We very much hope you will come along to these events – and bring your friends and neighbours, too.  You are warmly welcome.

Local Furniture Collection and Delivery by St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) for people in need, rehoused families, domestic abuse victims  etc.   Contact John Meldrum at johnmeldrum@hotmail.com

Picnic in the Park

This event was organised annually up to 2011 by Churches Together in Weybridge  for the benefit of all in the local community.  It took place in Churchfields Park (behind Weybridge library, so with public car parking).

Good Friday Walk of Witness 2012 - On a crisp, sunny Good Friday morning, we quietly gathered in St. James to the reflectively repeated refrain of the Taize chant ‘Jesus, remember me, when you come into your Kingdom’. A huge, plain wooden cross had been located in the main aisle and dominated our vision. Following a brief welcome and short prayer, and with a church bell tolling solemnly, the Cross was taken up and carried forth; the choir, resplendent in their purple robes, followed, and we all set out in silence, men, women and children of all ages,some in buggies, to process to Monument Green.  There, even amidst the noise of passing traffic, we heard with great clarity a short homily.  Did we feel faintly outside our comfort zone doing this? Maybe that was a good thing, it was suggested – it tuned us in to Good Friday. We sang the hymn about a green field far away.....and it was heart-felt, I’m sure -

‘O dearly, dearly has He loved, and we must love Him, too,

and trust in His redeeming blood, and try his works to do.’

We then clearly heard the reading from St.Matthew’s Passion (27:45-57)

In the short homily, we were pertinently reminded “We do not hope for Heaven or reach it through belonging to one Christian denomination or another – we hope and reach our goal through the work of Jesus Christ on that cross in Palestine some 2000 years ago. Today, in some small way, we try to show the people of Weybridge the doors of our churches are open and welcome awaits – so much so that we are prepared to demonstrate to them the love of the God who gave his Son to die for us. He was not fussy about his friends – he called the least likely so often – so let’s not work at being holier than thou – let’s love our neighbour as would like to be loved ourselves – without strings attached – unconditionally.  May we bless them into the arms of Jesus. Amen.”

Then, with a final blessing for Weybridge and its people, the service concluded. Many of us lingered, appreciating the service, the fellowship and the lovely morning before heading home and to Churches. I guess we were, indeed, well tuned in to Good Friday.

Ecumenical Pentecost Celebration – 2012

In high temperatures, if not exactly among tongues of fire, our annual service (this year, at Christ, the Prince of Peace church) was again a joyful, gentle, moving reminder of all we have in common as Christians.  We sang with our hearts; we made a collective act of sorrow and one of commitment; we were reminded of the first Pentecost, birth day of the church (acts 2:1-13); the thoughtful speaker skilfully linked us to the 2012 Celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics, reminding us we have Paraclete and Pentecost to celebrate every year.  Our minds were drawn to the compelling things we share including our Baptism, The Word and the commission to spread it by our lives, the ‘Our Father’,the prayer the Lord taught us all.  As a symbol of that sharing, six representatives from the churches present lit candles.  It was a simple yet impressive gesture.

Afterwards, we all enjoyed socialising in the hall with refreshments and a cornucopia of delicious cakes to tempt us. The atmosphere was truly congenial and many of those present expressed very positive reactions.  Make a note now to come along next year.  

2011 picnic
Last year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer
Last year’s Walk of Witness 2012 Pentecost Celebration

Good Friday Walk of Witness 2014 will take place at 10am starting at St James Church