British 10K 2018

This race will be run on Sunday 15 July, and Borderline are looking for four more runners to take part and raise funds for the charity.  If you are interested, please contact the Fundraising Officer, Olivia Levins, on 08454562190 or  Val Kemp has already signed up to run for Borderline, to sponsor Val and help to raise money for this worthwhile cause, go to

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Roads across London and Surrey will be affected on the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July as part of a weekend of Prudential RideLondon cycling events.  Roads in central London will be closed to traffic on Saturday, and on Sunday 29 July some roads in east, west, central and south-west London and Surrey will be closed.  For further details, please see


On Sunday 10 June Chris Close, a professional photographer and brother of Elaine, will be in church taking photographs of the church and the congregation to build up a portfolio of up-to-date photographs for use in the Tercentenary celebrations next year.  A good turn-out of members would be appreciated on this day.

Lady Frances: Frances Balfour, Aristocrat Suffragist – books for sale

Image of cover of bookFollowing the very successful launch of Joan B Huffman’s biography of Lady Frances in the church on 16 May, there are still a few copies of the book available to purchase at £19.99.  The author wished the church to benefit from the sale of the books, so has very generously donated them.

All proceeds from the sale will therefore go to the Organ Renovation Fund.  Please see Sarah Pipkin or the church secretary if you would like to purchase the book.

Open Church

During June, July and August, we try to open the church to visitors between 12 noon and 3 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  In order to keep the church open we need to have at least two volunteers on duty every day.  If you are able to spare some time to help with this venture, please speak to Margaret Ross.

Service of Thanksgiving Saturday 9 June – 11.30 am

This service is being held to remember and give thanks for those friends, family and loved ones who have been part of our lives but are now no longer with us.

During the service we will remember each by name and give thanks for all that made them special.  If you would like to include any family member, friend or loved one please give names to the church secretary.  There will also be an opportunity to view the Book of Remembrance kept at the back of the church, and to arrange for an entry to be made if desired.

After the service light refreshments will be served in the church hall, for which all are welcome to join us.

General Assembly

This year’s General Assembly takes place in Edinburgh from 18 – 25 May.  The Minister and Geordie Fergusson are Commissioners this year, and Sheena Tait will be at the Heart and Soul event in Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 20 May, helping at the Scots in Great War London tent.  Look out for reports on the Assembly and Heart and Soul in the August issue of The Chronicle.

Vocations Information Day

A Vocations Information Day will be held at Doubletree Hilton by Dunblane Hydro on 9 June, and will provide an opportunity to explore ways of serving God and finding out how he might be calling you.  Further information and a detailed programme is available on the Church of Scotland website

Lady Frances: Frances Balfour, Aristocrat Suffragist

Image of cover of bookOn Wednesday 16 May we will be hosting the launch of Joan Huffman’s biography of Lady Frances Balfour, who was strongly committed to Crown Court and instrumental in raising the funds necessary to build the church in which we now worship.

Tea will be available from 5.30 pm, and the launch will take place from 6 – 7 pm.  Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night (£19.99).  Do come along and support this long-awaited event.