (EET). Chief executive of east to west Andy Burns said: “Our 360° compassionate response, linking pastoral support in a school and tangible, community-based care, enables east to west, with its partners, to bring real hope to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We are very grateful to the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation for their support, which is helping to secure the service for the next two years.”

The final part of the day was dedicated to giving the church hall a spring clean, including a high-level cobweb removal and even a partial re-paint of the ladies’ toilet. The project drew praise from the local mayor and councillors who thanked the church for its efforts. Ready 4 Action is the brainchild of the Guildfordbased Matrix Trust. For more information visit www.

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My Story – by Pamela

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Advertising Feature I took an overdose when I was 18, it was all a blur but I think it was deliberate. Mum came to see me in hospital and tried to help me. I detoxed in hospital, and I could see what my life was doing to her. She told me my Uncle knew a place called Gilead that may be able to help, and so I went, but looking back I did it mostly out of remorse for her sake. I completed the programme (2 years) and was happy doing it. But when I left I still had some issues to deal with. I had a severe panic attack and I met up with my ex-boyfriend and took some drugs to help me calm down. I got back into drug use, but I knew life had been better when I was at Gilead. Once you’ve tasted a good life, you just know the difference. When I was 24, I planned an overdose again because I felt totally dead inside, like a zombie. I had all the drugs lined up. But instead I called Ian Samuel at Gilead and asked him to help me, because I knew Gilead was where I had felt really happy for the first time. Within an hour he and his wife Bron were at my flat, helping me pack and caring for me. Bron held me with her arm round me in their car all the way back to Gilead. It was the unconditional love and acceptance they showed me after I had messed up so badly that was the key for my recovery this time. Being older and having a better idea about what I wanted from life I found myself being more focused on the Gilead programme. The work therapy and

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training helped to stabilise and train me for life outside. I gave birth to my son in 2013 and he changed my outlook to life completely, loving him helped me to understand what real love is and how God loves us and how love can make you strong. The last year I have moved into my own home with my son and started a degree.

I volunteer two days a week for Gilead. It has been a challenging time taking on full responsibility and control of my life. I know that in the past this is where I would have failed but God and loving my son has made me strong, and able to enjoy this time and all these challenges. I never thought I would be happy living a ‘normal’ life – but I am!

We can’t do rehab on our own Gilead Foundations Charity was founded in 1991, to operate residential rehabilitation at Risdon Farm, for people suffering with compulsive behaviours such as drug and alcohol addictions, self-harm, depression and related issues. Since 1991 Gilead has seen hundreds of clients complete the programme, with present success rates showing at least 85% living a successful recovery lifestyle, measured two years after they have completed the programme. As well as receiving support, Gilead has been able to provide rehab for people contacting us as a direct result of features in these Diocesan newspapers.

Risdon is a working farm, with-free range egg production and wholesale milk production providing real-life work therapy and skills training to our clients. The farm businesses are operated as a Social Enterprise, so that each student’s fees can be subsidised by up to £250 per week from the profits. Students receive work therapy and skills training; they also get a sense of fulfilment from knowing that they are contributing to the welfare of everyone at Gilead through their work. Free-range egg production has proved so successful that Risdon Farm is increasing its number of hens from 9,000 to 25,000 over the next year, with a guaranteed buyer for the eggs they produce. This will help Gilead become more financially secure, but it will not provide the whole answer. Many rehabs are struggling, some are closing, because they are dependent upon funding from Agencies, which has now been lost in the recession. As an accredited rehab, Gilead is periodically able to secure funding for eligible clients from local authorities. But this funding is usually only for a short period, and we cannot depend on it. In March, Gilead launched its ‘Bursary Fund’, a project designed to find ‘Bursary Partners’ who will support the work by giving a regular monthly amount towards the costs of providing successful, life-

transforming rehab. Since then, monthly giving has increased by 16%, which is good news. But we still have quite a way to go. Ian Samuel (who founded Gilead with his wife, Bron) explains … “Very soon after we started Gilead, (in 1991), other people with like-minded vision joined us, plus many people who could not come to help us in person, but began to partner with us, in prayer and financial support. Many of our partners at present have been supporting us for years and we thank them so much for this help, because without it we would not have survived. “We teach our students that you cannot do recovery on your own, and we have certainly learned that ‘we’ cannot rehabilitate people on ‘our’ own. We need partners, in fact, as we are looking to increase our partnership from 58 to 1000. “Even though Bron and myself are now in our 60’s we are passionate about the future, and believe by expanding our partnership, with the next generation of leadership taking on more responsibility, we will be able to help hundreds, even thousands, of people get unlocked from their compulsive behaviours and be released into the potential that God intended for them. “Gilead provides long-term recovery and transformation for people and families whose lives have been shattered by the causes and effects of addictive, lifecontrolling behaviour; We have a good model of Social Enterprise that helps provide financial security for the ministry; We need supporters who will see the vision and help us with monthly donations. Would you consider being one of the Bursary Partners that we are looking for? Any monthly or oneoff donation would be gratefully received and put to good use. Your prayers are also genuinely valued by us all.” To donate, please use the form on this page, or visit If you would like more information, please contact us on 01837 851240. Thank you.

