Ruxley Church

The Church on the Lane

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Welcome to Rev Emma Aikins




We are pleased to be welcoming our new Methodist Minister, Rev. Emma Aikins in September. Emma's first service at Ruxley will be the 6.30 evening service on  the 4th September. 
Everyone is also warmly invited to attend her welcome service into the Wimbledon Methodist Circuit which will be on Wednesday 7th September at 7.30 p.m. at Stoneleigh Methodist Church.

Click to here read Emma's introduction to herself

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Church Structures Review underway

We've just started a review to establish an effective church structure and governance systems for a new phase in the life of Ruxley as we seek to move forward in our mission and ministry. A working group has been set up by the Church Council to explore this.  
We are currently considering two main aspects: an outline accountability structure, and how all aspects of church life can be covered by this. The views of all members of the congregation are most welcome, and we are circulating a Feedback Form along with a draft structure. These are available in the Members Area of the Church website and in paper form.
Please do speak to any other member of the working group for more information. The members are:
Rev Mark, Anne Cockram, Nick Borrett, Gill Edwards, Sue Grasby, and Hugh Proctor.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Summer Edtion of Ruxley Star now on line



Click here for the current Summer Edition, as well as past issues of our church magazine, The Ruxley Star

Monday, 4 July 2016

Statements on Referendum Result from Archbishops Welby and Sentamu

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu have issued the following joint statement after the UK voted to leave the European Union:

 

On Thursday, millions of people from across the United Kingdom voted in the Referendum, and a majority expressed a desire that Britain’s future is to be outside the European Union

The outcome of this referendum has been determined by the people of this country. It is now the responsibility of the Government, with the support of Parliament, to take full account of the outcome of the referendum, and, in the light of this, decide upon the next steps. This morning, the Prime Minister David Cameron has offered a framework for when this process might formally begin.

The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all reimagine both what it means to be the United Kingdom in an interdependent world and what values and virtues should shape and guide our relationships with others.

As citizens of the United Kingdom, whatever our views during the referendum campaign, we must now unite in a common task to build a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world. We must remain hospitable and compassionate, builders of bridges and not barriers. Many of those living among us and alongside us as neighbours, friends and work colleagues come from overseas and some will feel a deep sense of insecurity. We must respond by offering reassurance, by cherishing our wonderfully diverse society, and by affirming the unique contribution of each and every one.

The referendum campaign has been vigorous and at times has caused hurt to those on one side or the other. We must therefore act with humility and courage – being true to the principles that make the very best of our nation. Unity, hope and generosity will enable us to overcome the period of transition that will now happen, and to emerge confident and successful. The opportunities and challenges that face us as a nation and as global citizens are too significant for us to settle for less.

As those who hope and trust in the living God, let us pray for all our leaders, especially for Prime Minister David Cameron in his remaining months in office. We also pray for leaders across Europe, and around the world, as they face this dramatic change. Let us pray especially that we may go forward to build a good United Kingdom that, though relating to the rest of Europe in a new way will play its part amongst the nations in the pursuit of the common good throughout the world.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Discussion/Study on The Trinity 7.45 p.m. 27th June

Rev. Mark will be leading a Study/Discussion Group on The Trinity on Monday 27th June at 7.45 p.m.  This is a follow-up to his sermon on "What We Can Learn from the Trinity" on the 22nd May, the text of which can be found under "Sermons" on the website.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Queen's Official 90th Birthday Garden Party News!



Programme for

Queen’s Official 90th Birthday Garden Party
on the Green and in the Church on Ruxley Lane
Saturday 11th June, 12.30 - 4.30 pm

12.30:  Opening Parade
1.00 – 2.00:  Garden Party Picnic
2.00:  Songs show by Toddlers 
2.30:  Fancy dress and crown judging, with special guest arrival
3.00:  Riverview School Choir performance 
3.30:  Afternoon tea       
4.00:  Short service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s life
All Afternoon:  Refreshments, Cake stall, Music by band 
Bash the Rat, Hook a Duck, Beat the Buzzer, Soak a Sucker Sponges, 
Face painting , Glitter tattoos,  Messy Church Crafts, Crown Making,
Queen’s Life & Faith display, Video of Royal Memories,
90 Glorious Years Display and Picture Quiz.

Don’t forget to come in Royalty theme fancy dress (any interpretation!) and / or children make a home-made crown for a chance to win a prize.

Please be aware: There isn't any parking in front of the Church or on Merchant Close. Parking is available at Riverview School car park, Pams Way, or on road.

All Welcome.  For more information, contact:
 Rev Mark Borley (vicar@ruxley-church.org.uk – 0208 3972208),
or Jenny Meineck (0208 3942101 - jenny.meineck@ntlworld.com)

June Ruxley Star out now


The June issue of the church magazine has been published and is available free now.