Welcome to Radford Road Church CV31 1NF

A Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church

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We are delighted that you have clicked through to our site. We would like  to introduce you to our church and to the church activities in this community. We are situated in the Old Town area of Royal Leamington Spa.

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Welcome

We give a warm welcome to all who visit Radford Road Church and invite everyone to join in our worship and in any of the activities which occur during the week. We offer friendship and fellowship to all in our community and in the wider world and would be delighted if you would join us in our journey of faith. This website has been set up to tell you about our church in Radford Road, Royal Leamington Spa. It will let you know who we are, where we meet, what we’re doing, and when it’s happening – so that you can come to worship and pray to God and take part in any of our weekday activities. If you need any help of would like someone to talk to or someone to pray with you contact us and we shall try to help. We would be delighted to see you at our services on Sunday and midweek or at any of the weekday activities.

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The church, which has a purpose built ramp at the entrance, and also the Church Centre, are both totally wheelchair accessible. Toilet facilities for people with disabilities are available in both buildings. Do come along and share in worship and friendship.

 

Daily Bible Verse

  • Psalm 119:165
    “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”

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A PRAYER FOR OUR CHURCH

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O God, make the door of this house

wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship;

narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride, and strife.

Make its threshold smooth enough

to be no stumbling-block to children,

nor to straying feet,

but rugged enough to turn back the tempter’s power.

God make the door of this house the gateway to thine eternal kingdom.

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 NEW LOGO FOR THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

 

The URC logo has recently been updated.URC-LOGO-blue-small

The brief was to take the essence of the existing logo and to simplify it.

Lead designer Chris Andrews said:

‘There was a real need to take the logo, pare it back, make it simpler and more functional. ‘We now have something much more contemporary. We’re using a brighter, sharper colour than before, and the rough, loose edges of the cross give a new feeling of energy. We wanted to reflect a church that is vibrant and dynamic.’

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLUB

September 1st and 2nd

9:30 – 12:00

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When we run the Children’s Activity Club the summer holidays will be almost over and hopefully, we can give the children an event to remember before they go back to school. This year there will be “something old” and “something new”. Old will be Elijah teaching the prophets of Baal that God answers prayer, and new, Jesus teaching us how to pray through the Lord’s Prayer. Please invite any children you may know and as always pray for this event and that the children will come and be blessed.

 

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.OUR MISSION PROJECT

 THE HOUSE OF LIGHT AND HOPE

(BEIT EL NOUR)

 

The fighting in Syria is constantly in the news. What is often reported is the human problem of how many of the population are desperate to escape from the situation. Many find a route out of Syria and travel to Lebanon which is a country of comparative safety.

The population of Lebanon is 4 million and at the present time this includes a million people from Syria i.e. 25% of the Lebanese population. Lebanon has a long history of caring for refugees.. It helped the Palestinians who were fleeing from Israel 30 years ago and a centre was set up in Sabra to give support. Over the years the nature of the work there has changed and that centre is now caring for the Syrian refugees. The centre has expanded and now an additional centre has been established at Nabraa. Among those fleeing from Syria are many children and young people. Their education has been disrupted because of the necessity to leave their homeland. This results in their chances of eventually being able to earn a wage diminishing.

Our Mission project this year is to support the education work being done at the Nabraa Centre in Beirut and to help the young displaced children to learn skills which will enhance their chances of eventually securing employment and becoming independent. At the present time 250 children are being educated at this centre which is called “The House of Light and Hope”. The Archbishop of Tyre and Sidon is the Patron of this Christian work.

The education work at the House of Light and Hope in Nabraa is our new Mission project and we aim to raise £1000 to help this work to progress.

Please pray for the work of the Centre and the staff and young people involved in the project and help us to raise money to help this Christian charity.

 

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Learning sewing skills

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Becoming computer literate

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.BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Radford Road Church has now reached its target for this Mission Project and a cheque for £1000 will be presented to mr Emmanuel Toutoungi for the House of Light and Hope at the morning service on August 28th.

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LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

 

Rule BrittanniaThis is always a fantastic evening when we all let our hair down and enjoy the live television presentation of ‘The Last Night of the Proms’.

Those who have attended in previous years will all want to come again, if you haven’t been before then do come this year.

Book the date now, get out your Union Jacks, your red, white and blue clothing and perhaps make a special hat!Come in good voice to sing ‘Rule Britannia’ and other popular songs and enjoy a fish and chip supper together.

 

 

 

Tickets are £8.00 each and all profit goes to launch our new Mission Project (see page 9). Sign up on the notice board to book a place as tickets are limited to 40.

