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Email issued Friday 26th November 2021

‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!... For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore’ (Psalm 133:1,3) 

This week I went along to ‘Tennis and Talk’ run by Claire Frewer! It was so much fun to play and really special to chat about life and faith over coffee and delicious toffee cake! Among the group there were representatives from St Joseph's, URC, Christ Church Brockham and St Paul’s. We shared the struggles and joys in our lives and I was really struck by a sense of unity and mutual support in the group. It really felt like a ‘little fire’ of God’s kingdom in our community!
One person shared the preparations that the URC are making for the Dorking Christmas Festival this Advent Sunday (28th November) and asked us to pray and support them. There will be lots of activities around the theme ‘Stepping Out Towards the Stable’ to help people of all ages to start their journey towards celebrating the birth of Jesus at Christmas! As we think about how we might want to spend Advent, preparing room in our hearts for the coming of Jesus, perhaps there are ways we can journey through Advent alongside other Christians. If you are free on Sunday afternoon from 1pm, do think about popping along to the URC - the details can be found below!
With love, Becky

‘Stepping Out Towards the Stable’  Dorking United Reformed Church invite you to enjoy your time with us and hope you find amongst the various activities for all-ages around the church buildings something to help you on your journey towards celebrating Christmas Day and the birth of Jesus.

  • Stepping Out of the Boat/Stepping Towards the Stable Garden Display 
  • Stepping Out Towards the Stable Christmas Tree Festival 
  • The Memory Bauble Tree and Prayer Station 
  • ‘Picture Yourself in the Stable’ Nativity Photobooth 
  • Messy Christmess & Dance Performances 
  • Delicious Refreshments and Fun Activities from FOND (Main Hall)

Click here to view our Christmas Services & Events - You are invited to come and celebrate with us this Christmas - we have services for all ages and stages of Christian Life!
Book your seat at our Christmas services!
There are a few services that you will need to pre-book
: both our Contemporary & Traditional Carol Services, Our Christmas Eve Christingle Service and our 10.30am Christmas Day Celebration Service.  You can book by following the links from our Christmas webpage 
Here's the link if you want to invite others/forward it on to anyone else:  

Praying for Christmas
Please join us at church next Tuesday (30th Nov) -  As we start Advent we’ll be praying for all our Christmas services and events. Arrive from 7:30 for some seasonal refreshments and we’ll start praying at 8pm till about 9pm.

Come and enjoy some Carol Singing!
Pop up Carols around our parish - All invited to come and have some festive fun and sing some carols on Mon and Weds 6th & 8th Dec - 6-7.30ish and on 14th Dec from 1.30pm.  More info on our Christmas webpage or email Jenny to let her know you are coming!

And finally, be quick if you want to see Kings Chamber Orchestra next Friday!
Last few seats remaining for both concerts - do be quick if you haven't already booked.  Once they are gone, then the performances will be sold out!

NEXT FRIDAY!! (3rd Dec)
4pm  Family Teddy Concert,and
7.45pm Evening Concert. 

More info and book tickets
Click here for more info and to book tickets for Kings Chamber Orchestra
Advent Sunday - A week Sunday (5th December)
9am Holy Communion & Celebration of Advent & 10.30am Cafe Church

Parenting of Teens
Starting Monday 17th January - We are aiming to start a new Parenting of Teens Course,  This will be in person over 5 Monday evenings, likely to be fortnightly.  We expect this course to be popular, so register your interest now by emailing

Or get in touch if you'd like to know more.
This week at St Paul's

9am Morning Prayer Online and in church

10.30am Holy Communion Online and in church

6.30pm Worship Service 
in church.  Please note, this is the last one of the year.
Click here for Morning Prayer Liturgy
Click here for Holy Communion Liturgy

If you missed last week's service: catch up now : 
podcast or watch the service

Read our Latest World Church newsletter here

Click here for midweek groups

Prayer @ St Paul's
We'd love you to join us 
Click here to join Tuesday morning 9am

This Tueday - Meet together in church to pray for the upcoming Christmas services and events.  Everyone will be warmly welcomed as we pray that the church will be a bright light in our community this Christmas.  Arrive from 7:30 for some seasonal refreshments and we’ll start praying at 8pm till about 9pm.

And Tues Evenings Click here to view our current Programme
Click here for more info

St Paul's Homegroups
Ever wondered what these are?  Read more here
We'd love you to join one, or try one for a while -
simply contact 

to find a group to suit you at a time that suits you
Dates for your diary - 2022
Register your interest in either of these:

17th Jan - Parenting of Teens 
26th Jan - Alpha begins

In line with our Eco-church Initiatives please help us to  reduce our use of disposable cups by bringing a reusable cup/mug on Sunday mornings
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