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Moore Group

Thursday 8-9.30 p.m.

Everything you always wanted to know about God… but were too afraid to ask.  An informal group which meets every Thursday night in term time.  We feed in our questions, the real ones we have, about faith and life and discuss them together over drinks and nibbles.  Any and every question is allowed, we respect each other and are allowed to disagree.

Easter Services

Palm Sunday

Sunday 9th April

Meet at the Oaks Way Day Centre at 9.30am for a short open air service with our friends from St. Margaret’s church after which we will process to Church.

Maundy Thursday Service on 13th April at 8pm

8pm Holy Communion service followed by a prayer vigil between approx 9 and 11.45 pm. Then a compline service.

Good Friday Family Service at 10.30 on 14th April

This is a short service led by our children to share in the Good Friday story. Children, please bring along a flower to put in the cross and stay for a Hot Cross Bun afterwards.

Walk of Witness after the Family Service on 14th April

Please join us as we walk down to Carshalton village to join other Christians where we will walk through Carshalton behind the cross and finish with a short service.

Easter Sunday Holy Communion Services at 8 am and 9.30 am

Come along and share the celebrations that “Christ is risen indeed!”

 

The Passion of Christ 

Performed at Trafalgar Square on 14th April 2017

The Passion has grown enormously over the years and now welcomes 20,000 people over 2 performances at 12 noon and 3.15 pm.

They perform it again on Easter Saturday on Guildford High Street at 12 noon and 2:30 pm. (15th April 2017)

Click here for more details

 

The Nativity Live!

See the Nativity re-enacted at the Wintershall Estate from 14th- 18th December 2016

 

Charity Christmas Fair

Saturday 3rd December 12.30-4 pm

Come along for a fun afternoon and help us support local charities

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Memorial Service On Sunday 30th October At the Good Shepherd Church Queen Marys Avenue Carshalton SM5 4NP Time: 3:30 pm Call the church office on 0208 643 0411 for more information or to add the name of a loved one to the list to be read.

Dear Good Shepherd Runners,

I hope everyone has had a lovely summer.  Here is what is happening in September:
Pray as You Go
This will start again this Tuesday and will run until the clocks go back at the end of October (or until it gets too dark in the evenings beforehand)
As per last time, we meet at 7pm at the Good Shepherd, pray, run / walk and then meet again back at the Good Shepherd for a closing prayer.
Please do come along if you can squeeze this in…..
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I am planning on placing an order for some more T-shirts soon so please let me know if you would like a new one (a very early Christmas present perhaps…:-)
Love and prayers
Jason

Firstly, what exactly is Pray as you go?
A weekly meeting which includes; chatting, praying, running or walking, praying and more chatting!
 
How far are the runs / walks?
Rather than a set distance, we have a set time i.e. 30 minutes.  This means that we all set off at the same time and then finish at the same time.  We generally set out in small groups or pairs so that everyone has somebody of a similar pace to them.  We can then tailor the routes so that everyone finishes back at the Good Shepherd after 30 minutes.  We cater for walkers as well as runners.
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Where do we run / walk
We are very fortunate to have lots of nice places to run from the Church of the Good Shepherd and usually we head into Oaks Park (15 minutes out and 15 minutes back) or do a circular route.  There are also a couple of very nice walking circuits that can be done comfortably in 30 minutes (about 1.5 miles) including a circuit of the lovely  park area behind Stanley Park High School.
 
What about the Praying?
The format generally includes a single short prayer before we head off, usually said by the group leader.  Similarly, after we all return to the Good Shepherd, a single short prayer is said, again either by the group leader or by somebody who volunteers.  There is no expectation for anyone to pray if they do not wish.
 
Is it just for people who go to the Church of the Good Shepherd
No, this is open to all people whether part of the Good Shepherd congregation or not.  We very much encourage anyone in the local community to come and join us, whether this is for fitness, fun or faith.
Sounds good, where and when is it?
On Tuesday evenings, weekly, at 7pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd (during British Summer Time)
 
What time can I expect to be back home?
We are usually finished by 19:45.
 
Finally, can I expect glorious sunshine?
Well perhaps not every week but I can guarantee a gloriously warm welcome!

img_2164 We meet on a regular basis to enjoy each others company over a pint.

