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Spire North Holmwood’s Parish Magazine

St John the Evangelist Church, North Holmwood Vicar (day off – Saturday) Revd Stuart Tanswell ......... ......... 01306 882135 Assistant Priest Revd Leah Kearns ............. ....................................................................... 01306 886858 Pastoral Assistant Margaret Teale .................. ....................................................................... 01306 252004 Churchwardens: Jane Schofield ................... .................. 01306 885244 Jim Edwards ....................... 01306 879902 Reader Gordon Bates .................... ....................................................................... 01306 884154 PCC Secretary Caroline Lazenby PCC Treasurer Lynn Jennings..................... ....................................................................... 01306 882614 Baptisms Jill Spence .......................... ....................................................................... 01306 876901 Junior Choir Sandy Newton ................... ....................................................................... 01306 889384 Flowers Hazel Gibson ..................... ....................................................................... 01306 886538 Gift Aid and Electoral Roll Jane Collard ..................... .......................... 01306 876652 Intercessions Gordon Bates .................... ....................................................................... 01306 884154 Prayer Chain Sandy Newton ................... ....................................................................... 01306 889384 Homegroup Co-ordinator Penny Newstead ............... ....................................................................... 01306 885876 Junior Church and C4yourself Jane Schofield ................... ................... 07771591457 Organist Magazine Kirsten Wightwick .............. ... 01306 743483 Parish Room Iris Edser ............................... ....................................................................... 01306 740757 Readings Gordon Bates .................... ....................................................................... 01306 884154 Sacristans Steve & Hilary Harris .......... ....................................................................... 01306 710162 Servers Steve Harris ......................... ....................................................................... 01306 710162 Mothers’ Union Gill Collins............................ ....................................................................... 01306 885270


St John the Evangelist Church, North Holmwood Sunday services: 8am 10am 10am

Holy Communion First Sunday each month: Family Service Other Sundays: Parish Eucharist

Friday 8.30am Eucharist and vicar available in church until 10.30am The Church is normally open daily for private prayer from 9am. Please see the Church notice board for details of other services.

St John’s Church contact details: Parish Office 01306-868441 Pastoral Line 01306-868941 Church Text Message 0770-673-2222

COMMUNION AT HOME If you are housebound and unable to get to church at St John’s, we can arrange for communion to be brought to you at home by a member of our authorised team of communion assistants. Please contact Stuart 01306 882135.

North Holmwood Community Surrey Hills Dance Centre ..... 01306 883808 Goodwyns Social Club ......... 01306 500614 Karate ...................................... 07970 408260 Circuit training ........................ 01306 711920 Tumble Tots ............................. 07739 517627 Village Hall (Chairman) ......... 01306 883808 Village Hall (Bookings) ........... 07712 224681 Village Hall (Caretaker) ........ 01306 740757 Parish Room (Bookings) ......... 01306 740757 North Holmwood Sports Club 01306 889764 Dorking Golf Club .................. 01306 886917 Ballet classes ........................... 01737 247795 Norfolk Court .......................... 01306 876474 Stanecroft ............................... 01306 876567

Police ....................................... 101 Mole Valley District Council .. 01306 885001 National Trust Warden ........... 01306 712711 Brockwood GP Surgery .......... 01306 885802 Community Playlink ................ 01306 740095 North Holmwood Pre-School . 07931 212006 St John’s C of E Community School ................................... 01306 884506 Guiding: Brownies .................. 01306 876428 Rainbows ................ 01306 882796 Scouting enquiries .................. 07914 845440 Bridge Club ............................. 01306 882849 Chart Downs Social Club ...... 01306 500310 Drama Group ......................... 01306 887416




is produced by St John’s Church for North Holmwood. There are ten issues each year and we make no charge. We deliver around the parish. If you would like a copy delivered please e-mail or phone John Daulman 01306 885943 The next issue of The Spire covers March 2014. Material should be with the editors by 16th February please. Editors: Kirsten Wightwick 01306 743483 Jim Edwards 01306 879902 4 Chartwell Court Grange, 35 Highacre, Dorking RH4 3BF e-mail We welcome articles of general or local interest. Ideally these should be e-mailed in Word format, with illustrations as jpegs or pngs. The editors may amend or shorten material submitted. Articles represent the views of the individual contributors. Some articles and illustrations come from “The Parish Pump”, a national web-site that provides magazine material for churches. We are very grateful to all those who advertise in this magazine and allow us to produce it without charge to our readers; however publication does not necessarily imply an endorsement of the product. Advertising manager: Margaret Teale, ‘Talanta’, 12 Ridgeway Drive, Dorking RH4 3AN Telephone 01306 252004 or email Advertising copy: or telephone Jim Edwards 01306 879902 Proof reading: Jane Coombes Printing: John Daulman, Eileen Daulman, Ann Phillips Distribution: John Daulman 01306 885943 4

Editorial The production team had a well-earned rest over the Christmas period. It is now a new year and we have managed to remember what to do to produce this edition. This magazine could not exist without the hard work of a number of people and we are very grateful to them all. It is produced by the church, but we also have great support from organisations in the area submitting regular articles, allowing us to keep in touch with the activities around us. We rely on our volunteers to print the copies and distribute them. We are also supported by our advertisers who allow us to distribute the magazine to our readers without charge. And, of course, we need readers to make it all worthwhile. We do welcome comments about likes and dislikes. We try to include some material for everyone. We are always in need of volunteers to help with work in the church. At present we are particularly looking for someone to help with Jigsaw on Wednesday mornings, mainly putting toys out and clearing up afterwards. Please get in touch if this appeals to you, or if you would like to assist in any other way with the running of the church. Jim Edwards

Dear friends, Journeying through this year so far has caused me to think about the gifts each of us have, and how we use them. What gifts have we received from God, and what do we do with them? In church this has become increasingly apparent to me with John having left as our organist. How do we fill the gap? The choir have stepped up, leading the singing even more prominently, and it is a joy to have welcomed Kate into the choir recently. Likewise it has been good to welcome Mick, Virginia and Maureen to play the organ; and Mike to play the guitar. Not to mention Loud and Proud singing at the carol service just before Christmas! So many different people, with so many different talents! 5

