Christ Church -
the Revd Andrew Hemming, Priest for Redhill; 01761-462582 M: 07584-124198
By the time you read this article the great build up to Easter, and Easter Day itself, will be behind us; allowing
the Church to begin to relax. Though Easter was late this year, it can seem that the Church has been in a permanent
state of excitement from the beginning of Advent (start of December and the build up to Christmas) all the way through
to Easter Day. And whilst that is great, it can feel as if some of the local issues get pushed to the background in favour
of celebrating those big festivals. Well now is the time to redress the balance.
There is a period between 30th May and 9th June when we at Redhill Church will be praying especially for issues of
particular concern to our community. I hope all or our prayers are relevant to our community, but I mean by this issues
such as the Children’s Play Area, the future of the Club, local Bus Services, Airport Parking, Traffic on the A38, etc.
Over these eleven days, we will be putting particular emphasis on the needs, and also the particular blessings, of our
community. You may well ask ‘And what good do you expect that to do?’. Well, whilst there is no certainty over what
God may do, the experience of many communities over many centuries, is that when things are underpinned with ardent
prayer, progress is more likely and more long lasting.
We’ve not done this before, so I would encourage you to support us in this endeavour. What I would like you to do is tell
us the concerns you have for our community, also the blessings you would want to be celebrated. How you do this is
easy. If you drop by the church, you will find a small altar at the front on the right hand side, beside the main altar. On
that side altar you will find a pile of cards and a pen. There is no need to give your name, or the name of anyone
involved, but please just write on a card your concern, or the blessing you want to celebrate, and we will include it in our
prayers daily over that period.
If you wanted to join us in those prayers, we will be gathering in church on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am and
again on Thursday afternoon at 5:30pm (May 30th through to June 9th).
Someone said ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’. Well, we plan to be asking, and asking about the things that concern you.
Please help us by letting us know what those things are. May this time of prayer be a blessing on us and all of our
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Chapel Committee decided to cancel the Ploughman’s Lunch planned
for 18th May. However, the good news is that the event has been re-arranged for Saturday, 14th September in the
Village Hall. Please look out for posters over the summer !
A big thank you to all who attended our Soup & Pud lunch on 13th April. We made £530.86. What a fantastic result!. Also
many thanks to all members for their hard work. If you enjoyed this, then come and join us on 29th June to help us celebrate
80yrs of the Land Army, with a cream tea at Redhill Village Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are £5 and available from Hilary
Vowles (862778) and Ros Young(862360).
Our May meeting is a talk by Grace Webster on "How I turned my hobby into a business, and we will be discussing the
resolutions for the National AGM. Our June meeting on 11th will be a Mystery Topic by Richard Leoman. If you would like to
join us for any meeting, then we meet at Redhill Village Hall at 7.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. You will be
made very welcome.