Church-based Activities for Adults
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The bellringing team meet on Mondays at 7.30 pm and also ring before services. Full training given. Please email Julie in the office Julie.Craig@parishofputney.co.uk if you want to contact our Tower Captain, Paula Greenwood.
Cafe Theology in the Pantry. Think about it.
Join the discussion, over a glass of wine, at Putney Pantry, St Mary’s Church on Monday evenings at 8pm and occasional Wednesday afternoons.
15th May 8pm Pub social at the Jolly Gardeners, 61 Lacy Road SW15 1NT.
22nd May Whom God anoints. Uniquely among monarchies in Europe, the coronation is a religious service. What was its spiritual meaning? The most sacred and the only private moment of the Coronation was the anointing of the King with holy oil. What do we make of this Act of Consecration?
29th May No meeting (Whitsun bank holiday)
5th June Why God needs skin in the game. God becomes human in order to have skin in the game, literally. Similarly for belief. Nassim Nicholas Taleb argues that nothing is of any value without skin in the game. We will explore this proposition theologically.
12th June What future for religion? The fastest growing religion in this country is “none”. Yet increasingly people describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’. A return to stricter morals and codes of virtue is definitely underway. Other religions are growing while Christianity declines. What are the chances of a reawakening or a revival of the church.
26th June Poetic Expression. A close look at some poems by John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Shakespeare to discern the religious truths they contain.
3rd July ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’. No-one comes to the Father but through me’ Yet the Archbishop of Canterbury gives his blessing to Eid. Can tolerance go too far and carry the seeds of its own destruction?
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The adult choir sings weekly in term-time at the Parish Eucharist in the morning or at Caritas in the evening. They are directed by Richard Quesnel and they rehearse on Tuesdays from 7.30pm in the Church.
If you’d be interesting in testing out whether this might be for you, please contact the Director of Music: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strengthen family bonds through faith ….
We have run a few Parenting Groups. If you are interested in going to any future groups, or have any questions about the course, please email Nikki.Cornfield@parishofputney.co.uk
Come and join a group of like-minded parents and carers from the Parish to discover that you are perfectly positioned to show your children the reality of a life with God and to empower them to have their own vibrant two-way relationship with him.
Explore how to create strong and healthy foundations of faith in children, as well as practical support to enhance family relationships.
Designed for parents and caregivers of primary school aged children, the sessions will be fun, relaxed, and interactive allowing for the sharing of ideas and experiences.
Adult Exploring Faith Group and
Tuesdays at 7:30- 9 pm at 17 Montserrat Road
A group for any adult who would like to spend time examining and reflection on questions of Christian belief and faith. If you would like to be confirmed this is the course that will help you get ready for that.
Whether you know little about Christianity or have been a Christian for many years and want to refresh your foundations, this open, welcoming, inquisitive, wondering group is for you!
The Adult Exploring Faith Group will run for 5-weeks in March (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th) and April (25th).
Followed by a Confirmation Group on Tuesday 2nd May for anyone wanting to be confirmed on Sunday 14th May.
For more information please contact:
Rev’d John Whittaker John.Whittaker@parishofputney.co.uk
Rev’d Daniel Trott Daniel.Trott@parishofputney.co.uk
Some prayer and meditations apps and websites for people wanting to pray, reflect or meditate outside of these times of prayer – either on the move or at home…
Pray as you go (available in the Apple App Store)
Listen to 12-15 minutes of music, guided prayer a Bible reading a short reflection…
Taketime (available in the Apple App Store)
A relaxed guided meditation of either 5, 10, or 15 minutes. Anyone can use these meditations regardless of background or religion, and you can meditate anywhere you like…
Read and Reflect
A Daily Dig – deep thought for the day, and a Daily Prayer
Mobile Bible App
A daily Bible Reading with a reflection to help you begin a daily pattern of Bible Reading and Prayer
For something a bit meatier
Godpod – a regular podcast released at the beginning of every month. Religious “experts” get together to talk about burning issues over a supply of coffee and biscuits
The Bible in One Year – Read by David Suchet
The Psalms – Read by David Suchet
There is also an Evening Eucharist at 6pm (Caritas) which has a more reflective mood.
Morning Prayer takes places Tuesdays – Fridays at 9 am for about half an hour.
A Midweek Eucharist takes place at St Mary’s every Wednesday at 12.30pm
Do you know any elderly people in your street who would like to come along to our Senior Social coffee morning held every Monday at All Saints’ Church, Putney Common, between 10am and 11:15am for coffee, homemade cake and chat.
Please contact Catherine Collyer: email@example.com or call Hannah Deasy at All Saints’ Church office on: 0208 785 3951
Please click here to download our volunteering opportunities form which lists the many ways you can get involved within the parish.
Community-based Activities for Adults
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A beginner / intermediary ballet class taught by Senior Soloist, Alice Crawford from the English National Ballet.
All ages and abilities are welcome.
From an article with Kate Miranda at Putney Time & Leisure:
“I am touring White Lodge with Alice Crawford, who joined The Royal Ballet School in 1983 at the age of 11 and graduated to join the English National Ballet in 1990. She went on to become a senior soloist with ENB and retired in 2005 to teach floor barre to injured ballerinas. Alice was known for Clara in The Nutcracker and was named one of Princess Diana’s favourite ballerinas (Princess Diana was ENB’s patron). She lives in Putney with her family and last visited White Lodge for a reunion several years ago. Darcey Bussell was student a few years ahead of Alice and many of their friends now teach here.”
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Or please call Alice on: 07791 537 492
The whole point of jumping on a trampoline is to have fun! There’s oodles of scientific research on the benefits, but most notably NASA calls it “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man!”
For further info contact : Rachael at: www.bouncefitbody.com
We combine the right dosages of effective training, with a bit of lightheartedness, and deliver it in a training environment that’s free from ego, but full of support.
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GUITAR CLUB LONDON
The “Guitar Club” is a place to learn to play guitar, make new friends and get inspired by likeminded people! Lessons by rock legend Diego focus on all areas of playing from rhythm to soloing, scales, chords and improvisations on electric and acoustic guitar.
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or visit: www.guitarclublondon.com
Established in 2016 by Mikiko Ridd, Japonica Singers is a small, female choir which practices regularly in Putney, London. Singing a combination of western and Japanese choral arrangements, the group performed their first concert in 2018.
The name comes from the Chaenomeles japonica, which is the Japanese quince, a fruit which is said to be very good for the voice.
Japonica Singers is always looking for new passionate members to join our group!
For further information please visit: japonicasingers.wordpress.com
Learn to play sax! Jazz, blues, funk, the classical repertoire, grades, plus improvising and theory in friendly fun environment, with a wealth of experience over 30 years of teaching musicians of all ages and levels of experience.
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Or please call Mark on: 07931 845 366
We perform three to four concerts a year in Putney and Earlsfield in South West London. We largely perform post-classical era works that give interest to every section of the orchestra. We are a society for fluent and advanced amateur players under the guidance of W SO’sprofessional Musical Director & Conductor , Leigh O’Hara.
For further information visit: www.wandsworthsymphony.org