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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton


Lyfe Group

The Lyfe Group are changing their meeting day to a Wednesday

Teatime Services

At the Church MEeeting on 9 September a vote was taken on whether the monthly Teatime Services should continue, or should revert to morning services only. The result was in favour of continuation of the Teatime Services.

Messy Church

Advance notice of dates. October 14, November 11; December 9. All are welcome especially as helpers

Church Family News

Other News

Harvest Supper - 6 October

We will be hosting our annual joint Harvest Supper with St Nicholas Church this year. As usual, it will be good to meet with our friends from St Nick's on this occasion. Ruth McMaster has confirmed that her son Robert is going to be the speaker at the Harvest Supper. Robert will be speaking about and showing pictures the Churches Together trip to the Holy Land earlier this year. Ruth, Robert and one of Ruth’s grandsons went on the trip as did some from St Nick’s so it should be of interest to all. Put the date in your diary. This is always an enjoyable event.

Harvest Festival Sunday 7 October

Harvest will be celebrated at our morning service on Sunday 7 October at 10.45am. It is an opportunity for all of us to thank God for all that He has given us. As usual we will be collecting foodstuffs to take to a local foodbank for those who have less than us. Dorothy Poulton always used to suggest that we bring 'a packet, a tin and a bottle' as our contribution which isn't a bad thing to keep in mind. No fresh fruit, vegetables etc. please, as the Foodbank won't accept them.

Christian Resources Exhibition 16-18 October

The Christian Resources Exhibition will once more be held at Sandown Park. If any one is interested in attending, please have a word with Linda Lambert. Gopak - the company that we recently bought our new tables from - has offered us free tickets to the Exhibition

The Messiah at Richmond Theatre at the end of November

No - this isn't the choral work by Handel. Instead it is a new comedy starring Hugh Dennis (whose father was an Anglican bishop), Lesley Garrett and John Marquez. It was written by the author of the play The 39 Steps (in which 5 actors play the whole cast). This is similar in that the three actors play 'a cast of thousands'! The play promises 'to be a hilarious Christmas comedy that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic'. It is showing at the Richmond Theatre the week beginning 26 November (with matinees on the Wednesday and Saturday). We thought that it might be a good church outing to get us in the holiday mood. If you are interested, please have a word with either Linda Lambert or Beth Odom. We can provide lift for all who need them. If enough want to go we could get a group discount but we would probably need to book sometime in September

Abolishing Human Slavery

Abolishing Human Trafficking and Slavery There will be a talk at all Saints Weston Green Church on Monday 1 October at 7.30 on Human Trafficking and Slavery. This isn't something that just happens in faraway places but here locally also. They can be under our noses as cleaners, in nail bars and car washes. This is an important topic and the talk should be very good. It is free and refreshments will be served from 7.15 onwards. Do come

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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