Croydon Male Voice Choir 15 June 2024

Croydon Male Voice Choir logo.

The Croydon Male Voice Choir will be entertaining us in the Church on Saturday 15th June starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £15 each which can be bought on the door on the evening, but we would prefer them to
be bought before the event to help us with the catering. Please send a Message to order.

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Big Green Day 2024

A big green day 15 June 2024 St Lawrence's Church.

A small group of our Eco Church reps locally are facilitating a one day event at St. Lawrence's Church and we would love as many as possible of you to promote and support this important initiative.

The event runs during the Caterham Festival, on Saturday 15th June between 11am and 4pm. By bringing people together on the 15th we hope to be able to share stories, hope, ideas for our future and as a result begin to help people to become more thoughtful and better informed about ways in which we are all called to care for God's creation.

Pudding Club and Games Evening in Church Hall

People playing a London Underground travel game.

A rich choice of puddings, not to be trifled with (apart from the sherry trifles). Banoffee pie, fruit salad, scones, Viennetta (hmmm) and many other delicious pudding were on offer to the discerning diner.

After filling plates, bowls and faces, 6 swift games of 'beetle' followed. Oh, the frustration of not being able to throw a six to get started!

Then a wide array of games were on offer, the vicar wealded a mean bananagrams technique, there was a London Underground game, a bit of Dobble and rumours of a bomb being handed around!

Looked like everyone was having a good time, even those occasionally being 'blown' up.

Bell Sunday

Embroidered image of a bell ringer.
The 12 May is a date that is easy to remember as it should ring a bell (sorry). Bell Sunday is a celebration of bell ringing and how it fits in with church and community.

At St John's Caterham, the 10am service will be call changed a little to reflect the theme. The traditional rounds of prayers, hymns, talk and holy communion, will reflect a little of the history, practice and relevance of the art of bell ringing.
After the service the tower will be open, with a demonstration, an ascent up a spiral staircase to look at the bells and a chance to chime a bell (under supervision).
Milica has chosen to capture some of our ringers in action, her chosen method being embroidery onto the plastic wrappers that the Ringing World is posted in each week! There are many painstaking hours of work in the 8 banners, one for each bell.
This Sunday will be particularly poignant as a retired ringer at St John's, Ken, died recently.

Happy Valley Green Walk!

Happy Valley looking down the valley.

We're finally getting some beautiful weather. Let's make the most of it! Our Green Club are meeting for a Sunday afternoon walk next week. Newcomers and dogs are welcome!

2.30pm Sunday 12th May
starting behind the Fox pub, Coulsdon.

St John's Green Club is a group of teens and their families who are passionate about the environment.

Other things we have done are:
wildlife photography, reclaimed wood pyrography and bird house making, art from rubbish, game of frisbee, trying out the local eco cafe, litter picking & more.

Thy Kingdom Come

Light Up the World in Prayer!

Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Youth Night at the Games Cafe

For secondary school ages.

Limited room, book your place!

1st Wednesday of the month
starting 1st May
6pm to 7:30pm

That Retro Place
Games Cafe
High Street
Caterham on the Hill

St John's gains the Eco Church Silver Award

A Rocha Silver Award Winner 2024 Eco Church.

'Thank you for your application for a Silver Eco Church Award.

I have checked your survey scores and am delighted to confirm your award. Well done to everyone involved in reaching this milestone!'

Eco Church

Hear Here Clinic May

Hear Here Clinic, St John's Church Hall 1st Thursday of the month 9:30am.

A clinic will be held on 2 May 2024. It's a free service for people with NHS hearing aids includes:

Basic maintenance - Battery supply - Cleaning and Re-tubing - Trouble-shooting - Advice

Please do come along if you need advice, support, maintenance or batteries for your NHS hearing aid.

To be held at:

St John's Church Hall
Clareville Rd

Munch with Music - May 2024

Munch with Music poster, 1 May 2024 12:15pm.

The next Munch with Music will be held in the church on 1st May 2024 featuring Trinity School Prizewinners.

You are invited to bring your own ‘Munch’.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Coffee, tea and biscuits from 12:15pm, with the performance starting at 12:45pm and lasting about 45 minutes.

The following Munch will be on 5th June 2024, with Lucas Saraiva Cunha and Samira Alexandra Manole, piano duo.

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