Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter 2014 at St Paul’s – Time to Celebrate

Easter, like Christmas, is a real time of reflection and celebration. Whilst we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, at Easter we think of His death. Not just His death though, but God raising Jesus from the dead. Confusing? here is a blog post to explain all the details.

Easter 2014 At St Pauls Camberley

The ‘What’s on Guide’ to Easter at St Paul’s

During Holy Week (14-20 April) please come on our self-guided interactive tour of St Paul’s, between 10am – 2pm each day. A great way to take time out, to relax, think and pray.

Maundy Thursday (17 April) there is a special chance to come and take Holy Communion at 8pm. This is the time when Jesus had his last meal with his friends.

Good Friday (18 April) we have a series of events for you to join in, starting with a service for all the family at 10am.  After that, we’ll be heading to High Cross Church in Camberley town to join the annual ‘Walk of Witness’. This is quite a powerful act to take part in. We’ll have a large cross with us as we walk. If you see us, please take time to think about the ‘reason for the season’ as they say in some parts. Easter isn’t really about chocolate. There was no giant egg back in the day. Good Friday is a time to think, and thank. Then at 2pm we’re back at St Paul’s to hit the senses, and do some more thinking and praying.

Easter day (20 April) is a big celebration. Such a celebration you have two opportunities to join, at 9.30am and 11.15am. Whether you’re a family, or a single person, we will make you most welcome.

Whatever you do during this Easter period, I hope you will have the opportunity to relax, enjoy, feast, but also reflect. Have a great Easter.

Check out our website for more information on other events and our Easter services at http://stpaulscamberley.org.uk
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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Besom Christmas Thank You

Always good to get feedback from people and agencies who the Besom send food out to. Christmas is an expensive time, and so it’s nice to know that the donations made to the Besom in Camberley averted some ‘pay day’ loans and helped to make a real Christmas for several local people in Surrey Heath.

The Besom are a local charity who specialise in providing food packs and other items to those in need, in Camberley and the surrounding area. They work with local churches, who provide a support network of collection points, where various items may be dropped off. In the winter, some people have to make a choice between eating, or heating. Thankfully Besom were able to help out when Paul and Debbie made a recent request on behalf of several local families.

Thank you to Paul and Debbie from Riverside for your feedback. Riverside provide support and affordable housing to people of all ages and circumstances throughout England.Riverside Thank You Letter to Besom Camberley

Letter from Paul and Debbie at Riverside

For more information on Besom check out these blog posts.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sandhurst Silver Band Christmas Concert 2013

Sandhurst Silver Band's annual Christmas concert at St Paul's is always a gem. St Paul's was very well entertained this year, and around £300 was raised for the charity ASCT

You can see more highlights from the concert on their YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/sandhurstsilverband

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christingles 2013 At St Pauls Camberley - Photoblog

This should give you a feel for the atmosphere at this years three Christingle services held at St Paul’s Camberley. 

A great team spent an evening lovingly turning oranges, silver foil and candles into something rather special – a Christingle.

A great community came to find out more about the birth of Jesus.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christingles at St Paul’s Camberley 2013

Christmas eve is a special time, especially for the younger members of the family who can barely contain their excitement.  The early evening Christmas Eve Christingle Service helps them remember the original cause for their excitement. 

Christingles at St Paul's Camberley

There will be a tableau of the crib scene, child friendly carols, candle lit christingles in a darkened church and a small farewell gift.  All ages are welcome. Come early to get a seat as this service is always very popular, even with three services to choose from!

Time: December 24th @  2.30pm, 4pm and 5.30pm on

Place:

St. Paul's Church,
Crawley Ridge,
Camberley,
Surrey GU15 2AD

Come along, you’ll be made very welcome.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Beer and Carols at the Bear 2013

Time to get into the full swing of Christmas. If the thought of attending a church this season puts you off, how about popping into Park Street for a festive ‘sing song’ and drinks? If you came to Beer & Hymns at the Bear in March, then you'll have a flavour for what's in store.

The friendly bunch at St Paul’s will start the festive cheer at the Bear pub, 23 Park Street, Camberley GU15 3PQ on Thu 19th Dec from 7:45pm. Come and grab a drink, and join in the fun. They’re a lively bunch, so I’m sure it will be a great night out. Time to let your hair down after all that shopping, wrapping and busy preparations.

Beer And Carols At Bear Camberley

For more details, contact media@stpaulscamberley.org.uk