We are one parish with the good fortune of having two churches in Surbiton with their own histories and styles.
At St Andrew and St Mark, we try to be at the heart of the community, and we really are: 12,000 adults and children have used our church buildings in the last 12 months, that's over a quarter of the people who live in the area.
That might have been for women's karate, children's ballet, singing or fitness for over-70s: all take place in one of our facilities. It might also have been for an act of worship: 5,000 people have attended an act of worship one way or another, be that a baptism, a funeral, a carol service, or just on a Sunday morning, for, of course, Sunday by Sunday, we worship God.
We'd love to see you there too.
We love to be part of the community but we also stand for something more than just community activities. We seek to find God in the world around us and make Him a part of our lives, not dodging the difficult questions, but accepting them, and trying to work out what God wants from us.
At the congregation consultation, one of our top priorities was that "Our church should help the poor and vulnerable." This is your chance. Come to the Volunteer Fair at Surbiton Hill Methodist Church, Ewell Road on Saturday 4th October, 10am to 12 midday. 20 different charities will have a stall, explaining what they do, from the YMCA to Street Pastors, and how you can help. It's like speed dating for charities!
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19 October 2014
Emmaus Course pre course social evening
Monday 20th October 7.30pm @ St Mark's Church. This is a Wine & Pizza pre-module social on Monday 20th October during which there will be a brief slide show that will act as a prelude to this particular module. All are invited to any session, but the pre-module social particularly offers newcomers a chance to see what is involved. Please see Celia O'Neill or Tim Lavis for more information.
All Souls Service at St Andrew's Church
Sunday 2nd November 2014. This is a chance to remember your loved ones by name. If you'd like to hear the name of someone who you loved but who has died read out, and prayed for in church, please write their name in block capitals, on the list at the back of church.