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BIG BREAKFAST

 

Big Breakfast

 

Come and enjoy

A Big Breakfast (bacon, eggs, sausage and beans)

or a simpler Continental Breakfast

The next Big Breakfast is on Saturday September 3rd

from 9am until 11.00am.

                          All welcome

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ROOM HIRE

DO YOU NEED A ROOM ON A REGULAR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY BASIS OR JUST FOR A “ONE OFF” OCCASION? WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP.

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The Hall, Lounge and Kitchen in the Church Centre and the Front Foyer and Kitchen in the Main Church Building are available for hire for community use. The premises are very  suitable for parties, group activities or meetings, either as a one-off or on a regular weekly booking basis.

Toilet facilities are available in both areas.

The Church Centre kitchen has been recently modernised and is excellently equipped.

The Hall is freshly decorated and is suitable for meetings, parties or family get-togethers.

The Lounge and the Front Foyer are both ideal for meetings.

Use our Contact Us page 0r phone 01926 427451 for further details, costs and for viewing.

Please note: Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.

 

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Main   Hall                                                                Kitchen

 

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Front Foyer

 

Size of Rooms:

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Main Hall – 13.7m x 6.7m (45ft x 22ft)

Lounge – 7.2m x 4.4m (24ft x 14.4ft)

Front Foyer – 9.9m x 5.75m (32.4ft x 18.9ft)

 

 

 

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And the Night Shelter volunteers are now delighted with the newly equipped kitchen.

 

 

 

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For further details regarding availability and hire charges:

 

Phone 01926 427451;

email carrier_mj@btinternet.com

or use the Contact Us Page on this web site.

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NATIVITY SETS FOR LOAN TO OTHER CHURCHES

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We have over 100 Nativity SRussian Dollsets from all around the world which we are willing to loan to other churches within a 50 mile radius of Leamington Spa. If your church would like to use these sets for exhibition purposes please email carrier_mj@yahoo.co.uk.

A donation for the work of Radford Road Church would be appreciated.

 

 

The demand to exhibit these sets is mainly during Advent  so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

CRAFT FAIR 2016

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Saturday October 1st 11.00am – 2.00pm

This is an annual event.

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Do come along on October 1st to enjoy this fantastic Craft Fair.

We have lots of stalls, many of which are selling hand- made items by local craftspeople.

This is an ideal opportunity to buy unique Christmas presents and to enjoy a splendid friendly atmosphere.

The Craft Fair will serve delicious food throughout the event.

See you there!

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SORRY. ALL STALLS ARE NOW BOOKED.

TRY AGAIN IN 2017!

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BIBLE STUDY HOUSE GROUP

House Group meets at 135, Leam Terrace

each Friday evening at 7.30am

Come along and meet with others, discuss  and learn, and give your views and ideas at the House Group. New people always welcome.  It would be really helpful if people could let James know if they plan to attend.

Please note: House Group will continue to meet during the summer except on July 29th and August 5th.

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PICTURES FOR SALE TO RAISE MONEY FOR SUFFERERS OF DEMENTIA

 

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All the artwork has been created by Laurence Sandman, a close family friend of Ruth and John Eyles, using the Paper FiftyThree app on the iPad. The pictures are available to buy as prints to help support dementia charities the world over, in memory of Laurence’s dear wife, Brenda, who lived with dementia for over 15 years. All pictures can be ordered as photo-prints in a variety of sizes. By request, they can also be supplied (at cost) mounted and framed. Pricing is elegantly simple – they are all supplied at cost. Yes. At cost. The clever bit is that we just ask you to consider (completely optional) making a donation to a charity working to overcome dementia. In the UK our preferred suggestion would be the Alzheimer’s Society (they helped us a lot over the years) but the choice is entirely yours. We don’t even suggest an amount.

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 How does it work?

You choose the prints you’d like and let us know. If you go ahead and also make a donation of your choice to a charity working to overcome dementia then just email us some kind of proof – a receipt or similar (you don’t even need to show the amount) – and Laurence will sign and date your prints and even add a personal ‘thank you’. We don’t even suggest an amount – that is completely up to you AND you can also look at using Gift Aid if that is an option where you live. That’s it. simple. No complications. You don’t need to worry that we’re making tons of cash on the deal, because – as you can tell by the prices – we’re not! We’re just pleased that you’d like a copy of the pictures and you get to feel lovely for supporting a very worthwhile cause.

 

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For prices, sizes, more pictures, how to order and further details please go to www.paraklete.com

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The Special Events Page

may be of particular interest as it gives a resumé of events which have taken place at Radford Road Church.

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