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 October/November 2013 Volunteers needed – to stain and varnish the two wooden notice boards on the Church exterior and to maintain the raised flower bed on the south west corner. Please speak with Mary Pyner if you think you can assist. Also, Volunteers Required – CARE in East Grinstead and Lingfield -Drivers are urgently needed to take people to medical appointments when they have no other means of transport or assistance. We also need Duty Officers (who are familiar with a computer) to co-ordinate clients and their drivers.If you would be able to help please contact Kevin Stacey (01342 832988) for more information.

The Star Newsletter - The newsletter contains information about our plans for the autumn and is an important way of keeping in touch with our neighbours. To read in online, just click here.

Tackling Poverty Together – The Church Urban Fund is re-launching its ‘poverty lookup tool‘. Entering your postcode into this tool allows you to see where your parish ranks, nationally or within the diocese, on ten different indicators including child poverty, pensioner poverty and life expectancy. This tool has recently been updated, incorporating the 2011 Census data and other more recent data sets. Visit the tool here: www.cuf.org.uk/povertyinengland

The Diocese of Southwark Ministry Deaneries Group has published a leaflet about Deanery Synod Lay Representatives explaining that this is an opportunity to serve the wider church and provides an explanation of the role and rewards resulting from serving. This information sheet is on the notice board.

Sunday September 22ndA Christian Understanding of Depression, a meeting hosted by Dormansland Baptist Church at 6.30pm. We are asking that any groups of five or more would please email dbcminister@gmail.com. This is simply to enble us to estimate numbers for catering etc. and there is no bar to attending. Your contact at Dormansland Baptist Church is Stephen Molden telephone 01342 832 835

Thursday 26th September Footstepsis back for the Autumn term. For pre-school children on Thursdays during term time, from 1.30 – 3.00pm in the Miller Room just inside the main entrance to the church. Looking for activities with your child and the opportunity to meet other parents and carers? Click here for details.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning LogoFriday 27th September at the Victoria Club  9.30am – 12.30pm – Come along for cakes, stalls and coffee and join in locally as part of Macmillan’s biggest annual fundraising event The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”. Jayne Webb is not only organising the local Macmillan Coffee Morning here in Lingfield, but is taking part in the New York Marathon to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Quite amazing, considering that Jayne only took up running recently and has some “interesting views” about those who do it for fun! To read her hilarious diary/blog about her progress and/or to donate to Macmillan, just click runnerbeanblog | How not to train for the New York Marathon

The new email address for contacting the St Peter and St Paul Vestry Office is lingfieldppchurch@btinternet.com or just click here  to send it. (Please delete any old contact addresses for the parish office/vestry from your records as these will soon be wound down and closed).

Crawley Open House gives very grateful thanks for the abundance of already donated loo rolls… plus UHT milk, tinned meats and toiletries. Please keep them coming as they are all definitely still needed. There is a copy of theirNews Sheet on the notice board and a collection box for items under the table at back of the church. Carole Lane.

  WHAT’S THE NUMBER FOR…? There is a page on this web site called Contact/Links-Local Organisations“. This page can be found on the What’s On Page (on the tabs on the right hand side), or click here . Please Contact the Editor if you wish to add any more, or that you think may be of use to visitors our site.

 

August 2013 – The Children’s Society box opening in 2013 raised £501.08. Many thanks to box holders and to Jenny Holroyd for her help with counting the money. If you would like a box for your British change and foreign coins please let me know. The Children’s Society have started a scheme to deal with foreign currency. Gill 833994.

 

July 2013 – Thursdays – 1.30pm-3.30pm Footsteps is for pre school children  1.30pm- 3.30pm on Thursdays in term time. (SO BACK IN SEPT 2013 after the holidays)  Looking for activities with your child and the opportunity to meet other parents and carers? Then join us at Footsteps for a story, a song, some craft and worship for both children and adults. Take the opportunity for refreshments and time to talk while the youngsters play.. To find out more about Footsteps, click herel

June 2013 - Gift Aid – HMRC has recently updated their guidance on gift aid. New gift aid envelopes and gift aid declarations will require the donor to sign-up to the following requirement: “I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year.  I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify”. In future all donors who make donations under the gift aid scheme need to be aware of this revised HMRC requirement. Please contact Mary or Grant Pyner for further details.

June 2013 FRAUD WARNING – Please be aware of a scam which is mainly occurring in supermarket car parks where you are approached by someone pretending to not speak English pointing to a £10/£20 note on the floor. Whilst distracted they then take wallets etc from your pockets or boots of cars whilst you are loading up your shopping. Unfortunately it happened to a man in Morrisons, Caterham at the weekend. Another scam that has been happening in the Tandridge area is a male approaching people generally in car parks of garden centres etc asking for small change for varying reasons including “a family member has died”, “run out of petrol”, “left wallet on car roof and has driven off and lost it”. The police have said “We have recently arrested a male who has been charged for various offences, but the scam is still on-going. If you are approached in this way please contact us giving as much detail as possible including a car registration if you can”.

June 2013 Kay Savvides (Chairman) and the Fete Committee would like to thank everybody who helped so generously with their time over last weekend. Kay says “This includes those who helped on the day itself, the night before and/or with the clean up afterwards. We would also like to thank all those who gave so generously, particularly in these tough economic times. You are amazing and it helped to make the fete a great success, not only by raising £5,300 for church projects, but equally, by bringing the community of Lingfield together to enjoy themselves, on a lovely sunny day”.

