COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE

Our Community Christmas Tree was placed in position outside the church and we are grateful for the provision of the tree by a friend of the church for this new project.

We invited members of our congregation, people who use our premises and members of our local community to each place a bauble or home made decoration on our tree.

In this busy, multicultural area of the town there are a lot of businesses, homes, bed- sits and student accommodation and we anticipated that this project would bring people together and encourage a true community spirit.

A book was placed in the vestibule into which those who added a decoration could convey a message of greetings to the community. We planned to have the church open on some mornings and afternoons when drinks would be served and people could chat to visitors.

The congregation was encouraged to make this new venture known to as many people as possible.

This  tree was for the local community and helped to spread the true meaning of Christmas of Love, Hope and Peace amongst local people.

heart-of-england-logoWe are grateful to the Heart of England Community Foundation Love Leamington Fund for a grant of £370 to fund this event.

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A bare tree was erected outside Radford Road Church.

 

It was decorated with 700 LED lights

Community Christmas Tree Nov 26 2016
The tree was erected by the Scout Leaders
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Gradually decorations were added by the public

 

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School groups came to see the tree and visit our Nativity Exhibition.

 

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Children from Clapham Terrace School visit and add decorations to the tree.

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Even a group of 12 Japanese tourists stopped by to admire the tree and commented about the appropriateness of the project! Who knows, perhaps the idea will be copied in Japan!

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People put baubles on the tree and admired it.The individual baubles and decorations are delightful.

 

 

 

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The project was reported in our local paper, The Leamington Spa Courier.

 

The book recording messages of goodwill to everyone in the local community, has lots of hand written sentiments written on pre-designed Christmas tree shapes. We are all delighted with the community’s response to this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday Lunch

A group of about 20 people who meet together on alternate Wednesdays and enjoy a soup lunch for £1.50 followed by a Christian activity.

Everyone who would enjoy fellowship together and a light meal would be most welcome.

Friendship Circle

A small group who meet regularly on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm.

The meeting starts with a hymn, prayer and introduction. Sometimes a visiting speaker gives a talk and sometimes members provide their own topic to share with others. All welcome.

Uniformed Organisations

Monday 5.00pm Rainbows

Monday 6.00pm Brownies

Monday 7.00pm Guides

Friday 6.15pm Cub Scouts

Friday 6.15pm Beaver Scouts

Friday 7.30pm Scouts & Explorer Scouts

Note: The Uniformed Organisations do not meet during school holidays.

 

 

Big Breakfast (Monthly)

Come and enjoy

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

or a simpler Continental BreakfastBig Breakfast

The Big Breakfast will be held from 9am until 11.00am on the following dates in 2018: 

Saturday Jan. 13

Saturday Feb. 10

Saturday Mar. 10

Saturday April 14

Saturday May 19 Stay and watch the Royal Wedding and toast the happy couple

Saturday June 9

Saturday July 14

Saturday Aug. 11

Saturday Sept.8

Saturday Oct 13

Saturday Nov. 10

Saturday Dec. 8

All welcome

 

CRAFT FAIR 2016

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Saturday October 1st 11.00am – 2.00pm

 balloons

 

We held our annual Craft Fair on October 1st on Saturday Oct 1 st 2016.

There were lots of stalls, many of which sold hand- made items made by local craftspeople. This year we had a record number of crafters and had 12 names on our waiting list!

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

The Craft Fair served delicious food throughout the event.

We are pleased to announce that we raised £1148.96 for the maintenance of our church premises. Thank you to all those who worked so hard to make the event so successful.

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LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS 2016

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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PAINTING OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH CENTRE

 

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.

 

The Lounge in the Hall has now been painted too. Many thanks to Bridget and her small group of helpers who have made the lounge look so much better and fresh and clean for the many people who use this area.

 

Harvest 2016

A special Harvest Thanksgiving service was held on Sunday September 25 2016 led by Mr Roy Burrell, a Methodist Local Preacher. Members of the Uniformed Organisations and some of their parents attended.

The children had made pictures using natural materials which were on display.

 

The church had been tastefully decorated for this festival by members and friends of the Flower Team.

The congregation donated tins and packets of food which were later donated to the Warwick and Leamington Food Bank.