During the organist vacancy I’ve even found myself at the organ console once or twice, and am rediscovering skills I’d forgotten about, and regaining confidence in using them – in terms of playing, of reading music, and of being brave enough to experiment with different sounds and volumes. The pedals are still a bit of a mystery though. We tried a different form of family service at the start of January, and it was wonderful to have so many different children involved in leading the service and joining in – sharing their gifts, their insights into the worship of God. But how do we serve God? How do we worship? What do we have to offer? As we discover more about who we are – individually and as a community – these understandings change. As we grow in confidence, as we grow in belief, we are able to do different things, and want to try different things. In thinking about the family service, we think about how we should be worshipping God as a family. What works? What doesn’t work? How do we relate to people of different ages, different backgrounds, different stages on their own faith journey? How do we engage with people who are not familiar – or not comfortable – with traditional worship? These are challenges to each of us. During the family service we would like to try accompanying our singing with a worship group sometimes, as a change from the organ. So far we’ve identified people who can play – or have played in the past – a double bass, bass guitar, drums and recorders. Not a balanced combination! If you can play any instrument to any standard – or if you know anyone else who plays and might be interested – please speak to me. But, in the rest of church life, what gifts do you have – or what new gifts are you discovering (or rediscovering)? How might you be able to use them in a different way? During February I will be spending some time using the gift of listening, of discerning, while sitting in a court room on Jury Service. While I will still be around I can’t currently predict my movements. Wishing you every blessing, Stuart 6

Bible Readings for February 2014

2nd February Presentation of Christ in the Temple Family Service Readings to be arranged 9th February Isaiah 58:1-9a

4th Sunday before Lent 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 Matthew 5:13-20

16th February Deuteronomy 30:15-20

3rd Sunday before Lent 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37

23rd February Genesis 1:1-2:3

2nd Sunday before Lent Romans 8:18-25 Matthew 6:25-34

JUNIOR CHURCH and C4YOURSELF The family service at St John’s is held on the first Sunday of each month. The children and young people play a major part in this service. 2nd February 10am Family Service We are currently seeking people to become part of the very valuable team doing children’s work at St John’s. Please contact Jane on or 07771591457 if you are interested. Until a new team is found there will be no special children’s provision (apart from the family services) at St John’s, so keep a lookout in The Spire for updates. 7

Patricia Mary Manuel On 10th January a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Pat was held at St John’s. This is a shortened version of the tribute: Pat was ever a kind, considerate, unpretentious person and regarded herself as ordinary - happy to be cast in the role of wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She would always put the needs of others before her own. She took delight in everything she did and relished the company of people. She liked to entertain and in turn be entertained. Time spent with family members was special to her and her grandchildren were a never-ending joy when they came along. She could never do enough for them and was probably overindulgent. She was immensely proud of Paul, delighted in all his achievements and convinced that no other mother had ever had a son like him. She had a strong Christian faith and attending services at St John’s was important to her, as was meeting with fellow church members on social occasions. Meetings of the Mothers’ Union were looked forward to and she enjoyed engaging with other members at social events. She enjoyed meeting with Wilf’s former colleagues in BT and their wives - many happy week-ends and dinner engagements were spent in their company. The Dorking Bowling Club figured strongly in her life; she enjoyed the company of the members and took delight in the social events and the holidays spent together. Although the latter part of her life had its problems she was uncomplaining, even though often in great pain. She was well regarded in the local surgery and by hospital staff for her good humour and fortitude under trying conditions. She would have had few regrets about her life and to the end valued the company of the people she came into contact with. 8

Regular events in St John’s Parish Room, North Holmwood: JIGSAW A group for Mums/Dads/Carers and their pre-school children – from babies to 4 ½ yrs An opportunity for Mums/Dads/Carers to talk to another grown-up! Meet new friends and enjoy breakfast whilst the children play.* 10.00am – 11.30am: Wednesdays No charge Please let us know if you can help with setting up or clearing away *Please remember, the care and safety of the children you bring remain your responsibility at all times – Thank you

KnitOne PurlOne SaveOne Knitting Group First Tuesday of every month 2.00pm – 4.00pm in the Parish Room St John’s knitting group meets on the first Tuesday in every month in the Parish Room at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to pop in for a cup of tea. If you can’t knit we will show you …. we have everything required to start you off.

Our knitting is now being taken to Romanian Aid Foundation in Horley. Margaret 01306 252004 Margaret Teale


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ST JOHN’S HOME GROUP Our Home Group meets twice monthly in members’ homes on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Set subjects are discussed in an informal setting with the aim of developing our understanding of Christianity and developing friendship networks for mutual support and encouragement. We are currently looking at prayer. During Lent we will be joining groups with other local churches. Please contact Penny 885876 if you would like more information.

BEGINNERS PLEASE The St John’s drama group ‘Beginners Please’ has restarted. The meetings are held on the first Monday in the month from 7.30pm. We are a friendly group and would love to welcome new members. 3 February

3 March

7 April

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Holmwood Mothers’ Union Monday 3rd February 12.30 pm at Culver, Spook Hill. Corporate Communion followed by lunch. Contact Gill Collins, 01306 885270, for further details. 13

Summary of the PCC held on 14th January 2014 The Rev. Stuart Tanswell (Chairman) welcomed all members of the PCC. The meeting began with prayers. He reported that so far three people wanted to prepare for confirmation and he was hoping that more might come forward. The Carol Service (with Loud and Proud) and the Crib service had gone well. The carols at Chart Downs were a great success and Stuart hoped that soon services could be held at Chart Downs Community centre. The Thursday and Friday Coffee sessions at the church and also the ‘Teas for All’ would now not take place until the new Community Building was ready. The Church Christmas Cards had sold out. Chris Ward, our previous organist, would play at the family service in February, as he would be moving away from Goodwyns to be near his daughter soon. Various organists had kindly played for services at St John’s but as yet no regular organist had been found. Stuart will be away for a period in February on Jury Service. Graham Phillips (Community Building Co-ordinator) was pleased to announce that the working drawings for the new building were nearing completion and all the necessary reports, together with the working drawings would be submitted to MVDC for Building Regulations approval very soon. Jim Edwards (Churchwarden) impressed on the PCC that there was still a lot of maintenance to do to the Church, including renovating the organ and repainting the inside of the Church. The Inspecting Architect had still not submitted the Quinquennial report from his visit in September. Repairs had been made to the leak in the church roof. When the walls had dried out the vestry could be painted. The altar area would require replastering and decorating at a later date. The stonework would be repaired soon. Some electrical work had been completed, but more was needed in other parts of the church. An appeal for funds will be organised and possible grants explored. We still need volunteers for cleaning, gardening and minor repairs, assistant sacristans and Junior Church Leaders in particular. 14