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Local mum connects church to community through Hinchley Wood App A full-time mum is using her skills and experience to help St Christopher’s Church, Hinchley Wood connect to the community through voluntarily updating a specially-devised ‘Hinchley Wood’ app for smartphones. The Hinchley Wood app is free for users and keeps people updated with what is happening locally through notifications – and the church has already noticed an increase in attendance at events. The app provides news, event listings, details of Sunday services, local contacts and an interactive ‘Parish Wall’ where members can comment and chat together, ensuring that those who have the app have access to church information on the go at the touch of a button. Co-ordinator Rachel Herbert said: “I am a stayat-home mum and wanted to give back to my loving church and our community. Before having a family I was a marketing consultant to hotels and small businesses and I am enjoying devoting as much time

as I can to running the app. “My family and I are regular members of the congregation at St Christopher’s and my children attend the school next door. Social media and networking is the future and I feel this app is a wonderful way for the church to be a presence in the community.” The app is updated weekly and users receive the latest information through notifications to their phones. The app has already been downloaded more than 100 times, but it is hoped this will increase through promotion around the community – Hinchley Wood has more than 5,000 residents. The Revd John Kronenberg said: “We are in difficult economic and political times and people need to rediscover their communities and the people in them. “This is not an evangelistic attempt to get people to church, it is more that the church should be at the heart of the community and connect with people again.” PCC member Tim Blair introduced the church

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Cracking youth work in 100 minutes “What have table tennis, coffee, Xbox and gardening got in common? Youth work.” This was the opener at a training day, Cracking Youthwork, aimed at inspiring youth workers from across the diocese this spring. The day at St John’s Church, Stoke, Guildford, saw ten speakers give their ten best minutes on the theme of ‘The State of the Union’ - reporting on where youth work stands at the moment, current trends and where it might be going. Attendees were all aware of the critical importance of their role following the publication of the Church of England’s report From Anecdote to Evidence which highlights the urgent need to serve teens and young adults in church and help offset the real possibly of a drastically depleted church in generations to come. Diocesan youth adviser David Welch opened

the day with a warm welcome and reflective worship – followed by various upbeat sessions led by youth workers from both inside and outside the diocese. Speakers tackled the importance of theology, prayer and a whole church approach to youth work. In the café style setting there was time for conversation and reflection between each session and over lunch. The day was rounded up with

‘Question Time’ when the panel of speakers gave their views on questions from the floor and participants were able to explore ideas further. Jane Boswell, volunteer youth leader from Wonersh, commented afterwards: “Cracking Youthwork was an excellent day and has really helped re-energise my work with our 14-18s. The insights and candour of the speakers inspired me to reflect on the way we approach our youth work and to think a bit more laterally, as well as providing some great practical ideas. I loved the format. We got to hear a real breadth of views and experience, with no risk of getting bored!” If you missed Cracking Youthwork this year, look out for the publicity for next year’s training in March 2015. And in the meantime, you can be stimulated and inspired by videos of the ten-minute talks here:


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New ministries Years of study, ministry and prayer will culminate in a significant milestone this Petertide when 14 candidates go forward for ordination as deacon at Guildford Cathedral. Following a retreat at St Columba’s, Woking, the candidates going to parishes across the diocese will be ordained by the Bishop of Dorking, the Rt Revd Ian Brackley, in a service on June 29. A brief introduction to seven of the candidates is given over these two pages. The remaining ordinands will feature in the August issue of The Wey. Following a retreat at Waverley Abbey House, twelve deacons will also be priested in a service at the cathedral led by the Bishop of Dorking, the Rt Revd Ian Brackley on June 28, allowing them to

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Having been an international banker for a number of years, Gary had no intention of being a church minister. Yet, over time he had a recurring call…

What – me, Lord? I haven’t been to church for years, but I’ll give it a go if you think it’s a good idea. Join the PCC? OK, but I don’t think I have much to say or offer. Lead prayers? But…what do I say? Go on a Diocesan Lay Worship Leaders’ Course? Standing up front and actually leading people worshipping you? Think about ordination? Now hang on, that is going a bit too far! I don’t mind the idea of training for lay ministry, but ordination? OK, I give in. I love the people in my church as my wider family. I’ve learned so much about you over the past three years and I would really like to share it with my church family and local community. So – what next, Lord? What can I possibly offer in my future ministry? If it’s within my capabilities I’ll leave it in your hands, Lord. So YES, Lord. Here I am, Lord.

Oliver Mark New Haw All Saints,

Mark is a qualified social worker and believes this was a key part of his preparation for ministry “I have been studying for the last four years on the Guildford Local Ministry Programme (which included a year of pre-theological training). “I worship at All Saints’ in New Haw with my wife Louise and two children, Kimberley and Hannah. I am also blessed with five older children and four grand-children who live in Newcastle. “I am originally from Newcastle, and although my parents didn’t go to church I was brought up with strong Christian values and at the age of 14 accepted Jesus into my life. “When I reflect on my life events and consider me the significant changes that have been made, I am aware of God’s hand in offering ministry. His for prepare to ities opportun also “I am a qualified social worker which, I believe, was part of my preparation and Minister. Local Ordained an informed my sense of calling as forward to “I feel privileged to be part of the worshipping community in New Haw and look working alongside them to build God’s Kingdom in this place.”

