Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Beetle Drive

Sunday 27th May  

10.30am Morning Service Led by Rev David Priddy 

6.30pm Evening Service Led by Rev Vicci Davidson

News & Notes The next edition will be 27th May. Items should reach Sarah Waine  by noon on 24th 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. 

Church Flowers The flowers last week were provided by Jill Harker and given to Richard and Helen Bott, and Sarah and Nigel Waine. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please pray for the Teddington Methodist Church on Aldersgate Sunday, when John Wesley felt the warming of his heart which led to the establishment of Methodism. 

Circuit Prayers Please pray for Teddington Methodist Church and Teddington Hospital. Please also pray for Bolivia – Give thanks for church growth and for the desire to help those in poverty. Pray for leaders to make wise decisions allowing kingdom values to guide their words and deeds. 

The primary purpose of the next Stewards' meeting will be to discuss Property Matters and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at 8pm Monday 4th June at TMC. We will discuss any property issues but the focus will be on the items arising from the recent tour around the building and Brian Jackson’s discussions with contractors, fire risk assessors and our insurers.  

The funeral of the Rev’d Brian Skinner, who was a regular and very supportive visitor to our Circuit, will be held at Noon on Monday, 11 June at Carshalton Methodist Church. The service will be one of memorial and thanksgiving followed by a service at the Crematorium.

Light refreshments will be provided at the Church whilst, the family and others are at the Crematorium and for everyone on their return. 

No flowers please but donations for the Alzheimer's Society. The address of Carshalton Methodist Church is Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DE.

By public transport use the 154-bus route (get off at the Windsor Castle pub and walk along Beynon Road).

The nearest railway stations are Carshalton (Clapham Junction to Epsom line) and Carshalton Beeches (Clapham Junction to Epsom Downs line). 


Request for help from Wednesday Friends We are hoping to get together a list of folk who could occasionally offer a lift to and from our monthly Wednesday Friends Tea Meetings (2nd. Wednesday afternoon of each month).  For Safeguarding purposes, before being invited to give any lifts, volunteers are required to nominate referees and to undergo DBS checking. Please have a word with one of us on the WF committee. Thank you, Gwyneth, Beverley, Trixie, David, Judith,. 

Traidcraft Stall – A stall will be held after the 10.30am service in the hall this week and again next week. Come and check out our new stock of teas. Every item you buy supports the work of Traidcraft. Many thanks Helen Bott. 

Dates for your Diary 

Saturday 26th May Coffee Morning in aid of Action For Children. 

Saturday 2nd June The London District of Methodist Women in Britain invites you to its Annual Conference, about Moving Stories (migrant stories from around the world). Keynote Speaker: Revd Nigel Cowgill, Chair of the London District of the Methodist Church 11am – 3.30pm (Tea/Coffee at a cost from 10.30am) The Chapel Westminster Methodist Central Hall Westminster. Storey’s Gate. London SW1H 9NH Please RSVP to Caroline Ogunsola  (President London District MWiB) 07960 062 686 c.ogunsola@sky.com

Sunday 3rd June St Francis de Sales Church Open Garden – Charity Event 2.30 – 4.30pm.   Entrance: £2. 35 Wolsey Road, East Molesey. Teas, coffees and cake available Proceeds to several worthwhile charities which include “The Extra Mile”.


Saturday 9th June Hampton Choral Society Concert at 7.30pm at St James Church, St James's Road, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ. Mozart - Mass in C Minor, Beethoven - The Choral Fantasy and Haydn - Insanae Vanae et Curae.  Tickets are £12.50 available from Gill Jackson. 

Saturday 16th June   a circuit event which gives folk a chance to learn a number of new songs from Singing the Faith and to enjoy a time of fellowship. This year the event will be held at TMC, 3.30-5.30 and is open to not only those of us who lead worship but to all musicians and members of the congregation (i.e. our singers!) We also traditionally have a break for hot drinks and cake so it would be wonderful if folk could also be encouraged to help with providing refreshments and donating cakes as well.


Saturday 30th June Methodist Woman in Britain Quiet Day at Ruislip Methodist Church HA4 7BZ Living in Ordinary Time. This Quiet Day offers the opportunity to reflect on the spirituality of ordinariness as we live, work and pray in the presence of our everyday God. Led by Revd John Swarbrick 10.00am – 4.00pm Cost per head £5 including lunch. To book your place please contact Gillian Oxman 01895 634859 by Monday 25th June. 

Saturday 30th June Beetle Drive with Fish and Chip Supper at 5.30pm.  Tickets are £8 for Adults and £6 for children available from Richard, Helen or Gill.  Fun for all ages. 

Saturday 7th July The Safeguarding Leadership Module Training will be running at Teddington Methodist Church between 1 and 5:30. This training is compulsory for circuit staff, stewards (church and circuit), Local Preachers and Worship Leaders and Safeguarding Officers.  The Circuit Safeguarders hope that you will recognise the importance of attending as we seek to model and develop best practice across both this Circuit and the Methodist Church as a whole.