Local Area Groups – update

There has been a Re-visioning in Thames North Synod which has placed growth of the whole church at the heart of the Synod’s mission strategy. Recognising that mission is carried out locally committees have been restructured and streamlined so that resources might be released to local church groups. It is hoped that this will strengthen […]

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Thames North Synod

has a new website, where you can read all the papers and reports from Synod meetings http://urcthamesnorth.org.uk/synod-meetings/      

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Sharing the living bread

Bible 1: Ephesians 4:1-16 Bible 2: John 6:24-36 I wonder how many of you enjoy Chinese food. My wife and I do and one of the challenges that we face whenever we move is to find a good Chinese take away. But there is one thing about Chinese food. You seem to eat an awful […]

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Marriage of same-sex couples

The United Reformed Church’s General Assembly continues discussion on the marriage of same-sex couples On Saturday 27 June, the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church met or a one-day, one-issue Assembly, at Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham to discuss how local United Reformed churches might respond to recent legislation on the marriage of same sex […]

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Away Day

Reports from the 6 Sep Away Day at the Niland Conference Centre will appear over the next few weeks here and in the church magazine. 28 members came to the Centre at Bushey Heath to spend a day in worship and seminars looking at the future of St. Andrew’s. There’s a full picture gallery from the day […]

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Church Away Day Sat 6th Sep

St. Andrew’s Away Day Sat 6th Sep 2014 Niland Conference Centre, Bushey Heath Spending time together to think and pray about our future life as a church   10am             Arrivals – Coffee and baby photo wall 1030am        Opening Worship led by Anne Byfield 11am            ‘Season of Invitation’ […]

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REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I

Planting Poppy Seeds  After the service on Easter Sunday morning, members of the congregation gathered in the Church garden in the rain to share in planting white and red poppy seeds representing ‘peace and remembrance’ – with the hope that they will bloom on or around 4 August, the 100 year commemoration of the declaration […]

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Church Growth

In a strategic move at its November meeting, Thames North Synod has agreed a new plan for church growth. Launching the initiative, Synod Moderator, the Revd Dr Andrew Prasad urged local church representatives to make church growth a core priority for prayer, as well as in their decisions and actions.   At the same time, […]

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