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Weekly Events
The three rows represent morning, afternoon and evening events. Monthly events are shown in blue.

Forum

Every Thursday, 7:30pm in St. Mary's Church Hall

The Forum is an open and welcoming adult group that is about learning.  We get together with refreshments (coffee, wine, nibbles, etc) and discuss a broad range of topics covering anything from faith, human development, history, current affairs, relationships, films, etc. 

We have lively and fun discussions as well as covering serious points.  We regularly have structured learning, for example Lent and Advent courses.  All are welcome to contribute as you feel comfortable.  

Take a look at our forthcoming programme:

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Information from previous meetings can be seen here.

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Tea rooms

Coffee Stop Dockenfield

Every Friday, 10-12am at The Good Shepherd

Come along for refreshing coffee, tea, cake and chat.

If you can spare an hour or so to help on Friday morning, or supply a cake please contact Barbara Potter on 01252 794727 or by email.

Tea at Three

First Monday, 3pm in St Mary's Church Hall

On the first Monday of the month we meet in St. Mary's hall. Everyone is welcome, locals and visitors.

Do join us for a nice cup of tea, a delicious cake and a chance to chat to friends old and new.

For further information, please contact Morag James on 01252 793133.

Organ Recitals

Third Tuesday, 1pm in St. Mary's

Lunchtime organ recitals are held in St Mary's Church on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1pm and last approximately an hour.   The recitals will be preceded by bread and soup for all in the church hall from 12:00.  There is no charge for admission but there will be a retiring collection to offset the series expenses. 

The recital on Tuesday 19th December will be given by Mark Brafield who will be presenting a programme of music for Advent and Christmas.

 

Do come and support him and hear a selection of marvellous music on our magnificent organ.

 

Soup and bread will be available in the hall from 12:00 midday

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Cherubs: Baby and Toddlers' Group

Term-time Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am

in The Good Shepherd, Dockenfield

If you have children between the ages of 0 and 3 you are very welcome to bring them to the Church of The Good Shepherd every Thursday morning during term-time, between 9.30 and 11.30 am.  We welcome Mums and Dads, Grandmas and Grandads, carers and childminders. We have a selection of baby play mats, toddler toys, books and games for the little ones to enjoy, and we provide tea/coffee and biscuits (sometimes even home-made cakes!) for the adults.

The children have craft, singing and music activities each session and a shared snack time where they enjoy a variety of healthy snacks to keep up their energy after a morning of fun activities. We are a small and friendly group and we are pleased to welcome all new families. Come along and join in the fun! The cost is £2.50 per family per session.

Just to note that if the weather is warm please bring suncream, hats and towels as we are often outside with the paddling pool.

Hearing Clinic

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30-12:30am

in the Royal British Legion (not December).

We help to maintain and clean NHS hearing aids, issue batteries and give general advice.   Eunice will also visit the housebound in their own homes.  Please contact Eunice on this email address if you have an urgent need.

The clinics are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month (except December) between 11.30 and 12.30 at Frensham Royal British Legion committee room. 

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Exploring Christianity

Third Sunday of the month, 6pm at St. Mary's

William of Wykeham

19th November

Roy Waight will deliver a talk on the life, achievements, and legacy of William of Wykeham 1324 – 1404 who had a varied and distinguished life.

Wykeham was elected Bishop of Winchester in 1366. He founded New College, Oxford in 1379, and Winchester College in 1382.

At the time of his death, he was one of the richest men in England and bequeathed much of his wealth to the schools he patronised.

Exploring Christianity is a series of talks to interest, inform and inspire those who wish to learn more about the divine in religious paintings, literature, poetry, music, architecture, science and people.

The Talks are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 6.00pm in St Mary's Church Hall, last about 40 minutes and are followed by informal discussion over wine and canapés.

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Recent Events

October 2022 - Safari Supper organised by the Friends of Frensham Churches.

Oct 2022 - Exhibition of the Art and Craft of our Parish at the Good Shepherd organised by Michael Foster.

May 2022 - Murder Mystery play by Hilary Lee-Corbin performed in the Good Shepherd.

May 2022 - Open renewables event at Frensham Mill organised by Roger Holmes.

Sep 2021 - Wine tasting in the Good Shepherd organised by the Friends of Frensham Churches

Feb 2020 - Two one-act plays by Noel Coward, Still Life and Fumed Oak, directed by Hilary Lee-Corbin and performed in St. Mary's (pictured).

Details of some of these events can be seen here.

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