Elevenses @ St. Alban’s
Our Cafe Church Service
This Sunday 22nd January is the 4th Sunday of the month (already!) so it’s time for Elevenses Cafe Church @St Alban’s! Why not brighten a dull January day by joining us from about 11am for a time of creativity, discussion, prayer, music and refreshments? This month the theme is Christ, light of the world. Not wishing to give too much away – candles and oranges may be involved… Come and find out more!
Carols by Candlelight
Photo below of Imogen, Kayleigh and Oliver who took a
new step in faith on 27th November having been prepared
to take their First Holy Communions.
Gossops GreeN Christmas Community Festival
Light Party Photo Gallery
31st October 2016
Fantastic Light Party Event. A great night had by all. Some select photos of the event are below, but they don’t do the atmosphere justice as taken in low light. A huge thank you to all who organised the event and to everyone, not least the children who took part in the Light Party!
Kid competition on pages 14 & 15 – Answers to be handed in at the Light Party on 31st Oct, where an entry will be drawn to win a prize.
Invitation to join the Crazy Christians. The Crazies Christians is a youth club for primary school children that meets fortnightly at 18.30 on Friday evenings during term time at St Alban’s Church Hall. This term we are meeting on 7 October (off site swimming), 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov and 9 December (off site for the Panto at The Barn Theatre). The cost of the club is £7 a term. If you are interested please join us on a Friday evening. If you would like to know more please contact Veryan Nicholls – See Pew Sheet for contact details.
St Alban’s Community Morning takes place every Thursday between 10 am and 12noon in the church hall. Everyone is welcome to pop in at any time of the morning, to have a coffee and a scone perhaps, or simply to have a natter and share news with friendly neighbours. We also have occasional outings and lunches. Over the past year there has been an outing to Eastbourne, a visit to the Town Hall to have tea with the Mayor (Chris Cheshire), a visit to Tilgate Nature Reserve, a fish and chip lunch, a cream tea at Squires, and a Christmas lunch at the Carvery.
We also have regular visitors such as the local PCSO’s and our local Crawley Councillors. A new exercise opportunity called ‘Every Step Counts’ has started recently. Gossops Green Forum members have organised regular walks for whoever wants to join in, and have even provided pedometers so that people can see how many steps they have walked. Please do feel welcome to join us at any time – everyone is made to feel ‘one of the family’. Hope to see you soon.
Readings list for 4th September – 30th October now available – Click here or see link under “Downloads” Menu
We now have a new group on Facebook.
As we continue our transition from one Parish to two separate Parishes, we have launched our own new Facebook Group page for St. Alban’s – Gossops Green & Bewbush. Similarly, St. Margaret’s now have a new group. The existing Ifield Parish Facebook Group will be deleted by Advent 2016, so be sure to add yourselves to these new groups.
Click the photo below or Facebook icon above to be transported to the St. Alban’s Gossops Green & Bewbush facebook page!
For anyone wanting to join the new St. Margaret’s Facebook group as well, you can do so by visiting their page using the link below:
The Ifield Parish House Groups Annual Supper took place on Monday evening 4th July 2016. It was very well supported and those who attended were treated to a variety of food, lovely salads with, ham, cheese and a host of other choices. Deserts were wonderful too everything from chocolate cream profiteroles to trifles. Wonderful! A big “Thank You” was given to all those who contributed to a really great evening.
Sunday Service Readings list now available from the Download menu