Surbiton High to the rescue

As part of their Year 9 Community Action Day we enjoyed hosting 19 girls and three members of staff to help us sort out our ‘kitchen garden’.   The idea was that the garden would be sufficiently improved to allow them to host a tea party for the residents of Woodbury Care Home in the afternoon, which they did.  After some really hard work and commitment the garden has been transformed and we are very grateful to all the girls and staff as we shall continue to enjoy using it over the summer.

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Our new SPA

At a service at Southwark Cathedral last night (to which 20 people from our church came along) Susan Kang was commissioned as a Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary.

Susan has undergone two years of training and we are delighted and proud of her achievement.  In her ministry as a SPA Susan expects to be particularly concerned with the pastoral needs of the congregation and also in assisting in our work in Care Homes and with the bereaved.   But who knows what else God has planned for her?!

It was lovely that at the service Susan was supported by all the family – her husband, Jin- Yong who is our faithful church treasurer, her four children and their partners.  Congratulations Susan!

 

 

School Celebration Sunday

 

 

On Sunday 25th June in our 11am service we are looking forward to sharing our worship with children, parents, staff and governors from St Matthew’s Primary School.  We enjoy close links with the school and are delighted that we can welcome them and especially families of children who are looking forward to joining Receptionin September to this special service.

A gesture of love . . .

This week, along with different places of worship across the area, we were given a red rose by a group of local Muslims who were seeking to show solidarity with others in our community following the shocking events of last weekend.  In a thoughtful and gracious letter they expressed their opposition to terrorism in the name of religion and described how ‘all of us’ need to do whatever we can to work against such extremism.  They reminded us that the major ‘weapon’ which we all have at our disposal is love.

We are really grateful for their very practical demonstration of love in action and words and wish them well.

Thy Kingdom Come

Within THiS Team we are joining in with churches all over the country and beyond to offer prayer for individuals and for our nation. If you would like to send a prayer request please email teamrector@stmatthewskt6.org and we commit to praying for you at one of our prayer meetings which are as follows:

Tuesday 30th May @ St Paul’s Hook at 8pm
Wednesday 31st May @ St Matthew’s at 8pm
Thursday 1st June @ St George’s at 12 noon
Friday 2nd June @ St Paul’s Hook at 12 noon
Saturday 3rd June @ St Matthew’s at 12 noon
Sunday 4th June@ St George’s – a Service of Pentecost Prayer and Praise at 6.30pm

Why not come along and share one of these prayer events.  You’ll be very welcome and might enjoy the chance to step out of the busyness of your day into the stillness of one of our church buildings.