ACTIVITIES

UNSOLVED YOUTH GROUP

If you’re in school years 7-13 and would like to come along to Unsolved Youth group, run jointly by St Michael’s Church, Partridge Green and the Weald Community Church, Cowfold, we would love to see you. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-8.30pm (email or text for the venue).

We’ve had a great summer with fantastic youth camps. We enjoyed the half term three day May youth camp at Plumpton and we attended the massive 8000 teenagers youth camp, Soul Survivor, where we had amazing music, worship, teaching, cafés, skate park, inflatables, paint parties and much more.


During term times we had lively debates on Feeling far from God, People Trafficking, and Knowing Jesus. We have been go-karting, chilled on the beach, played games in the park and relaxed with a popcorn film night.


In October we had our own weekend away at Lodge Hill and we are planning some great times of teaching and worship as well as amazing activities like zip wiring, high ropes and rifle shooting.


If you would like to come along please e-mail or text to Claire Phillips 07815 163099, 01403 711690, claire@clairephillips.com or Kit White 07702 580111 cckwhite@gmail.com

 

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?

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. I am a trained Spiritual Director (Sarum College, Salisbury), who can offer you a safe space in my own home, where we 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.  I do not charge and all engagements are confidential.  If you wish to consider Spiritual Direction further, please contact Rev. Alison at reverendacletschka@gmail.com or call her on 01403 713196 and she will pass on your details to me. 

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, quizes, 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.


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.

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

MOTHERS' UNION

Mothers' Union is a worldwide Christian organisation open to all. The West Grinstead and Partridge Green branch meets at 2.00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month at Mapleleaf, Church Lane, Partridge Green. We welcome any one who would like to join us. The meetings provide opportunities for talks, sometimes with a visiting speaker, as well as discussions and fellowship. Epiphany is always celebrated with a Holy Communion service at St Michael’s Church. We visit other M.U. groups in the Deanery and join in some Deanery services. We support the World Wide organization which does great work in areas of need both in this country and abroad.

At our August meeting we provide a quiche and salad lunch for the Monthly Lunch Club. All proceeds go towards our support of Mothers’ Union Projects such as Away from it all holidays for needy families, and the MU Relief Fund for our linked Dioceses in Africa who, though poor themselves, provide help and teaching in their own communities, an inspiration to us all.

Contacts – Heather (01403 710875), Mabel (01403 711081), Margaret (01403 711096)

For more information click on www.themothersunion.org

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!

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. In the winter period, to save on oil, we meet in one of the members’ homes and in church when the weather is warmer! The Emmaus group is a group 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 Margaret on 01403 711096.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP

This is a group which meets to discuss our Christian faith and understanding of the Bible, and to share fellowship, prayer and worship. Anyone of any age is very welcome to join us!


The group meets at Hydon, High Street, Partridge Green RH13 8HR on Thursday evenings from 8 pm until 10 pm.


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

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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