On the 5th and 6th of June I will (hopefully!) be taking part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge as part of a team led by the Durham University Charities Commission in aid of Teesdale and Weardale Mountain Rescue Service. The challenge is to climb the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in one continuous attempt, with only the minibus drive to the next mountain breaking up the hiking! As you may imagine, this is a huge endurance challenge so we are hoping to raise a good amount of money for the mountain rescue service, who will be assisting our attempt. I know this is not a local charity, but if you could donate, that would be wonderful, and please do so via this link:
and if you can’t use the link please get in contact with my parents.
Also, if the actual physical challenge wasn’t hard enough, as part of the fundraising, I am running a half marathon in April with my dad!
Thank you very much for any donations.
Churches Together In West Wickham In place of the traditional walk of witness, this year Churches Together in West Wickham are organising a daily reflection, which will be broadcast via Youtube, to aid our faith journey through Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and concluding on Easter Day. Each daily reflection will draw on an … Continue reading Palm Sunday to Easter Day Reflections
Emmanuel URC has been asked by the Census Engagement Manager in the Borough of Bromley to promote the forthcoming census which is being conducted by the Office for National Statistics. The designated Census Day is Sunday 21st March. Ahead of then every household will receive a letter in the post with an access code enabling an … Continue reading Census in England and Wales
Our Lent journey exploring a psalm a week continues through March, every Wednesday at 7pm. The devotional/exploration of a Psalm will be for around 10 minutes and conclude with a prayer. After the prayer, you may choose to click and leave or bide a while, for a chat and a cuppa. I’ll mix a hot … Continue reading Psalm at Seven
Saturday 28th @ 2.30pm Induction of Revd Dr David Pickering, service led by Revd. Bridget Banks, Moderator of Southern Synod (Zoom details to be communicated) … Continue reading Induction of Revd Dr David Pickering
God of Life. Our planet is dying. We are responsible for the destruction of species and eco-systems. Save us for our death-dealing systems that rely on fossil fuels that strip-mine the commons that convert Your natural world into cold, hard cash. Give us wisdom and courage to find new ways of living. Empower our children … Continue reading Prayer for COP26*
As Ian comes to the end of his 28-year stint as organist and choirmaster, we are delighted he will be giving a lunchtime recital on Friday 16th October at 12 noon. Under current coronavirus guidelines for performing arts, the practical issues like hygiene, seating and venue capacity are pretty much the same as for worship. … Continue reading Lunchtime recital by Ian Verran
This year, we will be marking Harvest on Sunday 27th September, when we also take up our donations to Commitment for Life. Sadly, it’s not possible to make this a parade service with the uniformed organisations, nor to arrange a harvest lunch together, nor to enjoy an evening service of Harvest Praise led by our … Continue reading Harvest Service
The summer barbeque-cum-fair, in aid of TWAM (Tools With A Mission) https://www.twam.uk/ … Continue reading Summer Barbeque
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 … Continue reading Bereavement Packs
After morning service and tea & coffee … Continue reading Church meeting