I think it is very common for Christians to say that God’s plan was not what they had in mind which is exactly the position I now find myself in.
From two different addresses in Caterham on the Hill, for the best part of 25 years I walked to church until I saw a request in the pews news to help with transport from the Village.
‘I walk to church but don’t mind helping out’ I said. This then became a weekly event as I tried in vain to find drivers with space for both passengers and their walking frames. Fortunately there has been sufficient help when we were away to prevent two regular attendees of the 9.30 Service being unable to attend or having to pay for a taxi. A blessing for me is that before she moved I got to know Christine Pilch. As with so many that are part of our large congregation I had known her for years, but not really. She took an interest in the family and cried with excitement when Aaron got his first choice university offer! I won’t lose touch now and plan to visit her in her new home. I can even bring her along for special services if she wishes.
So rather than sending out yet another plea for help please tell me your story. How long have you been coming to church and how do you get there? Could you help out once a year? It would mean so much to those who are unable to get to church independently. I look forward to hearing from you.
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The long dark nights are coming to an end,
And chilly Winter days are gone at last.
We wake in daylight to see clearer skies,
And early morning frost is in the past.
Spring arrives with blossom in her wake
With varied hues of yellow, pink and white,
Delicate shades that match the still pale sun
And give us pleasure, a very welcome sight.
The birds, ready to mate and build their nests,
Are looking in trees and hedges for their place,
And garden squirrels are back and full of life
Hunting for food and having a merry chase.
Once again, from treetops and from roofs,
Starting at dawn, the birds begin to sing,
As sombre Winter’s silence fades away,
Such joy to hear the music of the Spring!
Making time to pray together on the
first Wednesday of the month
Wednesday 5th April
Wednesday 3rd May
Led by Rev. Frany Long
The Beacon -
Guided Tours of
Church Hill, Caterham
Starting at 3pm
Sunday 23rd April
Sunday 30th April
Monday 1st May
Sunday 14th May
Monday 29th May
Adults: £3 Children: Free
All proceeds go towards the
upkeep of the Church