Ruxley Church

The Church on the Lane

Friday, 11 September 2020

Ruxley's Garden of Reflection

Ruxley’s Garden of Reflection

If you have walked past the church recently you will have noticed a change. Since 5th August we have been planting, and now there is a beautiful space for you to sit in and enjoy. If you are having a daily walk, do take a look at the garden and maybe sit for a while. The plants will provide all year round interest; some are scented, some are lovely to touch, there are evergreens for structure and climbers to cloak the fences. We hope you will enjoy using this space.
Yes, it may have taken a while but “all good things come to he who waits!”.




Thursday, 13 August 2020

Foodbank request 13th August


  We continue to be very busy, so much so that we are completely out of some items.


As previously mentioned we do have a very good stock of many of the basic items so if possible please donate only the items on the following list - 

We have either no or very little stock of the following items -
Sugar - small bags if possible
Long life fruit juice - we have run out
Long life sponge puddings - we have run out
Children’s treats - chocolate etc - we have run out
Instant mash
Sanitary towels
We are in danger of running out of the following items -
Nappies - size 5+ and 6+ only
Toilet rolls
Shampoo
Conditioner
Shaving gel
Washing up liquid
Powdered milk
Custard
Coffee
Tea bags - not catering packes please

The majority of supermarkets still have collection bins which we empty on a regular basis. Alternatively food can be dropped off at our warehouse in Ruxley,Lane Ewell. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm for dropping donations , except Thursday when last time for donations is 2pm. Please note that we do not open on Bank Holidays.

Many thanks for your continued help and support.

Stay safe
Jackie 



Admin Team Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Update on the Epsom and Ewell Foodbank

Although the Foodbank is not able to operate from our building at the moment, it is extremely busy continuing to serve the community and delivering food to those in need. This week they made 118 deliveries and fed about 311 people.


They have a fairly good stock of many of the basisc items, but would appreciate donations from the following list if possible.
Cleaning products - bleach, anti bac sprays etc
Custard
Sugar - small bags if possible
Ketchup/brown sauce 
Long life sponge puddings
Children’s treats - chocolate etc
Savoury snacks - crisps etc
Peanut butter
Naapies - Siz 5+ and above only please
Toilet Rolls
Washing up liquid - small bottles
Savoury biscuits
Long Life fruit juice

The majority of supermarkets still have collection bins which are emptied on a regular basis. Alternatively food can be dropped off at the warehouse in Ruxley Lane, which is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm for dropping donations, except Thursday when last time for donations is 2pm. But not on Bank Holidays.

Many thanks for your continued help and support.


August/September Ruxley Star now published

Click here for our August/September issue of the Ruxley Star


Saturday, 25 July 2020

The Challenges of Re-opening

Most of us have heard the Government say that we can now return to worshipping in church. However, every church is having to prepare risk assessments both to Government Guidelines and also to denominational guidelines, to work out how and when this can be done safely, and these guidelines are changing on a regular basis.
Ruxley Church is no different. We have completed our risk assessment and are working out how to meet these requirements. Cleaning, social distancing, contact details for Covid tracing, and much more. No singing, keeping our distance from each other, possibly wearing masks, rushing away afterwards, no coffee. Not as we remember it. You might like to see this video made by Motherwell South Parish Church on their thoughts on returning. However, we are still an active church family. We hold prayer meetings and some housegroups via Zoom and we pastorally care for each other by phone and socially distanced in person. We have a special Keeping in Touch newsletter sent out every fortnight, and a printed service is sent out each week by email and delivered personally to those without internet access and is also available on our website and facebook page. We also provide links to other weekly services on youtube, both from our Anglican and Methodist Traditions.
So please be patient, continue trusting in Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, until that day when we can once again meet together in our church building to worship Him.


Monday, 1 June 2020

Another Marathon Ruxley Star for June/July

Click here for our June/July Lockdown edition of the Ruxley Star, with plenty to read, with articles, cartoons, quizzes and crossword.


Sunday, 24 May 2020

Churches Together in Ewell Prayer Week


CTE Prayer Week runs from 25-29th May 2020

Use these resources and links to pray for our community, our country and our world 


PRAYER OF ST BRENDAN

Help me to journey beyond the familiar
and into the unknown.
Give me the faith to leave old ways
and break fresh ground with You.
Christ of the mysteries, I trust You
to be stronger than each storm within me.
I will trust in the darkness and know
that my times, even now, are in Your hand.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven,
and somehow, make my obedience count for You.'