Adults

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.

Monday 26th Septemberno meeting 

Monday 3rd October, 8pmIntroduction to Humanism withConnaire Kensit, a lifelong member of Humanists UK and The National Secular Society.
 
Monday 10th October, 8pmDigital Christianity. How smartphones and social media have changed who we are and how we practice religion. 
 
Monday 17th OctoberNo meeting
 
Monday 24th October, 8pm:  Sacred Spaces. Garden of Gethsemone, Eden, churches, mountain tops, sacred directions, the altar facing East. We invest special meaning to certain places and buildings, but what exactly is that?
 
Monday 31st October, 8pm:  The Book of Revelation.  The last book of the Bible is so bizarre it is embarassing to many Christians. The coming Apocalypse has spawned the Rapture and Left Behind movements. How should Revelation be understood?
 
Monday 7th November, 8pm: Satan. The idea of Satan as a real creature was important to the preaching of Jesus and to the writers of the New Testament. But who today believes in Satan? Is there a supreme evil pitted against God, the fallen angel at work in the world.
 
If you cannot come in person, join on Zoom. If there are more than two participants the meeting will disconnect after 40 minutes. The meeting will re-start so please just re-join.
Meeting ID: 870 6155 1887
Passcode: 653907
 

Please contact 07772 512907 or by email jennyclive@gmail.com 

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: richard.quesnel@parishofputney.co.uk 

Strengthen family bonds through faith ….

Our last Parenting Group was such a success, we have decided to start a second group this year!

 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.

Where: The Vicarage, Montserrat Road

When: Thursdays 8-9.30pm, 29 September, 6, 13, 20 October & 3 November

*Note: there is no session on 27 October due to Half Term*

Thurs 29 Sep Session 1“Inspire” session to get the conversation started, build confidence. Making the most of the simple everyday moments.

Thurs 6 OctSession 2It starts at home!! – Looking at the value of a warm, affirming family environment in building faith. Looks at the importance of home, and the opportunities that exist at home, also looks at love languages.

Thurs 13 OctSession 3Left to their own devices! – This session will allow parents to gain an understanding of the online world that our children inhabit. It addresses challenges and provides an opportunity for parents to share their own experiences and ideas while giving them practical tips on how to be a great parent in a world of screens.

Thurs 20 OctSession 4Journeying together! – Navigating doubts and difficult questions, it will introduce the four stages of faith that helps parents recognise in their children but also in themselves.

Thurs 27 OctHalf Term Break

 Thurs 3 NovSession 5Belonging is key! – Starts exploring the importance of our children belonging, looks at the wider church family and starts introducing the value of intergenerational relationships, also a great reminder for us parents we are not alone. We will also use this session to summarise last few sessions.

For more information or to sign up email nikki.cornfield@parishofputney.co.uk

 

 

 

We run regular Bible Study groups throughout the year and an annual Adult Confirmation Course.  If you are interested in further details about these please email Rev’d John Whittaker  john.whittaker@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…

https://pray-as-you-go.org/home

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…

https://taketime.org.uk/find-out-more-about-ignation-meditation/

Read and Reflect

A Daily Dig – deep thought for the day, and a Daily Prayer

www.plough.com

Mobile Bible App

A daily Bible Reading with a reflection to help you begin a daily pattern of Bible Reading and Prayer

https://dailyaudiobible.com

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

www.sptc.htb.org/godpod/

Audiobooks: 

The Bible in One Year – Read by David Suchet

The Psalms – Read by David Suchet

Sundays

The Parish Eucharist takes place every Sunday Morning at 10 am to which all are welcome! 
 

There is also an Evening Eucharist at 6pm (Caritas) which has a more reflective mood.

Weekdays

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: catherine.rice1@btinternet.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.”

For further info: alice.crawford1@sky.com

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. 

For further info contact: jamie@tuckerfitnesscompany.com 

www.tuckerfitnesscompany.com 

The Gong Room – Sound Relaxation Thursday nights

at The Manual Room Putney Common

facebook @thegongroom

website and booking https://linktr.ee/thegongroom

DIEGO FARDEL

Musician-Guitar Teacher

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. 

For further info contact: diegofardel@gmail.com

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 japonicawhich 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. 

For further info contact : honkysax@live.co.uk

Or please call Mark on: 07931 845 366

www.buckinghamjazz.xyz 

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 

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