Caroline Lazenby, on her return to North Holmwood, had agreed to be PCC secretary, which everyone was delighted about. ‘Teas by the Fireside’ at Eric and Iris’s home were again a great success and the PCC were grateful to them for hosting these. After the success of the Barn Dance the Fundraising Committee had other ideas to raise money. Revd. Alan Jonas (from Westcott) had been appointed as the new Rural Dean. Revd. Paul Bryer would be installed as Archdeacon of Dorking on 26th January at Guildford Cathedral. At St John’s School a new Governing Body had been appointed. The breakfast club was still very popular. The Easter services were discussed and arranged. The morning service on the Sunday after Easter would be shared with members of the Harvest Church, at their church on Goodwyns. Churches Together were arranging the Lent Groups. Stuart and Margaret are needing help with Jigsaw on a Wednesday morning. The next meeting of the PCC will be held on Tuesday 4th March at 7.00pm in the Parish Room. The annual church meeting will be held on 23rd March 2014 in the Church after the morning service.


28th November 2013

Wedding Blessing 24th November 2013

Kate Alice Neilly Colin and Kay


10th January 2014

Patricia Mary Manuel

Burial of Ashes

28th November 2013 4th December 2013

Irene Cable Kate Taylor



FUNDS The total available for the Community Building Appeal now stands at just over ÂŁ300,000 Our rough estimate of the total cost of the building is ÂŁ300,000. This means that we have at last reached our target figure. We are now pressing ahead with planning the work. The architect is currently producing working drawings. We hope to submit these to the council for building regulation approval and to the diocese for consultation in February. We will then be in a position to go out to tender from builders, which we hope will be within the target figure. When we have selected a builder we can then get final approval from the diocese. If all goes well we should be able to start around Easter 2014.


Community Building Appeal Funds raised: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

2013 Teas by the fireside Curry Evening Buy a brick Beginners Please Quiz Garden Party In memory of Alan Wood Pampered chef Anonymous donation Others Teas on the Lawn Interest Gift aid due Promised funds and grants Grants

Total £34,458 Total £4,376 Total £8,170 Total £5,952 Total £100,622 Total £13,611

Total available Expenditure Architect Planning Surveys

£225 £700 £285 £65 £800 £1,206 £550 £197 £10,000 £769 £198 £2,089 £2,500 £100,000 £12,750

£ 300,973 £4,953 £1,420 £1,092

Total expenditure

BRICKS Let’s get our Community Building Built You can help by buying ‘BRICKS’. They cost £5.00 each and your chosen name will be put on the ‘wall’ at the back of the church and then placed in the Commemorative Book which will be kept in the new hall. Buy one for yourself, your friends, family, neighbours or in memory of a loved one. They make great presents. Please fill in the form attached and pass it to Ann in the church or phone 01306 885787. 17

£ 7,465

TEAS BY THE FIRESIDE Eric and Iris are again hosting Teas by the Fireside at their home in Spook Hill on Sunday afternoons 3pm to 5pm in January and February.

Used Postage Stamps Anne Lucas collects used postage stamps for various charities and has recently sent them to: Great Ormond Street for Children - Help for Heroes Royal National Institute for the Blind Stamps can be given to Anne or left in the box at the back of St John’s Church. She is grateful to all those who contribute.

Mid-week Eucharist at St John’s Friday Mornings 8.30am Followed by breakfast. After the service Stuart will remain in the church until 10.30am for anyone who wants an informal chat with the vicar.

Flowers in Church If you would like to help to arrange flowers at St John’s, so that we can have a display (large or small) more often, please contact Hazel 01306 886538.



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Our Lady of Walsingham visits Guildford Over the years, thousands of pilgrims have journeyed to Walsingham and countless miracles have happened there. At the Reformation, the Shrine was destroyed. Around 100 years ago a new statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was made, based on a medieval seal from Walsingham and, ultimately, a new Shrine was built. On Saturday 22nd February the Image of Our Lady will be taken from the Holy House in Walsingham to the Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit in Guildford for a Walsingham Day of Celebration. Let’s make this a great gathering from St John’s of all those who love Walsingham. It is also a great opportunity to invite others who have yet to experience a pilgrimage to Walsingham. A sort of Walsingham taster! 11.50am The Arrival of the Image The Image will be received at the West Door at 11.50am and, as in the great celebration days of 2011 during the 950th anniversary celebrations, will be carried aloft in to the Cathedral and the Eucharist will be celebrated. The Administrator of the Shrine, Bishop Lindsay Urwin OGS, will be the principal celebrant and preacher. Picnic lunches can be eaten at the west end of the cathedral, and the Cathedral Refectory will be open for hot lunches and for snacks. 2.15pm Sprinkling Liturgy and Healing Ministries Pilgrims will gather in the nave of the Cathedral and there will be the opportunity to receive the waters from the Well at Walsingham, and receive the laying on of hands for healing and the Sacrament of anointing, so much a part of the regular pilgrimage programme at the Shrine. 3.30pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament The afternoon will conclude with Benediction, and individuals with particular needs can receive a personal blessing with the Sacrament. Please contact Margaret on 01306 252004, 07889 194534 or if you are interested in attending and to arrange transport. Everyone is welcome. 21

A Reflection on the name St John’s: GOD/JESUS Saviour S




Believe He is the Saviour of 1 John 4v14 the world John 4v42 Acknowledge He is supreme in all things

