Christingle Making

This morning some of our church members and young people, plus Jackie Cresswell and a group of the 8th Fleet Brownies, met together to assemble the Christingles for tomorrow evening’s carol service.  We all had a great time working together – not to mention eating all the rejected sweets! Thank you to everyone who came […]

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Planting Poppies for Peace and Remembrance

After our Easter Sunday morning service members of our congregation – from the oldest to the youngest – gathered outside the church to scatter white and red poppy seeds.  This was part of a URC initiative to mark the centenary of the declaration of the First World War.  The white poppies represent peace and the […]

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Operation Christmas Child – Our Photos

Since 1990, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts. Last year our Pilots group completed several shoe boxes to send to needy […]

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Stephen the Games Maker

Our former minister, Stephen Thornton, has been working as a volunteer Games Maker at Wimbledon during the London 2012 Olympics. Responsible for a team of twelve other Games Makers, Stephen’s duties included welcoming people from all over the world, checking their tickets, showing them to their seats, answering queries, and generally making sure that everyone […]

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Calling All Photographers!

We need your help! In this our centenary year we are planning a church calendar, which will be a celebration of who we are, what we do, and where we live. Contributions of photos are therefore invited under the following categories: Photos taken in and around our church and at church events during the coming […]

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From our Church Secretary, Mrs Molly Frampton

On Sunday 28 August we said farewell to our minister, Stephen Thornton.  The time from his Induction Service on 4 September 2004 has flown.  Stephen has done so much to guide us in so many ways: into appreciation of the wonderful poetry and stories in the Bible; music and the background of so many hymns; […]

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We Say Goodbye to our Minister

The church family said a sad goodbye to Stephen Thornton, our Minister for seven years, at his final service on Sunday 28 August. The service began with the thanksgiving, blessing and dedication of baby James Philip Alan Bailey. Then, after the young people had left for their various groups, Sue Bowen read the text for […]

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