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Dear Friends, Another lockdown week has passed and thankfully the numbers of new infections are beginning to fall, whilst the numbers of those being vaccinated are continuing to rise. We even saw some sun on Friday afternoon – enough for us to get some rose pruning done. This week’s sheets include both an invitation to our Zoom coffee morning tomorrow at 10am, details of which are below: Topic: Church coffee morning and prayers Time: Jan 17, 2021 10:00 London Join Zoom Meeting us02web.zoom.us/j/89402910859 <us02web.zoom.us/j/89402910859> Meeting ID: 894 0291 0859 Also, our next online service which can be found here: www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/2021/01/16/second-sunday-of-epiphany-sunday-17-january-2021/ Should you have any problems locating it there it can also be found on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/G7AGhxw_mdI <https://youtu.be/G7AGhxw_mdI> Do join us for coffee if you can, if you haven’t used Zoom before and are struggling, give me a ring on the number below and I’ll help talk you through the process. Attached to this email is Bishop Jo’s sermon, but if you would like to watch it rather than read it the link to the Youtube version is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHHNHaNp0pY <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHHNHaNp0pY> Her cat Rolo makes his debut on camera! The photo of this week is a look back at last… Read More
Dear Friends I do hope this email finds you fit and well as we near completion of our first week back in lockdown. I was privileged to take Philomena for her first vaccination today which really felt like we were making history! I understand a number of others locally have also had their first injection. I am delighted that the national roll out is happening all around us – definitely a cause for celebration! You will see that our weekly sheets this week have on the front of them a beautiful picture by Piero Della Francesca, which Revd Liz also talks about in her reflection. If you would like to know more about this painting please do watch this lovely Youtube video by the National Gallery which takes a closer look at it: https://youtu.be/-K05vEy4Z0A This week Revd Liz with James Burt and Margaret Zandona have produced a lovely online service for you to watch. The link to the video which is now on our website is here: www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/2021/01/09/sunday-10-january-2021/ Should you have any problems locating it there it can also be found on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/ZFtxZV9QZUU Next Sunday there will be another online service and as the Zoom coffee sessions have… Read More
Dear Friends, Happy New Year! I think we are all pleased to see the back of 2020 and are looking forward to a time later this year when we will finally be able to greet our family and friends with something closer to our usual bonhomie. Never again will we take a hug or handshake for granted and so perhaps the pandemic has taught us this along with many other things that human contact is precious and should be valued. As you already know the PCC took the decision to cancel all services for January in our churches. Difficult though it was we are keen to keep everyone safe as far as we can. So for January we have ‘moved online’! From next Sunday there will be a weekly online service for you to view and this Sunday we have arranged another Zoom coffee get together from 10am for about 45 minutes. Do join us if you can, we had about 20 come to the last one on Christmas Day. It was rather lovely to sit in the comfort of our own homes and greet those around us. The invitation for this is below, if you are worried about joining… Read More
Dear Friends, It is with huge sadness that we had to cancel the Christmas services this year. Although it wasn’t an easy decision, in the end it became the obvious one when we were put into tier 4 at the weekend. We have spent the time since the decision co-ordinating a special package for everyone so that we can all feel as though we are together in spirit on Christmas Day. The bumper weekly sheet that is attached (scroll down through the pdf for all 3 sheets) has all the relevant information, but I just want to highlight a couple of things. First there is a Capel and Ockley online service for you to watch on Christmas Day. Huge thanks must go to all those who have taken part in it and particularly James Burt who has done all the editing and has put a number of copies of it onto DVD for those who don’t have access to the internet. If you know of someone in this position there are hard copies of all the attachments to this email and DVDs in each or our churches. These are marked ‘Christmas Resource Pack’. Please do help yourselves. The link for… Read More
Dear friends, As you all know (hopefully!), tomorrow’s Sunday services are cancelled at both our Parish churches ie. the morning services at both and the Nine Lessons and Carols at Capel. This was not a decision taken lightly by the PCC and we are again meeting on Monday afternoon to review the coming week in view of local Covid infections. In the meantime, please find attached the weekly notes, blue reading sheet and Bishop Jo’s sermon. You may be interested in a service online tomorrow for the *Fourth Sunday of Advent – Comfort & Joy on You Tub**e*. Comfort and Joy is the Church of England’s christmas campaign this year and there are booklets in church with reflections etc. for everyone to pick up a copy should you so wish. It is also possible to download the App and receive reflections by email. This was featured in December’s InSpire, but if you missed that and would like to sign up, here is the link: www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/what-we-believe/advent-and-christmas/comfort-and-joy-our-advent-and-christmas-reflections *Star of Bethlehem* You may well be interested in this, which is due to take place on Monday (21st December) evening too! Every 20 years the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn cross paths in the… Read More
