Elders is the governing body of the church
I have been a member at HHURC since the early 1980s and more recently appointed as Local Church Leader where my responsibilities include worship, pastoral care of members and friends as well as reaching out into our community.
As a family we receive great friendship, genuine encouragement and wonderful support which we value very highly.
Professionally I have been a teacher and headteacher at secondary level and now lead professional development in leadership and coaching.
You can email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
John is assisted by the following Elders
I was born into a HHURC family and have come up through Sunday School, Pilots and Junior Church. I have been a Church Member since I was 18yrs of age and an Elder since my early thirties.
I currently represent the Church as Synod Rep, and am now retired from full time employment, which - outside of Church life, gives me time to be heavily involved with Twickenham Branch of the Royal British Legion.
You can email Mike at email@example.com
I am a retired Police Office and have been an Elder at HHURC for five years having previously been a member at Shepherds Bush URC. My extended family has been warmly welcomed into the church and I currently run its regular quiz nights.
I am a member at St John Ambulance at its Teddington Division and also run the Badgers and the Rainbows with my wife and daughter. In 2012 I was awarded the Silver Wolf award for long term service to the Scouts. Don is taking a break from the Eldership during 2016, now a non-serving Elder but still doing so much in our community and beyond.
I joined HHURC in 2008 when my daughter was only a couple of months old, and we were both welcomed with open arms. In a few short years I have become a member, and elder and more recently treasurer. Everyone is always so welcoming to us, and we love the fellowship that we get at church and enjoy various church activities including the annual quiz night.
I am a qualified Accountant and together with my husband we run a project management firm for construction projects.
I have been a member at HHURC since 1990 and joined when 'The Foyer' was a vision of the then members. We now have a similar vision for the front of the church, Place to Go, and I'm helping to realise this. For six years I was leader of the Junor Church.
My family has been warmly welcomed into the church and Eldership gives me the opportuity to ensure that other people benefit from the same welcome and that we have a fit church to respond to current and future needs.
I run my own archtectural practice specialising in the science and research sector and when I'm not at the church I'm probably lighting local plays and rock concerts.
I was married at Hampton Hill United Reformed Church and 25yrs later I'm still there. My background is in counselling and I particularly like the pastoral side of eldership. I also enjoy our membership of Churches Together in Hampton and I particularly enjoy meeting up with the members of other churches and denominations.
At the moment we are making very exciting plans to put our church back in the centre of the community. The 'Place to Go' project has planning permission and we are now embarking on the fundraising to realise this project for the community.
Our two returning Elders include:
Mrs Christine Evans who has been a member of the church for well over 30 years and with her husband John offer kindness, service and leadership in community activites and co-ordinates our Prayer Chain. Chris with Rachel and Janet support children's worship every Sunday morning.
Mrs Rachel Latham returns to the active Eldership. Rachel leads the Place to Play Tuesday family and toddler group, co-ordinates the tabletop sales on Saturday mornings, contributes to Junior Church and collects members for Sunday morning worship.
Place to Go!
BEGUN & will be ready spring 2018
The building project began on Monday 9th October.
While the main entrance from the High Street is closed as part of the refirbishment ALL ACTIVITIES carry on as normal. Please enter by one of the side entrances.
A wonderful new community facility, an enhanced reception area of vestibule will welcome you and the redeveloped sanctuary offers more opportunities for groups in our locality. It will ready in the spring of 2018.
The real highlight is the unique modern stained glass window. It will be accessible from the gallery - a must see for everyone.
The church is grateful to Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Southern Synod of the URC and many local people for helping to raise the funds for this exciting addition to Hampton Hill High Street.
See the DIARY section for all our open events; you are most welcome. We would be delighted to welcome you.
SAFEGUARDIING at HHURC
For any issues of Safeguarding contact The Minister or Lay Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
The full Safeguarding policy is the recommended United Reformed Church statement. It is available at the church or by using the above contact.
Open EVERY Tuesday
Open term time from 09.00-12.00 throughout the year.
All families & children most welcome.
Open during half term & the school holidays, 10.00 - 12.00
Come and meet local families, make new friends and find somehere for the little ones to enjoy playing.
Everyone is most welcome.
Cost: £2.50 per family to include tea or coffee, drink and biscuits for the children too.
Twinkle Toes Dancing:
Magical ballet classes that provide a great introduction into the dance world. Classes incorporate the use of props and fairytale story lines, and are suitable for both boys and girls aged 2 to 4 years old. Classes take place on Friday mornings in the Oak Room during term time.
For further details contact Gemma on 07 847 323 655
Tabletop sale on the High Street. Homemade produce, gifts, plants, books and much more. Come for a coffee and a chance to meet with friends.
Hampton HIll Community Choir
Come snd sing for fun!
Second and fourth Thursday of each month.
October 12th & 26th
November 9th, 23rd & 24th - the concert.
7.30 - 9.30 pm
You are most welcome.
Place to Go is an exciting development that will transform the front of the church to provide additional facilities for members and community groups. We have Planning permission and are now rasing funds to commence construction. See our special web page for further details and how you can help realise the vision.