Link to Hope Shoe Box Appeal.
For details please see the October Parish Magazine.  A picture board shows the delighted recipients last year, and a short account of where and how they live.  Please do look and read.  It is humbling to realise that most have no electricity or running water, their terrible conditions are so different to ours.  Collection boxes for your donations are at the back of church and in the Christian Centre.
Please come on Saturday October 21st to our coffee morning at 10.30 am in the Centre and help pack the boxes.
Many thanks from your Pastoral Team.

Book 6.30 pm on Saturday September 23.
A light supper is included.
No entry charge, but donations to Christian Aid and the Centre funds.


This is returning to Sandown Park at Esher from Tuesday October 17 until Thursday October 19.
More information:

The public can support The Salvation Army's emergency response teams
by donating to the appeal on the website (
or by donating to support victims via the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation (

The Salvation Army in Horsham is also collecting cash and cheque donations to assist with the tragedy.
Please make cheques payable to "The Salvation Army" and either write "Grenfell Tower Fire" on the reverse of the cheque
or enclose a note and send to:
Major Iain Stewart, The Salvation Army, Booth Road, Horsham RH13 5PZ.(email
or phone 01403 254624).
Of course, it goes without saying, please continue to keep all people affected by this in your prayers.

Pastoral Care at St. Martin's Church and Centre

Life sometimes delivers severe blows and problems that are just too much to cope with on your own.
The Church and Christian Centre are here to support you and the community of Dorking both pastorally and spiritually.
If you need somebody to talk to in complete confidence, for whatever reason, we are here to help.
The Church Pastoral team has three trained and authorised Pastoral Assistants and two Methodist Pastoral Visitors,
all of whom are experienced and can offer understanding and prayerful support.
The Christian Centre offers a drop-in Listening Service on Monday mornings in the Centre Café (10:30 ? 12:00).
The Chaplain is usually available on Monday mornings plus variable other weekday mornings,
but you may prefer to make an appointment to see her via the Centre Managers.
One of our Monday morning Listeners is also a trained Counsellor (UPCA registered) and she can offer private appointments on request for counselling.

From Revd Dr Malcolm Rothwell:

  1. latest book is entitled "Running the Race, finding God in the London marathon".
    It is very short but the exercises and points to ponder will take a little longer.
    It can be bought in bookshops or Amazon (also the kindle version) and from me. £5.99.  Why not treat yourself? or buy a present for someone!


Val (our previous Minister) sent a greeting:
"Greetings from Suva, in the Fiji Islands.
I?m now serving as Director of Theological Education by Extension at the Pacific Theological College.
Contact details are below, and there is a link to my blog, if of interest.
The appointment runs for another two years.
Contact, news and passers-by always welcome!
Love and blessings, Val.

Pacific Theological College, P O Box 388, 78 Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva, Fiji Islands."
Twitter: @RevValOgden

Rev. William (Bill) Murphy

Bill died on 13 November 2012, aged 82. He was Superintendent Minister at Dorking in the 1980s.

We salute his memory, and know he would like continued support for the Karibuni Trust:
Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church, Eskdale Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5UJ






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