This week's notices


Sunday 15th October
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 am Holy Communion:
President Mike Stewart
10:00 am St Martin’s @ 10 Holy Communion:
President Mike Stewart
ST MARY'S (Pixham)
10:00 am Rise and Shine:   
President David Cowan
11:00 am No Service


Monday 16th October

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church

Tuesday 17th October

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church
2:30 pm Women’s Fellowship Air Ambulance Talk
7:30 pm Julian Meeting

Wednesday 18th October

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church
10:00 am (St Barnabas) Coffee Morning
11:00 am Holy Communion
7:00 pm CANCELLED: Christianity Explored course

Thursday 19th October

8:45 am Morning Prayer in Church

Friday 20th October

10:00 am SMURFS in the Christian Centre
12:00 noon Daily Prayer

Saturday 21st October

10:00 am Link for Hope Shoebox Appeal Coffee Morning
7:30 pm Dorking Camerata Concert


Sunday 22nd October
The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00 am St Martin’s @ 10, Holy Communion
6:00 pm Taizé Service
ST MARY'S (Pixham)
10:30 am Morning Prayer
11:00 am Matins for Bible Sunday




Collect - Prayer for today

Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Please remember particularly in your prayers:-

Betty Scott, Simon Parker, Michael Young and Simon Tighe.

And those who have recently died:-

Alison Lanning.


Those in our congregation who have long term concerns are named in prayer corner and are prayed for daily.


Morning Prayer is said at 8:45am in the Lady Chapel every weekday apart from Friday when Daily Prayer will be said there at 12 noon. (Wednesday 11am Holy Communion ).




For details of many more events and contact numbers please see the ‘Activities’ & ‘Who’s who’ pages of St Martin’s magazine

DEC (Myanmar Refugee Crisis Appeal)

A street collection is planned for Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Saturday 21st October. If you can help please contact Elizabeth Dobson, 881478, or John Campbell, 882627.


Finally, a big thank you to all who have worked so hard on our church and churchyard recently.


This will be re-arranged for Saturday mornings. New dates to be confirmed.


Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance talk. Everyone is welcome on Tuesday 17th October in the Christian Centre at 2:30pm as part of the Womens’ Fellowship group talks to find out more about the work of this life-saving charity.


The Surrey Organists’ Association invite you to an Organ “taster” session for pianists, Saturday 21st October in three locations.  For more information please visit


Monday 6th November 2:30-4pm, in the Christian Centre (upper lounge). To be given by Suzette Jones (Health and Wellbeing Adviser, Communities Engagement Team Guildford Diocese).


Please collect only milk bottle tops, (blue, green and red) with the number 2 in the recycling triangle. For more information contact Veronica 640775 Thank you.

STREET COLLECTION (Action for Children)

This will be held in Dorking High Street on Saturday 7th October from 9am to 1pm. If you can spare an hour to help with the collection, please phone Catherine Dorman on 01306 743587 or 07584 134832. Thank you.


Saturday 7th October at 11am in St Martin’s Churchyard, weather permitting. Please bring along your pets, large or small for this special service.  All pets and owners welcome!


The Next Music at Midday recital is on Saturday 7th October at noon. Dorking Chamber Orchestera wind quintet will play as part of the Arts Alive Festival.


The Transforming Work 2017 programme ends with a short day conference on 14th October at St Paul’s Camberley, 10am - 3pm. Group rate of £20 for three places. For more information please visit:


Paper copies of the October-December rota are available for those who are not receiving them via e-mail.


Haydn’s Nelson Mass on Saturday 28th October. Rehearsal starts at 10am, concert at 5:30pm.  Cost is £10 including tea and coffee.  £5 for concert only. To sign up for this please e-mail or contact the church office on 01306 884229.

LINK TO HOPE (Shoe Box Appeal)

For details please see the September and October Parish Magazines. A picture board shows the delighted recipients last year, and a short account of where and how they live. Please do look and read. It is humbling to realise that most have no electricity or running water, their terrible conditions are so different to ours.  Collection boxes for your donations are at the back of church and in the Christian Centre.  Many thanks from your Pastoral Team.


The Dorking Community Fridge is now open. It is situated in the Christian Centre Café next to the servery. The aim is to reduce food waste and we have teamed up with Waitrose and other local businesses to stock the shelves with day-old bread and cakes, fruit and veg. If you have a glut of courgettes or apples and so on, please bring them along! Take what you want; leave what you can!
A reminder that there are permanent donation points in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and the Christian Centre entrance lobby. Please ensure food items are well within date.


Facing Depression Together Awareness Day: an opportunity to learn about depression and how to support those living with depression. The day will include a clinical, a personal and a pastoral perspective of depression, a dramatic perspective to challenge stigma and an introduction to the work of PeerTalk, a charity underpinned by the Methodist Church.  This free event takes place on Saturday 14h October, 10am – 3:30pm, at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford. Lunch is provided.  Booking essential. More details at or contact

THE CHRISTIAN CENTRE (Extra Volunteers needed)

The Centre Café is run purely by volunteers which allows us to keep prices low. Would you be willing to volunteer for a few hours per week in our cafe? No experience required as full training is given. If you are interested and would like more information, pop in and speak to Janette or Clare or call 01306 886830


The office is now fully operational each weekday morning. Michelle Lelliott will cover Monday and Tuesday, Vicki Wednesday to Friday. Opening hours for personal callers are 10am to 11:30am.



Thank you for your continuing generosity. This week we particularly need Twin Pack Sponge Pudding, Sugar, Tinned Meat and 4-roll Toilet Roll Pack. We are really grateful to all our regular church donors for their ongoing support which enables us to help many needy people every week. We’re really grateful to all our regular church donors for their ongoing support which enables us to help many needy people every week. A reminder that there are permanent donation points in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and the Christian Centre entrance lobby. Please ensure food items are well within date. Foodbank volunteering:- If you would like to be part of the volunteering Foodbank team, please see Judy Peace for a chat and an application form.



