Places of Worship in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

INTRODUCTION

 Shalom,  asalaam aleikum,  namaste, Sat Siri Akaal,  and welcome  to a second edition of ‘Places of Worship’ (reprinted, due to popular demand, with grant aid from the Faiths in Action fund).

 The Kingston Inter Faith Forum was established in 2003 and comprises representatives of religious faith groups/ communities in Kingston who wish to participate together with other appropriate local organisations.  We serve as a channel of communication and understanding between the various faith groups, providing an opportunity for discussion of issues of mutual interest and/or concern.  More information about the Forum can be found at our website: http://e-voice.org.uk/kingston-inter-faith/

 The Forum aims to:

 i)          develop communication channels between different faith structures to improve the understanding between key community leaders to, for example, promote peace;

ii)         provide an opportunity for dialogue between key community leaders in mutually respectful ways to reflect on difficult issues without necessarily binding any institution to another;

iii)        develop friendship and peace amongst religious leaders;

iv)        develop a vision for Kingston such as to make Kingston a better place by inter-faith understanding, encouraging peace and community respect;

v)         develop a programme of activities, e.g. presentations by community leaders on shared values;

vi)        sharing of cultural activities such as music, song, cuisine and literature;

vii)       development of a newsletter and web page; and utilising existing exhibitions to provide a focus for events;

viii)        develop a community understanding of religious differences in an effort to reduce prejudice and intolerance in society.

ix)          to be part of the Borough’s approach to community cohesion.

 We hope this leaflet provides interesting information for visitors to Kingston and for local residents about the places of worship or faith communities to be found in the borough. 

It mainly includes contact details for those faith communities which are members of the Kingston Inter Faith Forum: Baha’is, Buddhism, Christianity (Anglicans, Christian Scientists, the Free Churches, Greek Orthodox, Quakers, and Roman Catholics), Hinduism, Islam (Ahmadiyya and Sunni), Judaism (Liberal and Orthodox), Paganism and Sikhism. 

 We would like to thank the following for assistance in producing this leaflet:

  • the faith communities of the borough
  • the Government department of Communities and Local Government for ‘Faiths in Action’ funding for the production of this leaflet
  • Kingston University Chaplaincy (www.kingston.ac.uk/chaplaincy) and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames who were our partners in this project

Schools might like to note that the Kingston Standing Advisory Council for RE on its website  (http://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200130/education_schools_and_nurseries/953/standing_advisory_council_on_religious_education)  provides information specifically for school visits to faith community centres

 Chair – Rabbi Danny Rich (2003-2009)

Vice Chairs – Rashid Ali Laher, Lally Malik and Reverend Bruce Stuart

 


 

BAHA’I

 

Contact : Mrs D Mahboubi tel 020 7584 2566 email dianne_mahboubi@btconnect.com

www.kingston-bahai.co.uk & www.bahai.org/  

 

Followers worship at 8.15pm every 19 days in Baha’i homes or sometimes in the Shiraz Mirza Hall, Norbiton  (prayer, reading of the Baha’i scriptures, consultation, socialising, refreshment)

 

 

HINDUISM

 

Sarvoday Hindus

 

SARVODAY HINDU ASSOCIATION
c/o 244 Malden Way, New Malden
Surrey KT3 5QU
Phone: 020 8395 4164
A non-caste based organisation
Website:
www.sarvoday.org.uk 

 

ISLAM

 

Sunni Muslims

 

KINGSTON MOSQUE and Islamic Cultural Centre 

55/57 East Road, Kingston, KT2 6EJ
Phone: 020 8549 5315 (or 07766 27989)

 

Website www.kingstonmosque.org.uk

 

Email: info@kingstonmosque.org.uk 

 

ISLAM

 

Ahmadiyya Muslims

 

BAITUL FUTUH MOSQUE
181 London Road, Morden Surrey SM4 5AE
Phone: 020 8687 7800
Website:
www.baitulfutuh.org

 

 

JUDAISM

 

Orthodox Judaism

 KINGSTON, SURBITON & DISTRICT SYNAGOGUE
33-35 Uxbridge Road,

 Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 2LL

Phone: 020 8399 8689  or 07907 965318

email info@kingston-synagogue.org.uk and rabbi@kingston-synagogue.org.uk

 website:www.kingston-synagogue.org.uk 

 

JUDAISM

 

Liberal Judaism

 KINGSTON LIBERAL SYNAGOGUE
(and adult learning institute)
Rushett Road, Long Ditton, Surrey KT7 0UX

Phone: 020 8398 7400

 

email:office@kingstonls.org

 website: www.klsonline.org 

 

SIKHISM

 GURU HAR RAI GURDWARA

58 Lower Marsh Lane

Kingston KT1 3BJ. 