The approach to the evening is very simple:

We suggest £10 each in an empty beer glass from which rounds (coffees/teas/soft drinks/ales/etc) and crisps/peanuts are bought. Some may simply wish to buy their own drinks – whatever works for you. The goal is to keep individual costs to an absolute minimum and for no one to ever get stung for a large round. If you drink more that the £10 (we suggest £5 if you are on halves), then please top up – but we remind you that this is NOT intended as a heavy drinking session or you’ll get us into deep mire with your significant others, thx :)   We suggest a solid meal before setting out. Inaugral GS2 Evening Tony + Crisps20140508_221125

Any evening £££ leftovers go  to Rev. Tim Bryan, Cry in the Dark (CITD) Chairman and Ex Good Shepherd Lad.  CITD benefitted by £20 last time.

White Group 

Thursday 8.45 p.m.

Steve and Jill White

We meet every two weeks during term time on Thursdays from 8.45-10.00pm. We always start with tea and coffee, which gives us time to catch up with each other. We then read some of the Bible together and discuss what we think God is saying to us. We avoid intellectual discussions, but prefer to keep it simple and see this time as a chance to get

closer to God and one another. We always end by praying for each other.
We see home group as an excellent way to get better connected and support our church friends.

Interregnum Prayer Meeting at 8:00pm – 9:00pm

14th July in the library

As we enter the interregnum please join us to pray for, and to seek God’s will for His church here at the Good Shepherd. For more details please see Sue Shale.

Prayer Breakfast

We meet on the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m to study the Bible using different resources including the E100 book series. A different person leads the discussion each month. This is followed by a time of  prayer and then breakfast.

Everyone is welcome so come along and enjoy a time of fellowship and a fine continental breakfast!!

Prayer Breakfast Jan 2013

Good Friday Family Service at 10.30 on 25th March

Here at the Good Shepherd. A short service led by our children to share in the Good Friday story. Children, please bring along a flower to put in the cross and stay for a Hot Cross Bun afterwards.

Prayer Breakfast

We will be meeting  on 2nd January at 8 am for a time of Bible study and prayer which will be followed by breakfast.

Everyone is welcome so come along and enjoy a time of fellowship and a fine continental breakfast!!

 

Christmas Services

Nativity Scene

Sunday 20th December    4 pm Carols by Candlelight

Christmas Eve  4pm and 5.30 pm  Children’s Nativity Services

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Christmas Eve 11.30pm  Midnight Communion

Christmas Day  8am Holy Communion

9.30 am Jesus’ Birthday Party

 

Join us for a Memorial Service on November 1st at 3.30 pm

An opportunity to remember loved ones who died recently or many years ago. Please bring a single flower with you and if you’d like the names of loved ones read out during the service please contact Tola in the church office on 8643 0411 or email office@goodshepherdcarshalton.org
  • Harvest Supper – Please join us for our annual Harvest Supper Sat 3rd October from 5.30 p.m. £5 a head for adults but children eat for free! Entertainment includes a barn dance. All welcome. Please tell us you’re coming by letting the office know or sign up today!
  • Harvest Festival – On Sunday 4th October at 9.30 a.m. please bring as much non-perishable food as possible to our big Harvest celebration. All food will be given to Home-Start Sutton and Sutton Foodbank to help those in need in our Borough.
  • Older Persons’ Harvest Tea – For a quieter alternative why not come for worship and afternoon tea at 3 p.m. on Sunday 4th October. A short, traditional service will be followed by tea, cakes and informal music from our very own Nigel Munt.
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Harvest Services

October 4th

9.30 All Age Service

We welcome gifts of non-perishable food so that we can support Sutton Foodbank and our local Home-Start centre.

3.00pm Harvest Service and Tea for Senior Citizens

 

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  • Sutton Schools Work – There is a service of thanksgiving for the brilliant work of Sutton Schools Work at Cheam Baptist Church Sun 20 September 6.30 p.m. Let’s support this with our prayers and our presence!

 Ladies on a Friday

 

We are starting a new DVD study course on Friday 11th September at 9.30am.

