Events and news
Church events, on a regular and a one-off basis, are displayed on the Foyer notice boards, the notice board in the Mayo Hall
, on Sunday Service Papers and sometimes on the Foyer
Our church magazine, Church News
, also contains announcements and news.
- What's on
This section concentrates mainly on 'special events', or events that run for a short time at our church or nearby.
To view the regular weekly and monthly events at this church, including Bible studies for adults and young people, please take a look at the KURC monthly calendar; and for a wider mix of interesting events, please see the latest edition of the The Back Page
- Lent and Easter 2017
Join us to follow the Easter story!
See the full programme in the link above.
- Thursday 2nd March, KURC, 12:30
* Lunchtime Concert *
Haeun Kim (cello) accompanied by Sa Lang Kim (piano) will play Grieg's Cello Sonata and Beethoven's Cello Sonata no. 3. Both of these talented musicians are students at the Royal College of Music and have also played in one of our previous lunchtime concerts. The recital is free with a retiring collection for the Community Hub Project. Do come and support them!
- Saturday 8th April, St Andrew's Church, Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4AB 19.30
* Kingston Orpheus Choir Concert *
Programme includes works by Fauré and Vierne. Tickets: Concessions £12 or £14 at the door.
- In the news
- * World Water Day ~ 22nd March *
World Water Day is an annual event organised by the United Nations. The day is observed internationally as an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. On and around 22 March 2017, cathedrals and churches worldwide will lift their voices to draw attention to our obligation to care for God's sustaining gift of water in all its forms. The JustWater programme begins at the start of Lent 2017 (1st March) and runs through World Water Day and beyond.
- * Fairtrade Fortnight ~ 27th February - 12th March *
This year's theme is: 'It's time to put Fairtrade in your break'. Many people now recognise the Fairtrade Mark and although it has become the biggest and best known ethical label in the UK, there is still a long way to go before millions of farmers in developing countries are paid what they deserve for the food they produce. It's not a new problem but we can do something about it. By using Fairtrade products when 'It's time for a break' we can encourage others to do the same.
- * Our Minister, Lesley Charlton has visited South Korea *
See Lesley's blog of her time there.
- The Back Page
A new edition of the The Back Page is produced with the weekly Service Paper and keeps us aware of relevant ideas, news and events happening beyond our church premises. Here is the previous week's edition.
- Church magazine (Church News)
View the current edition of the church magazine - back copies of the church magazine may be found here.
This monthly publication varying from 16 to 28 pages of news, faith matters, announcements of events, listings, pastoral news, debates, photos and jokes is produced by an editorial group who rotate the task, and who may stamp their imprint on the content and format, in turn. The young people in the church sometimes edit an edition.
Everyone is invited to make contributions to Church News which should be with the editor by the second Sunday of the month.
Church News comes out towards the end of the month. Printed copies are made available in the vestibule for all members and friends, and for some, it forms the only contact they have with events in the church. Copies are also available in the Foyer for visitors to read. If you require a large print version, please let Tony Wenman know. Church members and friends are kindly asked to contribute £1 per copy to help meet printing costs. There is also the option to receive an e-copy instead of your printed copy and Tony Wenman will willingly add your name to his list of subscribers should you prefer to do that! (Note that this is the full version and not the edited version which appears on the website each month).
Church News is also published on the website a few days after it has been published in traditional format. Using the E-alert at the top of the web pages will allow you to know, by email, when the latest edition becomes available.