In these days of CoronaVirus when churches all over the country are closed for public worship, the Revd Paul Timmis and the Revd Stephanie Nadarajah, both of Christ Church with St Philip, Worcester Park, prepare services for broadcasting live on facebook.
If you missed any, you can use the links below to view them
Our services and all church activities and groups are cancelled until further notice:
Men's Supper Club
Coffee n Chat
Frogs Toddler Club
All external bookings
This is in line with the government's latest guidelines relating to the Coronavirus.
We may not be able to gather as we normally do, but we’re still here if you need prayerful or practical support.
for which you can contact us by email via email@example.com
We are in the process of setting up other forms of communication and support so in the meantime, check back here for further updates.
Above all Stay Safe. These are unprecedented and trying times but with God's help we will pull through, but remember:
COVID-19 is contagious
Please take every precaution to stop the Coronavirus spreading and obey the government's advice
Stay at home
Only go outside for food, exercise (once per day) or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family.
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Paul, this month, now that we are in the season of Lent has been looking at "Living Lent" which invites Christians to gather as a community and journey together towards radical change for the climate. It acknowledges both that our lifestyles and choices have played a role in damaging creation and that many of us are desperate to change because we very much hope to see creation flourish as God intended it to. It then asks the all-important question, ‘So where do we begin?’ and offers some practical suggestions.
Can we help?
Please let us know if there is any way in which we can be of service to you by contacting us via the Contact us page. All communications will be treated in the strictist confidence.
Do you know anyone who has dementia or is caring for someone suffering with dementia then you may find the organisation "Dementia Friends" helpful.
Dementia Friends is an organisation about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.
The Merton Dementia Hub is a unique community based service for people with dementia, their family and carers.
Their address is:
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A prayer for courage...
Courage comes from the heart
and we are always welcomed by God,
the Croí of all being.
We bear witness to our faith,
knowing that we are called
to live lives of courage,
love and reconciliation
in the ordinary and extraordinary
moments of each day.
We bear witness, too, to our failures
and our complicity in the fractures of our world.
May we be courageous today.
May we learn today.
May we love today.
Amen A prayer by Pádraig Ó Tuama
(Note: Croí is an Irish word (pronounced ‘Kree’) which means ‘heart’)
Lectionary - Year A
Week commencing 5th April 2020 Palm Sunday
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We've topped the £200.00 mark. Thank you to all our supporters Please join in and raise funds for free
Total raised so far £201.49 (as at 30/3/2020). That's money received from suppliers after our supporters (21 so far) have shopped on-line at no cost to themselves.
Please go to our Fundraising page for more information or click on the picture below to join the scheme or to shop if you've already registered.
The March 2020 edition is now available. To keep up to date with events at Martin Way, left-click to read or right-click to download on the Newsletter cover.
A Word in Time
Would you like to follow a Bible Study, but don't know where to start? Then why not go to A Word in Time on the Methodist Church web site and follow this week's Bible Study.
The Community page showcases organisations which have chosen Martin Way as a place where they feel they can offer further services to the community. Most are regular long-standing bookings. Have a look to see if any strike a chord with you.
Please pray for others known to you who are ill, bereaved, in need of encouragement or just in need of a friendly word, especially if you're the one able to give it. It could mean so much to them.