Contact:  Mr Charanjit Singh Makan

tel 020 8949 0225

 email: cs.makan@gmail.com

 

 

KINGSTON PAGAN MOOT

 The local Kingston Pagan group has a social meeting every 2nd Wednesday at the Park Tavern from 8 pm onwards.  Ritual and ceremony are carried out in Richmond Park at the eight seasonal festivals.

Further information from the London Pagan Federation website www.pflondon.org

 

 

 

 

 

OUT OF BOROUGH

 

 

 

ISLAM

Shiite Muslims

 

(1) HYDERY ISLAMIC CENTRE ~ 26 Estherem Road, Streatham, London SW16 5PQ

Phone: 020 8769 7553 or 020 8769 0046 Website:www.hyderi.org.uk

Email: hyderi@hyderi.org.uk

 

(2) AL-KHOEI FOUNDATION

Chevening Road, London NW6 6TN
Phone: 020 7372 4049

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDDHIST

SHINNYO-EN TEMPLE
Long Ditton contact Ruediger Oehlmann  tel: 020 8417 2940 ext 62676

There are various traditions of Buddhism for which there are no centres in the borough but the following lists places of worship nearby:

 

BUDDHAPADIPA TEMPLE 14 Calonne Road

Wimbledon SW19 5HJ Phone: 020 8946 1357

 TISARANA VIHARA ASSOCIATION 357 Nelson Road,

Whitton Twickenham TW2 7AG
Phone: 020 8898 6965

 SAMATHA MEDITATION CLASSES Richmond Friends Meeting House 1 Retreat Road, Richmond Phone: 020 7350 1277 (contact Trinidad)

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

The BISHOP OF KINGSTON is the

Rt Rev Dr Richard Cheetham

Kingston Episcopal Area Office,

620 Kingston Road,

Raynes Park, London, SW20 8DN

tel 020 8545 2440  www.southwark.anglican.org 

- ANGLICAN CHURCHES (Church of England)

 

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Market Place, Kingston KT1 1JP
Phone: 020 8546 5964
Website:  http://www.allsaintskingston.co.uk

 

Service Times
Holy Communion 8am (said)
Choral Eucharist 9.30am
Choral Evensong 6.00pm

 

Description
An inclusive, liberal town centre Church, welcoming people of all ages, with a strong choral tradition

CHRIST CHURCH
8 Christ Church Road
Surbiton KT5 8JJ
Phone: 020 8390 7215

 (Parish office - mornings only)
Website: www.ccsurbiton.org/

 

Service Times
10.30am and 6.30pm

 

Description
Relaxed informal worship.

Emphasis on biblical teaching

Friendly, busy and evangelical. Feedback group for students 20+.Homegroups.

St JOHN THE BAPTIST
Robin Hood Lane, Kingston Vale SW15  3PY

Phone: 020 8546 4079
Website: www.inthevale.org.uk

 

Service Times
Holy Communion 8am
Parish Eucharist (sung) 10.30am
Choral Evensong 6.30pm 1st Sunday of the month

 

Description
A traditional village church serving the residents of the parish - welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. 

St PAUL'S CHURCH
33 Queens Road Kingston

KT2 7SF
Phone: 020 8549 5444
Website:

www.stpaulskingston.org.uk

Service Times
9.00am Liturgical Service
10.30am Informal and Contemporary - whole church worship
6.30 pm Open Worship - sometimes alternative

Description - We are a growing evangelical church opposite Kingston Hospital, with people from many countries and many backgrounds. Lots going on throughout the week.

CHRIST CHURCH

91 Coombe Road New Malden

KT3 4RE Website:www.ccnm.org

Phone: 020 8942 0915

 

Service Times

8am Holy Communion

9.30am family informal service

11.00am Morning Prayer, 1st and 3rd Sun of month, Communion on 2nd and 4th Sun.  

6.30pm Evening Service band-led worship

 

Description

a lively evangelical Church of England church with a large multicultural congregation of all ages – very active youth groups 

 

St MARK'S CHURCH
St Mark's Hill, Surbiton
Phone: 020 8390 9129

www.surbitonchurch.org.uk

 

all services at present at St Andrews

 

 

Description
Seeking to be inclusive of all groups in the local community in the catholic tradition.  Offering intelligent preaching, good liturgy and music. Choir. House groups.

