Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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Methodist Recorder

Sunday 25th October


10.30am United Nations Service Led by Rev David Innes

United Nations is celebrating 75 years of its charter and it will be part of our 10.30am service. 

Our MP Munira Wilson will read the Preamble to the UN Charter. 

The loose cash collection will be for UNICEF -United Nations Children's Fund - which provides food and healthcare to disadvantaged children.

News & Notes The next edition will be 25th October. Items should reach Sarah Waine at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by 9am on 22nd October. If you would like to receive News & Notes by e-mail, please let Sarah know. 

News and Notes will continue to be sent out by post and email whilst the Circuit Service sheet is produced. During this time a few printed copies will be available at the church, mainly for visitors. If you no longer wish to receive your copy by post/email 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 St Michael’s Church 

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for Sunbury Methodist Church and Baby Basics and the Methodist Council at High Leigh.  Please also pray for Nigeria – Rich natural resources, but massive levels of corruption. Most still live in poverty. Nigeria remains as one country despite tensions between people groups. Pray for wise, just and fair leaders to shape the future. Massive church growth, but a lack of discipleship. Pray for humility, simplicity and holiness to become the mark of Christians. 

Help to create our Autumn Collage. During the lockdown earlier this year, some members of the congregation at TMC knitted, crocheted and tatted flowers which have been put together to create our beautiful ‘Lockdown Bouquet’.  It is now proudly displayed in our church hall. We are now making leaves for our second collage. If you would like to crochet or knit a leaf in an autumnal colour to add to our display please let Sally Aston know (astonsally@blueyonder.co.uk). We would love it to represent the wider community family. 

METHODIST PRAYER HANDBOOK 2020-21 We have ordered some more copies of the Methodist Prayer Handbook 2020-21 which many find a helpful resource and is also very informative of the Methodist Church in the UK and across the world.  If you would like a copy please see one of the stewards or Robert Mortimer. 

Live video feed/recording policy We have a camera installed in the Church in order that a live feed of the service can be provided either in the Family Room for parents who may need to take out young children or in the Main Hall if the Church is at capacity.   The camera is located at the back of the Church.  Those taking an active part in worship (preacher, readers, musicians etc) will be informed in advance of the service if there is to be a live feed to the hall. At present nothing is recorded but if in future services are to be recorded and/or streamed live on the internet, permission must be given by those taking part (preacher, readers, musicians etc) for this to be done and agreement reached on how long the recording continues to be available, especially if it is made public. Any questions about this please speak to one of the stewards. 

Sarah and Nigel Waine are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their Grandson (no name as yet!) born on 11th October to James and Saffron.

Important Changes: Worship and the “Rule of Six” The official guidance on this is as follows “Places of Worship can remain open for services and prayer.  As before, the limit on the number of people is determined by the risk assessment with attendees divided into multiple groups of no more than 6 people.” This means that both inside and outside the Church you should not gather in groups of larger than 6, and you must not move from one group to another. It is particularly necessary to observe this when we leave the building to avoid giving the wrong impression to the people outside. Please make sure that you do not linger in the doorway and move well away from the entrance to chat. 

WhatsApp Group If you have a smart phone and would like to join our WhatsApp group please get in touch. 

Zoom Informal Zoom meetings are at 11am on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. If you need the log in details please ask Sarah. 

House Group by Zoom The next date in the diary is Tuesday 27th October. In December, there will be a weekly Circuit Advent Course on Tuesdays on Zoom, led by David and Kan, and using material produced by the District. It will be a way of making Advent special as we'll not be able to have many of our usual events. 

Dates for your Diary 

Friday 30th October Circuit Book Club The book club will meet most probably by Zoom. The book will be The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. 


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