Making a difference
During this very difficult time of the Coronavirus Pandemic, our church, like so many others, has worked hard to support its community. We have opened up our services with online worship provided on Youtube. For details see here. The Church also agreed that it wished to make a significant financial contribution to help people across the world. So, in addition to its regular giving it agreed to make donations of £500 to the local Wandsworth Foodbank, £500 to the Trussell Trust (which co-ordinates the national work of Foodbanks) and £1,000 to Christian Aid, which is working with some of the most vulnerable people in the world. We sincerely hope these donations will make a difference to those in need.
Lenten reflections at Putney
It was a great pleasure for Putney to host a short series of Lenten reflections in March. Churches Together in Putney and Roehampton (CTPR) had worked hard to put together four evenings to look at a different topical issue with an invited speaker, encouraging attendees to reflect upon what out Christian ethics have to say about different topics.
The first session dealt with “Engaging with gender, sexuality and faith with young people” and was led by the Rev’d Sally Hitchener (St Martin-in-the-Fields, founder of Diverse Church). The second was a fascinating talk and Q&A session led by His Honour Judge Jeremy Donne RD QC on “The importance of an independent judiciary” (pictured right). Sadly, the rest of the session shad to be cancelled owing to the Coronavirus but we very much hope to host something similar in the future.
Happy birthday to us!
2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the building of Putney Methodist Church in 1870. Initially, the congregation met in the school halls, in what is now Hurlingham Nursery. For more details of our history, see here.
We are going to be marking the year in a number of ways. There will be a special celebration service on Sunday, 15 November at 4:00 pm, with the guesrt preacher, Rev'd Lord Griffiths, formerly at Wesley's Chapel, London. Please keep an eye out for more details. (And yes, there will definitely be lots of cake!)
Jesus Christ Superstar ... at Putney
Very sadly this event has now had to be postponed, owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please see PLOS's website for more details.