Welcome to Radford Road Church

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 56:4
    “In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

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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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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 
MAY 15TH -21ST

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SPONSORED WALK

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The Saturday preceding Christian Aid Week is traditionally the day of the Christian Aid Sponsored Walk in Leamington.This year Radford Road Church arranged its own walk and at 9am our intrepid walkers and Julia’s dog, Annabel, set out to walk laps of the Jephson Gardens.

We met on a park bench!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful gardens in the centre of our town and we all enjoyed the walk on a beautiful May morning. The sun shone, the birds sang, the trees looked magnificent and the company was great.

We were all impressed when one of our group played “Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star”

 

We enjoyed the Sensory Garden where one of our team rendered her version of ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ on the xylophone and the friendly Park Ranger unlocked the garden created to replicate Sarah Horne’s display at Chelsea Flower Show, so that we were the first visitors of the day.

 

 

 

The William de Normanville commemorative art tribute

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Can you spot the heron?

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,We admired the art work in the gardens, especially the new 2D metal display to commemorate the contribution William Louis de Normanville made to the town.  He became the Borough Surveyor in Leamington in 1882 and the new display is in honour of his work in the town. Among his major achievements were the Adelaide Road Bridge, the restoration of the Pump Rooms and the Pump Room Gardens, the York Bridge and Promenade. His masterpiece was the Weir and the Suspension Bridge close to the Jephson Gardens.

We all enjoyed the morning walk and some were fortunate enough to see a heron catch a fish as they crossed the suspension bridge.

Some members completed more laps than others, but our aim was to raise money to help the world’s poor through the work of Christian Aid.

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HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTION

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During Christian Aid Week some of our church members took part in the House to House collection for Christian Aid. Some collected individually whilst others went in a group. Radford Road Church has a huge area to cover  and our collectors attempt to call at as many houses as possible. Many thanks to all those who knock on doors to collect money to help the poorest people in the world and to do God’s work by helping our neighbours wherever they may be.

 

Some of our House to House collectors

 

 

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JAMES, OUR URC MINISTER,

HAS RUN THE LONDON MARATHON!

 

MarrathonOn Sunday 24th April James ran the London Marathon. He was running in memory of Ashley Doughty, a young man from Lillington Free Church who died on Easter Day 2014 (20th April) after being treated over several months for a brain tumour.

The charity Cancer and Leukaemia in Children named after the late Sir Malcolm Sargent. (CLIC Sargent) supported Ashley throughout his illness and James is raising money to support this charity and its important work.

 

 

 

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James completed the marathon in 4 hours 43 minutes and 2 seconds and was placed 25162 out of nearly 40,000 participants. Many congratulations, James, on a fantastic achievement.

You can still donate to CLIC Sargent. Cheques may be made payable to  Cancer and Leukaemia in Children  (CLIC Sargent) and sent to Revd. James Church c/o Radford Road Church, Radford Road,  Leamington Spa CV31 1NF.

 

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PRAISE IN THE PARK 2016

June 5th 2016 at 11.00am 

Pump Room Gardens

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Come and join with other Christians from many different churches in Leamington to praise God in the open air.

Meet at the bandstand in the Pump Room Gardens at 11.00am, bring your chairs, rugs and perhaps a picnic and sing joyfully as you worship. This is an annual occasion and attracts over 1000 people.

 

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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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Becoming computer literate

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A young electrician

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Learning to wire plugs

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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 June 11th

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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Calling all Craftersballoons

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Stalls are available to hire (£15 per table 48 inches x 24 inches)

Crafters keep own takings

Please contact webmaster for bookings or enquiries

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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: There will NOT be a House Group on April 22nd or April 29th, House Group will recommence on Friday May 6th.

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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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Please continue to scroll down this page and click on headings to other web sites and items of interest.

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Church Magazine June 2016

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