Parish Newsletter 



We have changed the way we disseminate information in print: we have migrated from our own newsletter to having our own page(s) in About Thames Ditton magazine!  This gives us a much wider audience. This is delivered to homes in Thames Ditton, but if you do not have your own copy, you can still read it at  www.aboutthamesditton.co.uk   and here  


St.Nicholas’ Church

THAMES DITTON

1120 – 2016


Our new group for youngsters


Dear Friends


It is always an encouraging sign when you are asked to start something new at church. That is certainly the case when you are asked about making provision for the 10 to 15 years age group. We were approached by some of the families in church who have children of that age and wanted something for them to come to. So we have set up a group that meets on Sunday evenings, 6pm-7.30pm, every fortnight in the church hall. 

Sunday evenings is often a good time to relax and to talk about some of the questions that children often have at this age. Tweens and teens can hang out together, have some fun, enjoy each other’s company, and also to think about and explore the Christian faith. We start with pizza and something to drink, and then play some games. We are using the Youth Alpha course, which means watching some videos, and having a chat about some of the big questions in life. You don’t have to go to church, or be a Christian to attend. We will explore the Christian faith, but it is always good to have people with a range of views and opinions who say what they think; that’s the best way of learning together. 

It’s early days for this group, but we’re making plans, such as getting some table tennis and football tables and going on outings to: Laser Quest; bowling; Chessington World of Adventures, or Thorpe Park. If you have some ideas, we would be very interested to hear what you have to say. 

If you want to be part of this group, just come along, we’d love to see you. It might help to let us know in advance, just so we can get enough pizza in for everybody, so email (parishoffice@stnicholaschurch.org.uk ) or ring the Parish Office any time. 

Do come along and give it a try. The more young people that come, the more fun it will be!


God Bless 


Andrew


www.stnicholaschurch.org.uk 



CHURCH CALENDAR 

please also see the page Services and Calendar 


EVERY SUNDAY - services where everyone is welcome:  2018 schedule

8am Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Service (with St. Nick’s Kids on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, and Communion on the 3rd Sunday of the month)

11.15am Traditional Choral Service with communion on first, third and fifth Sundays of the month.



And especially for children:

Nick’s Kids 10 and 24 June, 8 July.

Tots Praise at 9.30am on Thursdays, 14 June & 12 July - a lively service in church with songs, stories, prayers and fun for under 5s and their carers.

4 o’clock church - a fun Sunday service and tea for children and their carers on 20 May, 17 June and 15 July

Youth Group - 10 and 24 June, 8 July.




StNick’s Family

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