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Sunday Services: 10.30am and 6pm (more information) First Cross Road, Twickenham TW2 5QA (travel & map)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CHURCH USERS

Coronavirus Restrictions
as of April 2021

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following advice on public gatherings from the government and the national URC, some communal activities at TURC remain suspended. For further information on your group's meetings or activities please contact your group leader.

Sunday morning worship will take place at 10.30am, broadcast online over Zoom. You can join with any computer, smartphone or tablet, or by telephone. If you would like joining details then please contact us. Numbers permitted to attend at the church are limited due to social distancing requirements, so if you wish to attend please contact us first.

The church will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays from 10am-noon. Our Minister or other volunteers will be here at those times; anyone is welcome to come along if you need any sort of prayer, support, or just someone to talk to. Hampton Hill church is also open for private prayer on Saturday mornings.

Please observe the social distancing requirements and instruction notices if visiting the church.

Our Minister and other church officers can still be contacted by email as usual, please see our Contact Us page. You may contact our Minister if you need any kind of support.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with all church worshippers and users during these difficult times, and we ask you to bear in mind the vulnerable and those in need among us and in our community. We hope that you and all those around you will stay safe and well, and we look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to do so.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptisms: In our denomination, we are willing to baptise small infants. This is the beginning of the process of joining the church, to be completed later when the child is old enough to make up his or her own mind. We therefore expect parents or carers of such children to maintain a meaningful connection with the church. If you don't feel able to do this, then please resist any pressure to have the child “christened” and opt instead for a thanksgiving service.

Because baptism is about bringing the child into the church, it will take place during the church's main meeting for worship, the Sunday morning service.

As an alternative, a Thanksgiving Service lets you thank God for the birth of a child, and formally mark its coming into the world. This is the more appropriate option if you feel that you cannot make the commitment to bringing the child up in the church which baptism requires, or if you would prefer your child to be baptised when he or she is old enough to make up his or her own mind.

Weddings: The church is available for weddings. You would need to give several months' notice so that we can make arrangements for someone to conduct the ceremony. There is a charge for the minister and use of the church, plus the organist's fees and any flowers.

Our church building is registered for marriage services between a man and a woman. It is not registered for marriages of same-sex couples.

We are also happy to give a church blessing to civil marriages or partnerships; arrangements and charges are as for weddings.

Funerals: You may contact us through your funeral director, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly.

You may also find helpful information and support on the Cruse website.

Please contact our Minister if you want to discuss any of these.