Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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News and Notes



Sunday 20th October 

10.30am Morning Service Led by Peter Green 

6.30pm Communion Service Led by Rev David Innes

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 provided last week by Gill and Brian Jackson were given to Jill Harker and Julia Lavery and family. 

Churches Together in Teddington: Please Pray for St John’s Church 

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for East Molesey Methodist Church and Splodge.  Please also pray for Iran – significant Christian growth despite risk of the death sentence.  Much poverty. The best-educated emigrate.  Pray for creative programmes to develop capable, well-trained leaders for the underground church. 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who brought gifts or gave donations at our Harvest Services.  The grocery items, clothing and other gifts for Whitechapel Mission will be stored and added to gifts brought to our Christmas Gift Service on 1st December. The cash collection for All We Can with some cheques and when Gift Aid is added will be over £800 which is tremendous and in a variety of ways, we shall be helping to change the lives of many people - THANK YOU. 

Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park 15th to 17th October with expert advice on all aspects of ministry and Christian life. Free tickets are available - see Alfie Evans for details. 

Christmas Fair and Charity Christmas Card Sale - Saturday 2nd November 10.30am - 12.30pm Thank you to everyone who has offered to help - we now need to invite people to come and to make sure that we have plenty of cakes, traybakes, biscuits, pies, jams, preserves and chutneys to sell - please bring your contributions on Friday evening from 7.00 - 8.00 or early on Saturday morning.  The proceeds of the morning will be given to the Glass Door Homeless Night Shelter at St Mary's Church, Teddington, who will be providing food and shelter on Sunday nights from November. 

Waitrose Hampton are supporting The Extra Mile during October. If you are in the area and doing shopping please get a green token and put in our box section.  TEM supports local families with clothes and equipment for their children. 

A big thank you to all who contributed to make the Anniversary Lunch such a success.   It started with Alfie putting up all the tables and chairs beforehand.   The food was plentiful and delicious, the helpers in the kitchen did a marvellous job of washing up coffee cups, communion glasses, the pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, all without being asked.  It was a happy occasion and a collection was made for the church funds. 

Rev David Innes sends his apologies for not attending TMC Anniversary Lunch but he was at East Molesey celebrating Harvest and the service was followed by lunch.  He couldn't be in two places at once and it was good for him and his family to be with their other local church.

Request for knitters! Once again, we are planning to 'release ' a host of knitted and crocheted angels around the churches in the circuit during Advent which people can take home to decorate their trees. The knitting and crochet patterns can be found on the links page of the church website or speak to Sarah or Denise who will be able to print a pattern out for you. 

Pastoral Visitors - please note that the next Pastoral Committee will meet on Monday 14th October at 7.30pm in Hampton. This is a change from the planned date.  If you are unable to come, please let Margaret Mortimer know. 

Dates for your Diary 

Wednesday 16th October Public Issues discussion at 8pm will be on Marriage and Relationships (including same-sex marriage, divorce and co-habitation). 

Friday 18th October The next meeting of the Fellowship group will be at 11.00am in the Garden Room.   Everyone is welcome to join us for an informal time of Bible reading and prayer after a cup of tea/coffee. 

Friday 18th October The next Prayer Walk meeting outside of The Anglers by Teddington Lock footbridge to walk and pray along the High Street. 

Friday 25th October Kingston and Wimbledon Odeon’s are showing an animated film of Bunyan's PILGRIM'S PROGRESS (PG) from Fri. 25th October.  Do try to get to see it.  Details are at: www.pilgrimsprogressmovie.co.uk Perhaps we can arrange to go together as a church.  Performance times will be on the Odeon website from Tues. 22nd Oct.  "...will be enjoyed by the whole family”:  4 stars - Premier Christianity magazine 

Saturday 2nd November Christmas Fair and Charity Christmas Card Sale 10.30 - 12.30pm 

Saturday 9th November Barn Dance 6.30-9pm Dancing with Ploughman's supper.   Tickets adults £8.  Children free.  Contact Gill Jackson  

Saturday 16th November Playgroup's 50th birthday celebration, 3 - 5pm


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