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Lorraine Wright St Paul’s Addlestone

Having sensed a call to ordination for many years, Lorraine felt now was the right time to pursue it She said: “I came from Florida in 1970 to study at the London School of Theology. After marrying fellow student Simon, we worked with a CofE evangelistic outreach group in Earls Court. “Afterwards, Simon became a lay pastor at Holy Trinity, Hounslow, and I began a 30 year career in IT and became an LLM (Reader). We later moved to Chertsey and, after struggling with serious illness, Simon died in 2011.

“I began attending St Pa Addlestone, and have had helping with Alpha there an as an LLM. “The first time I sensed a to ordination was in the ear 1990s, before the synod de authorise woman priests. T encouraged to pursue this, seem right. “I was very surprised to f vocation returning after my am excited to be able to be

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preside over Communion for the first time in their parishes the next day. They are: Michael Barton of Holy Trinity, Claygate, Gareth Dicks of St John the Baptist, Cove, Martin Gilpin of the Surrey Weald Benefice, Jon Hidden of Christ Church, Guildford and St Marthaon-the-Hill, Julian McAllen of Christ Church, Epsom Common, Anne Mitchell of St Michael’s, Camberley, Folli Olokose of Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon, Barnabas and Zoe Pimentel of St Mary of Bethany, Woking, Maggie Stirling Troy of St John’s, Farncombe, Lizzie Toms of Crondall and Ewshot and Dermot Verschoyle of St John’s, Merrow. Please pray for all of those being ordained, their families and their parishes as they prepare for the next stage in their ministry.

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At school when asked to write an essay about our ideal job Katie said she wanted to be ‘the first female non-Catholic Pope! ’ Katie said: “I’m married to Guy, whom I met on a train to London on New Year’s Eve. We were engaged six wee ks later and recently celebrated 15 years of mar riage. We have three children – Phoebe , Joel and Elisabeth. “I think I always knew I wanted to be a priest. In my early twenties, afte r studying theology and philosophy at Oxford, I went to “It was at the funeral of a friend, serve in Uganda on a gap year. years It was here later, that I heard God call again amongst the crickets and star filled and I skies that thought ‘I don’t wan t to die knowing that I I really felt God call me. never said yes to the one thing I “The local Bishop offered to orda know God in me asked me to do.’ immediately! But I was remarkably hesitant… “The very next day I phoned the too aware of my flaws and feeling Diocesan inadequate Director of Ordinan ds. Still inadequate but to the task. finally willing!”

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Charles felt called to ministry at an early age but never expected to end up in the Church of England… He said: “As a sixteen-year-old boy I felt the call to full-time ministry in the church, but certainly not into ordained ministry or with the Church of England.

“I was determined to be a great minister who ‘actually’ did some good by preaching the Gospel and seeing people come to Christ. “After finishing my A-levels and going to university to read theology, I moved back into the Church of England. I felt lots of pushing by the Lord and others around me to head for ordination. “Reluctantly I gave in and went for it. Four years later I’m here and about to start curacy. God has been incredibly gracious to me along this pathway and I am excited about what the Lord seems to be doing in His church. “I’m an Essex-born, Norfolk-bred guy, who received guidance from a range of people with different churchmanship in the Church of England, from the lowest of the low church to the highest tip of Norwich Cathedral spire. “Moving into the parish, alongside my new wife Hannah, will be a busy yet fun time and we are very much looking forward to it.”

Anne Cooper

St Nicolas’ Church, Guildford Anne’s ordination journey started in 2004 when she felt called to the role of NSM (SSM) at a vocations roadshow. She said: “Throughout my life, people and places have been so important. I trained as a nurse and ended up in theatre where we were taught to anticipate the next move, which I’ve found a useful discipline for life. “I trained at Salisbury with STETS which

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Katie Thomas

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is doing in and through his church today. “My favourite pastime is scuba diving, and I recently had dive trips to the Maldives and the Red Sea. I enjoy visiting my family in Mississippi and am constantly inspired by my 93-year-old mother.”

has been excellent. It gives an all round look at ministry and has been challenging but also a lot of fun meeting people of all ages whom God has called. “God’s creation is what I find infinitely fascinating. I love the natural beauty of this world. The photo is of my husband Jeremy and I in one of our favourite places, Puycelsi in France; it has a wonderful peace. “St John’s, Merrow, has been my home church for almost 30 years and I am very grateful for the support and encouragement of the whole congregation. “Now I’m very much looking forward to meeting and working with my new community at St Nicolas’ Church in Guildford. I still think: Why me? What can I possibly do for God? But I guess I’m about to find out!”

