ACTIVITIES

HOUSEGROUPS
CHURCHES TOGETHER
FRIENDS ORGANISATIONS
LUNCH CLUB
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
CHURCH ROOM AT ST. MICHAEL'S
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HOUSEGROUPS:-

There are currently three Housegroups, each run from parishioners' homes.

 

Two of these are held in the evening. One is held daytime.

 

Each group meets most weeks, but not during Lent and Advent, when all are invited to participate in fellowship and study in the St Michael's Church Hall.

 

The following is a short taste of what is in store for those who wish to participate.

 

Our parish housegroups help us explore our faith in Jesus. They provide both a context in which faith can be explored more deeply, and they develop rich fellowship in which life long friendships flourish.

Each group can comprise between 5 and 10 people. The common theme in each group is the value of each person, in which confidentiality is preciously maintained. Each group has its own unique character, but each has sharing, reading, worship and prayer, and, of course, everyone is welcomed with refreshments.

 

Whilst you are considering joining one of these vital groups, you are most welcome to enquire further with Rev. Alison at reverendacletschka@gmail.com or call her on 01403 713196 

BIBLE STUDY GROUP

This group meets at 27 Staples Hill every Thursday evening from 8 pm until 10 pm. to sing and pray together and to study the previous Sunday’s Gospel reading. All welcome.


Contact Mike or Claire Phillips on 01403 711690 or claire@clairephillips.com

THE EMMAUS GROUP

The Emmaus Group is inspired by the Emmaus Experience:


1. Jesus met with the disciples where they were on their journey
2. He opened their hearts to the scriptures
3. He broke bread with them
4. The experience changed their lives

 

This is an informal group and is going from strength to strength and tends to focus on themes such as how do we live the ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in the community.


The group meets every week on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm, currently at Hookshile. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment within which to explore their faith or even the lack of it!

 

Contact Nigel or Heather on 01403 710890.

THE DAYTIME GROUP

This is a group adopting a theme based on "Welcome", "Word", "Worship" and "Prayer". It is an informal group commencing with a social catch up over drinks and perhaps a little nourishment, followed by a reflection upon the preceding Sunday Sermon, an opportunity to praise Christ in song, and, importantly, a time of intercession for ourselves, our family, friends and community.
It is held every Thursday afternoon (except the second Thursday of the month) between 2.30 and 4.00pm. It is hosted in Shermanbury.
For those who may have difficulty with evening meetings, this is ideal. Help can be offered if mobility is an issue. 
Contact Helen or Michael Ewing on 01403 711206.

CHURCHES TOGETHER

Please review the following page, "Churches Together in Partridge Green". We join other traditions in fellowship, society, prayer and worship, because we love to express our common faith in Jesus.
Village Café is a well established feature of our community, attracting around 100 people.
To find out more, please contact the person concerned, as indicated on the Churches Together page
FRIENDS ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING THE PARISH:-
FRIENDS OF ST GEORGE'S

Founded in 1997, the Friends of St George’s raise funds to assist the Parochial Church Council with the maintenance of the fabric of our ancient Parish Church. Keeping such an old building in good order is quite a task, but one we are obliged to do by the Church of England.

Over the years, the Friends have helped to fund a range of projects: upgraded central heating, re-shingling the spire, interior and exterior lighting, interior repairs and redecoration, conservation of the fine marble monuments, mediaeval wall paintings and wood panelling, plus a small kitchen area for Sunday coffee and special events.

The privilege and joy of having a Grade 1-listed mediaeval building for our weekly worship comes with regular and usually expensive maintenance requirements and there is always more work to be done. In addition, the Friends have now agreed to support a project to provide a lavatory with disabled access and more storage space for the choir robes and music.

Thus the fund raising continues, with a varied series of annual events, from dinners to lectures, musical evenings, a 1940’s party and the annual Parish weekend to celebrate St George’s Day plus an Advent Fair and Carol Service.

Our supporters are both local and far flung, some are members of the congregation, some were married in the church or had parents who lived locally, some simply enjoy the peace, beauty and atmosphere of a village church where worship has continued since Saxon times.

Whatever your interest we welcome new members, of any age and from anywhere, and a modest annual subscription is gratefully received.

 

Please contact the Chairman at susiejacobsen@hotmail.com or on 01403 711763

FRIENDS OF ST MICHAEL'S

The church of St Michael and All Angels was built in the 1890’s to serve the community of Partridge Green. It continues to do so most successfully, not only for the regular Sunday services but also for concerts of many different types, dances, quizzes, meals, fairs and other functions. It is furnished with removable chairs making it easy to adapt the church for these functions.


The Friends of St Michael was formed some years ago to support the fabric of the church and to promote fellowship. Many things have been achieved and we are developing the organisation. We have applied for full charity status which will be a benefit and we are reorganising the group with exciting plans for projects and events.

Currently we are fund-raising to provide a kitchen area at the back of the church.


We would love to have you as a member of the Friends. The subscription is only £10 per annum. Not only will you help in supporting the fabric of this fine building but also be invited to all the functions we shall be holding. In the past these have proved so popular.

LUNCH CLUB

All are welcome on the first Thursday of each month in the Church Room at St. Michael’s, Partridge Green at 12.45pm for 1pm. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a social atmosphere, costing a modest £3 all cooked and served by volunteers from the Parish.

So, just turn up!

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Would you like to grow in your relationship with God?

Do you find it hard to pray?

Does God's love sometimes seem remote?

Every Spiritual Direction is confidential.

If you find yourself asking these questions, it could be very helpful to speak to someone about it........that someone could be a spiritual director, with whom you can explore and reflect on your relationship with God, however fragile that may seem. Sessions usually last about one hour at roughly every four to six weeks for as short or long a period as you find beneficial.  We have access to Spiritual Directors, many of whom do not charge. 

 

For advice on Spiritual Direction, please contact Rev. Alison at reverendacletschka@gmail.com or call her on 01403 713196 and she will help you think through your choices. 

CHURCH ROOM AT ST MICHAEL'S

The Church Room, situated behind St. Michael’s Church, serves the whole parish. It was built using bequests from Maud Pankhurst of West Grinstead and Dorothy Gossett of Partridge Green. The Church Room is available for local functions whether or not related to the church. The hall is about 8 meters square and is carpeted. There are kitchen and toilet facilities. The hall is light and is heated in the winter. There is a grass area all around the building.

The Room is available for letting during the day and some evenings for meetings, children’s parties and regular classes.

Terms are:-
£8.95 per hour for one-off hires
£7.50 per hour for regular bookings

For bookings contact Liz Burtenshaw – 01403 711782

We are two churches but a single parish.

 

Diversity of tradition, unity of faith and commitment to our community are our driving passions.

ADDRESSES

St. George's Church

Rectory Lane

West Grinstead

Horsham

RH13 8LR

St. Michael's Church

Church Lane

Partridge Green

Horsham

RH13 8JW

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