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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton

The Last Word

Last word July / August 2019

At our June Church meeting we had a discussion about the future of the church. It was a good discussion and there was an acceptance that it is becoming more difficult to do all the things required to maintain the congregation and the building. As I retire in two and half years it feels that now is the right time to have this conversation and a special lunch is being planned in August to think through the issues involved.

I believe any discussion must begin by giving thanks to God for all the church has meant and achieved through the years. We need to see how people have come to faith and how their faith and worship has been sustained by the fellowship. I hope we will have opportunities to recall memories of the church and the people who have been part of this fellowship. We can then take those experiences into our future conversations and explorations of this matter, believing that God will lead us in the right direction.

One of the suggestions that was made at Church Meeting is that we should learn from other Churches and Linda is going to make contact with folk at Richmond Green who went through a similar process. Please do make this matter part of your regular prayer life and if you can, do attend the conversation lunch in August.

God Bless


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