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The C of E parish church of central Carshalton, Surrey, England
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Aid for the Middle East

leafletAnother lorry is due to depart for the middle east on 9 June, as described in this leaflet. Donations of clean clothes, duvets and towels, in good condition, are sought, as well as donations of money to pay for the transport.

Further details are available at www.samarasaidappeal.org, and facilities for making donations of money are offered at www.samarasaidappeal.org/giving.

Facebook users are invited to visit www.facebook.com/winterclothesappeal.

Events

Gladsaxe Folkekor singing with Sutton ChoraleSaturday 27th May, 7.30pm: a concert of choral music, free entry with a retiring collection in aid of the Mayor's Charities and All Saints Church. Full details are here
Sutton Symphony OrchestraSaturday 24 June 2017, 7:30pm: concert details are here and there is also an informative Sutton Voice write-up here.
Choir Festival 2018Saturday 14 April 2018 at 7pm, further details to follow

See www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk/ for details of other activities and events nearby.

Wrythe War Memorial

Residents in The Wrythe have decided to fund a new WW1 memorial cross, to be erected on Wrythe Green itself. The cross itself should be in place shortly, and on Saturday 15 July it will have its commemorative unveiling. The ceremony will start promptly at 11:00am, and will be led by our Rector, in what will be Canon Thewlis's last public service in the Parish. It would be, therefore, doubly fitting if as many members of the congregation as possible are able to join the ceremony to unveil the new WW1 memorial cross and pay tribute to the residents of the Wrythe who fell during World War One. If you do plan to attend, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the Ceremony is due to start.

Following the ceremony, which is not expected to last more than an hour, there will be an afternoon of community activities on the Wrythe Recreation Ground, and in Carshalton High School for Girls and Carshalton Athletic Football Club to remember the Men of the Wrythe.

Rector Retiring

The Rector, Revd Canon Dr John Thewlis will retire in summer 2017, following which he will move to Herefordshire. He has been with us since 2001, and this will be a big wrench for us all. His last Sunday in Carshalton will be 16 July 2017.

Road Closures

The London to Brighton bike ride will take place on Sunday 18 June 2017, and as a consequence road traffic will be affected on Sunday morning. Pound Street will be closed to north-bound traffic until 1 pm. Further details are available at https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/london-to-brighton-bike-ride/community-guide.

If you are considering taking part in the bike ride, see www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/bike-rides/london-to-brighton-bike-ride-2017.

Heating

We apologise that the church is cold at the moment, because our heating system has failed. Unfortunately the faulty parts are in an inaccessible position. We are pressing for it to be repaired as soon as possible, but in the meantime we are unable to heat the building.

Solo Trumpet Stop

The church council has been told that we have now been given enough money to buy an extra solo trumpet stop for the organ. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the cost. The organ builder is now designing the modification, and the pipes are in stock.

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Deanery Synod

Carshalton is part of the Deanery of Sutton, which corresponds roughly to the geographical area of the Borough of Sutton. Every few months there is a meeting of members of the Anglican churches in the Deanery at the Deanery Synod, at which matters of general interest are discussed and representatives on the Diocesan and General Synods are elected. Minutes of the February 2017 Synod meeting are here (77 kB).

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