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Bereavement Support:  The New Year can be a very difficult time for those who have suffered bereavement, especially if 2018 will be your first year without a loved one.  We have a bereavement support group that meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Church in The Grove.  For more details click here

A Place of Welcome:  St Francis Church is open as a place of welcome every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon.  This is an opportunity for people to talk with others.  WiFi, drinks and toys are always available.  We hope that all who visit will find a sense of belonging. 

Try Alpha at St John's:  Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faithSt Francis, St Mary's and St John's are showing The Alpha Film Series on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm 'til 10pm from 25th January to 22nd March at SJ's, Croydon Road, Coney Hall.  Each evening includes a meal and an open discussion about different aspects of the Christian faith.  It is completely free of charge and open to all!  Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation.  There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.  If you know anyone who might be interested in finding out more about Christianity or if you yourself would like to deepen your faith in a small group with a limited time frame, then please speak to Hazel for more information.  To see what Alpha is all about click here and watch the introductory video.

Movie Night:  God the Father; male, white and middle class? Maybe not! If you have read 'The Shack', you will know the portrayal of God as a black woman who bakes biscuits and listens to reggae on her iPod. We have arranged for a viewing of the film of the book at Emmanuel Church on Wednesday 17th January at 7.30pm.  Do come along and watch this uplifting and challenging film.  For more details click here)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th to 24th January 2018):  Here is the schedule of services for Churches Together in West Wickham - 18th January - West Wickham and Shirley Baptist Church (8pm); 19th January - St Mark's Church (8pm); 20th January - Emmanuel URC (10am); 21st January - St Francis (6.30pm); 22nd January - St John's (8pm); 23rd January - Hawes Lane Methodist Church (8pm); 24th January - Coney Hill Baptist Church (8pm).

St Francis Quiz Night: (with Ploughman’s Supper on Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.  Please bring your own drinks, nibbles and glasses Tables for 6 people.  Tickets £10.00 per person For tickets please contact Nicky Nightingale - Email:  or phone 020 8916 9855 (evenings only)

Women's Event:  As a follow up to the screening of The Shack, the next Women's Event will be a Pancake Party.  Come and discuss the movie and join with friends in cooking pancakes.  This will be held on Shrove Tuesday, 13th February in St  Mary's Church Hall at 7.30pm.   For more details click here

Lent Groups:  Lent begins on 14th February.  All the home groups and an ecumenical group will meet five times during Lent to study a course entitled "Receiving Christ".  One of the contributors to this course is Rt Rev Nick Baines, former Bishop of Croydon and broadcaster.  For more details click here

Churches Together in West Wickham Children’s Link - Half Term Special:  Tuesday 13th February from 12 to 2.30pm at St John’s Church, Layhams Road.  for children up to 7 years with their parents and carers. Lunch will be served from 12.45pm (Donations towards costs would be appreciated). Puppet show and activities and we hope everyone will join in.  All children must be accompanied

Regular Family Events:  There are regular Family Events held at St Francis, St Mary's and St John's.  For details of regular events for all the family click here

Donations for Croydon Refugee Day Centre:  Non perishable foods and items of clothing for the refugees can be left in the box at the back of the church.   For more information about the centre click here

Donations for Good Shepherd Mission to The Homeless:  The project needs items of men's clothing especially shirts, T-shirts, trousers/jeans, hats, scarves and shoes.  If you have any of these items to spare, please speak to Brian Griffiths.  For more information on the mission please click here

Latest news from our link parish in Zimbabwe click here.  For news of the Croydon/Zimbabwe Link click here

Prayer Ministry - for more detail click here


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