33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – 14th November 2021

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – 14th November 2021

By In Newsletter Blog On November 12, 2021

  • 14th November 2021. Bramley Mass at 9am will take place but no Mass at Cranleigh at 11am.  The Remembrance parade through Cranleigh High Street will set off from outside of the St Nicolas church at 10.40 a.m. and proceed to Cranleigh War Memorial. At this point the High Street will be closed to traffic until the end of the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial. This will be marshalled by the Cranleigh Lions.  Before the start of the service at the War Memorial, the Cranleigh Lions will once again read out all of the names of the fallen that are on the War Memorial. The service of Remembrance will commence at 10.55 a.m. and will be led by Canon Roy Woodhams from St. Nicolas Church.  The band from Cranleigh School and a bugler/trumpeter will be in attendance to play the music for the hymns and music during the laying of the wreaths, which will be conducted in the same way as pre-pandemic.  After the service at the War Memorial, the parade will then move on to the Cranleigh Village Sports and Social Club. At the club the John Sandford Band will be playing and there will be a raffle in aid of the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome back to the Club.
  • 16th November – Bramley are re-launching the monthly lunches in Bramley on Tuesday 16th November with our usual 2 course meal including wine following Mass which starts at 11.30 as before. It is open to anyone from Cranleigh and Bramley, but please could you book with Dinah Meech on 271241 or at  tyrolia@btinternet.com. The cost will be £6 per person or £5 with a non-alcoholic drink. If this is well attended, we will do a Christmas lunch on December 14th.  Lifts to/from the lunch can be arranged via the Parish office. 272075.

Christmas Cards – At the Masses this weekend and next weekend there will be a sale of Traidcraft Christmas Cards and other small items.  Please come prepared with cash if you would like to buy some Christmas Cards.


As we begin our new programme for First Holy Communion, we would like to invite all parishioners to consider accompanying a family. Traditionally this has been in a role of a prayer partner, but we would love to be able to develop that into a welcome and support for these families with young children. That might involve sitting with them at Mass and taking an interest in how they are getting on. We all have the skills of welcome and friendliness so don’t be shy, lets grow our parish family. Please get in touch with the office if you are able to offer yourself for this ministry.

17.11.21 – The programme for the Confirmation Candidates is due to start shortly and there is still the opportunity to join, it is for young adults in Year 10.  The confirmation programme is for young people who desire to take on a personal faith and find out more about living life as a Christian in today’s world.

If you would like to know more, please join the Information Session being run in the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room on Wednesday 17thNovember at 7.30pm where you can find out more.  This is a must attend event for those parents who have already signed up please.   For more information, please contact the Parish office at office@cpcb.org.uk

300 Club – We look forward to the re-launch of our successful 300 Club which has been run in the Parish for more than 30 years.  Every year people get the small thrill of winning a cash sum – a small bit of sunshine in our everyday lives.  It is part of the fabric of our parish life which knits us all together.  This may be as important than the pounds which are raised to support the parish.  To enter simply complete the form on the parish website www.cpcb.org.uk: Entries to be received by 30th January 2022.

Thank you for supporting the 300 Club – I hope to see your name as one of the lucky winners in 2022.  I trust you remain safe and well.   Best wishes Skip Koblintz

Can you help those in your community: 

A lady in Cranleigh needing one hours help with house duties including vacuuming the stairs and property, taking out the rubbish, light basic cleaning once a week for £16 per hour.

A lady in Bramley needing a lunch companion twice a week to prepare lunch and provide company during the lunch. Paid or unpaid.  If interested, please contact the Parish Office to be put in touch.

Items from St John’s Seminary You may be aware that the Seminary at Wonersh (GU5 0QX) has now closed. Next Saturday 13 November – between 10am and 12 noon – there will be old furniture and other items on display, which will be available for viewing and taking away. There will be an opportunity for those taking items to make a voluntary donation – if they wish. There is plenty of parking at the Seminary, and the items will be on display in the Ambulacrum – the very large main entrance hall – which is reached up the steps and through the main front door of the Seminary. There will be no access to any other parts of the building other than the Ambulacrum. All are welcome.

Young Adults’ (18-30’s) Advent Retreat: 3rd-5th December

It is a Christian tradition to use the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare oneself for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. This weekend retreat will provide an opportunity to start your preparations for the Advent season, including talks, small group discussions, opportunities for reflection and prayer. All this revolving around the rhythm of prayer of the Benedictine community of Worth Abbey. This retreat is offered by The Open Cloister, Worth Abbey in collaboration with The Wellspring Community, Brighton.

For more information visit www.worth.co.uk/retreats or contact our youth adviser lizzie.wakeling@abdiocese.org.uk

Vocations:  The St John Vianney Group is for men 18-45 who wish to explore whether they have a calling to the priesthood.  The next meeting is on Sunday 21st November 3 – 7 pm, at 2 Falkland Grove, Dorking RH4 3DL.  For more information please contact   Fr Con Foley, T: 01932 842643 or E: con.foley@abdiocese.org.uk    To find out more about vocations, and to read about individual journeys, including those of Religious and non-secular, please visit our website – www.abdiocese.org.uk

PACT:  JustPeople Workshops Sutton: Could you put your faith into action by reaching out in a practical way to some of the most socially disadvantaged people in our community? If so, Pact,

the Prison Advice and Care Trust’s JustPeople workshops may be for you.  Each workshop offers an opportunity to reflect upon Scripture, Church Teaching and Catholic Social Teaching

through the lens of people affected by imprisonment. Accessible in person or online; our next in person workshop will be:  Saturday 27th November, 10am – 4pm. Sutton Life Centre, 24 Alcorn Close, Sutton SM3 9PX    Book here  or to find out more call Marie on 07581 194907 or mail parish.action@prisonadvice.org.uk

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