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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton


Church Family News

Felicity Lambert

Felicity, the granddaughter of Linda and Mike Lambert, will have a blessing ceremony at the 1 March morning service. Her father, Matthew, was christened in our Church back in 1980 and it will be nice to have another generation of the Lambert family blessed in our Church. Do come along and join us.

Other News

Graham Ashton in the Himalayas

Graham's talk on his time in the Himalayas was postponed in February because of the foul weather conditions. His illustrated talk should be an entertaining introduction to a remote and fascinating part of the world. Do come! 7 for 7.30pm.

Film Night 21 March 'North By Northwest'

On Saturday 21 March we will be showing the Cary Grant/Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'North By Northwest'. It is a fast-paced and exciting story as our hero finds himself entangled with spies and beautiful blonde on a journey that leads him from Manhattan to the wilds of South Dakota. It's a classic and as much fun to watch now as it was when it first came out in 1959. It should be a good evening! As usual there will be cheese and wine to start with and coffee and cake afterwards. It's 7 for 7.30pm and the cost is £8.

Lent Group at St Christopher's Church Hinchley Wood

We are now in the church season on Lent and St Christopher's Church in Hinchley Wood will be holding Lent groups on the following Wednesday: March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 at 11.30am. It will consist of a short Eucharist service followed by a chance to discuss various Lent readings. This will be followed by a simple lunch at 12.30. All are welcome so please go along.

Easter – a time for fresh hope and rebirth (a note from the editor)

Peter’s prayer, at the end of his letter, resonated with me this month.

As many of you are aware I have been living under the cloud of the Big C for a year now. I have so appreciated your support and prayers during this time.

The scripture passage which has inspired me throughout this time is Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

For me, this is the hope we find in Easter.

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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