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Speer Road Church

(United Reformed Church)

Thames Ditton


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Harvest Supper at St Nicholas Church

A date for your diaries - on Saturday the 5th of October we will be having our annual joint Harvest Supper at St Nicholas. These are always fun occasions so put it in your diaries. Further details will be announced in Church

Trip to the Sunbury Rose Garden

There will be a Church trip to the Sunbury Rose Garden on Friday September 13th. This is always a lovely occasion so do plan to come along. Rides can be arranged for all that need them. Please sign up on the list in the Foyer so that Afternoon tea may be booked

Montgomery Talk at the Church on Thursday 10 October

Our Church will be hosting a talk by Dr Meg Warner on why Christians should read the Old Testament. We will be holding it in conjunction with Churches Together in the Dittons. It should be a lively and thought-provoking evening. It is open to the whole community and it is free. Coffee will be served afterwards. Another thing to be put in your diary.

Westminster College, Cambridge

Linda writes that she was at Westminster College 12-14th August. There is a new young New Testament scholar named Jonathan Soyars. He's in his late 30s-early 40s. He and his wife together with their two sons aged 8 and 4 have come over and it sounds as if they are thinking of being at the college for a long time. He is a dynamic addition to the team at Westminster. There were about 35 lay preachers there - including David Howell from NM who has preached at our church. Linda also got to catch up with some of the women she did her TLS course with.

URC members can stay at the college at a huge discount and as the College is a 5 minute walk from Cambridge town centre, it is a great place to have as a base while looking around the area.

Church repairs

The work has been completed on the ceiling in the church. Peter has done a marvellous job in cleaning all the dust. Having had that part of the ceiling come down, we are looking closely at the ceiling on the other side of the church. At the moment, we haven't got enough money to completely redo that ceiling so for the time being we will be asking everyone to please sit in the pews in the middle of the Church.

The Church building is now over 100 years old and, like many of us, it's beginning to feel its age!

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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