Painshill Park to open again on 1st June
Good news - Painshill will open to the public again on Monday 1st June. Visitors will need to book a ticket with a date/time of entry to help with social distancing. The tea room will be open for takeaways only.
Work on the Spire
Pictures from Thursday (28th)
Starting to put the new oak shingles on one side.
Update on Tuesday (26th)
The Weathervane is down; with good social distancing from the team on the ladder! Also from 'David the Steeplejack' and 'David the Church Warden' whilst carefully carrying it to rest in Church Gate House whilst the main work on the spire is done.
We are delighted that the work on the Spire started today (Friday 22nd) and will continue for 10-14 days, when we are anticipating a refurbished spire and weather vane. The work begins.....
Praying for Cobham
During the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, as part of the Thy Kingdom Come, we are attempting to flood Cobham with prayer.
Here are some of the places people have been praying over.
Coming Soon - Alpha
News and Events
Cobham Pharmacy thanks Churches Together volunteers
St Andrew's is co-ordinating the rota of Churches Together volunteers who are delivering prescriptions to local homes. Cobham Pharmacy, at the Health Centre, said Thank You on Facebook:
23 April at 18:30 · Cobham Pharmacy would like to say a HUGE thank you to our amazing volunteers from St Andrew's Church, Cobham & Churches Together Cobham who have kindly donated so much of their time each day to help ensure our patients receive their prescription deliveries during the COVID - 19 Pandemic. Every Thursday we 'clap for our carers', and this Thursday is no different, but today the Cobham Pharmacy team will be clapping and whooping for our absolutely brilliant volunteers, and new friends, from this fantastic group.
Lonely? Need a chat or prayer?
Are you feeling lonely? Maybe self-isolating or simply missing your usual social activities? Wanting someone to chat to? Or worried about someone or something and would like to pray with someone about it?
Cobham Churches are working together to provide a line you can call, whether simply for a chat or for prayer.
Call 01932 910184
or you can email email@example.com
For urgent needs or prescription collection, call Community Coronavirus Care on 0800 307 7111
Kids Church Resources
The buildings may be closed but Kids' Church is still very active!
Pentecost (31st May)
Many congratulations to Marcus, from Kids's Church who won the Virtual Junior Bakeoff organised by Kim Plumpton at Cobham Combined Church, Stoke Road this weekend.
Marcus with his winning cake.
For Sunday 24th - please make an A4 poster showing the name of Jesus in Lights, like a poster outside a theatre. Here is a simple example but yours can look like anything that shows Jesus' name in light or glowing colours. On Sunday we will be learning about glorifying God.
For Sunday 17th May - please cut out 2 'badge sized hearts' - one white and one red or pink. We will be learning about the commandments Jesus taught his disciples.
Hope you enjoy them. Look forward to making the heart craft on Sunday.
For Sunday 10th May - please make a footprint - if you would like to a messy version paint the bottom of your foot and then stand on a piece of paper or card - then let it dry. If you would like a simple version just ask someone to draw around your foot. Examples of the footprints are below.
This Sunday we will be learning about when Jesus said he was The Way, The Truth and The Life
For Sunday 3rd May, please make a simple sock puppet sheep, roughly looking like:
We will be looking at Jesus as the Shepherd caring for his sheep.
Here is the craft for next Sunday (26th) -
We would like you to make a diary of what you do for 6 days (easier to divide a piece of paper into 6 than 7!).
Thank you for making the example Lyn.
We will be looking at the story of Jesus meeting some disciples on the road to Emmaus during our KS session on Sunday.
EASTER SUNDAY 2 (19th April)
Here is the craft of Jesus for the KC Zoom Session.
Here is the Easter Quiz that we did some of the questions from in KC this morning. What not test your family?
Thank you for Charlotte and Marcus for sharing their palm pictures and Marcus' cross made from ribbons.
Messy Church have sent some ideas to do at home during Holy Week running up to Easter, click here to download.
Here are some Powerpoints with ideas for the Last Supper remembered on Maundy Thursday and some ideas for activities on Good Friday - we would love to see some creative crosses for Good Friday for example - collect some sticks in the garden or plait some ribbons or finger paint a cross.
Here is a Powerpoint for Palm Sunday with ideas for crafts and activities around Palm Sunday. We are looking forward to showing examples of these crafts and activities on this page.
Join us online - Live Streaming and Prayers
We will be live streaming "services" led by our clergy on Sundays at 8am & 10am via the St Andrew's Facebook page.
Open our Facebook page at the time of the service and you can see the video live.
You do need a Facebook account to watch live, but you don't need one to watch afterwards.
The videos are available to (re-)watch a few minutes after the broadcast ends. Click "Not Now" at the bottom of the pop-up inviting you to log in or join.
Here is the link to the 10am broadcast for Mothering Sunday, 22nd March. It is about 20 minutes long.
Click here for for Sunday 29th March. Note that this one stops at 25 mins. Mike has fixed that setting now!
These links work for Windows devices but not for Apple. For Apple devices, search for St Andrew's Cobham Facebook page, you should find it that way.
The Church of England has prepared some prayers for us all to use during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
There are prayers for children as well as adults.
Read about what we do in the Annual Review (2019)
Want to know what goes on at St Andrew's? A good place to start is the Annual Review of everything that happened at St Andrew's in 2019 which is now available in hardcopy in the Church or via download here.
Monthly Prayer Diary
The May 2020 Prayer Diary for St Andrew's can be downloaded - click here. The monthly prayer diary can be kept on your fridge or in your bible to prompt you about the things to pray about with the life of St Andrew's.