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It’s hard to believe but just ten years ago the concept of a church being intentionally messy would have been shocking to many. But a decade later, Messy Church celebrates its milestone anniversary and the original founding congregation in Portsmouth has been joined by 2,344 others worldwide, including at least 35 in the Diocese of Guildford. Messy Church, which aims to reach whole families - especially those on the edge of church – offers families fun, food, creativity and hospitality along the road to getting to know God. Typically meeting once a month at a time and location which suits people, Messy Church involves a great deal of paint, glue, glitter and much more as families explore a biblical theme through getting messy. This is followed by a short celebration time

involving story, prayer, song and games and a sitdown meal together at tables. Diocesan children’s work adviser Alison Hendy said Messy Church was expanding across the diocese and has struck a chord with families because of its accessibility. She said: “Parishes are offering Messy Church to give families an opportunity of engaging with Christianity in a less formal and more culturally relevant way. “Held after school or at weekends in churches, schools and community buildings, the format of activities, worship and a meal for everyone is enabling many families to engage with faith for the first time. “As congregations grow spiritually, people are asking for their babies to be baptised in their Messy Church setting, wanting their children to join the fellowship of faith they have found there.

“Don’t fall into the trap of thinking it is just young people who attend - there are many grandparents who come with their grandchildren and it is quite usual to find three generations of a family worshipping together at Messy Church.” Founder of the first Messy Church, Lucy Moore, said: “A teenager asked me this year if it was really my church that had started the first Messy Church. ‘You mean, you really invented Messy Church? You mean, your church really started it? And now it’s, like, enormous? Doesn’t it make you feel weird?’ “And as I look at the shouting, laughing, praying, awestruck, grateful, life-giving, weeping, eating, loving Messy multitudes gathered in churches around the world, it does indeed feel weird—and incredibly humbling.” We took a look at two Messy Church congregations in our diocese:

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Q: ‘Do you like coming to Messy to learn about Jesus?’ A: (from a child absorbed in a craft activity) ‘yes, but Jesus is with me every day so I’m always learning’. Over 500 different people have been welcomed to Messy Church at St Saviour’s in Brookwood, since it began six years ago. Over the years the team has learnt to trust God that an extra plate of sandwiches, an additional pair of hands or 50 ‘spare’ cardboard tubes will always miraculously appear when needed! Early years saw a high number of families with extremely young children, but they have remained with and grown in both age and in their faith, still loving Messy Church, even though some are now in their teens and are leading the craft stations themselves. One Messy Church Mum said: “We absolutely love Messy Church! It gives us a great opportunity to introduce faith, the Bible and worship to our children in a fun way that they thoroughly enjoy (plus we adults secretly love getting a bit messy too). We can’t always attend a weekly service so once a month is perfect for us and we always appreciate the tea, sandwiches & cakes.” St Saviour’s children and families worker Jo Birkby sees Messy Church as a key part of her strategy to reach out to the young families.  She also surveyed parents at the local school fair to ask them which day of the week and what time would best suit them, and this resulted in an initial influx of children from the school. 

Imagine people who do not normally come on a Sunday queuing up outside your church waiting for the doors to open in order to come in to your service. That was the experience of the Messy Church team at Holy Trinity Church Claygate in their first year in 2008.  Over two thirds of the Messy Church congregation was new to church, and as word got out, people travelled from miles around to see what it was all about.  Eight years later, and Messy Church at Claygate is still going strong, with over a hundred people attending each month.   The team is incredibly dedicated, with many from the first year continuing to serve and a number of the children who initially attended now helping with the service and puppet dramas. Director of children and families ministry Emma Coy said it was easy to get caught up in the busyness of it all, with the various elements to think of - but the real potential she said, was the time to build relationships, and get alongside the young families who come. She said: “Some young parents who come know very little about God and Jesus. However, over time, as the relationships and trust build, they start to ask questions.  “Messy Church continues to be a key part of our outreach to new families, alongside other opportunities for families to explore faith such as the weekly Toddlers’ Praise, and the weekly Sunday 4 o’clock service for all ages which takes place in the church hall and finishes with a tea.”

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Focus on St Mary Camberley’s Frontline BGF supports poverty relief work in Camberley Clients in desperate need are being helped by St Mary Camberley’s Frontline Support Centre which has been given a boost with a grant from money donated to the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation (BGF). The £1,800 grant, together with a grant from the Community Foundation for Surrey’s ‘One and 35 Fund’, set up to help people in Surrey Heath in times of crisis, will be used to help launch specific initiatives to support those who are struggling to survive. For the past three years, Frontline has been working with the poor and disadvantaged in the Camberley area, focusing upon those who have accumulated debt or are struggling to survive on benefits.

Most clients go to the charity in desperate need, some having been evicted and become homeless, others having reached a crisis with no income or savings, others having been brought low by debilitating illness or disability. The grants will help start up an outpost of Surrey Save Credit Union in Camberley to offer an alternative saving and lending facility to the high street banks, as well as funding workshops on money management skills and cooking on a budget. The funds will also be used to help people understand the far-reaching changes to the benefits system and to offer residents the use of laptops to learn IT skills. Frontline’s manager David Reed said: “This is a very exciting development, which will enable us to

provide a much more extensive service and make a real difference to the lives of the disadvantaged in this area. “Support from the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation has been instrumental in enabling us to take this initiative forward, but we are very grateful to many

others who have been part of the project including Ruth Williams and Jim Tozer of Frontline, Ted Smith of SurreySave, Keen IT who have provided six laptops, footing much of the bill themselves and Martin Darg from Astute Enterprises who is designing our website, much of it at his own cost.”

