Russell’s Newsletter – September 2016

September 2016 Dear Friends, It is a time of significant change for the Furley-Smiths with Cameron, our eldest son, going off to university.  It doesn’t seem possible that he has already reached this milestone in his life.  Time really does ‘fly by’. It is also true to say that life is constantly changing for all […]

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Russell’s Newsletter – June 2016

Dear Friends,  This month, on the weekend of 10th-12th June, the country and Commonwealth celebrate the Queen’s Official 90th birthday.  However one views the constitutional monarchy that she represents and although our own denomination proudly states that “we believe Christ gives his Church a government distinct from the state” and that the Church “must serve […]

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Russell’s Newsletter – October 2015

Dear Friends, At a meeting of our Synod Area (URCs across South London) Rev’d Jennifer Millington, known to many of you from her time as assistant minister in Purley, reflected on the changes in attitude to and practice of ministry since she had been ordained in the mid 1980s.  She concluded the changes were significant […]

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