Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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News and Notes  21st May

Spring Fair

Sunday 21st May 

10.30am Morning Service Led by Rev Vicci Davidson 

6.30pm Evening Service Led by Rev Nigel Rodgers 

Lectionary Readings: Acts 17:22-31. Psalm 66:8-20. 1 Peter 3:13-22. John 14:15-21 

Sunday 28th May 

10.30am Morning Service Led by Tim Coveney 

6.30pm Communion Service Led by Rev Nigel Rodgers

News & Notes The next edition will be 28th May. Items should reach Sarah using the contact form by noon on 25th May. If you would like to receive News & Notes by e-mail, please let Sarah know. 

General Information & News 

Visitors and those new to Teddington Methodist Church A leaflet “Teddington Methodist Church – A Warm Welcome for the Whole Community” is available in the narthex. We welcome anybody who may wish to become a member of TMC. 

Prayer requests If you have someone you would like prayers for, please write the details on the sheets on the table at the back of the church. Details will be given out in the service. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for the Salvation Army 

Church Flowers The church flowers this week are provided by Julie Oxborough 

We are having a Collectables and bric a brac stall at the Spring Fair. We need and would welcome donations of Collectables, Records (LPs, 78s, 45s), Pictures, China etc. Sorry no furniture. Please contact Brian or Pam Kent 0208 977 4201 for collection or advice. 

Traidcraft Stall – A stall will be held after the 10.30am service in the hall today. Please come and have a look at the variety of goods available from tea to toilet roll! Every item you buy supports the work of Traidcraft. Many thanks Helen Bott. 

Friday 2nd June at 10 am The Development Group are planning to do a final tidy around the premises on this Friday morning, so that the building looks its best for all our visitors on Sunday. Can you spare an hour to help?

Sunday 4th June Celebrations – Catering Please could you let me know as soon as possible if you are planning to attend the lunch following the celebration service. I would appreciate offers of help with providing food items, especially cakes or simple desserts. I will also need people to help serve coffee after the service and to prepare and serve the meal. Thank you.  Sue Morrell 

Saturday Coffee Mornings We would like to keep these running every Saturday at least until the end of the summer term. However, there are a number of weeks when one or both of us are not available. We particularly need offers of help on 17th and 24th June. Please speak to one of us or sign the sheet in the Stanley Road narthex if you are able to help, or maybe even run the coffee morning yourself for your own good cause. Thank you. Gill and Sue 

Peter Clarke will be running a half marathon on 25th June, billed as the "hardest in the UK". He is raising funds for Myeloma UK. The link to his JustGiving page is https://www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/Peter-Clark20 

Dates for your Diary 

Saturday 27th May Spring Fair and Plant Sale. from 10.00-12.30.  Please start collecting bric a brac, looking after your seedlings and cuttings, also making jams and thinking about cakes you can make. Please give your name to Gill Jackson, if you can help on the day. This can be a fun day if we have lots of helpers. 

Saturday, 3rd. June, Coffee Morning in aid of TMC Cottage Garden, recovery after the building works uprooting and the restoration of our welcoming Hampton Road approach. Do support us with cakes but best of all, your company. 

Sunday 4th June Celebration Service for completion of the building and landscaping of the church garden followed by lunch 

Thursday 8th June The Volunteer Fair at Richmond Adult College 2 – 6pm. See the poster for more details.

Saturday 10th June North Kingston Choir Summer Concert at 4pm at the Cornerhouse Community Arts Theatre, Douglas Road, Surbiton. Tickets are £5 plus booking fee for adults and free for children under 12 years. Supporting the Kingston Samaritans. Modern music with a live band including songs by Keane, Billy Joel and Michael Jackson. Tickets are available from www.northkingstonchoir.org.uk

 Sunday 11th June General Church Meeting in the Church during the 10.30 am service The Church Stewards and Congregational representatives to Church Council for the year starting September 2017 will be elected at this meeting. Please consider whether you could become involved. Speak to a Steward if you would like more information. Nomination forms can be found on the Church notice board in the Stanley Road narthex.


Saturday 17th June SUMMER CONCERT AT SUNBURY METHODIST CHURCH at 7.30 pm. Thameside Harmony Chorus, a fun-loving women's a cappella group, will be performing at Sunbury Methodist Church to raise money for their Community Hall Roof Fund. This event has been organised by the Friendly Club and will include refreshments served by the Friendly Club Staff. Tickets will be on sale later.  Please support this event and help us to raise as much as possible. 

Saturday 24th June Brexit The Impact and Consequences 10am – 4pm at Westminster Central Hall. Organised by Westminster Women’s Outreach and Men’s Fellowship, MCHW. Tickets £12 plus £1.33 booking fee from mchwbrexit.eventbrite.com


Saturday 1st July Silent Auction


Saturday 1st July Richmond Street Pastors BBQ If you are interested in volunteering you are warmly invited to come along to a social BBQ at The Vineyard, Richmond, from 5-8pm to find out more! All refreshments will be provided! Street Pastor training starts in September 2017. For details, contact Gary Flynn 07966 233504 Email: gary.streetpastor@hotmail.co.uk