Colossians 1v16-17


He is the way, the truth and the life

John 14v6


Father, Son and Holy Spirit

John 14v25-27






He does give joy even amongst our sorrows

John 16v20 Philippians 4v4


He is a righteous Judge

Psalm 9v8

We must be obedient and 2 John v6 Obedience obey his commands and walk in love O Omega I am the Alpha and Revelation 1v8 Omega Hope H

Holiness Needs

N Names


We have a hope beyond this earthly life

1 Peter 3v15 1 Peter 1v21

Honour God and yearn to be holy

Ephesians 1v4 Colossians 3v12

He is there in all our circumstances

1 Peter 5v7 Philippians 4v19

How majestic is your name Psalm 8v1 ..that at the name of Jesus Philippians 2v10 every knee should bow He sacrificed his life so that Ephesians 5v1 we might live Romans 12v1

S Spirit (Holy) We have been given the Holy Spirit when we believe in Jesus


1 Corinthians 6 v1920 Galations 5v22-23

A History of St Paul’s School A new exhibition at Dorking Museum 9th January—19th April 2014 Dorking Museum is proud to present a new exhibition that tells the story of St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Dorking. Based on Helen Wharmby’s book, it traces the story from the day the school opened in March 1860 through to the present day. • Trace the growth of St Paul’s school on a timeline covering the past 150 years. • See events in the broader context of Dorking life and education. • Read stories from the school’s past, including the design of the original 1860 building and the 1970s fire that could have destroyed it. • Learn about the school’s nine headteachers. • Watch a film about the history of the school.

Goodwyns Community Group are Going to Go for Music, Movement and Meal For all capabilities, including disabled or unsteady. Sit down to exercise, stand or do a bit more. Easy pace. Light lunch or soup - All free 11am to 1pm Mondays (check for dates) at the Harvest Church Keep fit and meet people for a chat

Loud and Proud Community Choir The choir launched in April 2009 and has been going from strength to strength. People of all ages are really enjoying singing all sorts of different songs! Come along any Wednesday during school term. We meet at St John’s School, Goodwyns Road from 7.30pm to 9pm during school term. It’s free, fun and friendly!


Dorking Philharmonia On Saturday, 15th March at 7.30pm at St Martin's Church, Dorking Philharmonia are proud to present a Russian concert, performing Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 and Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1. Two rousing pieces to banish the winter blues! Tickets are available on the door or for advance tickets call 01306 730640. The Dorking Philharmonia is a community orchestra, made up of professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians, dedicated to providing an opportunity for the people of Dorking to experience and enjoy music from the classical and modern era. We also spotlight and give a platform to local talent and take pride in encouraging the youth of the area who are invited to join us at weekly rehearsals and concerts to enjoy and benefit from playing with a welcoming group of talented musicians. We also have a strong connection with Surrey University, whose 'media' students record our concerts whereby giving them an invaluable opportunity to develop their skills.

Dads & kids Group! Every second Saturday of the month 10am-12 noon Lots of activities plus a free egg & bacon sarnie! Activities include: Wii Fit Games Arts and Craft Model Building Children under 8 please Dads, step dads, granddads and male carers welcome Call Sarah or Natalie for more info 01306 882397 Supported by Dorking Nursery School Surestart Children’s Centre


Just for Fun There are 30 books of the Bible hidden in the article below. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much that he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his John boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to calm her nerves. There are some names that are really very easy to spot. That’s a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the books are not necessarily capitalised. Truthfully, from answers we get we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event which featured this puzzle the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new sales record. The local paper, the Chronicle surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it ‘the books are all right here in plain view, hidden from sight’. Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel, may occur without numbers. Also keep in mind that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you to compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember there is no need to make a mad exodus. There really are 30 books of the bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. Good Luck 25

Would you like a say in the selection of the next Bishop of Guildford? Following the retirement of the Bishop of Guildford, the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, in November, the search has begun for a new bishop to lead the diocese. Six diocesan representatives have been elected to sit on the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) which will meet twice this summer to discuss and propose potential candidates for the role. As part of its deliberations the CNC – also made up of the two Archbishops and six members of General Synod – will consider views from the diocese. If you have a candidate in mind or a view you would like to express you are invited to write to these diocesan representatives whose addresses can be found via the link below. Please note they will not be able to enter into correspondence with you. Members of the public are also invited to take part in a public meeting on Wednesday 12 March at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, at 7pm where everyone is welcome to express their thoughts on the needs of the diocese. The meeting will be attended by the Archbishops’ and the Prime Minister’s appointment secretaries as part of a two-day fact-finding visit to the diocese. Their views on the requirements of the diocese and on the desired profile of the new bishop will also feed into the Crown Nominations Commission which will meet in June and July. Interviews will be held in July after which two names are typically nominated to the Prime Minister, one of whom will be a preferred candidate. The Prime Minister invites the candidate to accept the nomination and then advises The Queen, who formally nominates the successful candidate to the See. An announcement is expected early in 2015. For more information, contact details of diocesan representatives or to view the diocese’s Statement of Needs drawn up by the diocese’s Vacancy in See Committee to provide a description of the diocese and set out a desired profile for the new bishop, visit: 26

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St John’s February dates 3 11am Music and Movement, Mon

Soup and rolls: Harvest Church

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7 8.30am Eucharist


2 Presentation of Christ in the Temple 8am Holy Communion BCP 10am Family Service 3pm Teas by the Fireside 6pm Sacred Space

9 4th Sunday before Lent 8am Holy Communion BCP 10am Parish Eucharist 3pm Teas by the Fireside





This is a provisional listing of What’s On. For extra information please check the posters on the notice boards at the back of the church and outside.

