This is an idea which has come from CTWW and will be introduced in more detail at the Quiet Day being held on Saturday 30th May as part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – the zoom details were sent out in an earlier email. Packs would be prepared that can be given to people who have been bereaved, both those known to our church communities and also via funeral directors. At a time when many people are not able to have the funeral service they would like, Elders felt it sounded like an initiative we would like to be able to support.
A pack would include
- a cross (maybe in wood, or other material)
- hand-painted forget-me-knot card
- A ‘Gift of Remembrance’ booklet (sourced from the Methodist Church)
- Crochet or knitted (or other craft) forget-me-not flower
- Packet of forget-me-not seeds
- Tealight candle
- Our own prayer of blessing and invitation to contact someone, possibly on a laminated card.
How can we help?
- make some items to go in the packs: knitted or crochet flowers, hand-painted cards, little crosses. Let me know what you are doing, and I can arrange collection
- volunteer to make up some of the packs (items and instructions would be delivered to you)
- suggestions of poems or prayers or favourite words you think might be helpful would also be gratefully received
CTWW hope that this might be a fruitful ongoing ministry in our community. If you would like to help in any way, or could offer to coordinate our response please do get in touch with me.
10.00am Churches Together in West Wickham service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity … Continue reading Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Those of you who have been on the annual Churches Walk (Unlock) in various parts of London will know how enjoyable and informative it is. This year is the 36th one and is taking place around the Wimbledon, Merton and Morden area, all on the South side of the Thames. If you hope or plan … Continue reading Churches Walk
Churches Together in West Wickham Children’s Link Half Term Special Tuesday 19th February 12-2.30pm Come and Celebrate for children up to 7 years with their parents and carers Lunch will be served from 12.45 (Donations towards costs would be appreciated) Venue: St John’s Church, Layhams Road All children must be accompanied Further details from Pat … Continue reading Children’s Link: Half Term Special
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Churches Together in West Wickham At Sparrows Den 2:00pm –4:00 pm Bring a friend Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult Older children to register with a leader … Continue reading Churches Together
13th St Francis led by Revd Hazel O’Sullivan … Continue reading February 2018 Lent Course
6th WW Methodist led by Deacon Laura MacBean … Continue reading February 2018 Lent Course
27th At Emmanuel led by Revd Bill Bowman … Continue reading February 2018 Lent Course
We are holding a Lent Course again this year. This time it will be held jointly with West Wickham Methodist Church and also St Francis and St Mary’s. The subject will be “Receiving Christ in Five Different Ways.” The sessions will be all on Tuesday evenings beginning with refreshments at 7.30pm and finishing by 9.00pm … Continue reading February 2018 Lent Course
8.00pm Joint CTWW Ash Wednesday Service at St Mary’s … Continue reading Ash Wednesday