Thurs 31 Dec @ 12.46
Please join whoever else happens to be on our Open House Zoom Call tonight between 7-8pm to wish each other a Happy New Year!
Here are the details for the call:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 997 0929 5657
Meeting ID: 997 0929 5657
To dial in from a landline call 020 3481 5237 and use the above details.
Hope to speak to you soon!
Fri 25 Dec @ 12.30
A huge thank you to everyone involved in making our Christmas services so special this year. More than perhaps ever before, a vast team of people have been involved giving their time and different talents - artistic, organisational, musical, technical, creative and welcoming to make this a Christmas to remember for lots of good reasons. God bless,
Thurs 24 Dec @ 21.34
A Christmas special for everyone should be the 'Dave Farris Christmas Quiz'. Invaluable for filling in that time between having a meal and the next mince pie . . . Find it HERE
Wed 23 Dec @ 20.45
For our Christingle you can make your donations to the Children's Society like this:
then . .
Wed 23 Dec @ 17.32
More about our Christingle Workshop tomorrow at 4.15
Wed 23 Dec @ 15.31
A catch up on a few things:
Do check out our 'not-so-merry Christmas' service on YouTube - many people shared in the service and you can hear how David, Lesley, Hudson and Julia Hyde (Bob and Melda's daughter) are spending Christmas this year. Find it HERE
We were delighted to welcome Gareth Giles back to play the organ for Carols by Candlelight. He has a YouTube channel and one of his Christmas offerings is an organist view of 'O Come all ye faithful' from our Carol service. You will find it fascinating to see it all from his perspective and to hear again our wonderful Choir. Find it HERE
. There are lots of other musical offering from Gareth on his Channel too.
Please remember our service on Sunday 27 December will be online only - no congregation in church. We will review what we do from 3 January in the New Year.
Tues 22 Dec @ 10.45
Bonkey has rather overdone it with the carrots which explains the difference in sizes. ("Pedro" who stepped into the role at late notice is 46 years old and was a present to Andrew for his first Christmas. The dolls belong to Alice.) Thank you for enabling us to be part of the passage through the Parish.
Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
Paul & Judith
During the real
Twelve Days of Christmas which follow Christmas Day the local C of E churches which make up the Kingston Deanery have put together their own series of 'Twelve Days' videos. You can find them, one each day on the Deanery's YouTube Channel HERE
. Our offering will appear on January 2!
Mon 21 Dec @ 10.00
Mary, Joseph and Bonkey the donkey are still on their long journey. They have been welcomed into more homes this week.
We were told..."They woke up at our house, having changed into their pyjamas for the night, had breakfast, got dressed then travelled with Bonky to their next overnight stop. We performed a play of them doing that for Charlotte and Alex via Zoom!'
Here are a few pictures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey from this week. What a great picture James draw of them.
Sun 20 Dec @ 12.44
This year we are not taking collections for charities during our Christmas services. However, you are invited to make a donation either to your favourite charity or the ones we list on our front page with links - African Vision Malawi
, Christian Aid
, Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness
We are also collecting for The Children's Society as part of our Christingle celebrations and you can donate here. Go to the Google App as shown below and then click on the QR code further below - Thank you!
Sun 20 Dec @ 12.23
is the Order of Service for our Carols by Candlelight today.
Sat 19 Dec @ 09.48
Surbiton Salons offer local high quality concerts and for the Surbiton Winter Salon 2020, four singers and a pianist headed over to St Matthew's Church in Surbiton where they recorded a short Winter concert featuring some of your favourite Christmas carols and some with which you might not be so familiar.
Tickets for the concert are available through the Salons website HERE
and are priced at £5. The video will go live at 7pm on the 21st December. Keep a look out for an email with the link once you’ve booked and when the video goes live you can watch it at your leisure as the video will remain online for 2 weeks. It features the following artists:
Bethan Williams, Soprano
Catherine Backhouse, Mezzo-Soprano
Charles MacDougall, Tenor
Gavin Cranmer-Moralee, Bass
Robert Mingay-Smith, Piano
Tues 15 Dec @12.30
Mary, Joseph and the donkey visited Draycott Road
Thurs 10 Dec @17.15
The Posada is still 'travelling' around our Parish. Here are Mary, Joseph and Bonkey the donkey with George and Spencer.
They are passing from family to family virtually.
And they have taken many forms...
We look forward to seeing Mary, Joseph and the Donkey on the rest of their journey.
Thurs 10 Dec @ 11.10
is the Church of England's paper on vaccinations. It contains some interesting comment which you wouldn't necessarily get from usual news coverage.
Also to put a smile on your face:
Thurs 3 Dec @ 11.03
We are able to be back in church this week so you can come and worship God in the building at 9am for a Holy Communion service or at 10.30am Morning Service with children' groups. If you want to watch from home we recommend you watch our YouTube Channel HERE
but we also stream through Facebook with links for our Services this Sunday on Facebook HERE
for 9am and HERE
Wed 2 Dec @11.00
Mary, Joseph and Bonkey the donkey have started their journey around our Parish and will continue through Advent until they return back to Church on Christmas Eve.
Here they are enjoying their first visits. They stayed with Elliott and Matilda and family and also Oliver and Thomas and family.
Tues 1 Dec @ 12.27
This year we have our first ever THiS Team Advent Calendar which you can find HERE
Each day you will be able to open a new window and find an image leading you to reflect upon the Advent theme of waiting. We will also put the images on our Facebook page each day . .