Palm Sunday – 25th March 2018 

Palm Sunday – 25th March 2018 

By In Newsletter Blog On March 23, 2018

Times of Mass and Devotions
X Palm Sunday X
Sat 24th Cranleigh 6.00pm Vigil Mass
Sun 25th Bramley




Mass with Blessing of Palms

Mass with Blessing of Palms

Mon 26th Cranleigh





Funeral of Maggie McGlinn

Tues 27th Bramley   No Mass
Wed 28th Cranleigh

Arundel Cathedral




Chrism Mass

Thurs 29th Cranleigh 7.30pm Mass of the Lords Supper
Fri 30th St Nicholas Church






Good Friday Walk of Witness to Stocklund Square

Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

X Easter Sunday X
Sat 31st Cranleigh 8.30pm Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord and Baptism of Ethel Saunders
Sun 1st Bramley






Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

Baptism of Rosa and Harry Strudwick

Maundy Thursday 29th March

There are sign-up sheets in both porches for half hour slots for people to “Watch in the Garden of Repose” from 2130 to midnight.  We need at least two people present before the Blessed Sacrament for the watch to be continuous.

Good Friday 30th March – 10.30 meet at St Nicholas Church for Walk of Witness to Stocklund Square.

Saturday 31st March appeal for cleaners and flower arrangers to give attention to the Cranleigh church with hot cross buns and refreshments from Midday.  Please let the Parish Office know if you are able to help.  No help as of today as been offered.

Easter at the Catholic Church

The Sacred Triduumall at Jesus Christ Redeemer of Mankind

Maundy Thursday – 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Footwashing and watch until midnight in Garden of Repose

Good Friday – 3pm Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday – 8.30pm Easter Vigil of the Resurrection

Easter Day

9am – Mass of the Resurrection at St Thomas More

11am – Mass of the Resurrection at Jesus Christ Redeemer of Mankind

Monday Lenten Group at 6 Linersh Drive, Bramley, starting at 10 am.  All are welcome. Maureen Loveder

Stations of the Cross during Lent at JCROM Wednesday 10.00 am for 30 minutes.  All are welcome.  Contact Helen Rollo 277395.

Stations of the Cross @ Wintershall, 8 am meeting at St Francis Chapel, led by Fr Anthony Meradith  on Good Friday.  Please wear waterproof footwear and wrap up warm!

Please feel free to join the Monday 9.15am Prayer Meeting in the Cranleigh Parish Meeting Room.

The Easter Offerings can be made using one or both of two marked envelopes which will be available in both church foyers before each Easter Mass. One envelope will be marked as a gift for Father David and the other as a gift to the Cranleigh and Bramley Parish. Please take one or both as you wish and place them in the usual collection basket during Mass. Cash placed in the basket will be deemed to be a gift to the Parish.

Once again Ann Hutley has kindly allowed us to run a Children’s Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 10am. I shall provide the hot cross buns.   This event takes about an hour and is designed to give children a chance to let off steam outdoors and to get a true appreciation of the Stations of the Cross. All I need is numbers and I will do the rest.  Please contact me on to let me know if you can come. Stephen Rockhill

PARISH LUNCH – the next Parish Lunch is this Tuesday (27th March) and will be held at the Bramley Parish Room at 12h00. Please do join us for a shared meal and friendly company.  Please let Bev (892712 or or Dinah (271241) know if you would like to reserve a seat by Sunday evening at the latest. Please note that there is no Mass before this lunch owing to the church being decorated. Thanks!

Please note the St Thomas More church will have no services and will be closed for some redecoration work during the period 26th March until 30th March inclusive. This will not affect anything associated with the parish room at Bramley.

   RUNNER BEANS Would you like me to grow a pot of runner bean plants for you to plant in your garden?  10 plants for £2.80, 6 for £2 ready mid to late May.  Please take into account your holiday dates.   All proceeds to Parish Room Fund.  Orders to Win Bracking 275573.

The next over 50’s coffee mornings are: TuesdaysMarch, 3rd, 17th April and 1st, 15th May in the Cranleigh Parish Meeting room.  All are welcome.

Cranleigh Community Showcase – 28th April, 10am to 12 noon in the Village Hall As part of this event, we are running a ‘PLANT SALE’. All the money raised will go to the ‘David Tilley Children’s Foundation’.  We would like as many plants to sell as possible, any variety, vegetables or flowers.  We aim to raise as much money as possible. We will set up the selling point along the side of the Village Hall opposite the main Boots.  Please could you bring the plants to the village hall on the 28th April, from 9am onwards.

Juliet Emms is raising money for Cancer Research uk   Please read her story at

 Invitation from St Joseph’s Specialist School and College, Cranleigh, to Parishioners

You are most welcome to join us for our Palm Sunday liturgy and procession on Monday 26th March at 2pm. This liturgy is made all the more special because we have a visit from Chester, the Wintershall donkey, along with two of the actors from The Life of Christ. We listen to the Word and join in prayer, then we process joyfully singing around part of our school grounds. We would love you to share with our pupils and students in our preparations to celebrate Holy Week.

Do you have a special celebration coming up?  Something that you would like a dream cake for?  Kirsty Kay-Russell, of “Oh Crumbs” cakes, bakes and hand decorates exquisite celebration cakes, and is raffling off one large celebration cake to the value of £100 for the lucky winner!  The raffle will be drawn on Easter Sunday and all proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the Parish Room fund.  Please find Kirsty at Mass on Saturday and Sunday in Cranleigh or Magdalena Norris at Mass on Sunday morning in Bramley for tickets. £2 per ticket or a strip of 5 tickets for £9, or two strips for £17.  You can have a look at some of Kirsty’s creations on Instagram at @ohcrumbskkr  at

Vivianna’s Mothers Day Scones Thank you very much to everyone who ordered the gift packs.  Vivianna raised £41 which will be sent to CAFOD.

The Benedictines from Chilworth are organising the Divine Mercy Sunday with veneration of the relic of St.Faustyna Kowalska,  with a procession around the abbey, blessing of the flowers etc. The event begins at St.Joseph’s church in Guildford at 12.15 and after a short service moves to the abbey.  All are welcome

 ADOREMUS National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress in Liverpool 2018 takes place September 7th to 9th.  It is a wonderful opportunity for all the Dioceses of England and Wales to come together to reflect on the gift of the Eucharist and the central place it holds in the life and mission of the Church.   If you would like to be a Delegate for your Parish contact the Parish office for more information or

Adoremus / World Meeting of Families Morning Meetings

Please note that the sessions to be held on 24th March and 14th April have been postponed.

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