ELDERS

Elders is the governing body of the church

John Latham

      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      layleader@hamptonhillurc.org.uk

John is assisted by the following Elders

John Evans

      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.

Mike Grieveson
      I have been a member of Hampton Hill United Reformed Church for approximately thirty years and I am currently involved on fabric issues and the hiring of our halls to external users.
      I was part of the team that developed The Foyer in the mid 1990`s, a  £360,000 project that successfully altered our outbuildings for modern usage. I have also run the table tennis club for many years which has produced nationally ranked juniors.
      I am a chartered surveyor running my own company specialising in commercial property having formerly been a director of a practice in the West End of London.

You can email Mike at      lettings@hamptonhillurc.org.uk

Janet Hunter

      I have been a member of HHURC for forty years and am currently the church secretary. In addition I organise the church flowers and assist with Junior Church and Brownies.

      I am very happy to be a member at Hampton Hill United Reformed Church and particulary enjoy the worship and the singing.

You can email Janet at      secretary@hamptonhillurc.org.uk

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 cur Don MacGreggor

     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.

     

Joanne Moores

     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.

Paul Nicholson

      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.

Chrissie Ward

      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.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

Table Top Sale

Saturday 6th May

Plants, books, intriguing items.

 

A warm welcome, coffee, cakes and company.

 

Join us every Sunday morning at 10.30 for praise and prayer.

 

 

SAFEGUARDIING at HHURC

For any issues of Safeguarding contact The Minister or Lay Leader at johnolatham@gmail.com

The full Safeguarding policy is the recommended United Reformed Church statement.  It is available at the church or by using the above contact.  

 

Place to Play

Open EVERY Tuesday 

Easter holiday plans

 

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:

Ballet classes

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.

 

Summer dates:

Aprill 27th May 11 & 25

June 8th 

 7.30 - 9.30 pm  

You are most welcome. 

Place to Go development from Bushy Park

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.

We remember those who fought in the Great War from 1914 to 1918. May we never forget them.