At St Martin's:-

5 November tbc
3 December tbc
20th August tbc

At St Mary's:-

29 October tbc
17 December tbc
There will be Traidcraft coffee morning in the Christian Centre 4th November.



For various reasons we have lost several advertisers in the magazine. Our advertisers are very important to the magazine and we would appreciate it if you know of any business that would be benefit from an advert to get in touch with us, either to Anne Brown 884424 or any of the magazine team.
Thank you, Christine.


Your church needs you!  We really do need more help. Sidespersons would be especially welcome but other lay volunteers like servers and intercessors for our services would be appreciated - please speak to Di and Peter


Life sometimes delivers severe blows and problems that are just too much to cope with on your own. The Church and Christian Centre, are here to support you and the community of Dorking both pastorally and spiritually.  If you need somebody to talk to in complete confidence, for whatever reason, we are here to help. The Church Pastoral team has three trained and authorised Pastoral Assistants and Methodist Pastoral Visitors, all of whom are experienced and can offer understanding and prayerful support. The Christian Centre offers a drop-in Listening Service on Monday mornings in the Centre Café (10:30 – 12:00). The Chaplain is  usually available on Monday mornings plus variable other weekday mornings, but you may prefer to make an appointment to see her via The Centre Managers. One of our Monday morning Listeners is also a trained Counsellor (UPCA registered) and she can off private appointments on request for counselling.

As you may already know, once a month the Clergy and Pastoral Assistants/Visitors meet to share any concerns within the Church Family. If there is someone you are concerned about that you feel we should be aware of, please speak to one of the Pastoral Assistants or Pastoral Visitors. Meanwhile your prayerful support for this essential aspect of church life would be appreciated.


From time to time, particularly around major festivals, the church office has long production runs of booklets etc. The church printer/copier produces/collates the pages easily but the folding and stapling is time-consuming and much better done shared among a small team. Would you be happy to have your name/phone number on a list Vicki and Christine can call on at short notice to help out? If so, please let them know. It would be very occasional; the idea is that it won’t just be the same couple of names every time!


Our new (NRSV) Pew Bibles were purchased with a generous bequest from the late Eleanor Wopling. Eleanor was a faithful member of St Martin’s for many years and was particularly involved in the role of promoting the Bible Reading Fellowship – the role now taken by Sally Lowe who is always delighted to sign up new customers for eg. their New Daylight series. Our weekly news sheet will henceforth include the page reference in the new bibles for the two readings.

WWW (Wednesday Wool and Waffle)

 Have you ever fancied learning to knit or crochet? What about honing your skills? On Wednesday mornings from 10am Debbie will be sitting in the Christian Centre cafe ready to chat and to teach or just have company while others join her with wool and needles. The first project is to make squares for blankets for  Dorking hospital but progression to more demanding creations is definitely envisaged. Do come and join in


Keep in touch with Churches Together in Dorking. On Facebook we have a group called CTDorking and a page called Dorking Area Foodbank. For our youth work, go to There is also a facebook group arising from a Westcott initiative and called Churches Together Dorking 20s and 30s, but this is not an official CTD activity, at least not yet. The Foodbank can also be found on the net at

GIVING TOKENS (St Martin's Pledged Giving Tokens)

A recent visitor to St Martin's asked why so few of the congregation put any offering in the collection bag. Those giving by standing order can feel very embarrassed as the bag goes by. The PCC decided to adopt a system of Tokens used by a much-visited church in Shaftesbury. Parishioners who give by standing order or periodic envelopes can pick up a token as they come into church and put it in the bag when the collection is taken.


If you have a requirement for large print service booklets, or Weekly News Sheets, can you please make a warden, steward or Pastoral Assistant aware and they will arrange this with the church office.


If you or someone you know, would like a lift to a service or event at church, please do contact one of the Pastoral Assistants or Methodist Stewards. Their telephone numbers are in the church magazine or ring Sue on 740954 or Judy on 883002.


MASH was started over 4 years ago. It stands for men alone self-help group. We are a group of men who have recently been bereaved or were bereaved some time ago.  We meet on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 4pm in the upstairs room at Burgunday and Black, a café in St Martin’s Walk, Dorking, RH4 1UT. There is no set agenda for our meetings. We just chat to share eperiences. The meeting is open to any bereaved man regardless of his background, beliefs or current position.  If you know anyone who feels they would like to come along then they could do just that or they may prefer to make contact with a member of the group first either by e- mail: or  by phoning Tom on 01306 883961.


Beatitudes Dorking’s children’s charity shop and drop in centre in St Martin’s Walk, is now so successful that it needs more volunteers to help sort and display the donated clothes and equipment, serve in the shop and chat to the families and children who come in. Do you have a few hours a week to spare? For more information speak to CTD rep Diana Burges 881291 or contact Beatitudes organiser Rosemary Porter on 07941290563


Please encourage groups and charities you know of to take up the opportunity of running a Saturday coffee morning at the Christian Centre - or even put one on yourself? It's a great opportunity to invite the community in, perhaps do a little fundraising, and make the most of our beautiful cafe. Speak to Janette or Christine if you can offer any dates. 01306 886830


If you would like to be included in the circulation, please send a brief email with the title “e- WNS sign up” to Vicki at She will add you to the circulation group to send you the WNS in pdf format at the end of each week.


News and Notices for the Weekly News Sheet are to be forwarded to the church office by the close of business on Wednesday for inclusion the next Sunday, preferably by email to, or by telephone to 01306 884229.
The Christian Centre manager’s office will be open every weekday from 9:30 am-12:00 noon.