10 11am Music and Movement, Soup and rolls: Harvest Church






12 10am Jigsaw

19 10am Jigsaw

26 10am Jigsaw

13 10am Chart Downs 20 Coffee Morning


14 8.30am Eucharist

21 8.30am Eucharist – Vicar available until 10.30am

28 8.30am Eucharist – Vicar available until 10.30am


22 Our Lady of Walsingham visits Guildford

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16 3rd Sunday before Lent

23 2nd Sunday before Lent

2 March: Sunday before Lent 8am HC BCP 10am Family Service World Vision stall

8am HC BCP 10am Parish Eucharist

8am HC BCP 10am Parish Eucharist

3pm Teas by the Fireside

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All in the month of FEBRUARY It was.... 175 years ago:- on 26th Feb 1839 that the first Grand National steeplechase took place, at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. 150 years ago:- on 17th Feb 1864 that A B (Banjo) Paterson, Australian bush poet and journalist was born; best known for his song ‘Waltzing Matilda’. 90 years ago:- on 5th Feb 1924 that BBC Radio broadcast the ‘sixpips’ Greenwich Time Signal for the first time. 75 years ago:- on 25th Feb 1939 that the first Anderson air-raid shelters were delivered to households in Islington, north London, in anticipation of German bombing. 50 years ago:- on 7th Feb 1964 that The Beatles arrived in New York City for their first tour of the USA, and were met by thousands of screaming fans. 30 years ago:- on 14th Feb 1984 that British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, scoring the first perfect 6.0 in Olympic icedancing history. 25 years ago:- on 11th Feb 1989 that Barbara C Harris became the first woman to be ordained as a bishop in the Anglican Church, in a ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts. Also 25 years ago:- on 16th Feb 1989 that investigators revealed that the Pan Am plane that crashed in Lockerbie in December 1988 had been brought down by a bomb hidden in a radiocassette player. 15 years ago:- on 24th Feb 1999 that the Macpherson Report on the killing of black British teenager Stephen Lawrence was published. It said London’s Metropolitan Police Force was ‘institutionally racist’. 10 years ago:- on 4th Feb 2004 that the social networking site Facebook was launched. From The Parish Pump


CROSSWORD Across 8 Interrogated (Acts 12:19) (5-8) 9 ‘Burn it in a wood fire on the — heap’ (Leviticus 4:12) (3) 10 Tobit, Judith, Baruch and the books of Esdras and the Maccabees are part of it (9) 11 Science fiction (abbrev.) (3-2) 13 Clay pit (anag.) (7) 16 Went to (John 4:46) (7) 19 ‘Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to — your bodies as living sacrifices’ (Romans 12:1) (5) 22 David’s plea to God concerning those referred to in 14 Down: ‘On — — let them escape’ (Psalm 56:7) (2,7) 24 Royal Automobile Club (1,1,1) 25 How the book of Ezekiel refers to God more than 200 times (Ezekiel 2:4) (9,4) Down 1 Seas (Proverbs 8:24) (6) 2 One of the sons of Eli the priest, killed in battle by the Philistines (1 Samuel 4:11) (6) 3 Specialist in the study of the Muslim religion (8)

‘Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but — him as if he were your father’ (1 Timothy 5:1) (6) 5 One of Esau’s grandsons (Genesis 36:11) (4) 6 Taking a chance (colloq.) (2,4) 7 God’s instructions to the Israelites concerning grain offerings: ‘ — salt to — your offerings’ (Leviticus 2:13) (3,3) 12 Confederation of British Industry (1,1,1) 14 ‘All day long they twist my words; they are always — to harm me’ (Psalm 56:5) (8) 15 The crowd’s reaction to Jesus bringing back to life a widow’s son in Nain (Luke



7:16) (3) 16 Disappear (Psalm 104:35) (6) 17 How Jeremiah was likely to die if he wasn’t rescued from the cistern where he was imprisoned (Jeremiah 38:9) (6) 18 What the prophets do to a wall, with whitewash (Ezekiel 13:10, RSV) (4,2)

20 Made by a plough (Job 39:10) (6) 21 Noah was relieved when the flood waters continued to — (Genesis 8:5) (6) 23 Jesus gave the Twelve the power and authority to do this to diseases (Luke 9:1) (4)

Reproduced by kind permission of BRF and John Capon, originally published in Three Down, Nine Across, by John Capon (£6.99 BRF). The Bible version used is NIV.

HOLMWOOD WI HOLMWOOD WI celebrated the start of 2014 with a laughter-fuelled talk from Mark Davison, community editor of The Dorking Advertiser, who regaled us with snippets from his popular Time for Tea column. Also a font of information about local weather, Mark was keen to hear how members had survived the storms over Christmas and the New Year. This thriving group are looking forward to a fun-packed year of talks, outings, pub lunches and fairs. Our very own Viv Kay, a talented crafter is joined by fellow craft enthusiast Nicki Mash in February to entertain us all. Our monthly pub lunches are proving more and more popular and craft and Scrabble afternoons break up the dreary winter months. We are always very welcoming to new members and enjoy meeting new people. Contact our secretary Maureen Lewington, 01306 882057 or email to find out more – GO ON YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO…


MUSIC IN DORKING - FEBRUARY 2014 by Ian Codd 6th 13th 20th 27th at 1.00, Lunchtime recitals at St Martin’s, free, 01306 742629 6th 13th 20th 27th at 8.30, Watermill Jazz at Friends Life, £17-22, 07415 815784 9th at 3.00, Navarra string quartet at Dorking Halls, £20, 01306 740619 12th at 6.45, opera broadcast at Dorking Halls, £17, 01306 881717 23rd at 3.00, Navarra string quartet at Dorking Halls, £20, 01306 740619 26th at 7.30, Carmen at Dorking Halls, £29-33, 01306 881717 In February the Dorking Concertgoers present the Navarra string quartet, with the first two of their three-concert series in Dorking. It is always a treat to hear and see an excellent string quartet playing chamber music, and we are lucky to have the Navarra quartet which has a wide international reputation. Their programmes focus on the classics, with a Beethoven quartet in each concert. Other music includes Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, plus a colourful quartet by Dvořák, and Borodin’s second quartet with its deliciously melodious slow movement. This is a series not to miss! (Please note that both this month’s concerts are on Sundays in the afternoon.) The Russian State Opera visits Dorking to perform Bizet’s Carmen, undoubtedly one of the most popular operas in the repertory. This is a tale of passionate love and jealousy, set in nineteenth-century Seville, with a wealth of dramatic and emotional music. Another favourite opera, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, can be heard in a live screening from the Royal Opera House, as the Dorking Halls continues its excellent series of live broadcasts. This is another story of love and revenge, containing some of Mozart’s darkest and most dramatic music. There are lunchtime concerts at St Martin’s, with lunch available in the Christian Centre beforehand. This month’s performers are: musicians from Epsom College (6th), Martin and Miriam Ellis playing piano duets (13th), organist David Pipe (20th), and pianist Matthew Drinkwater (27th). Watermill Jazz presents a concert every Thursday evening at the Friends Life social club. Performing this month are: the Pete Cater Big Band (6th), Bryan Corbett and Chris Dodd - the Green Quartet (13th), the Kieron Garret Quartet featuring Dave O’Higgins (20th), and the Cloudmakers Trio (27th). 38