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Can you join in prayer for the new Bishop and Common Purpose? The Dean of Guildford, the Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams, writes: Could you make plans during the Diocesan Week of Prayer (9-14 June) to come to Guildford Cathedral to pray for the Crown Nominations Commission, which meets in that week to discern the next Bishop of Guildford?  We will also be praying for our Common Purpose. Working together with the Guildford–based prayer movement 24/7, we will create different places for prayer and creative opportunities for praying for

spiritual maturity, numerical growth and deepening community engagement. There will be ways of praying which are familiar and some of which are new. You may want to join the week of prayer from your parish or home, or your device.  Prayer material will be available from the cathedral website and from the 24/7 Prayer website http://uk.24-7prayer. com.  We are asking each visitor to the Week of Prayer to write a prayer or a word for our new Bishop.  These

will be gathered together and presented to him at his enthronement. If you want to come as a parish or team group please e-mail WeekofPrayer@guildford-cathedral. org so a group visit can be co-ordinated. Individuals are welcome at any time.  Further information and open times can be found on the cathedral website. We each have a part to play in bringing in God’s Kingdom and this week will be very important for the life of our diocese. Please do join in!

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gifts and fruits of the Spirit. The celebration of the birth of the Church is also the celebration of From 5.15pm there will be a bring and share tea when guests are invited to the dedication of Guildford Cathedral, the Cathedral bring a plate of savoury or sweet to share with others. Hot and of the Holy Spirit, which cold drinks will be provided. will be marked by an afternoon of special At 6.30pm the afternoon will draw to events on Sunday 8 June this year. a close with a Festival Evensong.   Events will begin The Dean of Guildford, with a lecture at 4pm by Bishop Christopher the Very Revd Dianna Herbert: Of doves, flames Williams says: “Please come along to all or part and breathing: is it time of the afternoon. It will be a for a new image of the Holy fo rd Ho wonderful festival day as we Spirit?, aimed at teenagers and e Ca th the adults and followed by questions celebrate the gift of God the Holy dral’s window of and discussion. Spirit.”  For more information about the talk During the lecture there will be activities contact for children from 3-11 to help them celebrate the

The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford

Faith and science to be subject of local lecture ‘Faith and the Foundations of Science’ is to be the title of the first annual St Mary’s lecture at St Mary’s Church, Ewell on Sunday 15 June at 6pm The vicar of Ewell, the Revd Russell Dewhurst, says: “I’ve decided to start this annual lectures series because I’d like to attract people from across Ewell, Epsom and the wider area to hear about some of the key issues of faith and life today. “Every year we’ll invite a knowledgeable speaker to talk on a topical subject. There’s a lot of interest in the area around science and religion, so that seems like a good place to start in 2014.” The first lecture Faith and the Foundations of Science will be given by the Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. He hold doctorates in biochemistry and theology and is a fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

WW1 Liturgy training day – July 16 Letters The nation is already recalling the Cracking cancer, busy events which led eggs and a femur upof theto theFirstoutbreak World Dear Editor, You were kind enough to feature our All-Day Breakfast at Farnborough (Big breakfast to fight cancer The Wey, March/April 2014, page 14) I thought readers would like to know that we raised £5,640. This was despite our ace fried egg cook falling in the kitchen and breaking her femur in the middle of the early morning breakfast rush - so we had paramedics and a stretcher trolley in the kitchen as we struggled to meet the demand from hungry customers! However, everyone rallied around, the Lord blessed our efforts, and the rest of the day passed off successfully. The injured lady (my wife, Margaret) is now progressing well. Many blessings David Woodward St Peter’s, Farnborough We wish Margaret a speedy recovery! Ed.

War, and expecting the church to take a significant lead in the process of remembering and commemorating. In association with PRAXIS, an organisation which provides resources and ideas to enrich and resource worship, the diocese has organised a training day to assist parishes in commemorating the key events of the First World War. Elaine Waddington of the diocese’s parish development and evangelism team said: “These training days come highly

recommended by other dioceses and each parish is encouraged to send someone. “There will be no charge due to generous sponsorship from Hymns Ancient and Modern.” The training day will take place on Wednesday, 16 July, 10:30 – 3:30 at St John’s Church, Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1HB and will be introduced by the

Rt Revd Ian Brackley, Bishop of Dorking. To book your place please email elaine.waddington@ or telephone her on 01483 484924. Continually-updated ideas and resources for commemorating WW1 can also be found at: www. world-war-1-commemoration/

William Ellis remembered

Dear Editor, I was very interested to see that last year you commemorated the last survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade (Light Brigade survivor remembered 100 years on, The Wey August 2013). He was my great-grandfather and it would have been wonderful, had I known of the event, to visit his grave. The last time I went to see it, I couldn’t find it. I went many years ago with my parents and saw it then. My sister and I designed a website to commemorate his life but decided not to publish

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because of ID and security issues. It is a shame, as we had a short transcript of his life where he mentions meeting Florence Nightingale. If you would be interested in adding that to your archive or indeed if you have any information you feel able to pass to me, I would welcome it. Sylvia Philpot

Members of the King’s Royal Hussars and Chelsea Pensioners gathered around the old soldier’s grave during the service

Noticeboard GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL For services, concerts and events at the Cathedral please see the cathedral website or contact the events assistant at 01483 547860 or email

