He called them, and at once they left their boat and their father, and followed him. Matthew 4:22
- Bank Holiday walks
It is a long tradition that members and friends go for a country walk on Bank Holidays: New Year's Day, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday and the August Bank Holiday.
The leader is usually Georgina Forbes, who carefully checks out the route and the stopping places beforehand. There is usually a pub-stop at lunch time, and a number of people who cannot manage the walk meet up at the pub for lunch and fellowship.
Details are always posted on the Foyer and Mayo Hall notice-boards well in advance of the walk. Speak to Georgina Forbes or check out the KURC monthly calendar.
- London Walks
For many years now Peter Ashdown has expertly led group walks in and around London for members and friends. His meticulous planning and research have ensured that lots of us have come to know parts of London we might not have searched out for ourselves and we have also come to know each other as we have strolled along or sat together over coffee or lunch. In July 2015 Peter set off with a group of walkers to visit Fulham Palace and then on to Wandsworth. This was the 100th walk he had arranged since 2006 when his first walk was centered on Notting Hill. Read more in the September 2015 issue of Church News.
On 20th September 2016, (Peter's 110th walk and the last one to be led by him) the band of intrepid walkers walked from Wandsworth Bridge through to Battersea and then on to Chelsea. Read the full story in the November 2016 issue of Church News.
- Ballroom and Latin American dancing
We have been holding dancing classes in the Mayo Hall with its sprung floor for the past 10 years. For seven years Jeff Clark spent Friday afternoons teaching a mixed bag of beginners and improvers in the Mayo Hall. 'Not Strictly Dancing' took off, and the quickstep, samba, waltz, rumba, jive, foxtrot and more gave much enjoyment and made feet more nimble. For the past three years Linda Haynes has taught ' Dancing with Lyn' which continues to give our dancing group much pleasure. Do come and join us to watch or dance!
- Line dancing
Following the enormous success of the 'Not Strictly Dancing' events and classes, we are now running a Line Dancing class on Thursday evenings. For anyone who may not be familiar with this, it is a form of dancing, usually with dancers arranged in lines, and it has a western/country theme. It is less complex than ballroom dancing and has the enormous advantage of dancers not needing a partner.
We have a fully qualified instructor called Pauline who has been a dancer all her life and now runs several line dancing classes locally.
Line dancing: Thursdays, 19.30 to 21.30 in the Mayo Hall. £5 per session including refreshments.
For all line dancing sessions, please check the KURC monthly calendar; or contact Denise Scorer, email: denisescorer (at) aol.com
- Tea Dances
As well as dancing lessons, from time to time, we hold Tea Dances in the Mayo Hall. Sometimes it's on Fridays, sometimes Saturdays, 14.30 17.00, with the full variety of dances. We serve a scrumptious tea, and it's worth the £6.00 entry for that alone.
Watch here for information about the next tea dance, or follow the KURC web site via email.
For dates of all dancing sessions, please check the KURC monthly calendar; or contact our dance co-ordinators:
June Avery, telephone: 020 8549 1888
Liz Cook, telephone: 020 8549 1888, email: lizronhatch (at) tiscali.co.uk
- International Friendship Café
We meet in the Foyer on Thursday evenings. We are a small group that welcomes people who have little chance to practice English conversation. We talk about English culture, our families and theirs, about Kingston, about faith, about world affairs in fact whatever seems helpful.
It is very worthwhile; we all learn so much, and some good friendships have been forged over the years.
If you know anyone who might benefit, do make contact with Rev Suk In Lee; or our community projects leader; or just come along to Room 3 in the Richard Mayo Centre, Thursday evenings at 19.30.