Future Events

Special Events

Rogation Walk - Sunday 23 June 2019

'Beating the parish bounds' is one of the most ancient customs of the Church's year.  It has become a tradition for the Oxted Team of churches to join together for a walk spanning its four parishes: Oxted, Hurst Green, Crowhurst and Tandridge.  We'll be walking for most of the day with worship, refreshment and enjoyable company along the way.  

The journey begins at 8.40am at St Mary's, Oxted, walking to St John's to join in with the 9.30am Parish Eucharist.  After the service there will be time for a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit before continuing on the journey, leaving at 11am for St George's, Crowhurst for blessing the fields and a picnic lunch (please bring your own).  At 2.30pm we continue to St Peter's, Tandridge for a reviving cup of tea and cake.

All are very welcome to join in for one leg of the journey or the whole 9 miles!  Click here for further details.


Flower Festival 11-14 July 2019                                                                           

We are holding a Flower Festival in the church over the weekend of 11-14 July, with the theme of ‘Let there be light!’. We are raising funds for the Church Lighting Project - hence the theme for the festival – and would love as many local people and community groups to be involved as possible.

We need a new LED lighting system in the church because our current system uses halogen bulbs which are no longer available, and we need enhanced lighting in the chancel and sanctuary for when we hosts events, many of which involve local community groups - such as Hurst Green Singers, Oxted Band and schools - or provide entertainment for those living in Hurst Green, such as the community cinema. 

There will be space for large arrangements, such as pedestals, and smaller arrangements on a table or the floor, so you can decide what you’d like to contribute. We will also leave it up to you to decide how you interpret the theme!

The festival will be set up during Thursday 11 July and the official opening will be at 6pm. The festival will close at 4pm on Sunday 14 July and clearing up will take place during that evening.

If you, or your community group, would like more information or would like to take part, please contact the Festival Organiser by Monday 10 June.

Sue Farrell

Flower Festival Organiser

susan.farrell@zen.co.uk


Recurring Events

FORTNIGHTLY COFFEE MORNING

We have a social gathering every other Thursday morning for folk to enjoy friendly company with refreshments.  It is held in St John's Room at the church from 10.30am - 12 noon.  The next dates for this are 20 June and 4 July.   This event is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at those who live alone but please feel free to bring a friend (whether or not a church member) with you.  If you want to come but have no transport please let Barbara Richards (Tel 01883 715636) know and we will do our best to organise a lift.  We look forward to seeing you there.


 


ART GROUP STJ

St John's Art Group

The group meets on the third Monday of each month in the York Rooms normally between 2.30 and 4.30pm unless notified otherwise

You are very welcome to come along and paint and draw and enjoy the friendship and companionship of others who are like-minded. Bring your own materials if you have them, or a selection of brushes, pencils, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics, oils and pastels etc is available for you to try out if you wish. Beginners or experienced people welcome. 

There is some tuition if required.
Refreshments are provided half time and books to look at and borrow if you wish.

There is a nominal charge of £5 per session to cover any extra materials provided, handouts, refreshments etc and to enable us to give a donation towards the cost of heating, lighting, general maintenance etc of 
the York Rooms

If you would like to know more please contact Rachel Chalmers on 717434 or rachel.arts100@gmail.com .

The remaining dates for 2019 are:

May 20
June 17
July 15
No meeting August
September 16
October 21
November 18
December  TBA