Saturday Morning Live
Dates - Jan - Dec 2015
Saturday 7th February Christians In War 2
Speaker - Revd. Mark Ewbank
As well as being a local rector, Mark is a Chaplain to the TA and has served with them in Afghanistan and was also on the Guildford Diocesan Committee advising on the recent WW1 commemorations. He will be helping us reflect on the issues raised when Christian are involved in war. As always, there will also be live music and refreshments. .
Saturday 7th March Amnesty International
Speaker - Jackie Fry
Jackie is a member of the Horsham group of Amnesty and is a school and college speaker for them. She will give us an insight into this remarkable group which sprang from the Quaker tradition over 50 years ago. The band will let rip with Springsteen's Amnesty tribute version of the Dylan classic "Chimes of Freedom", there will be refreshments and a good time will be had by all!
Saturday 2nd May Airport Ministry
Speaker - Deacon Ian Wells
Ian is Catholic Chaplain at Gatwick airport; he was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and previously was an executive in the oil industry in a career spanning over 40 years. He will tell us what airport chaplaincy is all about. In-flight entertainment and cabin snacks will be provided by the regular SML crew.
Saturday 6th June Guilford Street Angels
Speaker - Hilary Austin
Street Angels are volunteers who believe that people deserve care and love in their time of need. Guilford Street Angels operate under the management of the Town Centre Chaplaincy with volunteers representing people of different faiths and none. Hilary works with them and will tell us about it. Pavement cafe music and street-cred croissants.
Saturday 4th July B@titudes
Speaker - Jenny Moore
B@titudes is a community shop and centre in Leatherhead that was started by Jenny and a group of friends in 2005. Supported by the local community it has been able to offer an increasing amount of support to many people. It is named after the Gospel account of a talk on social justice, commitment to one another and values of life. Live music and refreshments.
Saturday 5th September Surrey Care Trust
Speaker - Elaine Tisdale
The Trust works with people who have had a tough start in life, including those coming out of prison, to develop their life skills and enable them to make a positive contribution to society either through education, volunteering or employment. Elaine is their Chief Executive and is based in Woking. Live music and croissants.
Saturday 3rd October The contemporary Israeli- Palestinian situation- a personal snapshot
Speaker - Revd. Sue Loveday
Sue visited the Holy Land In April 2015 on 'A Journey of Reconciliation' as part of a 30 strong group from 12 denominations. During her 12 day visit she engaged with the Biblical history of the land and visited many holy sites of Christian, Jewish and Muslim significance but primarily grappled with the contemporary situation through engagement with lectures and individuals and visits to key locations. Live music and croissants.
Saturday 7th November Dementia Friends
Speaker - Mary Sherrington
Mary is the local organiser of Dementia Friends, a group that seeks to raise understanding about this illness and support new initiatives to help sufferers and their families. Live music and croissants.
Saturday 5th December A Cracker of an Event...
A festive and not always religious look at what our modern Christmas is all about. Songs, sketches, discussion, coffee and Christmas treats. Be there or bah humbug!