Reporting – August 2018

Dear Friends

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Farewell Service and tea last week when we gave thanks for the Rev’d Ros Murphy’s ministry and friendship.  Thank you too to Sheila Giles for arranging the three recent fund raising concerts and lunches.

Conference this year was held in Nottingham and a new President, the Rev’d Michaela Youngson, and new Vice-President, Mr Bala Gnanapragasam, were welcomed into post.  Michaela serves as one of the Chairs of the London District. You may have heard her speak on BBC Radio 2 in  ‘Pause for Thought’  where she is a regular contributor.   Bala serves on the board of Christian Aid and MHA and is a trustee of the London HIV/Aids Chaplaincy. He has also served as the Chair of University Hospital Lewisham. 

I have printed off the Conference Digest which gives a brief report of business covered and decisions made at conference and gives links for further reading about the debates and reports.  Copies of the Digest are in the Welcome Area.

This month we welcome six new church members:  Roger and Stella Lobb, Anna Cooley Jan Grant, and Alan and Jan Cumming.   Sadly, we bid farewell to Simon Dobson as he transfers his membership to the Dale St Methodist Church in Leamington Spa. 

A suggestion has been made to have an evening Bible Study group.  If you would be interested in attending such a group please let me know.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.

Audrey Simpson