It is called The Jesus Agenda

An award winning film-based, nine week course. Follow Joel Edwards across four continents. Through interviews and case studies it explores how Luke 4 is shaping and challenging

Dear All,GS Runners

Now that the lighter evenings are here, next Tuesday (April 14) at 7pm a new ‘Pray as you Go’ group launches formally as a weekly event.
The format is simple, but flexible, running / walking (variety of paces catered) and prayer. I will also be trying to encourage people to come along just for prayer!
We did a test event this week which seemed to go well so hopefully this will be something that appeals and will evolve.
Please forward to anyone else who you think may be interested – we have already invited other churches.
Any queries, please let me know and I hope to see you there next week.

The New Wine Christian Holiday Conference

The Pidgeon family have booked for Week Two of New Wine at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset and would love lots of people from The Good Shepherd to come too. The dates in question are Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th August 2015. It will be a great week of fun, food, worship, amazing groups for children and young people, optional seminars, barbeques, after hours live music, comedy, Bible teaching and more! The cheapest prices are available by booking before 30 November 2014 and you’ve got the option of either bringing a tent or hiring a caravan (but this would need to be done very soon). If you would like more information please look at the New Wine website (http://www.new-wine.org/events/united-national-gatherings-2015-week-2) or if you’d like to book speak to Moira or email moirapidgeon@btinternet.com for more information.

 

 

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Sunday evenings @ 7:00pm

26th July

in the large community hall.

Informal worship, Bible teaching,

Prayer, Table Tennis, Doughnuts, Coffee, Chat….

Further info: @GSChurchSM5

  

The Life of Christ: June 23rd -28th 10-4 each day at the Wintershall Estate

Wintershall

The greatest story of all time, movingly recreated by a cast of over 200 – authentic detail, outstanding quality sound and music – the Life of Christ is an experience not to be missed. It is both educational and entertaining, amusing and serious.

Enjoy the beauty of the Wintershall Estate while you experience the biblical presentation of the life of Jesus. Running from 10am to 4pm, this is a promenade performance in three acts with a brief interval, takes you back in time to Palestine of Jesus’ day. Experience the emotions and events of the Biblical characters and the lasting story.

https://www.wintershall-estate.com/events/the-life-of-christ/

Men’s Evening on 16th July

Summer Fair – Sat 20 June 12.30-4pm 

Alongside our normal fair, we have a new initiative to take church out to the community – sports and games on the green at Courtney Crescent  and remember all the proceeds go to local charities.

Summer Fair

Please sign up in the foyer or contact Lisa Webster (lisaewebster@yahoo.co.uk or 020 3652 3894) if you can

  • Deliver invitations – look out for separate notices about parish visiting
  • Put up posters
  • Set up (Fri PM / Sat AM)
  • Clear away / litter pick
  • Marshal road closure points
  • Run/support a game/activity
  • Pledge to bring a cake
  • Do face painting
  • Provide a tug-o-war rope and/or other games equipment
  • Take photos
  • Provide/make a board with cut out faces for wet sponge throwing
  • Be a target for wet sponge throwing
  • Donate (boxes will be out to receive donations from next week – all items should be in date, complete and of good quality please – we reserve the right to dispose of unsaleable items):
    • chocolate
    • bottles
    • toys and games
    • books
    • raffle prizes
    • toiletries
    • stationery
    • bric-a-brac (nothing big unless by arrangement)

 

 Ladies Night – Part 2 Ladies Night
Spread the word and see you there! Monday, 8th June from 7.30pm until 9.30 pm @ The Good Shepherd. Drinks, nibbles and encouraging stories/Bible verses. Contact Moira 020 8647 6056 or moirapidgeon@btinternet.com

 

 

Monday 8th June7.30pm – 9.30pm@Good Shepherd Church

Leftover drinks from our last gathering, what’s a girl to do? Time to meet again!

Please join us for drinking and nibbling. We would love you to bring something to share to kick start our conversations and help us go deeper, a favourite verse or encouraging story.

Do come along and bring your friends (the ones of the female variety)

Love Sarah, Helen and Moira
RSVP
moirapidgeon@btinternet.com or 020 8647 6056

 

Pilgrim Course

Pilgrim-Course

 

 

Would you like to discover more of what it means to be a Christian, to be a follower of Jesus Christ? The Pilgrim course is great for anyone enquiring about Christianity and also for people who may want to brush up on some of the basics. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a Church-goer for years or if you’ve never set foot in a church. Pilgrim is for anyone. We start at 8 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd June and meet for 6 weeks. Please contact Tola in the Church office on 020 8643 0411 or officegoodshepherd@btinternet.com if you would like to attend. Please speak to Warner if you have any questions.

