Tails I Lose – September 27th

He had wealth, a big house, a Porsche, a Mercedes. He had a beautiful wife and three sons. He lost it all through an addiction to online gambling, blowing £750,000 pounds in three years.

Justyn is the son of the writer and speaker Jennifer Rees Larcombe and grandson of the evangelist Tom Rees. After a successful career in the British army, Justyn had an equally glittering and well-rewarded career in the city. He had everything. Successful in the world of insurance. He was being fast tracked for further promotion in a global company.

What could go wrong?

Join us at Staines Congregational Church for an evening with Justyn as he shares his story.

£4.00 per person (includes pizza and refreshments).

Please contact Canaan Bookshop for tickets.

Sports Reach Soccer and Netball Schools

This summer Staines Congregational Church is running Soccer and Netball Schools for boys and girls aged 7 – 14 (soccer) and 8 – 14 (netball).

Sport can have a positive impact on both spiritual and physical development. Sports Reach Soccer and Netball Schools aim to develop skills, teamwork and sportsmanship – as well as teaching the Good News about Jesus from the Bible. Here is an opportunity for your child to receive high quality football instruction from experienced, DBS-checked Sports Reach coaches.

The Schools run from Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 29 July. Each day there will be skills training, coaching and lots of games including a soccer mini-World cup, as well as a lunch time Bible Club.

The school costs £45 per child (due by 16th July) and all will receive a T-shirt, a football, a certificate and special awards and prizes – presented at the Awards Presentation Service.

If you’re interested please contact the church office 01784 453256. Places are limited so do hurry


Easter Services 2018

Watoto Choir – Free Worship Concert – Tuesday 20th March

Come and listen to the Watoto Choir – a vibrant worship experience by a family of orphans from Uganda. Tuesday 20th March, 7.30 pm at Staines Congregational church. 

Each child in the Watoto Children’s Choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and now lives in a Watoto village. The experience of travelling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview.

Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission by sharing personal stories, music and dance. While on the road, the children act as advocates for the millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreaking pain and suffering as them.

 Click here to book your free ticket online. 

Changes at Canaan Bookshop

At the end of January 2018 Andy Gilmour,  manager / centre director of Canaan bookshop since its inception in 1979, is retiring from managing the shop. Barry Mockford, who has worked at Canaan for some years, is succeeding him in that role from 1st January 2018.

There will be a thanksgiving service for Andy’s 38 years of ministry at Canaan on Sunday 28th January 2018, 6.30 pm at Staines Methodist Church. It will also be an opportunity to pray for him in his new season of ministry both in the UK and Ghana, and for the future ministry of Canaan. All are welcome to the thanksgiving service. Space is limited and to assist with catering, please contact the bookshop in advance to advise you will attend.

Canaan will very much be continuing to serve the area with its well stocked bookshop and valued counselling ministry. To keep up to date with Canaan, click here to read the latest news. 

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