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Friends of Holmwood Common and the National Trust February 2014

News from the Common Ranger’s Report A wet and windy Christmas and New Year saw many people on and around the Common with flooded houses and without electricity and phones. Hopefully everyone has recovered by now and we haven’t had further disasters in January. We have tried to get around checking for blocked paths and similar and so if there are still unresolved problems then please let us know. Contact details are listed below. Once again, the Common is extremely wet. But this year many walkers and riders are enjoying being able to get out and about and stay relatively mud-free by following the Circular Trail. A number of people have said that they were against the new track initially, but have changed their minds after experiencing the improved conditions. We hope to complete the final stage of the works by about the middle of 2014 with upgrades to the existing old tracks in very wet areas, new signposts and way-markers. If you are out and about on the Common towards the end of this month and, as we head into March, then look out for returning migrant birds such as chiffchaffs and blackcaps coming back from Europe and Africa. The first swallows may even be seen later on in the month and butterflies to look out for include Commas and Brimstones. And finally… don’t forget the Holmwood Easter Egg event on Saturday 19th April. Much the same as in previous years: starting at St John’s Church in North Holmwood any time between 1:00pm and 4:00pm; follow the marked trail and answer the questions; navigate to the finish and claim an Easter Egg. We look forward to seeing you there. Rob Adam, Ranger, Holmwood Common. 41

Friends’ New Year Walk It was wet. It was windy. But still the most stalwart of our members came to join with other Friends in a rather shorter New Year Walk than perhaps we had originally planned. We started at Fourwents Pond and followed the Circular Trail clockwise to the Viewpoint ... and then beat a hasty retreat to enjoy hot tea and Christmas cake by kind invitation of Mary and Diana Lindon. Was a good time had by all? You’ll have to ask the brave hearts when you join us for the Summer Picnic! Secateur Sorties Regular users of the Common may have noticed that some of the smaller paths have been opened up with overhanging branches cleared away. Thanks must go to Jane Thornton for organising the Secateur Sorties and providing teas, coffees and biscuits for the team of willing helpers. More Sorties are planned for February and we hope that you will find the time to join at least one of these invaluable sessions out on the Common. Details of dates, times and meeting places are listed below. Friends of Holmwood Common: Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 5th March The sharp-eyed will have seen that work has already started on clearing the south-facing slope to the west of Mill Bottom with the objective of restoring the heathland habitat that existed here previously. This is just one of the projects within the 2014 Management Plan for Holmwood Common and, as part of the AGM on 5th March, Sam Bayley, National Trust Head Ranger for Leith Hill & Holmwood Common, will be sharing the details with us and inviting your comments and questions. Obviously there will be some formal business at the start of the meeting but there will also be refreshments, a raffle and we hope to round off the evening with a panel discussion that will explore how the Common might be managed to attract and engage the younger generation: your children and grandchildren.


Holmwood Common Photography Class at the VPA Summer Show Once again the Friends are sponsoring one of the photography classes in the VPA Summer Show on Saturday 2nd August. For 2014 the subject is “Holmwood Common: People”. There’s still plenty of time for you to plan that winning picture and perhaps it would make a great project as you begin to enjoy the longer days that mark the imminent arrival of Spring-time on the Common. We look forward to publishing the winning entries in the Friends’ newsletter. Contact us ... If you have any questions about the National Trust’s work on Holmwood Common, please get in touch with Rob Adam, NT Ranger for Holmwood Common: phone 01306 712711; mobile 07901 511359; or email to . The Friends of Holmwood Common can be contacted via and specific problems on the Common, such as blocked paths, can be reported to Suspicious activity on the Common, such as suspected poaching, should be reported to the Surrey Police by dialling 101 without delay.

Forthcoming Events Wednesday 12th February & Tuesday 25th February – Secateur Sorties You enjoy walking on the Common but your favourite path would benefit from some cutting back of the overhanging branches. Then why not join Jane on one of her regular Secateur Sorties? You will need to bring your secateurs and we recommend wearing strong gloves and suitable clothing/footwear. Wednesday 12th February ... 10:00 to 12:00 ... meet at Scammels Car Park Tuesday 25th February ... 10:00 to 12:00 ... meet at Fourwents (Blackbrook Rd) Car Park.


Wednesday 5th March – Friends Annual General Meeting & Social Evening Please mark this important event on your calendar ... 7:30pm in South Holmwood Village Hall. There is no charge for attending the Friends’ AGM but if you are not currently a member then we will ask you to join, or renew, on the night. All are welcome and the programme is explained above. Members should, by now, have received a formal notice of the AGM. Saturday 5th April – Friends Working Day Join the NT Volunteers for a day on the Common. We look forward to welcoming workers of all ages: men, women, girls and boys (under-16’s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult) and you may choose to join us for the whole day (10:00 to 15:00) or just until lunchtime (10:00 to 13:00). More details next month. Saturday 19th April – Holmwood Common *Easter Egg Trail Join us any time between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Hunt for clues around the self-guided trail on Holmwood Common ... and every child that takes part wins an Easter egg. Approximately one mile of easy walking, starting at St John’s Church, Willow Green, North Holmwood. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available at the church. *Organised by the National Trust and sponsored by Cadbury’s Ltd. Other events are scheduled for various NT properties throughout the region. Visit for more information. Renew your Membership or join the Friends today ... Membership of the Friends of Holmwood Common is open to everyone. Please send your annual subscription – just £5 per household (plus a donation, if you are feeling generous!) – to: Friends of Holmwood Common, c/o 10 The Orchard, North Holmwood, RH5 4JT. Cheques should be made payable to “Friends of Holmwood Common” and, if you have one, please include your email address. Members, please note that your membership is now due for renewal. 44

