29th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 17th October 2021

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 17th October 2021

By In Newsletter Blog On October 15, 2021

  • Please be advised that we will NOT require you to book into weekend Masses from Monday 18th We do however request that you use the QR code in the porches for track and trace purposes.
  • Cranleigh Tea & Cake – Following Mass members of the Parish host a tea and cake event in the Parish Hall to come together to meet fellow Parishioners. Everyone is welcome to come along and if you would like to volunteer to host one of the dates your efforts would be greatly appreciated, speak to whomever may be hosting at a weekend Mass.
  • I am now collecting used postage stamps for The Bible Society. These may be left in the box provided in the porch at Cranleigh. Please leave a 1 cm border on the stamps to avoid damaging the perforations when trimming them, as such damage renders the stamps worthless.             Many thanks.     Win Bracking.      275573
  • The next Cranleigh Coffee Morning will take place on Thursday 11th November at 10am – all over 50’s are welcome each 2nd Thursday of the month from 10.30 to 12pm.

Screenshot 2021-10-15 at 10.35.47.pngStation Masses For those who have Died:  Wednesday 10th Nov: Guildford Deanery Station Mass at 7.30pm, St Joseph’s parish, Dorking – This last year has been a very challenging time for everyone, especially when our thoughts and prayers turn to those we have lost, whether through the time of the pandemic or before.  Many of us have found it difficult to get to Church through lockdowns, to sit with the Lord and to share our thoughts or find comfort in His embrace.  The limited numbers permitted at funerals may have meant that we were unable to be with friends and family at that special moment.  With these challenges in mind, you are warmly invited to join a Station Masses this November for the intention of those lost.  Join Bishop Richard as he offers Mass for your intentions, for your friends and loved ones. There will be Mass said in each Deanery across the Diocese throughout November 2021.

Screenshot 2021-10-15 at 10.33.47.pngImportant Notice for Parishioners in the Gift Aid Scheme

To keep costs to a minimum, it is important that I do a “re-numbering exercise” in the Gift Aid system. Over the years and especially with the joining of the two parishes of Cranleigh and Bramley, the gift aid envelope numbers have become very fragmented.  Please note that everyone in the Gift Aid system has an “envelope” number even if they donate by standing order.

Ideally, we should allocate numbers 1 to 50 to those paying via the envelope system and numbers higher than 50 to those paying by standing order. If we continue with the numbers as they are currently, there is an additional cost of ordering envelopes because the numbers are not consecutive.  So, either I have to order boxes of envelopes which are not required (because the envelope owner donates by standing order) or else the printers make an additional charge every time there is a break in the sequence of envelope numbers, i.e. when they are not consecutive.

Please note – I must order next year’s envelopes by the end of this month!

Before ordering, could I ask if any envelope users would like to make the switch to the more convenient standing order method?  Many have already changed due to the closure of the church during the pandemic.  If you would like to do this, please contact me as soon as possible. If you prefer to stick with the envelope system, then that’s fine.

During the pandemic some people who normally donate through the envelope system have been making donations by bank transfer. If you are one of these donors, please let me know if you would like a set of envelopes for next tax year or if you plan to continue donating online only.

So, the important question is “Do you require a box of envelopes for the year commencing April 2022?”  Please let me know – contact details below.

Re-numbering of Envelopes – How will this work?

  • If you donate via the envelope system and your gift aid number is 50 or lower, nothing will change.
  • A few parishioners pay by standing order but also make regular donations by envelope. If you are one of these people and your gift aid number is 50 or lower, then nothing will change.
  • If you donate by standing order and your gift aid number 50 or lower, then I will assign you a new number.
  • If you donate by standing order and your gift aid number is higher than 50, then nothing will change now, but I will probably rationalise these numbers later.

N.B. Please note that nothing will change during this tax year.  New numbers will be effective from next April (the new tax year).

If you have any questions, please get in touch.  Thank you for your help with this!  Trish Ellis

My contact details are email trish@charters.eu.com or by phone 07835 452898 or 01483 271314.


Screenshot 2021-10-15 at 10.32.44.pngSunday 17 October 2021  Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day, that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s lovewith all people. Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visitMissio’s   website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and GiftAid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk 

There will be gift aid envelopes at Church for this special collection next weekend to support young and poor mission diocese and faith communities. This year Missio are focusing on the work of Sisters who are helping to build peace in a troubled area of Nigeria by empowering women.


Screenshot 2021-10-15 at 10.32.05.pngAid to the Church in Need is appealing for help for Christians under attack in Mozambique

Aid to the Church in Need supports more than 5,000 projects every year, in 148 countries. Our project around the world provides emergency aid to suffering Christians around the world.

If you can help please contact ACN at acn@acnuk.org or via their website https://acnuk.org.

Their Christmas Card and gift catalogue is now available, and this is a great way of supporting a charity which does so much for Catholics and Christians around the world who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.

Patrick Gloyens. ACN Co-ordinator for Cranleigh and Bramley.  Patrickgloyens@icloud.com


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Cranleigh Lions Club – Project Wenceslas

Will you be nice and cosy in your home this winter? How would you feel about helping those that won’t be? Some people must choose between heating and eating – this year the situation could be worse with energy bills going up and furlough coming to an end.  Please consider helping Cranleigh Lions to help others by taking part in Project Wenceslas and donating some or, perhaps, all your Winter Fuel Payment to us.

The Winter Fuel Payment is paid to those born on or before 26th September 1955 and those living in the UK for at least one day during the week of 20th – 26th September 2021 – this is called the “Qualifying Week”.  This payment is not means tested, it is tax free and will not affect other benefits.  The payment is £200, or £100 each for a couple, and increased to £300 for those born on or before 26th September 1941. If you are eligible, you will usually get the payment automatically. Most payments are made in November and December. You may need to claim it if you have not had it before or if certain conditions apply – details at www.gov.uk. You have until 31st March 2022 to claim for winter 2021-2022.  Cranleigh Lions are asking that if you do not need this money, you donate your Winter Fuel Payment, or some of it, to the Cranleigh Lions’ Wenceslas Project.

Working in conjunction with the Citizens Advice Bureau, Barnados, the Housing Department at Waverley Borough Council, local churches and other organisations funds will be used to help local people whose fuel bills are causing them problems.  Money is not given to individuals – we make payment direct to energy companies or we top pre-payment cards up with cash.  If you would like to help those who are unable to keep warm this winter, please consider donating your Winter Fuel Payment or some of it to Cranleigh Lions.  If you are a UK taxpayer we can also claim Gift Aid on your donation which means we can help more people. Bear in mind that Gift Aided donations can be included on your tax return.

Please see our website www.cranleighlions.org for more details and donations can be made quickly and simply online by following the link    https://www.cranleighlions.org/events/wenceslas/ [cranleighlions.org]

This will be the eighth year that we have run our Wenceslas Project and so far, we have collected over £20,000.  This year the Club has taken a decision that any money left in the fund at the end of May 2022 will be transferred to our main account to help with general Welfare matters. Past examples include a young single Mum with small children in social housing with concrete floors – we purchased carpets – or a family that are unable to have hot food as their cooker is broken and they cannot afford to replace it. Fuel related requests will still be considered.  Thank you

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