Family Friendly Service on Sunday 3rd December

Duggie Dug Dug is something of a legend, offering activities for children and families across the UK for many years. He’s returning with his team to St John’s in Broadbridge Heath (RH12 3LD) for a family friendly Nativity Service to launch the programme of Christmas activities . The event starts at 10.30am and you can just turn up – no need to book! After the service, at 11.45, there will be a Mini Christmas Market with snacks and gifts available. Great way to kick off your family Christmas!

 

 

Praying for COP 28: 30th November to 12th December

COP28The decision to hold COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates has attracted criticism from many groups who have an interest in addressing climate change.  UAE, which is perceived to have a strong vested interest in continued use of fossil fuels,  have also proposed that they host COP 29. Mariana Paoli, Head of Global Advocacy at Christian Aid, said:

“There’s already too many fossil fuel lobbyists interfering with the climate negotiations. Last year at COP27 there were 636 registered, more than any single national delegation apart from the UAE. We need to draw a line in the sand and see these interests removed from the talks, not allow one of the world’s biggest oil producers the job of hosting the meeting two years running. It is totally unacceptable.”

In the light of rapidly deteriorating climate stability and the growing emergency which is impacting every nation across the world, we are encouraging you to pray for good outcomes from this conference.

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At 8am every morning during COP28, from 30 Nov to 12 Dec, Green Christian will be 10 minutes of prayer and reflection, focusing on the theme of the day. This will be on Zoom and led by our chaplain, Revd Andrew Norman. To register to join the prayer sessions, click here.

 

St Margarets Warnham: Winter Concert 25th November

Venue:  St Margaret’s Church, Warnham,
Date / Time: Saturday, November 25th at 7.30pm
The St Margaret’s Church Winter Concert with the Farlingtonic Choir directed by Jane Thomas, featuring dazzling clarinet duo:
Paula Streeter & Marian Oborne and sensational cabaret soprano – Lucy Moir!

Also featuring dancers, singers, & instrumentalists from
Farlington School
Retiring collection in aid of Church Activities including Children’s Outreach.

You can download a flyer for this event here

Lament Service: Wednesday 15th November

A reminder that our Lament Service, coordinated by Mark Francis, takes place at the United Reformed Church in Springfield Road, Horsham (RH12 1PT) on Wednesday 15th November. Doors will be open at 6.45pm. Please arrive in time for a 7pm start. This event  will be around 30 minutes and is open to everyone as a time of reflection and lament for the ongoing damage to our planet and the developing  climate emergency.

A downloadable copy of the flyer is here.

Horsham Matters Christmas Concert: 8th December

Horsham Matters will be hosting a Christmas concert on Friday 8th December at The Drill Hall on Denne Road in Horsham. It will be a night of Christmas cheer and promises to be a fantastic event which will feature local talent, including the contemporary gospel choir, Singergy, community choir, Big Notes, and local legend Jodie Munday. Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. There will be a bar providing mulled wine and mince pies. As well as a life-size advent calendar with some amazing raffle prizes! Tickets are £8 per person, and can be purchased online here (link to Horsham Matters’ website) or at ‘Love it Again’ shop on West Street in Horsham town centre. All monies raised will help fund the work the charity does in the local community. For more information, please email info@horsham-matters.org.uk.

You can download a flyer for this event here