JUNE QUIET DAY 2 June, 10am-4pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB Celebrating the feast of St Columba, his story and the house, with Celtic Communion at midday. Led by Pam Thorogood, spiritual director from Guildford Diocese. Cost £25 to include lunch. Tel 01483 766498 or email retreats@ MUSIC ON MONDAY 2 June, 12.40pm, Christ Church, Town Square, Woking, GU21 6YG Andrew Scott, organ. Suggested donation: £3 PASTORAL TRAINING DAY 4 June, 10am-4pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB A day looking at the relationship between spirituality and psychology and related issues that can emerge in ministry. Led by the Revd Andrew Walker, director of the three-year Ignatian Spirituality programme. Cost £35 to include lunch. Tel 01483 766498 or email retreats@ CONCERT 6 June, 7.30pm St Martin’s Church, Ockham Road South, East Horsley Jayne Sylvester - Mezzo Soprano and Roland Chadwick - Classical Guitar. Including songs by Roland Chadwick, Fernando Sor and some beautiful folk songs.Tickets £10 (incl. refreshments) available on the door GARDEN SAFARI 8 June, 2 - 6pm, East Horsley village A ‘garden safari’ taking in more than 10 unique gardens in East Horsley village.Tickets: £5 per person (children free). More info and tickets from 01483 283713 OPEN GARDENS 8 June, 11.30am – 5.30pm, Grayswood village, near Haslemere, GU27 2DB Visitors can follow a beautifully illustrated map around 10 gardens, the infant school grounds and the village allotments, all of which have been created by enthusiastic amateur gardeners. Lunch available at the Wheatsheaf Inn and teas at the village hall. Evensong in All Saints’ Church, Grayswood will follow at 6.30pm. Tickets: £5 from information tent on the village green on the day. Further information: grayswoodopengardens@gmail. com

MUSIC ON MONDAY 9 June, 12.40pm, Christ Church, Town Square, Woking, GU21 6YG Surrey University Graduation Recitals Preview. Suggested donation: £3 ORGAN RECITAL 11 June, 1.10pm, St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford Graham Thorp, Royal Academy of Music Admission free – donations invited IGNATIAN RETREAT 11-13 June, Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, Bordon A silent retreat led by members of the Ignatian team, offering a time to step aside from our everyday routines to be still in God’s presence. Start late Friday afternoon, finish mid-afternoon Sunday Cost £180 fully residential. To book contact 01420 478121 or email DEALING WITH LONELINESS 14 June, 10am-4pm, Godalming Baptist Church, Queen Street, Godalming, GU7 1BA. Led by Helena Wilkinson, topics include types of loneliness, relating & communicating, and practical steps to overcome loneliness. Please bring your own lunch drinks will be available. Please book with payment of £12 by Monday 2 June (cheques to ‘Godalming Baptist Church’). Contact Sally Pollard or Edline Choita - 01483 428646/422105, or office. JOURNEY INTO WHOLENESS 14 June, 10am-4pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB Learn how to pray more effectively for yourself and others. The day will include times of worship, teaching, quiet reflection and prayer, led by a team from Wholeness Through Christ. Cost £15, bring your own lunch. Book via the WYTC office: 01324 714946 or email office@ HERITAGE WEEKEND 14-15 June, Christ Church, Church Hill, Shamley Green GU5 0UD A weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Christ Church Further details from 01483 892030 LECTURE 15 June, 6pm St Mary’s Church, London Road, Ewell, KT17 2 AY A lecture on ‘Faith and the Foundations of Science’ by the Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology

Health Awareness Week 9-13 June A week of short talks by experts, covering a range of everyday health matters will be held at St Nicolas’ Church, Guildford, in June to help people address a range of issues. Monday 9 June, 10am -12 noon, Eye Health in the Elderly

A talk and a chance to ask questions on eye care in the elderly, focusing on what they and carers can do to help maximise the quality of sight. Speaker Paul Chapman-Hatchet, Complete Community Care. Monday 9 June, 2- 4pm, Diabetes A talk through the different types of diabetes, their management and how to live with them. Roy Johnson, Guildford and South West Surrey Diabetes UK. Tuesday 10 June, 2– 4pm, Who cares? There are 108,000 carers across Surrey. This is an informative and helpful talk by Carers Support UK, Guildford. Tuesday 10 June, 7– 9pm, Prostate Cancer – What you need to know A talk by Prostate Cancer UK on the most common type of cancer in men. 37,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Wednesday 11 June, 2 – 4pm, Autism What is autism? Getting rid of the old myths, and easy ways of getting the best out of those with autism at home, school and the workplace. A relaxed, easy introduction to autism, with a national expert. Speaker: Ann Memmott. Wednesday 11 June, 7 – 9pm, Obesity and how to nourish ourselves A clinical psychologist talks on what obesity is, the factors which affect weight and the options for making positive behaviour changes. Speaker: Sarah Whitaker. Thursday 12 June, 2 – 4pm, RAPE! – Listen, Believe, Don’t Judge The Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) speak about their work and how they help both female and male survivors. Friday 13 June, 2 – 4pm, Living with breast cancer Advances in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. Speaker Maggie Wilcox. St Nicolas’ Church address is: Bury Street, Guildford, GU2 4AW. To reserve a place or find out more please contact the diocesan health and well-being adviser: or tel 01483 790324.

and Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Admission free. Further information 020 8393 2643 OPEN CHURCH EVENT 17 June, 7.30pm, St Nicolas Parish Centre, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW The Dean of Guildford, the Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams asks: ‘Can same-sex marriage be Christian?’ Admission free. Further information: 01483 564526 DAY OF PRAYER 19 June, 9am-4pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB Draw near to Petertide, a day of prayer focusing on those about to be ordained as deacons and priests. Led by the Revd John Page. Donations welcome, bring your own lunch LECTURE 19 June, 2.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Quarry St, Guildford Matthew Alexander – The Rise of Modern Guildford before 1914 Admission free – donations invited in aid of Holy Trinity Roof Fund. SCARECROW FESTIVAL 21 June, 11am-5pm,, St Michael & All Angels, Pirbright, GU23 2JL To celebrate the 800th anniversary

of the church; this year’s theme is ‘Historical Characters’. You don’t need to be a villager to make a scarecrow. The day will include a medieval reenactment, BBQ, archery and falconry display, pony rides, traditional village games, Pimms tent and cream teas. Free entry and free parking. SUMMER FAYRE 21 June, 2pm – 4pm,St John’s Rectory Garden, 232 Epsom Road, Merrow GU4 7AA Sideshows, maypole dancing, stalls, bouncy castle, teas & cakes. Proceeds to St John’s Church and YMCA. MUSIC ON THE MEADOW 22 June,11am & 1pm - 5pm, All Saints’ Church, West Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9QY At 11am there will be an open-air service of worship, followed by the Music on the Meadow at 1pm with a variety of local musicians, children’s activity corner, BBQ, beer tent, ice creams and refreshments. All welcome. admission is free. Further info from administrator@allsaintswestewell. or www.allsaintswestewell. for more details. QUIET DAY 26 June, 10am - 4pm Acorn Christian Healing Foundation,

Bordon Led by the Revd Elizabeth Knifton, theme ‘When fear rains down’. Cost £30 inc refreshments & lunch. To book contact 01420 478121 or email info@ LUNCHTIME RECITAL 28 June, 1pm, St Nicolas’ Church, Bury Street, Guildford, GU2 4AW Fiona Harris, mezzo-soprano. Free admission with retiring collection in aid of the Additional Curates Society OPEN GARDENS 28-29 June, Christ Church, Gally Hill Road, Church Crookham GU52 6LH Local gardens will be open, tea, coffee and cakes will be served. Entry £2 per adult, programmes available from the Parish Office or Livingstone’s, Fleet High Street. Further information: 01252 617130

JULY THEOLOGICAL BOOK GROUP 3 July, 7.45pm – 9.45pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB This month’s book is Great Prayers of the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann and will be available from St Columba’s book stall. The book group meets twice a term and is open to newcomers. We enjoy honest, open discussion on books from a wide range of Christian authors. Led by the Revd Gillaine Holland and Becca Rowland. Donations welcome. Tel 01483 766498 or email HEALING LIFE’S HURTS 4-6 July, Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, Bordon During this weekend those attending explore ways in which we can receive fresh hope and the quality of life promised by Jesus. Led by Jennifer Rees-Larcombe. Cost £165 fully residential. To book contact 01420 478121 or email

at page academixacappella CONCERT 6 July, 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford O Radiant Dawn, unaccompanied music by the Occam Singers, in aid of Guildford Samaritans Tickets £12.50 each from 01252 783977, Guildford TIC or £15 on the door. QUIET DAY 7 July, 10am-4pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB Who do you say I am? A day to explore the response within us and how it has changed, developed and formed over our life. Led by the Revd Haydon Wilcox. Cost: £25 to include lunch. Tel 01483 766498 or email uk ORGAN RECITAL 9 July, 1.10pm, St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford Martin Holford, Holy Trinity, Guildford Admission free – donations invited QUIET DAY 12 July, 10am - 4pm Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, Bordon Led by the Revd Elizabeth Knifton, theme ‘When fear rains down’. Cost £30 inc refreshments & lunch. To book contact 01420 478121 or email info@ LECTURE 16 July, 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Quarry St, Guildford Carol Brown – Suffragettes & Suffragists in Guildford 1914. Admission free – donations invited in aid of Holy Trinity Roof Repair Fund

LECTURE 5 July, St Mary’s Church, Quarry St, Guildford Catherine Moorhead – From Surrey to K2, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent. Admission free – donations invited in aid of Holy Trinity Roof Repair Fund.

DAY OF PRAYER 17 July, 9am-5pm, St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking GU22 8AB Draw near to the global church – a day of prayer focusing on praying for the world-wide Christian church. Led by the Revd Gilliaine Holland. Donations welcome, bring your own lunch. Tel 01483 766498 or email retreats@stcolumbashouse.

