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

  • 1 John 2:1
    “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”

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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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WELCOME INTO CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

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On Sunday September 4th the church was delighted to receive Sally and Andrew Cligg into membership of the church. The Revd. Andy Laird welcomed them during the morning service and, after making their affirmations, they were presented with membership cards and certificates. We trust that they will be happy in their spiritual home.

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Left to Right:

Andrew, Sally, Mrs Hazel Hobbs (Pastoral Secretary) and Revd. Andy Laird

 

THE PAINTING OF THE CHURCH CENTRE ENTRANCE

 

Many thanks to all who helped to paint the Church Centre Entrance.

The entrance had probably not been decorated since it was built, so it was in dire need of a make over. The concrete walls were very difficult to paint as the paint soaked in and in their enthusiasm some of the volunteers painted shoes and chairs as well as the correct locations!! However, it all looks a lot brighter and cleaner now.

Thanks go to Alan, Margaret, John, Marjorie, James, Sarah, Andrew and Sally and  Cameron and, of course, to Bridget, who masterminded and organised the workforce!

We are all delighted with the difference in the appearance of the entrance

Only the lounge and toilets to go now and then the whole of the centre will be fresh and clean.

 

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Whoops! The chair is being painted too!!!

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Margaret and Sally

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James, Sarah, Margaret and Sally

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Cameron and Marjorie

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MISSION PROJECT
THE HOUSE OF LIGHT AND HOPE

On Sunday August 28th 2016 a cheque for £1000 was presented to Mr Emmanuel Toutoungi for the House of Light and Hope in Lebanon. The money was raised by the church over the past year and is going to help towards the running costs of the organisation. The House of Light and Hope was originally started to give training to delinquent children who would otherwise have had to be in prison with hardened criminals. Now it focuses on caring for Syrian refugee children who have fled their war-torn homeland.

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Presentation of cheque L to R Emmanuel Toutoungi, Revd. James Church. Margaret Height

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Around the Display Board L to R Margaret Height, James Church, Emmanuel Toutoungi, Jennifer Toutoungi

 

 

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CLUB

September 1st 

9:30 – 12:00

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Our Children’s Activity Morning was held on Thursday September 1st and was thoroughly enjoyed although several of our regular attendees were away on holiday.  This year we heard of Elijah teaching the prophets of Baal that God answers prayers.

DSC_0060Trumpets, drums and shakers plus entreaties and pleas failed to light the altar and the prophets of Baal were beaten. Elijah knew God would do as he had promised and needed no theatrics but just trust and acknowledgment from His people that He is the one true God. This is what we spent time sharing with the children this year in our holiday club. Time was spent thinking about prayer and how important it is to listen to God as well as talk to Him – Elijah was very good at doing this. We had a super morning with everyone having lots of fun making their instruments and taking part in role play and singing. The aim was to continue the theme on the following day but unfortunately many of our regular children were away so we decided to postpone the second day until half term when, hopefully, we will see more children able to come.Craft activities followed and the children were encouraged to use there imaginations to create different types of musical instruments using margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, cardboard tubes and bottle tops. A wide selection of materials was available with which to decorate the finished inasking Baal to set fire to the altarstruments.  There was  a wealth of wonderful creations and the children used these later in the morning as they re-enacted the story and remembered that God answers prayer.

 

 

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The morning concluded with the singing of action songs and the children then took home the musical instruments they had made.

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Our next Children’s Activity Morning will be during half term on Friday October 28th from 9.30 until 12 noon.

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LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

                                          & AN INCA KING

September 10th at 7.30pm

Once again, on what is fast becoming another great Radford Road tradition, a group of us met together for fish and chips and The Last Night of the Proms. Festooned with Union Jacks and world flags the vestibule looked incredible and we all enjoyed an evening of good company, good music and excellent fish and chips. We all waved flags and joined in the community singing with gusto, encouraged and led by the very “talented” Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez who delighted all in his Inca King’s costume. The other and important reason for our get together was to launch our new mission project which this year is Mission Aviation Fellowship. We have promised to donate £1,000 towards the purchase of a new plane for use in Bangladesh. We got off to a great start and want to thank everyone who came for raising the magnificent sum of £182.20. More details of the project can be found on the display board at the back of the church.

 

 

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CRAFT FAIR 2016

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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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 October 8th

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.

 

 

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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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