LATEST NEWS

News and photos of the Friends activities which have taken place.

October 2021

2021 Christmas cards.

Packs of 10 cards at £5 per pack, featuring photos and art work by local people.  They will be on sale in the Wilson Room until Christmas.  The Wilson Room is open Wed, Thurs and Fri mornings and after Sunday services.

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22 & 23 October

Exhibition and Sale of Paintings

Each of the three sessions in the Wilson Room were well attended.  The artist, George Yates, was in attendance for the whole of the time and more than a hundred people came to look at and buy the many paintings which he had kindly donated to the Friends.  A magnificent sum of £800 was raised for our charity.  

Our thanks also goes to the Cranleigh Arts and Crafts Society for the loan of the display boards and to CCM for the use of their van to transport the boards.

Saturday 2 October 2021

Dedication of a rose border in memory of Jennie Seller

The border by the West porch has been replanted with Nostalgia roses by FSPSP in memory of Jennie Seller. Jennie was the wife of Rev Tim Seller, the Assistant Minister at St Peter & St Paul for many years.

 

The short outdoor service was conducted by Rev Rosemary Mason, who recalled all the work and fellowship Jennie carried out within the village. Despite the torrential rain, over 20 people attended, a true tribute to the love felt for Jennie.

 

The cost of the border was covered by donations in memory of Jennie and the remainder of that has been given to FSPSP to continue Jennie’s memory.

Click here to see the video of the dedication

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Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 Sept 2021

Heritage Weekend

People came to learn about the church.   They were able to tour the churchyard, visit the bell tower and buy the latest Ewhurst book, Ewhurst 1910 - 1960.

 

 

Saturday 8 August 2021

The Friends Stall at the Ewhurst Carnival

Thank you to everyone who had a go at guessing the weight of a church roof slab.  We had some fun and raised some interest and money towards the charity.

Correct weight?  10.8kg = 23.8lbs.

The winning weight was 11.2kg

August 2021

A beautiful cupboard, made by Roser & Elms of Ewhurst, is installed in the South transept.  This will store the many display banners which the Friends will place around the church during open days and special occasions.

The displays in the South transept
Friends at the Ewhurst Carnival 2021
Storage cupboard in the South transept

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Previous Dates and Events

December 2020                      The Friends Group is set up.

December 9th, 2019               Chancel roof restoration completed

November 17th, 2019             Service of dedication for the Time Capsule

August 27th, 2019                   Peal of Stedman Triples rung in memory of Phil Henry

October 2018                          The Heritage Lottery Fund awards a grant for the roof repairs

October 6th, 2018                  First Full Peal On the Restored Bells - in 3 hours

                                                  Rung to welcome the Revd. Clare Shepherd,

                                                  recently inducted as Rector of Ewhurst Okewood, and Forest Green.

                                                  The first peal on the bells since restoration

March 11th, 2018                     Mothering Sunday & Bell Dedication Order of Service

February 16th 2018                The Surrey Advertiser, article about the bells being removed.

January 2018                           The £55,000 target for the refurbishment project is raised

                                                   Thanks to everybody who has contributed

METHOD:  5184 Bristol Surprise Major - Composed by J.W. Holdsworth

Ringers from the Guildford Diocesan Guild:

1. Nicholas MW Haggett

2. Sally A Schupke

3. Jackie Roberts

4. Stephen P Darvill

5. Christopher H Rogers

6. Julian Morgan

7. Richard H Burton

8. Mark ER Gill (Conductor)

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The Artist, George
The Artist, George

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100 visitors over the three sessions
100 visitors over the three sessions

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Thanks to Cranleigh Arts & Crafts for the display boards
Thanks to Cranleigh Arts & Crafts for the display boards

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The Artist, George
The Artist, George

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