Parish News • August 27, 2020
It's time that we looked to do something social in the parish, even if we have to do it online. So, we have set a date for our annual Parish Quiz for Saturday 10th October, which this year will take place on Zoom.
Using the Zoom 'breakout room' feature, teams can work together separately, without others listening in on their ideas!
Please put the date in your diary and have a think about a getting a team together. Registration details will follow next month.
Parish News • August 18, 2020
Congratulations to Suzie Trounce, winner of this week's Art Competition.
Suzie’s picture is of Jesus turning the water into wine at the Marriage Feast of Cana.
Suzie Trounce is 8-years old, and according to her grandpa she prefers water to wine!
We look forward to seeing next week's entries - the last week of the children's art challenge.
Parish News • July 31, 2020
A bit of holiday fun for our younger parishioners with a weekly painting and drawing competition based on the miracles of Jesus. Parents can read the story, then the children can interpret it as they like and use any medium. Each week one picture will be chosen as the outright winner and will get a virtual rosette (and maybe an actual treat from their parents!) There are two age categories: 2-6 years and 7-10 years, and one entry per child. The miracle for this first week is the feeding of the five thousand (Matt 14:15-21). Entries will be posted on our website; please email them to: email@example.com
Parish News • July 23, 2020
Last weekend our virtual pilgrims reached their virtual destination, the shrine of our patronal St Edmund at Bury St Edmunds! They set out on this 109-mile route five weeks ago on 15th June, and each week have sent in photos of the interesting places they have visited as they walked all over the Surrey Hills, all of which have been put up on our new facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stedsgod And every Friday evening they met together virtually on zoom at a virtual pub en route.
The objective of all this walking was to raise £1000 for the CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal with donations via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jo-Lewry1 Nearly 30 parishioners signed up and the £1000 target was quickly exceeded, and to date the pilgrimage has raised a massive £2,687!
Our pilgrims collectively walked 2,155 miles, which equates to 19.7 of them reaching Bury St Edmunds! Perhaps the rest will get there one day! On the final day everyone met up to share pilgrim tales and a real-life picnic by the river in Godalming - in socially-distanced groups of 6, of course. Everyone agreed how enjoyable virtual pilgrimages can be, and how much they had discovered about Godalming and beyond.
Thank you to everyone who supported the pilgrimage, and well done to all the walkers and all those who kindly donated to the appeal. St Edmund, pray for us.
Parish News • July 02, 2020
St Edmund’s Primary School was recently inspired by CAFOD’s Summer of Hope Assembly, at which the #SummerOfHope and #CoronaVirusAppeal for schools was launched. The Headteacher, Mrs Elizabeth Higgins, reported that the pupils ‘have held two mufti days, and a crazy hair day which was planned by Year 6. Our Year 6 children have been really inspired and have created letters spelling out ‘Hope is Contagious’ which you might be able to read in the picture! One of our Year 1 pupils has also held a sponsored karaoke at home with his family. The children have raised over £200 so far, and they have further activities planned!’
This is a fantastic effort by the children, staff and parents at the school. Hope certainly is contagious at St Edmund’s! Well done everyone.
If you haven’t seen the CAFOD online assembly yet, you can watch it on YouTube here.