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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21 September 2014
2015 Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land intro meeting
Thursday 25th September 8pm @ St Mark's – Find out more, even if you may not want to come but may want to be involved at home. For more information contact Janice Price.
Thursday 25th September 7.30pm @ The Ditton Pub (Long Ditton). Boules outside if sunshine, Skittles indoors if it's raining. Contact Hugh for more information.
Friday 26th September 10am – 12 noon in St Andrew's Glass Room. Please come and support this. If you can't make the morning there is a chance in the afternoon to support Macmillan at St.Mark's hall from 12.30 – 3.30pm.