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St James Riddlesdown
March 2018

Friday 2nd March 2018 18:00Brownie Meeting
Sunday 4th March 2018 11:15Sung Eucharist ServiceThis is a Eucharistic Sunday Service with a robed choir. There is a Children's corner available under parental supervision. Refreshments are available afterwards in the Church Room - all welcome
Monday 5th March 2018 10:00Easter Celebrations at St. James' Toddler GroupThis is a friendly, welcoming group that welcomes all babies and pre-school aged children and their carers. Toys, crafts, music for the little ones and a coffee and a chat for the grown ups. Only £1 per session. Today we will have special crafts and games to celebrate Easter
ALL WELCOME
Tuesday 6th March 2018 10:00Open ChurchThe church is open for prayer and contemplation. There is always someone available if you would like to chat.
11:45Parish PrayersParish prayers are said in the Lady Chapel at 11.45am every Tuesday. You are welcome to join in this 30 minute time of prayer in the middle of the day.
16:45RainbowsSt. James' Rainbow Group meets in the Church Room ( behind the Church) on Tuesdays in term time. Rainbows s for girls aged 5-7 and is the Guiding equivalent of the Beaver Scouts.
17:15St. James' Beaver Colony MeetingBeavers are open to Boys and Girls and meet at the Scout Hut - 19th Purley HQ, Dunmail Drive (at the junction of Mitchley Hill, Mitchley Avenue and Rectory Park)
18:30Cub Pack MeetingCub Pack meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchley Avenue
19:00Scout Group MeetingScout group meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchell Avenue
Friday 9th March 2018 18:00Brownie Meeting
Saturday 10th March 2018 14:00Planted by Streams of Water - Seeking StillnessA Quiet Afternoon led by Jane Hoskins at St.James'

For more details and to book a place call 07398 290 969 or email j.hoskins233@btinternet.com
Sunday 11th March 2018 11:15Mothering Sunday Family EucharistThis is a Family themed Service with members of the uniformed organisations attending. There is a Childrens' Area available under parental supervision for younger children. Refreshments are availabale in the Church Room afterwards to which all are welcome.
Monday 12th March 2018 10:00St. James' Toddler GroupThis is a friendly, welcoming group that welcomes all babies and pre-school aged children and their carers. Toys, crafts, music for the little ones and a coffee and a chat for the grown ups. Only £1 per session.
ALL WELCOME
Tuesday 13th March 2018 10:00Open ChurchThe church is open for prayer and contemplation. There is always someone available if you would like to chat.
11:45Parish PrayersParish prayers are said in the Lady Chapel at 11.45am every Tuesday. You are welcome to join in this 30 minute time of prayer in the middle of the day.
16:45RainbowsSt. James' Rainbow Group meets in the Church Room ( behind the Church) on Tuesdays in term time. Rainbows s for girls aged 5-7 and is the Guiding equivalent of the Beaver Scouts.
17:15St. James' Beaver Colony MeetingBeavers are open to Boys and Girls and meet at the Scout Hut - 19th Purley HQ, Dunmail Drive (at the junction of Mitchley Hill, Mitchley Avenue and Rectory Park)
18:30Cub Pack MeetingCub Pack meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchley Avenue
19:00Scout Group MeetingScout group meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchell Avenue
Wednesday 14th March 2018 20:00PCCThe PCC will meet - if you have any items you would like to put on the agenda please contact the PCC secretary Helen Stafford, or Father Grant.
Friday 16th March 2018 18:00Brownie Meeting
Saturday 17th March 2018 00:00Mission Action Planning DayA chance for all parishioners to get together with the clergy and PCC from both churches to explore the type of Mission God is calling us to do. Details to follow
Sunday 18th March 2018 11:15Sung Eucharist ServiceThis is a Eucharistic Sunday Service with a robed choir. There is a Children's corner available under parental supervision. Refreshments are available afterwards in the Church Room - all welcome
18:30Evensong ServiceTraditional Sung Evensong
Monday 19th March 2018 10:00St. James' Toddler GroupThis is a friendly, welcoming group that welcomes all babies and pre-school aged children and their carers. Toys, crafts, music for the little ones and a coffee and a chat for the grown ups. Only £1 per session.
ALL WELCOME
Tuesday 20th March 2018 10:00Open ChurchThe church is open for prayer and contemplation. There is always someone available if you would like to chat.
