Annual Business Meeting of the congregation – Sunday 25 March

The agenda and reports for this meeting will be sent to members of the congregation a week prior to the meeting. Committee Conveners and Secretaries of church organisations are therefore asked to submit their reports by Sunday 11 March at the latest.

 This is an important meeting in the life of the church, as it provides information on how the church is being run and provides an opportunity for members to ask questions of office bearers on matters of interest to them.  So please do try to get to the meeting if you possibly can.

Book launch postponed

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, which was planned to take place on Wednesday 28 February, has had to be postponed owing to a delay in copies of the book being available from the printer.

Further details will be made available as soon as another date has been agreed.

Church spring clean

Old postcard cartoon of spring cleaning
via Blue Mountains City Library, Flickr CC

The church spring clean will take place on Saturday 17 March.  Please put the date in your diary and be prepared to come along and help us to give the church and the hall their annual deep clean.


No previous experience is required: just elbow grease and a willingness to get your hands dirty!  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

2018 Hugh Price Hughes Lectures Thinking for Today’s World “Voices from the Edge”

All lectures are free, begin at 7.30 pm and are held at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Hinde Street, W1U 2QJ.

  • Tuesday 13 February: Professor Tina Beattie “Feminism and the Frontline: Friend or Foe of the Christian Faith?”
  • Tuesday 13 March: Rev Donald Eadie “No longer victims but liberators”
  • Tuesday 17 April: Rev Dr Martin Johnstone “Fragility, the shocking new ‘f-word’ for the Church”
  • Tuesday 8 May: Rev Trey Hall “Christianity as Second Language: Evangelism and Identity in a post-Colonial World”
  • Tuesday 12 June: Rev Dr Canon Rachel Mann “From Edge to Centre? Being Transgender in the Church Today”

Bloomsbury Organ Day

This event takes place on Saturday 27 January from 12.30 – 7 pm at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.  It is organised by Music in Bloomsbury and Organists Online.  Throughout the afternoon there will be a series of snapshots of some the interesting events happening in the organ world.  There are ongoing refreshments, displays of relevant material, and sales of CDs and books.  For further details, see

Burns Supper Saturday 10 February 2018

The Annual Burns Supper organised by the Rambling and Social Club will take place in the church hall on Saturday 10 February at 6.30 for 7 pm – better late than never!

There will be all the usual speeches, the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties, and of course, the chance to take to the floor and show off your Scottish country dancing skills.

Tickets will be available from Margaret Ross in the New Year, but be sure to place your order (and pay your money – price to be advised in due course!) early to avoid disappointment.

Crown Court Concert Series

There will be no concert series this year, but we are already thinking ahead to our Tercentenary year in 2019, with a view to planning a very special series of concerts for that year as part of our celebrations.

Contact details

To help us keep our records up-to-date, members are asked to let either their elder or the Church Secretary know of any change of address.  It would also be helpful to have details of email addresses and phone numbers.  These details are kept securely, used only for church purposes, and not shared with any other organisation.

Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in Westminster Monday 22 January 2018 at 6.30 – 9.30 pm

This year’s AGM of Churches Together in Westminster will take place at the Salvation Army Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, W1C 2DJ on Monday 22 January 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

CTiW is supporting borough-wide eco-awareness by choosing Creation Care as the theme of its AGM.  There will be a range of inspiring speakers and stalls with information and opportunity for conversation.  So far attendance is confirmed of A Rocha UK, Shrinking the Footprint, the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals and The Big Church Switch, with several more leading conservation and environmental organisations in the pipeline, so this is sure to be a very interesting evening.  All are welcome.