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THAMES DITTON

UNITED REFORMED
CHURCH

We have a new Minister

It was great news to hear that the Rev. Peter Flint has agreed to be the new minister for the New Malden - Thames Ditton joint pastorate. Both congregations voted unanimously to call him and after thoughtful prayer, and consultation with his wife Judith, he accepted our call. Peter is currently the minister at Dorking United Reformed Church. He has been there since 2005 and he is a very well liked member of the Chrisitan community in Dorking. It was the URC's decision to raise the retirement age of ministers to 68 that led Peter (who has just recently turned 60) to decide that 'he had one more new pastorate in him'. How very lucky for us! Peter and Judith have four grown up children. They will live in the Manse in New Malden though, as we know from Bruce's time, that is only a short trip up the A3. Peter's induction will take place some time in early September. Watch this space for more news.

A Welcome to All

Welcome to Thames Ditton United Reformed Church - a church founded in 1804 in this lovely Thames-side village. Our Sunday services, which include a Junior Church, are at 10.45am, with a Communion Service following once a month. Everyone is welcome. We also welcome visitors to our various social events.

We are part of a cluster of four United Reformed Churches, Kingston, New Malden, Tolworth and Thames Ditton. Kingston is served by a full-time minister, our church at Thames Ditton and New Malden URC are served on a 50/50 basis by a minister (currently an Interim Moderator), and Tolworth share a minister with Epsom and Ewell URCs.

Revd Jenny Snashall

After Bruce Stuart's retirement at the end of February 2013, Revd Jenny Snashall, the minister for both Hampton Hill URC and Twickenham URC, was appointed as our Interim Moderator. Jenny will be guiding us through the process of seeking a new minister, together with the New Malden congregation.

In 1972 the Congregational Church of England & Wales, and the Presbyterian Church of England joined together to form the United Reformed Church. The Church has always worked for increased union between churches, and this is certainly so in Thames Ditton, where we work closely with the Church of England at St Nicholas, and also with other churches in the neighbourhood.

In November 2004 we celebrated our 200th anniversary. For that celebration John King wrote a history of the Church -click on the 'History' link below

Directions

The church is in Speer Road, just a minute or two from Thames Ditton Station. Postcode KT7 0PL

Contacts

Interim Moderator : Rev'd Jenny Snashall Tel 0208 979 3552 email: jenny.snashall@tesco.net

Secretary : Mrs Linda Lambert Tel 020 8398 1476 email:lindanmlambert@aol.com

Treasurer : Mrs Beth Odom Tel 020 8398 2945 email: eodom@btinternet.com

Hall bookings : Mrs Helen Osborne Tel 020 8224 6396 email: helton.osborne@ntlworld.com

Website : Mr Graham Ashton Tel 020 8398 6349 email: gjashton@aol.com

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