 

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May 3rd-8th  2013The Rev’d Louise Ellis is leading a group from the Limpsfield and Tatsfield Team on an Iona Pilgrimage trip next May. There are a few spaces still available and we would be delighted if others in the deanery could join us. For more information call Louise (01959 577289) or email rev.louiseellis@googlemail.com

24th March 2013 WARNINGCaution is urged should you come across either of the following men locally.This does NOT mean that you should automatically call the Police, unless you feel that you have reason to do so, just that you should be aware of the situation. 1.Description – A white man who calls himself James or Jamie, with tattoos on both hands – one saying ‘arry’ the other being the four playing card suits. He has a plausible story about a 20 week pregnant girlfriend and that they are facing eviction. He asks for prayer and compassion, claiming he suffers from Tourettes syndrome, but becomes abusive. 2.Description – A bearded black man, surname Quarry, aged about 47, who wears a scarf like a turban; this man is considered to be a danger to women and should not be left alone with one.

January 2013 Tandridge Voluntary Service’s (TVSC) January edition of ‘The Voice’ is available in the Miller Room for anyone interested. It contains plentiful information connected with ‘Celebrating Volunteering’ including the forthcoming Fairtrade Fortnight 2013, varied volunteering opportunities, photos  – see if you can spot anyone you know – and diary dates.

Postal delivery – if anyone is planning to visit Stephen and Veronica Gendall may we suggest you first check with Jenny or Edith in case there is personal post waiting in the vestry office for redirection to Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre. Stephen and Veronica Gendall’s new address is : The Old Rectory, Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre, Forewood Lane, Crowhurst, Nr. Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9AD.

Some emergencies require evacuation, some require staying put – are you ready?  In recent years the UK has seen events such as heavy snow, flooding, utilities failures and fuel shortages. Anything, which the local community can do to support both themselves and each other, will help to ensure the emergency is dealt with effectively and reduce  its impact. Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum has produced free ‘packs’ to help you prepare. See Surrey County Council website (www.surreycc.gov.uk) – Community Resilience. They contain useful checklists, contact numbers and tips on how you can be prepared. For instance:Where and how to turn off the water, gas and electricity supplies in your home / The emergency procedures for your children at school  / The emergency procedures at your workplace / How your family will stay in contact in the event of an emergency / If any elderly or vulnerable neighbours might need your help / How to tune in to your local radio station. If you would like any further advice on developing your own household or local community emergency plan then please contact the Surrey County Council: sccemt@surreycc.gov.uk or (03456 009009).

February 2013Christingle – The all Age Service this Sunday is Christingle and the collection will go to the Childrens Society, which first introduced Christingle to The Church of England in 1968. It has since become one of the most popular events for families and communities in the church calendar. The Childrens Society supports vulnerable children across the country. To find out more just click childrenssociety

 

Nov- Dec 2012 - At home this Christmas? Many UK based international students will be alone and would love to celebrate with you. Inviting a student to stay will make them feel welcome here. Learn about other cultures, meet new people and make the world a little friendlier! To learn more about volunteer hosting at Christmas or any weekend of the year, see www.hostuk.org or contact Monica Wang (0203 302 3616).

Oct-Dec 2012  WARNING You may receive telephone calls about free house alarms and the caller will imply that they are the Police or that the Police are connected in some way. Do not agree to be visited by them or allow them into your property. They may call a number of times and even give a security number. The Police are not invloved and have given this advice.

Daily Prayer 2012 – Please pray daily that our eyes would be open to see the hand of our Lord at work in our lives and in the Parish. How many different ways could you say you have seen God at work this past week? Individual Prayers – We have a team led by the staff of Lingfield Parish available to pray with you in confidence at the end of the service. They may be found in the Lady Chapel. If they are busy with someone please wait in the Lady Chapel and another member of the team will join you as soon as possible.

November 2012 – What a great turnout from the village and beyond, for the Remembrance Service at the pond. Please remember, that the work of all the following national charities and others goes on all year round, supporting serving and former members of our armed forces and their families. SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa.org.uk , Royal British Legion, www.britishlegion.org.uk , Help for Heroes www.helpforheroes.org.uk , Combat Stress www.combatstress.org.uk

Oct-Nov 2012 - Croydon Zimbabwe Link – A landmark Court case started in the week beginning October 22nd. The Zimbabwe Supreme Court will rule on 7 outstanding appeals from a 5 year dispute about property and resources in the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe. We are asked to pray for justice, a good outcome and for all involved.

  July-August 2012 – Farewell message from Stephen, Veronica, Megan and Emma

Dear Friends,

Your welcome along with that of all Lingfield Parishioners enabled us to cope with the very big changes that our move from Zimbabwe asked of us and this village will always be close to our hearts because of it – thank you. Your patience as I learned the ropes of a very different Church – historic and established and wed to the state – has been very generous – thank you. We have learnt a great deal in the last 10 years, about ourselves, this country and her people and our God. We have enjoyed the experience very much and hope it has been as rewarding for you too.  Thank you!  May God bless you and keep you. May God make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May God lift the light of his face upon you and give you peace.  With our love, Steve, Veronica and girls. xxx