 

 

St ANDREW'S CHURCH
St Andrew's Road, Surbiton
Phone: 020 8390 9129  Website:

www.surbitonchurch.org.uk

 

Service Times: 8am Eucharist

10.15am Sung Eucharist

6.00pm Evensong

 

Description - Open and inclusive catholic and choral tradition, offering good liturgy, preaching  and music

 

St JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Grove Lane, Kingston KT1  2SU
Phone: 020 8546 9882
http://www.stjohnskingston.co.uk/

 

Service Times: 10am Parish Communion with children’s church.  1st Sunday of the month: Family Communion

Description

A welcoming church, serving the local community, with a relaxed and informal Eucharistic tradition

St JOHN THE DIVINE CHURCH
Kingston Road (opposite Homebase)
New Malden KT3 3RX
Phone: 020 8942 0915

Service Times
10.30am and 6.30pm (details below)

Description

Open evangelical church that is growing and attractive to all ages.

Morning worship with crèche, God Squad activities for children up to Yr 6, and Pathfinders Yrs 7 -10.

After evening worship, 14–18yr olds meet 8pm-10pm.  cont…..

1st Sunday - all-age worship

2nd Sunday - Holy communion

3rd Sunday - Tea Time Church from 3.30- 5.30 pm suitable for families

4th Sunday – Holy Communion

 

St MATTHEW'S CHURCH
St Matthew's Avenue, Surbiton KT6 6JQ
Phone: 020 8390 5121 (Parish office)

Service Times
Holy Communion 8am
Holy Communion / Morning Prayer 9.30am
Come Together 11am

Description
Open Evangelical. Promoting families, personal growth in faith, mission and ecumenical work. House groups.

St JAMES CHURCH
Bodley Road, New Malden

KT3 5QD
Phone: 0208 942 5070

Website: www.stjamesmalden.org

Service Times
Eucharist (said) 8am
Parish Eucharist (sung) 9.45am
All Age informal worship (third Sunday) 11.30am
Choral Evensong 6.30pm

Description
Anglican Catholic with fine musical tradition. Warm and welcoming. Bible study groups for all ages and drama group. 

St MARY THE VIRGIN CHURCH
Church Lane, Chessington  Surrey KT9 2LB
Phone: 020 8397 3016  Website: www.stmaryschessington.org

 

Service Times
10am every Sunday

1st Sunday of the month:

-       Holy Communion 8am &

-         All age worship 10am

Every other Sunday: 10am Parish Communion

Description
Local and welcoming Anglican parish church. Children’s group ‘Flames’ 10am Sunday (not 1st in month) held in St Mary’s Centre.

EMMANUEL CHURCH
1 Grand Avenue
Tolworth KT5 9HU
Phone: 020 8390 2372
Website:

www.emmanueltolworth.org.uk/

 

Service Times  10.30am and

6.30pm (evening focus informal)

 

Description
Evangelical. Emphasis on biblical teaching. Alpha courses. Homegroups. Children's groups for ages 3-15 each Sunday (except  1st of the month)

Active music group.

Discussion group in local pub.

Prayer meeting 1st Wed of each month.

St LUKE'S CHURCH
4 Burton Road Kingston KT2 5TE
Phone: 020 8546 4064
Website: www.stlukeskingston.co.uk

 

 

Service Times
8am Low Mass (Prayer Book)
10.30am Sung Mass
6.00pm Evening Prayer and

Benediction (Prayer Book)

 

Description
a traditional parish dedicated to making the Love of Christ known through excellence in worship and active care and concern for others. 

NORBITON CHURCH (St Peter's) London Road
Kingston KT2 6QL
Phone: 020 8546 3212
Website:

Service Times
Formal Anglican 9.30am
Informal Worship 11am

 

Description
Anglican open active and growing. Mustard Seed (18-30 year olds) - youth activity, Sundays 6.30pm.

 

 

St GEORGE'S CHURCH
Hamilton Avenue Tolworth KT6 7QA  

Phone: 020 8397 4294

www.stgeorgestolworth.org

 

Service Times
Communion 8am - first and third Sundays
Main service 10am (All age worship first and third Sundays)

 

Description
Local family Church with groups for all ages

St PAUL'S CHURCH
280 Hook Road, Hook
Chessington KT9 1PF
Phone: 020 8391 2362

 

www.stpaulschurchhook.org.uk

 

Service Times
9am Holy Communion
10.30am Worship for All

 

Description
Local family church with groups for all ages

 

St JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Church Road, Worcester Park
Phone: 020 8942 4414

 www.achurchnearyou.com/stjohnsoldmalden

 

Service Times
Eucharist (said) 8am
Eucharist (sung) 9.45am
Evening Prayer 6.30pm

 

Description
Ancient parish Church with a modern liberal catholic outlook and high church liturgy.

