Shoe Box Appeal
St James’ Abinger are filling shoe boxes with simple items for the annual shoebox appeal for families and the elderly organised by Link to Hope and sent to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria.
If you would like to help, please contact the Parish Office for details of possible gifts, which you can leave donations in the porch at St James (labelled for the Shoebox Appeal) or at The Rectory, Abinger before 13th October when box packing will start.
More information about Link to Hope at their website: https://linktohope.co.uk/shoebox-appeal-2019
Sunday 24 November - Visit by the Bishop of Dorking
Bishop Jo Bailey Wells, the Bishop of Dorking, will be coming to preach at our 10.00am Holy Communion service, and to meet with the congregation over coffee afterwards. It would be really good to have a full church to greet her.
Saturday 30 November - Christmas Fair
Starting at 3.00pm and continuing until 7.00pm, there will be a Christmas Fair in the Church with a good variety of stalls selling good things for Christmas, as well as things to eat and drink
Saturday 7 December - The Village Band's Christmas Concert
Our great Village Band will be getting us ready for Christmas, starting at 7.00pm with something to eat and drink during the interval.
Saturday 16 May 2020- The Coldharbour Fete
The annual village fete is a fun family event which also helps support Christ Church.
To make it a success we needs lots of volunteers - to create ideas for events and stalls, to help prepare for it, to contribute items to sell as well as for the raffle and tombola and for the tea tent, as well as to run the stalls and help in the tea tent and to clear everything away. If you think you will be able to help in any way or would like to find out more about ways in which you might be able to help please contact us.