CONCERT 5 July 8-10pm, The Lighthouse, Woking Vineyard Church, 8-10 High Street, Woking GU21 6BG Concert in aid of Woking Street Angels: Academix A Cappella, Woking’s newest contemporary a cappella group will be performing an evening of exciting, modern a cappella singing. Tickets - minimum donation £5, Bring your own drink. More info

CONCERT 19 July, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Old Woking, GU22 9JF David Harvey and Matthew Rickard will perform a piano duet arrangement of Holst’s ‘The Planets’ as well as other duets, all by English composers. Cost: £10 (children free) Contact:Geoff Pugh 01483 714761 or concerts.html

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Fellow Travellers Bible in breast pocket changed Arthur’s life A WW1 story on the Bible Society website is related by Philip Douetil from St Michael and All Angels, Pirbright and concerns Arthur Ingham, a lifelong friend of his grandfather, John Moody. Arthur Ingham and John Moody were 18-yearold school friends who’d grown up together in Manchester. On the outbreak of the war the two lads joined up and John, a keen cine enthusiast, captured much of the subsequent fighting that the two young men saw, on film. This shows men wading knee deep in water in the trenches, others being gunned down as they advanced across no-man’s land, and soldiers marching to battle. But the most remarkable story comes from Arthur. He was in the 1st Manchester Regiment at the Somme, when shrapnel from an exploding German shell hit him in the chest. This would have meant

certain death for the young man, if the Bible in the breast pocket of his uniform hadn’t taken the full force of the shrapnel, leaving an inch-wide hole. John’s grandson Philip Douetil remembers Arthur well. “He was such a fantastic bloke,” he says. “And he was really proud of this Bible. He used to say to me, ‘This saved my life. If it hadn’t been in my pocket, I would have died.”’ The life-or-death incident changed Arthur’s life. “He was a religious man after that,”’ Philip recalls. “He wasn’t beforehand, but after that he became a regular churchgoer, and who can blame him? He knew the Bible had saved his life. The shrapnel had hit but there wasn’t a scratch on him.” If you have a story of how the Bible helped someone at home or abroad during WW1 the Bible Society would like to hear from you. Contact hazel.

New Director of Music at St Martin’s Dorking Matthew Beetschen will be appointed as the new director of music at St Martin’s, Dorking following the retirement of Martin Ellis after 28 years. Matthew is currently the Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral and is due to take up his post in Dorking on 1 September. He has been a leading light in the development of church music in Scotland, particularly among young people. He was given a special Associateship of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) last year in recognition of this work. Matthew said: “I am very excited to be taking up this new appointment. I was given such a warm welcome when I visited St Martin’s, and I relish the challenge of maintaining and developing the musical tradition here.” Vicar of St Martin’s, the Revd Derek Tighe, added: “St Martin’s has been really blessed in being able to attract such an eminent musician. “Martin Ellis has filled the post with great distinction for 28 years, and I am absolutely convinced Matthew is a worthy successor. I look forward to working with him on music and mission in our town and community.” There will be a special farewell concert for Martin Ellis at St Martin’s on 12 July. Matthew Beetschen

Farewell to Maureen Yarrow Arthur’s Bible, showing the hole made by the shrapnel

Credit: Bible Society/Clare Kendall

Many will know Maureen, if only by name or as the voice on the telephone when calling the Bishop of Guildford’s offices at Willow Grange. Maureen has worked for the Bishop for almost fifteen years and after much thought has decided to retire at the end of May. She has been unstinting in her hard work and assistance with the smooth running of the office. One of her specific roles has been to handle the administration of renewal contracts for clergy with Permission to Officiate and there will undoubtedly be many clergy

with PtO who will miss her helpful voice on the telephone. The Bishop’s personal assistant Mary Morris said: “Maureen’s departure from Willow Grange will leave a big gap, not only as a work colleague but as a true friend.  “With six grandchildren living in close proximity, no doubt Maureen’s busy schedule will not cease but just transfer to other roles, but hopefully there will be time for both Maureen and husband Paul to relax and enjoy the next phase of their life together.  We bid them a very fond farewell.”

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Hugh Lunghi, a former churchwarden of All Saints’ with St Philip and St James, Fleet, who died in March at the age of 93 was one of the last surviving participants of the ‘Big Three’ meetings in the 1940s at Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam, interpreting for Churchill and other British officials in talks with Stalin. He was also believed to be the first British soldier to enter Hitler’s bunker in Berlin in 1945. Born in 1920 at the British Legation in Tehran where his father was economic adviser, he learnt Russian at home from his Anglo-Russian mother Helena. He saw active service in the Royal Artillery during the early part of World War II, but his fluent Russian soon resulted in an appointment as ADC and interpreter to the head of the British Military Mission in Moscow. Then in 1943, at the age of only 23, he was back

in Tehran as interpreter for the British chiefs of staff at the first of the ‘Big Three’ meetings. He interpreted for most of Stalin’s meetings with British generals and diplomats, including FieldMarshall Montgomery, Admiral Mountbatten and Anthony Eden. It enabled him to see the Soviet leaders at close quarters and he got to know Stalin as well as most other participants in the talks. After the war he worked for the Foreign Office and then joined the BBC World Service, where he became responsible for the central European service. In retirement he lectured at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg and wrote three books on Russian affairs. Tony Brown from All Saints’, Fleet said: “Hugh was a regular worshipper at All Saints’ for many years. He was a charming and witty raconteur and a great enthusiast who, even in his eighties, lost none of his sense of fun.”

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