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HOLMWOOD VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION It’s my own fault. At about the end of October, I began getting a few engagements for the start of the New Year. 7th January: Worm the chickens. 12th February: Children to the dentist. 3rd March: Chickens to the dentist and worm the children. You know the sort of thing. Anyway, for the past few years I have had a Matthew Rice ‘Year in the Country’ calendar, upon which to scribe all such important events. It is now far more pricy than it used to be, the cost growing exponentially as its popularity grew, and it’s also an unnecessary extravagance given that our unusually high rate of skip hire qualifies us to receive a fully complimentary copy of the coveted Britaniacrest Recycling calendar; as well as, although not so good for putting on the wall, a giant diary from Grasslands: A Finer Class of Grass. But I love a Year in the Country for its big boxes and matt leaves, and cannot possibly accept a substitute. So at the end of October, I went to buy the 2014 edition. I even got as far as caressing its weighty pages in the shop. But then, upon my shoulder, I heard a thrifty voice whispering that if you wait till after Christmas it’s sure to be half price….. So here we are, in the middle of January as I write, with no calendar (obviously they all sold out long ago), and one million dates all swirling in tangled chaos around my brain. So fingers crossed these are correct: Spring Show - Saturday 12th April 2014 Summer Show Weekend - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014 Calendar them ASAP! VPA Membership I know, I know - joining the VPA doesn’t really get you too much in terms of cuddly toys, Ocado vouchers or free samples of corn plasters. But let’s not dwell on that! Think of your VPA membership 47

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The last day of the autumn term saw the children stage their nativity for the parents and carers. As always it went extremely well and the children sang their songs beautifully, thanks to the strenuous efforts put in by all the staff in the weeks leading up to the performance. The children enjoyed a party where Potty Pauline and her Puppets entertained them with a magic show. After that the children had a special surprise and were delighted to receive a visit and gift from Father Christmas! The raffle and refreshments raised around £170 for the pre-school; many thanks to all the local businesses and families who donated prizes. We would also like to thank Chloe who was on work experience with us last term. This term we welcome six new children. Our theme for the term is ‘Shapes and Sizes’. During February there will be one day when the pre-school would like all children to wear RED and donate some money. It will go towards buying a brick at St John’s Church. We are also celebrating the Chinese New Year (year of the Horse). It’s the last month for collecting the box tops from packs of Nestle cereals; any donations of these would be much appreciated If you are interested in our Pre-School please feel free to call in and see us at the Village Hall. Children can join us from the start of the term after they are two years old. Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 12.15pm. If you would like an information pack or to arrange a visit, please contact the Pre-School leader, Julia Woollard, on 07931 212006. North Holmwood Pre-School, Village Hall, Spook Hill, North Holmwood, Surrey, RH5 4EG -Registered Charity Number: 1023910 Natalie Tanswell - Committee 51

AN ARMCHAIR DUFFER’S VIEW OF SPORT December / January The 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards was held in Leeds on Sunday 15th December 2013. Before the event the bookies made tennis player Andy Murray odds on favourite to claim the title and they were proved right as on the night he won 56% of the vote. His achievement of becoming the first British winner of the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 77 years ensured the award was always likely to head his way. Welsh Rugby player Leigh Halfpenny was runner-up and jockey AP McCoy came third. The British and Irish Lions rugby squad were awarded ‘team of the year’. Formula for their success in Australia, Warren Gatland, their coach, was named ‘coach of the year’. German racing driver Sebastian Vettel was rated ‘overseas sports personality’ for his fourth consecutive Formula One Championship. We should also recognise the respective achievements of the other nominees, athletes Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogo, golfer Justin Rose, cyclist Chris Froome, paralympic star Hannah Cockcroft, and sailor Sir Ben Ainslie who contributed so much to the excellence of British sport in 2013. That great Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher is still gravely ill in a French Hospital after hitting his head on a rock whilst skiing in the Alps on Sunday 29th December 2013. Regretfully his future is uncertain. Before the Ashes Tests started it was forecast that England would win all five. Little did we know what was to follow:1st Test Brisbane England lost by 381 runs nd 2 Test Adelaide England lost by 218 runs 3rd Test Perth England lost by 150 runs 4th Test Melbourne England lost by 8 wickets England lost by 281 runs 5th Test Sydney


This Ashes tour has been a complete disaster for England and will be remembered in cricketing history as the worst defence of the famous urn ever to have taken place, as they have been outplayed in every department by an aggressive Australian side. In the first Test England lost 6 wickets for nine runs. In the second Test there was another batting collapse; this time England lost six wickets for 24 runs. In the third test England bowlers allowed Australian batsmen to take the score from 143 runs for 5 wickets to 385 runs for 5 wickets. Then Graeme Swann retired saying his body could no longer take the strain. In the fourth test England folded again as all 10 second innings wickets fell for 114 runs and finally in the fifth test England collapsed to 155 runs all out in the first innings and the second innings lasted a pathetic 31 overs. How on earth did it come to this? Was it lack of leadership from the captain, Alistair Cook, support staff not doing their job, no team spirit, or just cowardly batting in the face of intimidating bowling? David Moyes, manager/coach of Manchester United, says he cannot take the blame for the lengthy list of injured players which has contributed to the uncharacteristic run of results since his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson retired. After a shock defeat by Swansea, in the third round of the FA cup, and losing to Sunderland in the first leg of the Capitol One Cup semi-final, he admits there is an urgent need to recruit new players, especially to strengthen his midfield. The Australian Tennis Open started by being played in a furnace-like heat of 42 degrees centigrade causing one player to faint and a ball boy to be helped off with heat exhaustion. Andy Murray nevertheless managed to beat his first round opponent, Japanese Go Soeda, in three straight sets mercifully taking only 87 minutes.


