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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton

News


Lyfe Group

The Lyfe Group are changing their meeting day to a Wednesday

Nora Birtwhistle

Nora Birtwistle will reach the grand old age of 100 this month. Come and join us in celebrating her birthday at a party on Saturday 2 June at 3pm in the Church Hall

Church Family News

Chris Stuart

Congratualtions to Chris, elected to be a councillor for Chessington South in the elections for Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. She received 1784 votes, 18% of all votes counted. A great result, a tribute for her timeless efforts in engaging with the people of her ward on their doorsteps, and especially for her passionate campaigning for accessibility to public transport for the disabled.

Chris has added. 'A huge thank you to all of those who supported me during my election campaign. I appreciated your prayerful support no end and practical support was greatly appreciated.

As I believe most of you know, I was elected and the real work has now started.

Not surprisingly I will be involved in adult social care, education and finance, all of which reflect my life’s work as well as work within the ward of Chessington South.

Next Sunday 3rd I will be attending the Mayor’s service at All Saints Church, Kingston, hence my absence from all of you'

Family News

Pauline and George Macdonald will be celebrating their Diamond wedding anniversary this month. That is a fantastic milestone and we wish them many more happy years.

Lillian Fox has now moved down to Wiltshire. She has been a staunch supporter of our Church over the years and we will miss her. We do wish her much happiness in her new home.

Meanwhile Lilian has moved to a new home in Wiltshire and I heard from her tonight that she has settled in very happily. She celebrated her 90th birthday with all her family, in Bath. She said that it was her best birthday ever. We give thanks for this joyful celebration and pray that Lilian will continue to settle happily into her new home.

Churches Together in the Dittons Trip to Arundel 7 June 2018

The Churches Together trip to Arundel will be on 7 June. There will be two buses.travel on the same coach each way. Please remember that you must Our group will meet at Our Lady of Lourdes. The coach will leave sharply at 9.30am so do try to get there by 9.15 am. We aim to return to Thames Ditton sometime between 5 and 5.30pm. It should be a great day. A note of the schedule for the day is on the bulletin board in the foyer.

Bereavement Café

1st Tuesday 10.30 am every month at All Saints Church
2nd Wednesday 19 30 – 21 00 every month at St Mary’s Community Hall
See Ruth McMaster for further details

Messy Church Dates .

New helpers welcome! It meets from 15 30 – 17 30

December 10th to include a Christmas lunch for the whole church family. All are welcome. This will start at 12 30.

January 14th, February 4th, March 4th, April 15th, June 10th, July 8th (possibly to be included alongside a Church BBQ)

Kingston Street Pastors

Kingston Street Pastors are looking for more people who would be interested in joining their group. Although the group is made up of Christians, they are not allowed to preach to the people they are helping. Instead they attest to Christian values by just being there to help people in need over the weekends – an act of witnessing that has proven to calm things down in Kingston and to keep young people particularly safer than they might be.

Before Church

Many people like to sit inside the church in quiet before the service begins. If you are in the foyer would you please try to speak more quietly so as not to disturb those already inside the church. Thank you.

Visits to the church at other times

Members of the church have been asked to confine visits to the church during term times until after 2pm on Mondays and Fridays, after 4pm on other weekdays, as the last Ofsted report expressed concern about non playgroup people coming into contact with the Teddies children who are here.
If for some reason you have to be at the church before those times, please go to the main door and catch the attention of one of the Teddies staff.



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