Weekly Notices

Notices for 21st October 2018


The Parish:  Patrington Close, Pax Close and Peacemaker Close, Oatlands and Overdene Drive

Prayers forAlistair and Marcia, Sophie Baker, Judith Aldridge, Michael, Emma Perry, Freddie, Eslin, Fran, Austin, Russ, Jimmy Gilman, Linda Ballard, John Romaine, Graham, Pam, Brian, Jan, Mike, Loretta, Rose Scarborough, Harvey, Susan, Debs, Michael, Mary Sweetman, Elsie Wright and Kerry

The Departed: 

Year’s Mind: Bessy Young, Sylvia Wilson, Bert Fletcher and Nancy Nicholson


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.


It was announced on 16th September that Gerry has been appointed as Priest in Charge (House for Duty) of the Wildbrooks benefice, comprising Amberley with North Stoke, Parham, Wiggonholt and Greatham. Her last service at St Alban’s will be on 18th November and her licensing service at Amberley on 5th December. 


If you would like to contribute to a leaving present for Gerry and Steve please give your donation to Caroline.


Crawley Refugees Welcome helps families mainly from Syria to settle and adapt to life here. More volunteers are needed to befriend, help with English conversation or childmind whilst parents are in English lessons at Ifield CC.  Could you offer help?  Please speak to Gerry for more information.


Children’s Society.  Thank you to everyone who handed in their boxes so promptly this year. They are all in and I am just waiting for Jane’s return to let us know the final total which I will let you know next week. Many Thanks, Merle.


Link to Hope.  Thank you to all who are doing shoe boxes with Christmas gifts either for a family or for an older person. We would like them at the latest by Sunday, at church or at 190 Gossops Drive. Please ensure you have attached £2 and if you are able the gift aid section.

Thank you very much again to everyone who has helped in this way. Helen and Merle


Computer Group. Why not come along to our friendly computer group in the Church Hall – Tuesdays from 10 am, Wednesdays from 10.30 am.  We need more helpers with this group. You don’t need to be an expert, just prepared to be a friendly support. Could you help by sharing your computer skills?  Please speak to Ann or Gerry.


Traidcraft– Please note that Traidcraft will now be available on the second Sundays of the month.


House Group. This friendly group now meets at St Alban’s on Friday mornings at 10 am for a time of sharing, prayer and study.  New members are welcome: more details from Madeleine.


Stop Press Tomorrow Monday 22nd October.  Please come and enjoy Coffee and Cakes in aid of Macmillan nurses. St Alban’s Church Hall 10.30 am – 4 pm.


Elevenses Cafe Church Sunday 28th October – an All Saints theme this month. Join us at 11.15 for activities, discussion, gentle prayer and more, in this relaxed and informal short service for all ages. Everybody welcome!


Prayer List For November To January.  We have decided to have a three monthly prayer list instead of a monthly one. This will start in November. This is because some names that are long term were getting missed off. However do let one of us know if someone is better and their name can be removed. Meanwhile if you want someone included on the prayer list for the next couple of Sundays, please let us know. Thank you Ann and Merle.


All Saints All Souls will be celebrated on Sunday 4th of November in church.  If you would like to have somebody dear to you be remembered in this service please write their name on the Departed List at the back of your church.  Please remember to write clearly in capitals.  Thank you.


Here are the upcoming Fun and Fundraising events for your diary:

1st Dec Christmas Fair and Grand Draw – please put this date in your diary and start looking out for items for our Grand Draw prizes including the Luxury Christmas hamper, and stalls, Thank you in advance.

Anyone who can help in anyway with our Fun and Fund Raising.  Please do join the small committee or offer you help for a specific event.