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.

                                                                                 

Bell Sunday, 9th June at 6pm


Forget the twelfth century foundation, forget the Putney Debates, forget the restoration of the fire!

St Mary’s true claim to fame is hosting the largest musical instrument in Putney – the Bell Tower.

On Sunday 9th June at 6pm we are thrilled to host a Bell Ringing Service celebrating with thanksgiving the glorious bellringing which our tower and the team give to the congregation and wider community.


A warm welcome to a bell themed service and refreshments and, no doubt, we will hear the glorious sound of church bells.

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.

To be added to the communications emails please contact Jennifer on 07772 512907 or by email jennyclive@gmail.com

22nd July, Christ Atoned for Sin – What can that mean in our lives? James Roche will introduce.  

29th July, The Kingdom of God.  It is central to the gospels, but how should we interpret it? Is it an apocalyptic vision, or is it a force which has already broken through into this world? Jesus compares it to a mustard seed which grows into a great shrub –  perhaps a pungent and radical one, an ethical kingdom which challenges contemporary morality.  

5th August,  Guilt. Are Christians meant to feel guilty all the time? The guilt all people feel, whether religious or not, shows that all have a sense of sin, a sense of incompleteness and a longing for wholeness. Led by Jessica Dalton.

12th August  Palestine, A History of the people, place and idea, led by Paul Donnelly

19th August,  Existentialism. What is it, what relevance does it have today and what is the Christian response? 

2nd September,  The Koran. The revelation of God, for Christians is Jesus; for Islam it is the Koran. We will look at its role in Islam and in shaping history. 


2024 Adult Exploring Faith Group and
Confirmation Preparation

Exploring Faith. On Tuesday evenings between 4th June and 9th July we are planning to run a group for adults exploring faith. People who attend may be:

  • Hoping to get confirmed in October 2024
  • Joining the Anglican Church from another denomination
  • Waiting to spend time talking with others and exploring questions of faith.

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email Rev’d John John.Whittaker@parishofputney.co.uk

 

HOME GROUPS

We are very excited to announce details of the two new Autumn fortnightly Home Groups starting on:

Wednesday mornings

(email Julie Craig Julie.Craig@parishofputney.co.uk)

Thursday evenings

(email Samantha Smith samantha.smithmurphy@gmail.com)

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.

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

blaney@bouncefitbody.com

 www.bouncefitbody.com 

After a gruelling three years of professional dance training and work in the musical theatre industry, I’ve rediscovered the joy of moving to feel good. No comparison, no competing for the job, just dancing because it’s great for the soul.

My dancercise classes are a safe space where you’re encouraged to lose all inhibitions and strip exercise back to its purest form – dancing like no one is watching. The classes involve plenty of silliness, sweating, sensational playlists (if I do say so myself), and so much heart.
I’ve been teaching this class at Riverside Studios for nearly two years now. I’m sold out nearly every week, which is firstly incredibly flattering, and secondly a testament to dance being such a joyful form of exercise.
Let’s recognise the importance of judgement-free exercise and dance together – please come along for an hour of boogying. Absolutely no previous dance experience required!
 
Click this link to book: https://www.dancercisewithanna.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 

Accordion Content

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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