Recent Activities

First Holy Communion

On the 5th May 2018, two First Communion masses were held. 58 children made their first communion. A big thanks to all those who helped with the preparation who made everything go so smoothly. On the 6th may a Going Forth mass was held, where he children were presented with their certificates and there were refreshments outside the church.


Confirmation 2018

On the 13th April 26 children were confirmed by Bishop Moth at St. Joans.


Hidden Gem Band Night

On the 17th March the Parish hosted a St Patrick’s Music evening with the wonderful Hidden Gem Band. A wonderful evening of Irish music and light refreshment was enjoyed by over 80 people raising a fantastic £954.08 to be shared equally between the Parish Transformation fund and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Receiving the cheque from Alastair Emblem, Phyllis Tuckwell's Community Fundraiser Sam West said: “We would like to thank Hidden Gem and all those who went along to the St Patrick’s Day evening, and helped to raise this fantastic sum of money. £477 is enough to pay for a Physiotherapist for over three days, helping patients retain their independence and keep as mobile as possible throughout all stages of their illness.”


Lenten CAFOD Lunch

On Friday 16th March a Lenten lunch was provided by volunteers and served by St. Polycarps school children. There were three types of delicious soup, bread, butter and cheese, with fruit and coffee or tea to follow. A pleasant lunch enjoyed by a good number of parishioners, which raised £441.40 for CAFOD..


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Walkers at Wintershall During Lent 2018

Parish Social Walks

There are social walks almost every month. These are gentle walks though our lovely Surrey and Hampshire countryside with time to chat and look at the scenery. They vary between about 3 ½ and 6 ½ miles. Typically after a shared ride from St. Joan's car park the cars are left at a pub from where the walk is started. The walk finishes at the pub. Here you can enjoy an optional meal before returning. You will need stout shoes or walking boots and there is a chance of having to walk in muddy conditions.

Details are posted, at the appropriate time, in the church porch, and the weekly bulletin and on the "Parish Diary" page of this site. The walks are organised by Sheila Thorp.

 


Parish Lunches

The Sunday Luncheon Club was formed in January 1995 to bring together members of our community who live alone whether they are students or senior citizens. The lunches are held on 7 Sundays of the year at 12.15 pm in St Joan's Hall. Dates for the lunches are announced on the Parish Diary page of this site and in the weekly newsletter.

If you live alone and would enjoy good company and good home cooking, then come along and bring a friend.

The committee are always looking for more volunteers to help with the organising, washing up, cooking and offering transport. Please e-mail Tony Calway if you would be willing to help.


Badminton Club

Meets on Tuesday evening in the school hall, please e-mail Carol Tutte.


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