Our Community

We are pleased to announce that Raleigh Road United Church is open for services each Sunday at 10.30am! We are now celebrating communion once a month. Join us for tea and coffee after the service each week, served at the back of the church

The services will be recorded should you prefer to join us from a distance. Either way, you are very welcome!

See What’s On for details of our other activities.

Monthly Morning Chat

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On the Third Thursday of every month we are hosting a drop-in chat morning from 10.30 to 12 noon.

This is aimed at those:

  • new to Richmond and Kew and wanting to know more about the area
  • wanting the chance to practise English language skills
  • those suddenly finding themselves on their own and needing to share with others
  • or just wanting to make new friends and getting to know neighbours in the area.

Come and join us for a warm and friendly chat over a hot beverage and biscuits. (Please see What’s On for further details.)

All are very welcome

Bible Study

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We hold a series of Bible Studies periodically throughout the year, particularly marking Christian Events such as Advent and Lent, as well as meeting together at other times of the year.

The Bible Study is now usually held on the church premises and is considered a safe space where views can be honest and confidential within the group, leading to lively and enlightening discussions with a sharing of new ideas and information we have each gleaned. Depth of study and participation is entirely up to the individual!

Bible explorations geared towards our younger members are arranged for special events in the Christian year, such as Advent and Easter. These are often arranged to take place remotely, so all can participate despite full social calendars!

The Richmond Afternoon Forum

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The Richmond Afternoon Forum formerly met on alternate Tuesdays at 2.45 pm between October and April.  Recent events have included talks about the life of a firefighter, the River Thames Society, travel in Ethiopia, Kew Gardens and the West Middlesex Hospital, all by really interesting speakers, as well as lighthearted entertainments such as quizzes, beetle drives and a tea party.  We hope that such a programme of events can one day be resumed.

Women’s Group

We previously have held a monthly support group for women only. This was a very informal meeting where we shared food and thoughts and we could be ourselves!
The re-introduction of this could be considered should there prove to be a demand.

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Romans 12:4-5