       

CHRISTIANITY continued

 

- ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES

 

 

OUR LADY IMMACULATE CHURCH
401 Ewell Road, Tolworth KT6 7DG
Phone: 020 8399 9550 (answerphone and
information line)

e-mail:ourladyimmaculate@ukonline.co.uk

website:www.oli.freeuk.com 

 

Service Times
Saturday vigil Mass: 6.30pm
Sunday Mass:9am (with children's liturgy), 11am and 6pm                 Weekday Mass: 9.30am

 

Description
Doing our best to make the risen Christ present in our world by word and deed. Parish office open
weekdays 9am – 3pm for information, Newcomers welcome.

 

St AGATHA'S CHURCH
1 Wyndham Road
Kingston KT2 5JR
Phone: 020 8546 4633

Service Times
Vigil Mass Saturday 6.30pm
Sunday Mass 9am
Family Mass 10.30am
Folk Mass 6.30pm

Description
Bible study, folk music, musicians always welcome
.

 

St ANN'S CHURCH
Kingston Hill
Kingston KT2 7LX
Phone: 020 8546 8732

 

Service Times
Sunday Mass: 8am, 9.30am, 5.30pm
Saturday Mass: 6.30pm
Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation:

10.00 -10.30am, 6.00 -6.20pm
Monday, Tuesday, Friday:  9.30am
Thursday:  8pm (followed by prayer meeting) 

Holy Days: 7.30am, 9.30am, 8pm

Description
Welcoming family church. Alpha Courses.

 

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
1 Montem Road,  New Malden  KT3 3QW

Phone: 020 8942 2602

e-mail: stjoseph.newmalden@btinternet.com

website: www.stjoseph-newmalden.org.uk

 

Service Times
Sunday: 6pm (Sat);  9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm
Daily Mass: 10am (also 7am most weekdays) Eucharistic Adoration : Thursdays 10am-9pm Confessions: Sat. 10.30-11.30am & 5.15pm

Parish Office hours:  Mon-Fri.  9.15am – 12.30

Description
International, all-age parish with 70 groups and organisations, parenting workshops, concerts, new Pastoral Centre and Catholic Bookshop.

 

St CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH
100 Leatherhead Road, Chessington KT9 2HY
Phone: 020 8397
3971  Fax: 0845 619 4688

Website: www.stcatherineofsiena.org.uk

 

Service Times
Sunday Mass 8am, 10am and 6pm
Weekday Mass at 9:30am on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
and 12noon on Wednesday

Description
A thriving community, with good pastoral and social facilities.  Plenty of parking.  We aim to be a beacon of the light of Christ to the people of Chessington and Hook.

 

 

 

 

 

St PIUS X
The Triangle, Norbiton, Kingston KT1 1RU
Phone: 020 8942 2178

Website: www.stpiusxchurch.org.uk

 

Service Times
Sunday 10am (sung), 5pm
Saturday 6pm      

Monday-Wednesday 9.15am

Holy days: 9.15am, 8pm

Description
Small, friendly community.  Newcomers always welcome to join us.

 

 

St MATTHIAS

201 Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park

KT4 8SX

Phone and Fax: 020 8337 1782

Website:  www.saintmatthias.co.uk

Email: st.matthias@btinternet.com

Service Times

Sunday Mass  6:30 pm (Saturday) 9:30 am 11:15 am 5:30 pm 

Holy Day Mass  7:00 am, 10:00 am, 7:30 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation  Sat: 12:00 noon, 5:30 - 6:00 pm

 

Description:

Lively Catholic church on the borders of Sutton, Kingston and Ewell, living the vision of Vatican Two.

 

St RAPHAEL'S CHURCH
Portsmouth Road, Kingston KT1 2NA
Phone: 020 8541 4999

Website:www.straphael.org.uk

Email: straphaelparishoffice@googlemail.com

 

Service Times
Sunday Mass 9.30 am, 11.30 am., 5.00 pm 4.00 pm Rosary and Benediction
Weekdays: 10.00 am mass
Expositions of the Blessed Sacrament: Thurs after 10.00 am Mass until 12.00 noon
Feast Days:
7.30 pm - Vigil Mass the previous evening
10.00 am First Mass of the feast day
7.30 pm Evening Mass

 

Description
Set in an idyllic  location on the banks of the Thames, the beautiful Church of St Raphael’s is a warm and friendly community which welcomes and accepts each person for who they are. 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY continued

 GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 

 

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF St GEORGE
Borough Road, Kingston  KT2 6BD

Telephone: 020 8546 9269  (priest: 07754 036216)

email: f.aemilianos@googlemail.com

 

  CHRISTIANITY continued

 - BAPTIST CHURCHES

 

JOHN BUNYAN BAPTIST CHURCH
Queen Elizabeth Road
Kingston KT2 6RJ
Phone: 020 8974 9100

website: www.jbckingston.org.uk

 

Service Times
Sunday 11am
Sunday 1-4pm Korean service

 

Description
Broad theology, ecumenical and socially concerned. Kaleidoscope project.

