Next Saturday 1st December 10am and 12:30pm in Richmond Park, and also Sunday December 9th and 16th 10am in Bushy Park. £18 entry includes free Santa Suit (£8 for kids with an Elf hat). Sign up and info at pah.org.uk/santafunrun or call 01372 461808.
Caroline, who works at the Home of Compassion, and often brings Frank & Dorothy to church on a Sunday morning, is looking for a room to rent in Thames Ditton. If you have a spare room in your house, or you know someone who has, do please consider this request or pass it on.
Losing someone you love can turn your life upside down. Talking to someone who understands can really help. The Bereavement cafe is a chance to meet with others who understand the experience of loss. It is a space to talk about the pain of bereavement, and find support and encouragement when you need it most.
Running in partnership with the Princess Alice Hospice, our Bereavement Cafe will be running in the Smee Room (in the Church Hall) from 10:30am-12pm on Wednesday 21st October. No need to book, and no charge. Just come along.
We have published a book written by church member Malcolm Cooper as part of the centenary commemoration of Armistice to honour the 107 men and 1 women from Thames Ditton who lost their lives whilst on active service in WW1. Books are available from the Parish Office and cost £7.99.
Any profits or royalties go to the Poppy Appeal. If you are interested, do contact the Parish Office saying how many copies you would like.
Today (Sunday 18th November) we are pleased to welcome our friends from the URC Speer Road church to our 11:15am service as one of our four annual joint services when we worship together. Rev. Peter Flint will be preaching
On Wednesday 5thDecember 8:30am-1pm at the Speer Road URC. Most books 50p- £2, refreshments available, and all profits are to go towards installing the new accessible toilet.
On Wednesday 5thDecember 12:30pm at the George and Dragon pub. Please bring along a £5 wrapped gift for the Secret Santa. If you would like to come, please contact Jenny Sherriff.
To support the local food bank and Joel, we would love you to have a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’. Each day, at home, put an item IN a basket/bag when you take a chocolate OUT of your advent calendar. At the end of the month, bring your reverse calendar into the Office and we will donate it to the foodbank or Joel. Thanks. Andrew & Sarb.
On November 3rd, letters were posted out inviting members of the Church to refresh their stewardship giving. I hope I reached everyone, but I’m not infallible, and if you did not get one, apologies ……likewise, I may have wrongly addressed some, or sent them inappropriately. But don’t get mad, get emailing (or leave a message at the church office 020 8398 9641) and let me know. With thanks, Martin (Treasurer).
If you would like to take part and sing with the choir at the Nine Lessons and Carols service on Sunday 16thDecember, please join us on Thursdays at 7pm for choir practice. Reuben.