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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton


Church Family News

Thanksgiving Service

A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Catherine Scott’s son in law, Gijsbrecht Verspyck was held in Speer Road Church on Friday 13th December.

Other News

Soup & Sweet Lunch Saturday 4th January, 12 for 12.30pm

It is always good to start a new year by joining friends and neighbours for our Soup & Sweet lunch. It is a good opportunity to get together and catch up on news and chat after the holidays so do come along and bring some friends. It's 12 for 12.30 and the cost is £5.

Scottish Evening 25 January, 7 for 7.30pm

Last year's Scottish Evening was such a success that we are doing it again! The haggis will be addressed, Judith Flint will be playing appropriate music, there will be some amusing Scottish prose and poetry read and there will be a sing song for all to join in. It should be a great evening! All are welcome but please let Linda Lambert know if you would like to come. There are only 50 places available and they do tend to get booked up quickly. The price is £20 per head.

Joint Service at St Nicholas on 19 January

We will be having one of our four joint services with St Nicholas' on 19 January. It will be at St Nicholas Church at 11.15am. Our two churches have been sharing services for over 40 years and aside from being a good time to meet with our friends at St Nicholas, it is also good to show our community at large that Christian churches can work together.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January

There will be a number of services this week run by the churches in Churches Together in the Dittons. They are as follows:

18 January 9.15am All Saints, Weston Green
19 January 4.40pm Ecumenical service at Our Lady of Lourdes
20 January 10 am St Nicholas Church
21 January 4pm Afternoon service at Speer Road URC
22 January 12.30 Worship at the Friends Meeting House in Esher followed by a soup lunch
23 January 8pm Service at St Mary's, Long Ditton
24 January 10 am Service at St Christopher's, Hinchley Wood

Do come along to some or all of these services. It is always good for Christians to join together in worshipping our Lord.

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

Books, Books, Books!

Our book trolley seems to be a success and the sales have added to our collection for “extras” in the foyer and in the kitchen. Thank you all for contributing by bringing in such a wide variety of subject matter and for buying ones to read. One request: please put new contributions into the large cupboard at the far end of the foyer, not straight onto the shelves. This is so that I can price them first. Some will be held for a while so that there is as wide a selection as possible all that he time.
Thank you. Margaret

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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