WEA East Surrey Courses – New for 2014 Get ready for spring with this lovely Flower Arranging course from WEA East Surrey. The four-week course begins on Thursday 27th February from 7pm – 9pm at the Leatherhead Institute and costs £40 plus a charge for materials. It is suitable for all abilities. Please book your place by calling 0800 328 1060 or visit and quote ref: C3735504. Adult Tap & Ballet classes fun every Wednesday evening at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Falkland Grove in Dorking. Tap (ref: C3735538) is at 7pm, followed by ballet (ref: C3735539) at 8pm. If you would like to have a go – please pop along or call the Freephone number above to book your place. Classes cost £5 per hour and are payable on a termly basis. No previous dance experience required. If you would like to have a chat about Adult Learning in the area, please get in touch with one of the East Surrey team. We are available Monday – Friday on 01737 225100 or you can email us at In East Surrey, the WEA works in association with East Surrey College delivering a wide range of provision.

POLICE NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL MEETINGS Panel meetings are an opportunity for the local community to identify the priorities they would like the local neighbourhood team to focus upon. They also allow the neighbourhood team to feedback progress reports to residents. NORTH HOLMWOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL MEETING 7.30pm Tuesday 4th February North Holmwood Parish Room at St John’s Church GOODWYNS NEIGHBOURHOOD PANEL MEETINGS 7.30pm Monday 10th March at the Harvest Church, Stubs Hill PC Michael Mann, PCSO Lisa Cobby, PCSO Rebecca Black



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Friends of King George V Playing Field Parents and toddlers in the Park Every Friday12.30 to 2.30 Free! Everyone welcome At the pavilion on King George V Playing Field Squash and biscuits for toddlers - Tea and coffee for parents An opportunity for toddlers to play together and parents to chat. The Friends of King George V Playing Field accepts no responsibility for the care of children or for harm or injury whilst using any of the facilities provided. Find us on Facebook: search for ‘Friends of KGV Dorking’

NORTH HOLMWOOD SPORTS CLUB INHOLMS LANE, NORTH HOLMWOOD Forthcoming Events 1 February – Music from Moss 8.30pm 11 February – AGM 8pm Come along to support the Club. There will be snacks and a Raffle. 22 February – 60’s & Ska Disco (Fancy Dress optional)! 8pm 1 March – Music from “Catch 22” 8.30pm 8 March – Quiz Night 8pm 22 March - “SteveO”, A tribute to all the greats ....Swing, soul, Motown, blues, rock n roll, 60s, modern and much more 8.30pm To enquire about membership email us at or call in during opening hours and ask for a membership form. New membership prices are £24 Family, £18 Single, £9 Junior(under 16), £11 OAP (per person). If you are interested in joining the Stoolball team please contact Shirley Overton at for more information. If you are interested in joining the cricket teams please contact Ian Elliott at for more information. Don’t forget that the Club is available for hire for private parties. Please phone 01306 889764 or collect a booking form from the bar. If you are not a member then we will ask you to join our Club to enjoy our facilities. This still works out more cost effective than local venues. 57

WATER WORDS All the answers to this Bible Quiz are to do with water. Answers at the bottom of the page.


1. Where the disciples fished (Mark 1). 2. It parted to allow Moses and the Israelites through (Exodus 14). 3. Jacob met his future wife here (Genesis 29). 4. Paul was on his way to Rome when this happened (Acts 27). 5. How Jonah travelled when the sailors threw him overboard (Jonah 1). 6. The river in which Jesus was baptised (Matthew 3).

In February 1858 Bernadette was 14 years old and lived with her family in the little town of Lourdes in the Pyrenees in France. While she was out collecting wood to keep the family warm Bernadette had a vision of St Mary, the Mother of Christ. The lady in blue and white appeared 18 times in all and asked Bernadette to tell the priests to make a procession to the grotto where she appeared and to build a chapel there. At first the priests didn’t believe Bernadette’s story because she was only a poor, uneducated girl.

 Why was Moses hidden quickly? It was a rush job.

People who were ill came to bathe in the spring of water that appeared at the Grotto and in time a large church was built. And still today pilgrims from all over the world visit the shrine. What happened to Bernadette? She became a nun. When they asked her if she was sad that the visions had ended she answered: ‘I was like a broom. When the sweeping is finished you put it behind the door and forget about it.’

What do you call small rivers that flow into the Nile? Juveniles.  1 Sea of Galilee 2 The Red Sea 3 at a well 4 he was shipwrecked 5 in a large fish or whale 6 River Jordan 58


Brockwood Medical Practice 1 Bentsbrook Close, North Holmwood, Dorking. Tel: 01306 885802 The Partners, Jonathan Richards, Justin Thompson, Lucy Rawson, Tamsin Sevenoaks, Robin Gupta; Drs Elizabeth Craggs, Natalie Moore, Allison Wong, Katie Carter, Jennifer Bruce, Sarah Wells; GP Registrars Drs Ella Whitaker, Aisha Jinha and all the staff are always pleased to welcome new and existing residents to our Practice. Following the merger of the 3 surgeries at North Holmwood, Brockham & Newdigate, we would like to thank all our patients for their understanding over this difficult transition. We now have a number of new GPs and can now offer appointments across all 3 sites. We offer: Personal Medical Services, Dispensary services for all eligible patients, District Nursing, Health Visitors, General Nursing Clinics with our Practice Nurses, Minor Surgery Clinics, Midwife Clinics, Travel Vaccination Clinics, Baby Clinic, Asthma and COPD clinics, Counselling sessions, INR testing with our HCA, Smoking Cessation sessions, and much more.

Smoking Cessation New Year – new start !! If you are interested in trying to stop smoking, please make an appointment at the Surgery. We run a Smoking Cessation Clinic. We can help and support you with this.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS Please telephone the dispensary on 01306 878509 Monday to Friday between the hours of 11.00am and 14.00pm to order your repeat prescriptions. You can also order your repeat prescriptions on our website. Our Dispensers currently need 72 hours to dispense repeat medication instead of the normal 48 hour turnaround. Please ring reception 01306 885802 for any other queries.

DISPENSARY NOTICE As of 20th January 2014, we are implementing a new electronic dispensing system. This will take a few weeks to implement. Your patience and understanding at this time is greatly appreciated.

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