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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton


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Bike Race on 30 July

Once again the Bike Race will be coming through our area which makes it very difficult for most of us to get to Church on this day. Therefore, our service has been cancelled

Garden Party on 29 July

Our annual summer Garden Party will be held on Saturday 29 July at Geoff and Dot Moyle's home. All are welcome. Please speak to Dot if you are able to contribute some food for the occasion. Also, please remember to bring the 5p's you've been collecting as well as a folding chair if you have one. This is always a great afternoon so put the date in your diary!

Building Works

We are in an exciting period for the development of our Church – the upper windows in the Church have been replaced with very good copies of the original ones and we start Phase 1 of the development of the areas around the hall in the first week in August. In this phase, a new kitchen will be built in the existing foyer area. It will have much improved facilities, including serving hatches into the main hall and the new foyer area. This new foyer area will incorporate the room currently used by Teddies for storage and it will provide us with an enlarged space for informal meetings, such as Coffee and Chat. Having raised money for a smart new coffee-maker, our enthusiastic fundraisers have now got their sights set on furnishing this area. The main entrance doors will also be replaced, which should make getting into the church much easier and less dangerous!

Phase 2 will include providing toilets, one of which will be accessible for all, off the new foyer and refurbishing the existing toilets. We hope to be able to raise funds for this work from grant-giving bodies and we will soon begin contacting likely ones to raise the necessary funds. If we are able to raise sufficient money, this work could take place next summer.

A very big thank you to all who have contributed so generously to the building fund. Also a very big thank you to Geoff Moyle for all the work he has been doing to make this building work happen.

Also, a very big thank you to Beth Odom for all the financial and contractual work she has been doing related to these developments. Linda Lambert

Messy Church Dates

This meets from 3.30pm – 5.30pm.
July 9th together with Church BBQ

If you ever feel like popping on, or even better bringing grandchildren or neighbor’s children to Messy Church, we would be more than delighted to see you. There is always a happy buzz about the place.

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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