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Midsummer Men’s Meal 

Kervan Mangal

Following the great success of our Men’s Christmas Curry you are invited to our Midsummer Men’s Meal at Kervan Mangal Turkish Restaurant, 111 Stanley Park Road on Monday 1st June at 7.30 pm. The restaurant has only been open a few months but we have both enjoyed meals there and the management are very welcoming and friendly. If you enjoy Indian food or if you like a good barbeque then Kervan Mangal will be an occasion you will not want to miss. The food is stunning and delicious.

We have been able to agree a deal whereby for £15 there will be an enormous mixed platter starter on every table, plus a main meal, a dessert and a coffee. After we have eaten we have a real treat lined up as Phil Norton tells his story of an amazing night when he crashed his Police pursuit vehicle at high speed and survived. We won’t give away any more information but rest assured it is a story worth hearing, and Phil is an inspiring man worth meeting. Phil coordinates Billericay Street Pastors in Essex and is a good friend of Warner.

We have told the restaurant we estimate an attendance of 30 so it would be ever so helpful if you could book your ticket early so that we know numbers well in advance. Tickets are free but you will need to pay £15 for your meal on the night plus any extra drinks you order.

Tickets can be reserved using Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mens-midsummer-meal-tickets-16835252694

We look forward to receiving your booking and seeing you on Monday 1st June!

 Pray as you go

Every Tuesday at 7 pm at the Church.

Click here for more details

Christian Aid Week 10th -16th May.

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Please speak to Karen if you can help with the deliveries and collections

http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/christianaidweek

Champagne Cream Tea

Come along and be treated to a Champagne Cream Tea on May 16th from 3pm-5pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Money raised will go to the charities we support as a Church. The cost is £10 per person for a cream tea or £15 per person if you want to go the whole hog and include “the fizz”. For more information, please speak to any member of the Sztypuljak Home Group. Unfortunately, this event is not suitable for children.

 

Sutton Street Pastors Initiative

We are seeing increased demand for School Pastors in the 2 schools we are currently in. We are also seeing possibilities of expanding into other schools in the borough.
 
We are also manning shifts on sutton high street spanning the afternoon –early evening and of course the later shifts. Because of our success our funders would like more coverage at other times not currently covered eg early evening
 
We are holding an info event on Tues 12th May at 2pm at Sutton Vineyard Offices – see attached fliers

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If you could prayerfully think about who you could invite.
Many thanks
Mark

Messy Church

Join us here at The Good Shepherd for Messy Church on 9th May from 4-6 pm. Lots of fun for all the family!

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GS Runners

Now that the lighter evenings are here, join us at the Church on Tuesdays at 7pm when the ‘Pray as you Go’ group meets.The format is simple, but flexible with running / walking (variety of paces catered) and prayer. I will also be trying to encourage people to come along just for prayer!Please forward to anyone else who you think may be interested – we have already invited other churches.

Ladies on a Friday Morning

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The theme for the Women’s group this term is ‘Encountering God’.  We will be looking at different ways we can encounter God through scripture, prayer and contemplation.  We are again alternating full sessions with simple prayer meetings.  Full sessions are 17th April, 1st May, 15th May, 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July (they all go from 9.30 – 11.30).  The prayer sessions are 24th April, 8th May, 22nd May, 12th June, 26th June, 10th July.  You will note that we break for half term again.
See you there
Sarah and Moira

Prayer Ministry Training Day

 

A wonderful opportunity to hear Bob Payne speak here at the Good Shepherd  on Saturday 25th April from 9.30 – 4.30. Please speak to Warner to sign up. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch. Cost £5. Topics to be covered include

  •    Theology of Healing
  •    Kingdom and Commission
  •    Power and Authority
  •    How to minister
  •   Values for healing
  •   Healing the oppressed

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On 17th May, the Sztypuljak Home Group organised a champagne cream tea afternoon. Everyone who came had a great time after being plied with food and drink whilst listening to our resident pianist entertain us all. We raised over £700 for charity too! A great afternoon!