11:45Parish PrayersParish prayers are said in the Lady Chapel at 11.45am every Tuesday. You are welcome to join in this 30 minute time of prayer in the middle of the day.
16:45RainbowsSt. James' Rainbow Group meets in the Church Room ( behind the Church) on Tuesdays in term time. Rainbows s for girls aged 5-7 and is the Guiding equivalent of the Beaver Scouts.
17:15St. James' Beaver Colony MeetingBeavers are open to Boys and Girls and meet at the Scout Hut - 19th Purley HQ, Dunmail Drive (at the junction of Mitchley Hill, Mitchley Avenue and Rectory Park)
18:30Cub Pack MeetingCub Pack meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchley Avenue
19:00Scout Group MeetingScout group meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchell Avenue
Friday 23rd March 2018 18:00Brownie Meeting
Saturday 24th March 2018 14:30Messy ChurchAimed at Primary aged children and toddlers, this is an afternoon full of fun, crafts, worship and food for all the family. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
Sunday 25th March 2018 11:15Palm Sunday - Sung Eucharist Service with Palm ProcessionThis is a Eucharistic Sunday Service with a robed choir. We begin this special service in the Church Room and process with our palms around the church. There is a Children's corner available under parental supervision. Refreshments are available afterwards in the Church Room - all welcome
Monday 26th March 2018 10:00St. James' Toddler GroupThis is a friendly, welcoming group that welcomes all babies and pre-school aged children and their carers. Toys, crafts, music for the little ones and a coffee and a chat for the grown ups. Only £1 per session.
ALL WELCOME
20:00Stations of the Cross at St. Mary'sIn the Old city of Jerusalem is the "Via Dolorosa", or Way of Sorrows. It is the journey our Lord travelled on his way to the cross. As part of your Lenten Journey why not join us at St. Mary's as we walk through the final hours of Jesus' life through words, images, silence and film.
Tuesday 27th March 2018 10:00Open ChurchThe church is open for prayer and contemplation. There is always someone available if you would like to chat.
11:45Parish PrayersParish prayers are said in the Lady Chapel at 11.45am every Tuesday. You are welcome to join in this 30 minute time of prayer in the middle of the day.
16:45RainbowsSt. James' Rainbow Group meets in the Church Room ( behind the Church) on Tuesdays in term time. Rainbows s for girls aged 5-7 and is the Guiding equivalent of the Beaver Scouts.
17:15St. James' Beaver Colony MeetingBeavers are open to Boys and Girls and meet at the Scout Hut - 19th Purley HQ, Dunmail Drive (at the junction of Mitchley Hill, Mitchley Avenue and Rectory Park)
18:30Cub Pack MeetingCub Pack meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchley Avenue
19:00Scout Group MeetingScout group meets in The Scout Hut of 19th Purley - Off Mitchell Avenue
20:00Prayer Labyrinth at St. Mary'sThe Labyrinth is an ancient way of praying and reflecting on our spiritual journey. Refreshments are available throughout the evening
Wednesday 28th March 2018 20:00Companions on the RoadA time for reflection, with music and spoken word as we walk through Holy Week
Thursday 29th March 2018 18:00Seder Meal at St. Mary's SandersteadThe Passover was celebrated to remind the children of Israel of God's rescue. In the Eucharist, first celebrated in the Passover Meal with Jesus and his Disciples, we too celebrate God's rescue of humanity. If you are interested in attending this meal, numbers are limited so please contact Father Grant.
20:00Maunday Thursday at St. Mary'sTraditional Maunday Thursday Liturgy followed by the vigil watch
Friday 30th March 2018 10:00Good Friday Reflection "A Light Amidst Darkness"A meditative service for Good Friday
12:00Stations of the Cross at St. Mary'sIn the Old city of Jerusalem is the "Via Dolorosa", or Way of Sorrows. It is the journey our Lord travelled on his way to the cross. As part of your Lenten Journey why not join us at St. Mary's as we walk through the final hours of Jesus' life through words, images, silence and film.
14:00Good Friday solemn liturgy of the dayTraditional Good Friday Liturgy
21:00Compline at St. Mary's Sanderstead
Saturday 31st March 2018 20:00Holy Saturday Service An Easter Vigil with Easter Fire at St. Mary's Sanderstead