KiT 80Mon 15 June @ 08.28

In Daily Worship this week we will be broadly following an Order of Service from the Celtic Trinity tradition.  You can find today's HERE and our Joyful Noise.  We are also beginning to pray for the roads in our Parish once again so this morning prayed for Agar Close  with Diana Gardens and  Baden Powell Close and Ashcombe Avenue.
KiT 80Sun 14 June @ 14.14

This morning's service can be accessed again from our 'Listen Again' page.  In our service this morning we enjoyed a couple of video montages.  You can find them here.  The first was from those 'Leavers' who have moved away from Surbiton and so St Matthew's and the second was of the regular attenders who have died in the last 7 years - 'Deceased' 

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If there are people who are not internet enabled they might like to hear about Daily Hope which is available on 0800 804 8044.  People calling the 0800 (free) number will hear a greeting from Archbishop Justin himself and can then choose from a range of options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19.  The service is free from land line or mobile.  Please pass this on to others who might be interested. 

KiT 80Sat 13 June @ 18.10

HERE is the link to our live streamed service tomorrow, Sunday 14th June, at 10.30am
Sat 13 June @ 17.19

Here are some resources which you may like to explore:

Changing Times is a FREE retreat hosted online by St Augustine’s College of Theology.  It offers four weeks of prayer and reflection on the changes taking place in our lives as we respond to the changes taking place in our world.  What lasting difference will the time we have spent in lockdown make to the shape of our lives?  It begins TOMORROW.  Each week there is a podcast and a downloadable leaflet with prayer and reflection exercises.  Register HERE

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While international travel is impossible St George’s College, Jerusalem, is creating a series of films which introduce the holy sites as a way of taking a virtual pilgrimage.  The films available so far are about Bethlehem and Nazareth

'Telling a Better Story: Why Faith and Science Belong Together' is the 2020 Faraday Institute summer course.  It takes place online from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July.  Each day there will be lectures by distinguished contributors, and group discussions.  It is free and participants can join some or all of the webinars.  Details of the programme and registration details are HERE

Sat 13 June@ 08.37

Today's Daily Worship invites us to consider 'Hope' and you can find it HERE along with our Joyful Noise.  We also prayed for those who are assisted living in the Parish and others who support that including Yourhealthcare and other services.
KiT 80Fri 12 June

HERE is Daily Worship for Friday reflecting on the theme of Humility and our Joyful Noise.  We pray for all our friends at Woodbury Care Home just up the road from us.

HERE also is the link to our live streamed service this coming Sunday at 10.30am.

KiT 80Thurs 11 June @ 16.43

You may have heard or read of people recommending the practice of journalling at this time.  It can be a helpful way to help us get in touch with ourselves and with God.  Below is a challenge to us all from across the centuries to consider our way of living day by day:

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Thurs 11 June @ 08.26

Today in our Daily Worship we consider Faithfulness - God's and ours - and pray for Royal Star & Garter and all domiciliary carers and recipients of care  HERE and our Joyful Noise 
KiT 80Wed 10 June @ 16.11

Found in the sound archives recently - enjoy a limited view of the inside of the church again and some beautiful music HERE.

Wed 10 June @ 09.45

More about the return of the Church Bells HERE  - as covered by The Good Life

Wed 10 June @ 08.18

In our Daily Worship together HERE and in our Joyful Noise we give God the Glory.  We also pray for Southborough NH and Langley Court NH.
KiT 80Tues 9 June @ 08.17 

Today we reflect upon Wisdom HERE.  We also prayed for Bourne House and Hamilton NH as yesterday we prayed for Milverton NH and Rosclare.  This is our Joyful Noise 

KiT 80Mon 8 June @ 12.11


A quote from the poet Scott Woods:

"Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."

Mon 8 June @ 11.38

and more . . .

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Mon 8 June @ 09.28

The bells are back . . . 
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Mon 8 June @ 08.16 

This week in our Daily Worship we will be following a different theme each day.  HERE today we reflect on 'harmony'.  Our Joyful Noise continues the theme.
KiT 80Sat 6 June @ 17.49

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Sat 6 June @ 15.13

An interesting article to be downloaded HERE about some aspects of the virus Covid-19 from the viewpoint of a scientist who is also a priest in our Diocese.

Sat 6 June @ 09.31

HERE is the link to our live streamed Sunday worship tomorrow at 10.30am
KiT 80Sat 6 June @ 09.01 (apologies for the delay today - some inexplicable technical issues!) 

The City of Jericho is taken today in Daily Worship HERE and our Trinitarian Joyful Noise 

KiT 80Fri 5 June

Joshua and the Israelites prepare for battle in our Daily Worship HERE and our Joyful Noise.

Today is UN World Environment Day - we will be reflecting that in our worship on Sunday.

KiT 80Thurs 4 June @ 08.08

Twelve stones are set up at Gilgal in our Daily Worship today HERE and our Joyful Noise 
KiT 80Wed 3 June @ 18.09

If you would be happy to record a Bible reading for our Sunday worship or lead prayers or be live in the 'studio' doing either, please could you drop an email to Helen at  When the technology is working it is a simple process but you need to have a microphone and a camera on your laptop or use your smart phone.   Looking forward to hearing from you! 

Wed 3 June @ 08.15

Today in our Daily Worship HERE Joshua faces the mighty River Jordan and this is our Joyful Noise 

Also if you would like to volunteer to help KT Churches Emergency Food Response in partnership with the council to deliver food boxes to people who are not able to leave their homes at this time then click HERE to sign up.  There has been an incredible response over the past 10 weeks with volunteers to pack and deliver boxes but some are now returning to work which has left some slots available.
NB Couples signing up as drivers should just sign up under one name.  Up to 15 drivers are needed each day at the moment.
KiT 80Tues 2 June @ 15.10

For those who were not able to hear the entirety of William Allberry's talk in our Sunday service we apologise.  The transcript was posted on Sunday under that day's listing but for those unable to find it HERE is again!

Tues 2 June @ 08.24

Chapter 2 in our story of Joshua in Daily Worship HERE and our Joyful Noise 
KiT 80 Mon 1 June @ 15.32

A couple of things to mention . . .

We now have our newly installed railing on the steps to the Parish Office 

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Also we are continuing to produce a weekly Notice Sheet, particularly for those who are not able to watch our services on-line.  If you would like to receive it each week you can send an email to or you can download your own copy or read it online HERE 

Mon 1 June @ 08.22

For this week in Daily Worship we shall be following the story of Joshua in the early chapters of the Old Testament book which bears his name HERE and our Joyful Noise 


Helen Hancock, 01/06/2020