 

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On December 9th, the Church hosted Rainbows Montessori Preschool (average age just over 3). They performed their Nativity play for us all. What a delight!! Well done to all the cast and their teachers. You were brilliant!!

Fun and games at the Boxing Day football match!
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Christmas ServiceOn December 11th, Stanley Park High School had their annual Carol concert at the Church. It was a wonderful evening. Well done everybody!!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS from everyone at the Church of the Good Shepherd!!
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Tiny Tots acted out the nativity story this week with hand puppets. What a delight to see the story through the eyes of children!

Local Five Park Walk: Sat, 18th April, meeting at Oaks Park Cafe for 2:00 pmOaks Park

In support of our CotGS Auction of Promise Charities, local counsellor, Moira Butt, is organising a simple, short and steady walk from Oaks Park to the River Wandle near The Ponds, Carshalton – back by bus and/or short walk. ~ 3 Miles downhill-ish and via 5 Local Parks: Meet and start at Oaks Park Cafe at 2:00 pm: £5 per person or £10 per family (excludes any refreshments): Please sign up on ‘Church Sound Booth Notice Board’ or see Tony Sztypuljak for more detail.

 

Quiet Day on 16th April at Wychcroft

It’s that time of year again when we make our way to Wychcroft for a day dedicated to God with no mobile phones or laptops to interrupt us. Please speak to Peter Turrell if you would like to come along. The cost is £26.50 which covers everything including lunch and tea.

 

 

Easter Services

  • Palm Sunday 29th March – meet at Oaks Way Day Centre for a 9.30 a.m. short open air service with our friends from St. Margaret’s Church, then back to the Good Shepherd
  • Maundy Thursday 2nd April – 8 p.m. Holy Communion, followed by a prayer vigil between approx. 9 and 11.45 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday 2nd April – 11.45 p.m. Compline
  • Good Friday 3rd April – 10.30 a.m. Children’s service including hot cross buns.
  • Saturday 4th April – 8 a.m. Prayer breakfast followed by a distribution of Easter Eggs outside the Bakery, Bailey’s Deli and the Corner Gallery etc..
  • Resurrection Sunday 5th April – 8 a.m. Traditional Communion, and 9.30 a.m. Family Communion and Easter Celebration

 

Good Friday Children’s Service at 10.30 a.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd

Come along and bring a flower to help decorate the cross which the children will carry during the service. Afterwards, please join us for coffee and a Hot Cross Bun.

 

Passion of Jesus

April 3rd in Trafalgar Square

Passion of Christ

The huge Wintershall cast – including a donkey and horses – in colourful costumes, realistic scenes and a heart moving crucifixion and resurrection, The Passion of Jesus makes a great impact.

The Passion of Jesus has grown enormously over the years and is no longer performed only at Wintershall and goes out to the people, in London, Trafalgar Square every Good Friday and in Guildford on Easter Saturday, and Staines on Easter Saturday. In 2013 it was live streamed onto the internet and went all round the world.

Now a regular, and highly praised addition to Easter in London, the Passion is free and attracts up to 20,000 people for each of its two performances at 12 noon and at 3.15 p.m. on Good Friday

https://www.wintershall-estate.com/events/the-passion-of-jesus/

 

Men’s Pub Night – Wed, 1st April

!cid__1_0D6DC1540D6DBEE80060508C80257DB2A low cost evening in good company, and all welcome, together with your own invited friends, neighbours and family. Just turn up.
8:00 pm: The Dukes Head, Wallington; and from 9:15 ish onwards: New Real Ale pub, The Wallington Arms, Wallington – replaces ‘The John Jackson’ near Wallington Station. For more details contact Tony Sztypuljak – tsztypuljak@uk.ibm.com; Mob: 07900 163119.

The Life of Christ

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the last week of June, the place to be is Wintershall! There you can see a day-long performance of the Life of Christ. The play takes place  about 2000 years ago and tells the story of Jesus from birth to the resurrection and ascension. You are transported to Israel and become one of the actors in this magnificent play!If you have not been before, make a note in your diary for next year! Click here for further details.Wintershall 1

 

 

 

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