Dear Friends, It’s the third Sunday of Advent already! How did that happen? I do hope all your preparations are going well, particularly as shopping is so much harder this year. A big thank you to wonderful Village Greens who have been such a help to everyone this year, they have produced lists of produce that you can either collect or have delivered for Christmas, they even delivered our Christmas tree this week! Whilst we are on local businesses I must also give a shout out for Hill House Farm, Dorking Brewery Aldhurst Farm and of Course Vanda and Vicky at The Crown all who have kept us fed and watered throughout Covid. This week we have Family communion at Ockley at 9.30am and Cafe church at Capel church at 10.30am. Note the cafe church is in the church not the pub this time, Vanda will however be there outside the church serving coffee and croissants so long as the weather isn’t too bad. The pub is still collecting coats for various homeless charities, so if you have any that you no longer need that are in good condition please do put them in separate bags and take them… Read More
Dear Friends So, this week we learnt we are in tier 2 at least for the next two weeks and that we will be allowed to have 3 households together over Christmas. This will be a difficult time for many of those living alone in our villages, please do let us know if you need any help. Tier 2 does mean we will resume church services from next Sunday 6th December, the details are on your weekly sheet. We very much look forward to seeing you there, but will continue to send out these sheets by email for the foreseeable future. Do let us know if you no longer want to be contacted in this way, or alternatively if you know of someone who would like our weekly emails tell us who (with their permission) and we’ll add them to the list. This Sunday marks the start of Advent and so I have included the Church of England Advent Calendar for you to have a look at. There will also be booklets available in our churches. This year’s theme is Comfort and Joy, something we could all do with right now. We can spread a small amount of comfort ourselves,… Read More
Dear Friends, Another week of lockdown and my thoughts are beginning to turn to Christmas and whether we will be able to see our families over the festive period. Signs are that we shall be able to in some form or another but I suspect no large parties. As you will see from this week’s photo Rev Liz has been getting ready for the Capel Advent Trial which starts with the decoration of the Christmas trees in the churchyard as normal (all socially distanced of course). Liz and Doug are working on a surprise Nativity scene – more news to come later! You will see from the weekly sheets that Revd Tim Jeffries who looked after Christ church in Brixton sadly died this summer, but they have asked if we would donate presents for one more year. The presents are for adult men and women who attend their Christmas lunch. Please wrap the presents and label them male or female and leave in Capel church for us to collect. With love and prayers Debbie von Bergen email@example.com 07774 784008 Please do let us know if you would rather not receive emails from us, or alternatively let us know if there… Read More
Dear friends, Please find attached this week’s readings, notice sheets and Bishop Andrew’s sermon. Stay safe and keep well. Best wishes, Suzanne Suzanne Cole 07923 517202 /Please do let us know if you would rather not receive emails from us, or alternatively let us know if there is someone who would like to be added. We will never share your details with other organisations./ / / /A recent picture during the harvest festival when the sun was creating another ‘stained glass’ on the wall! / 15th-November_2nd-before-advent.pdf SundayBlue_Nov_3-3.pdf matthew-25-14-30-bishops-sermon.docx Post expires at 11:11am on Monday November 15th, 2021
Dear Friends, I do hope you are all well and coping with this second lockdown. I think we all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. If anybody is struggling with shopping or prescriptions etc please do get in contact and we will make sure someone can help you. The Capel Parish Angels are still running (just the first telephone number on the list) as is Capel Assist so help is there. All church services are cancelled for this month but we will still be producing the weekly sheets with the Bishop’s sermon as we did throughout the first lockdown. For Remembrance Sunday the government has said we can have short services outside with small congregations and everyone social distancing. So you will see on the sheet that there is a short service at Ockley at 10.45am tomorrow and again at Capel at 3pm. These services will both be outside. Our churches are still open for private prayer. At Capel the church is open daily between 9.30am and 4pm and Ockley is open at the weekends. Revd. Liz explains in the weekly sheet about the Archbishops call for daily prayer at 6pm for the next 28… Read More
Dear friends, What a horrid day! I’m still drying off from a dog walk two hours ago! Even our dog hesitated at the back door and wasn’t keen to head out! Please find attached the Readings, weekly news sheet and Graham Everness’ sermon for this Sunday – All Saints/All Souls. Please note that there is a lovely idea which is designed to unite us in thought and prayer for those we have lost – it is suggested that we light a candle (or as many candles as you like!) together at 6pm on Sunday 1st November. Can I also take this opportunity to say that the paper copies of November’s InSpire should be in church on Monday. Sadly the printers were unable to run it for us yesterday due to a lack of toner so I could not get them into church for the first weekend in the month as I would have liked. This also means that some of the items mentioned, such as the lighting of the candles on Sunday, will sadly be past by the time you get your paper copies. But most of the important things you need to know for Sunday 1st November are included… Read More
Dear friends, Please find attached this weeks weekly sheets and this weeks sermon from Bishop Jo. She uses a different reading but it is at the top of the sermon. Revd. Liz will be doing a sermon based on the story of Zaccheus from Luke 19, which is part of the Transforming generosity series. A few dates for events that are coming soon: Next Sunday 1 November will see our services of Remembrance for the Bereaved – 3pm at Capel and 5.30pm at Ockley. Sadly we won’t be able to serve refreshments at these services but please do leave names that you would like to remember on the lists in both churches. As we can’t all be together we thought it would be a nice idea to light candles at 6pm in remembrance of all those we have lost. The normal morning services will also take place. Sunday 8 November is the usual Service of Remembrance 10.45am at Ockley and 3.00pm at Capel. There will also be Cafe church at the Crown in Capel at the normal time of 10.30am We are also hoping to hold another socially distanced waitress served tea on Sunday 6 December 3-5pm. Please put the… Read More
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