Teddington Methodist Church & Community Centre

  • 1 Stanley Road
  • Teddington
  • TW11 8TP

020 8973 1880
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News and Notes


Sunday 20th September 

     10.30am Morning Service Led by Andrew Dye

News & Notes The next edition will be 20th September. Items should reach Sarah Waine at newsandnotes@teddingtonmethodistchurch.org.uk by 9am on 17th September. (Please note this is a later deadline than in previous weeks as the postal system is more reliable now). 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 Sacred Heart Church 

Circuit Prayers: Please pray for Sunbury Methodist Church and Children’s Service and the Rural Programme for Students, Queen’s College Birmingham.  Please also pray for the Netherlands – Once strongly Christian, but now very secular. Many churches have closed. Pray for spiritual renewal, for churches to work in partnership and for a new generation of Christian leaders.

Water Aid Denise and Nevil will be happy to accept any WaterAid jar money you may have. They don’t need the jars as an envelope or bag will do but please include your name and where appropriate a gift aid declaration. 

Knitted, crocheted and paper flowers If anyone has made flowers please bring them with you to church, or contact Sally Aston to make alternative arrangements, as Cathy and Sally are going to start making the wall hanging next week. 

Ribbons! We are hoping to decorate the church railings with a multitude of coloured ribbons as a sign that we are back worshiping in the church building. Please could you bring as many ribbons as you like and add them to the display! 

Important changes regarding JMA To comply with our new guidelines, and until further notice, we will have to change the way that JMA is collected. The children will no longer be collecting the money directly from subscribers. Please place your donations in the JMA collection box at the back of the church (a separate collection from the offertory plate). Please don’t feel that you have to pay to cover all the weeks that we did not meet for services but if you wish to, then please donate the amount you estimate you would have paid. Unfortunately, it is not possible to claim the gift aid as we had hoped so please could you put your donation in a named envelope so that we can keep records for gift aid purposes. If you paid any JMA last week please could you put a note of how much you paid into the collection box this week. I am very grateful to George Symm who will be recording the weekly amounts, a not inconsiderable task! Sarah. 

The link for youtube for the Welcome Service for Rev Kan Yu as Minister for Sunbury, Hampton and Hanworth, and Rev David Innes as Superintendant Minister for the Circuit is now available. https://youtu.be/8htvs69NDe0 

The funeral service for Peter Clark will be on Wednesday the 16th September at 1.30pm. Ailsa thanks all of you who have sent messages and emails to him over the years and to those who have texted, called or emailed her over the last few days. 

Donations in lieu of flowers to support the Myeloma UK. The link to the JustGiving page is below: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peterjamesclark

Obitus Funeral Webcast Details

Date and Time: 16-Sep-20 at 1:30 pm British Summer Time

Website: https://www.obitus.com/

Please contact us for the Username and Password. 

Risk Assessment The Covid 19 Risk Assessment has been completed by Sue and can be found on our website. 

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

Zoom The time of the Sunday Zoom meeting has changed to 2pm, however, if there are any of you who want to continue to meet at 11.30am on Sundays you are very welcome to carry on using the link at that time. The login details have not changed but if you need them please ask Sarah. The Saturday morning meetings are still at 11am. 

Dates for your Diary 

Friday 30th October Circuit Book Club The book club will meet most probably by Zoom. Please note there has been a change to the book chosen to discuss, as the original choice has not yet come out in paperback. The book will be The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. The original choice (Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton) will be discussed at a later meeting. 

News and Notes 13.09.20