Notices for 21st May 2017



The Parish:  Norfolk Close, Orion Close, Otway Close and Padstow Walk, Overdene Drive and Paddockhurst Road

The SickLes Taylor, Alistair Young, Danny, Stephen Worrell, Ralph Vickery, Nick Snell, Denise Holt, Rosamund, Mo, Joanne, Sid Price, Lorraine, Keith, Muriel O’Hara and Pam Hutchence

The Departed: 

Year’s MindIsabel Blagg and Walter Sharpe


Church Flowers Donation List.  Any person who would like to donate towards the cost of church flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, please put the relevant details on the list provided at the back of the church.  Please give your donation to Sue Richardson (Treasurer) or Revd. Ann in a Flower Donation envelope.


Income Budget April Actual April


Totals £3,250.60 £3,232.62


Church Exp Budget April Actual April


Totals £3,758.00 £4,114.77


Diocesion contribution 2017 = £30,000
Cost of full contribution 2017  = £71,899

Praying for Bewbush – now with breakfast!  We shall be meeting at 8.30 am every 1st Saturday of the month in Bewbush Barn church. We welcome everyone from any church who would like to come together to pray for the neighbourhood of Bewbush and for ways of spreading God’s love there.  Prayer at 9.00 am followed by coffee and pastries.

Computer Group.  Why not come along to our friendly computer group in the Church Hall – Tuesdays from 10 am, Wednesdays from 10.30 am.

Saturday Prayer- Please note – has been moved this month to the third Saturday- 20th May.  Please come and join us to pray for growth, outreach and mission for our new Parish.  With coffee and croissants afterwards.  We hope to see you there.09.00 in the church.

St Alban’s PCC will be meeting on Monday 22nd May at 7.30 pm in church.

St Alban’s Ascension Day service on Thursday 25th May at 8 pm. This is an important festival in the Church of England when we recall that Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after his resurrection at Easter. Please do come to this beautiful service.

Elevenses@St Alban’s: our next Cafe Church is on Sunday 28th May at 11.15, when Gerry will be leading on the theme of prayer, linked to the Thy Kingdom Come project. Some people stay on after the 9.30 service, others come specially for our informal service. Whichever you choose – please come, bring a friend and join us for a short, relaxed time of discussion, creativity, refreshments, prayer and music for all ages. Hope to see you there!

Thy Kingdom Come. During the week 28th May-4th June many churches across Crawley will be taking part in the Archbishop’s wave of prayer, joining in a national and global time of prayer for our friends and community, our nation and the world.  Please see the posters for details of the varied activities and join in where you are able.  At St Alban’s there will be a Prayer Space set up for the week and open to everyone – if you could help with this please speak to Gerry.

Gossops Community Forum.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday 30th May at 7.30 pm in the Community Centre. Come and hear what’s going on in your neighbourhood and raise things you want done. Speakers include Tracy Olckers who will talk about Social Prescribing in Crawley (as seen on TV) and Nick Handley from the West Sussex Mediation Service. All those with an interest in Gossops Green invited.

Parish Celebration Saturday 24th June.  The fundraising committee need your help!  We will need lots of helpers for stalls and activities plus lots of items donated: Cakes, Books, Bottles for Bottle tombola, Jazzy Jars, General Tombola items.  Items for our Grand ‘Themed Hamper’ raffle: ‘Chocolate goods’; ‘Garden gifts’; ‘Summer Party drinks’; ‘Great British Bake Off’ and ‘Children’s Summer Activities’ Hampers.  We will need Gazebos and help to put them up, help setting up and clearing away.  Please speak to a member of the committee and offer to help in any way you can!