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Wood Street Jazz Festival

Yes, it’s back! Bigger and better than ever, with the line-up including: DENNIS ROLLINS and his VELOCITY TRIO; Superstar vocalist LOUISE CLARE MARSHALL; STUART HENDERSON’s “BACK TO BLUE NOTE” QUINTET; THE SOMETHIN’ ELSE BIG BAND. Tickets in advance £20 (£18 members), all proceeds to Challengers. Plus a choice of cuisine, …

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Soroptimist International Surrey Hills

Soroptimist International Surrey Hills     Monday 5 July at 8 pm.  We will be joined by David Annand from Transform Housing to learn about this Surrey charity supporting the socially excluded and vulnerable.  Transform Housing helps improve the lives of its female clients across Surrey so that they are able to …

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A Poem from Eastwick Road Church

A Poem from Eastwick Road Church I have just eighty words- and as always loquacious Th’ available count doesn’t seem awf’ly spacious, However, I want to deliver a greeting: Hello and God bless you, I hope we’ll be meeting. At Eastwick Road Church I am newly in situ Arranging new …

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Soroptimist International Surrey Hills     Monday 7 June at 8 pm.  We will be joined by Lynda from LendwithCare, to learn more about this microfinance initiative.  LendwithCare allows people in low-income countries to work their way out of poverty with dignity, by ensuring they have access to small loans (not donations) …

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*NEW* Volunteer Preparation Course starts in Sept 2021

Home-Start Guildford is a small charity supporting vulnerable families with young children, who are facing issues such as postnatal depression, mental health, isolation, multiple births, illness or bereavement. Our highly trained volunteers offer non-judgemental, confidential support and aim to help build parental confidence and improved family relationships. Our 6-week autumn …

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Introduction to Spinning course from May 21st onwards

Did you ever wonder if you could spin your own yarn? 🐑 In fact, it is very easy and great fun to explore spinning, and even beginner’s yarn has many amazing uses: decorative collages and wall hangings, or jumbo knitting & crocheting to name a few. This is an introduction …

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Wey & Arun Canal Trust Sponsored Walk

Wey & Arun Canal Trust sponsored walk If you’ve enjoyed walking the Wey & Arun Canal in Surrey and Sussex over the past year, why not support the Wey & Arun Canal Trust in its fundraising by taking part in our annual sponsored walk on Sunday June 6th? This year …

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A Free Lecture at the Christian Science Church

“God is Working for Good in Your Life” – a free lecture at the Christian Science Church 6 Ockford Road, Godalming Sunday 23 May at 2.30pm. The lecture will also be broadcast on Zoom – please see for the link. Everyone is welcome.

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Top tips to remain productive while working from home

Richard Crawford Small ( is a Surrey-based Amazon #1 Bestselling Author and award-winning business consultant featured in Guardian through to TalkRADIO who helps ethical businesses to develop and uses proven techniques to help them maximise the efficiency of their existing business and then grow using sound ethical principles. Richard has …

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Supporting people through struggles to conceive, loss and beyond

Kirsty Walden, a local Godalming resident, to celebrate International Women’s Day earlier this week, wanted to share her personal story to help others to talk about subjects which are often treated as taboo, but seriously impact their lives. This is Kirsty’s story, and like her, we hope that it will …

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Thoughts of Autumn – a poem

Late summer sun, slow change in hues of leaves whose days are nearly done, dues paid for the year, so they may either linger on, through autumn’s shifts, or drop tomorrow, an early gift to the earth below, and all the things about to grow in gardens, fields and water …

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