 

 

OAKLANDS BAPTIST CHURCH
6 Langley Road, Surbiton KT6 6LN
Phone: 020 8390 8817

 

Service Times
Sunday 10.30am Morning service varies in style from week to week

 

Description
Mixture of traditional and charismatic.  A growing church particularly with regard to the 20 - 30 age group.  Home groups.  Seekers groups for enquirers.

 

KINGSTON BAPTIST CHURCH
Union Street , Kingston KT1 1RP
Phone: 0773 931 9302
Website: 
http://www.kingstonbaptistchurch.org.uk/ 

Service Times
Sunday: 10.30am.  Midweek community groups

Description
Evangelical, Jesus-centred. Seeking to serve and bless Kingston and beyond.

 

 

SURBITON BAPTIST CHURCH

Balaclava Road, Surbiton  KT6 5PW (For the Minister, contact Oaklands Baptist Church above) 

Website: www.surbitonbaptists.org

 

Service Times:

Sunday 15.30pm &

1st Sunday of the month: 18.30pm communion 

 

NEW MALDEN BAPTIST CHURCH
from 25/4/10 to25/4/11 church services at Holy Cross RC School, Sandal Road, New Malden during building works and then returning to: Kingston Road, New Malden KT3 5BE
Phone: 020 8942 6912

Website: www.nmbc.org.uk

Service Times
10.30am and 6.30pm but no evening service from 25/4/10-25/4/11

 

Description
Evangelical, traditional & charismatic. 

 

 

WORCESTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH
2 The Avenue, Worcester Park KT4 7EW
Phone: 020 8330 1755

Website: http://www.wpbc.org.uk

 

Service Times : Sunday, 10.30am & 6.30pm

Communion on 1st Sunday evening and 3rd Sunday morning each month

 

Description: Evangelical

 METHODIST CHURCHES  

KINGSTON METHODIST CHURCH
The Fairfield, Kingston  KT1 2UJ.

Tel: 020 8390 4598

Website: www.kingstonmethodist.co.uk

email: circuitoffice@kingstoncircuit.org.uk

 

Service Times: 10.30am and 6.30pm

 

Description
Pastorally committed to sharing the journey of faith.

 

SURBITON HILL METHODIST CHURCH
Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 9JU
Phone: 020 8390 4598
Website:  www.surbitonhillmethodist.co.uk

email: shmc@kingstoncircuit.org.uk

Service Times: 10.30am and 6.30pm

Description

A large and lively church, diverse in terms of age, ethnic origin, and physical abilities, but joined by a common desire to serve God and share God’s love in real and practical ways.  

 

NEW MALDEN METHODIST CHURCH
49 High Street , New Malden KT3 4BY
Phone: 0208 942 1288   Website:
www.newmaldenmethodistchurch.com

 

Service Times: 10.30am and 6.30pm
Holy Communion (Wednesdays) 12.15pm

 

Description
A community of people committed to God and to each other through faith in Jesus Christ. Prayer groups. Professional counselling service available.

CHESSINGTON METHODIST CHURCH
Church Lane, Chessington  KT9 2DJ
Ansaphone: 020 8296 9344

Website: www.chessingtonmethodist.org.uk

Service Times: 10am and 6.30pm
Family worship second Sunday of the month

Description
A friendly church with a welcome for all and a strong community link, including Messy Church activities for children and a growing integrated Korean membership. 

 

- United Reformed Churches

 

KINGSTON UNITED REFORMED
Eden Street, Kingston KT1 1HZ
Phone: 020 8546 0643

Website: www.kingstonurc.org

email: minister@kingstonurc.prg 

 

Service Times: 10.00am and 11.30am (except on 2nd Sunday when there is a combined morning service at 11am) and 6.30pm
Communion 1st Sun 10.00am &  3rd Sun 6.30pm & last Sunday 11.30am

Wednesday 1.10 - 1.30pm

Description
Liberal / Evangelical tradition. The Church is open throughout the week with people available to lend a listening ear. Tea and coffee available. Full range of activities for all ages. 

THAMES DITTON UNITED REFORMED
Speer Road, Thames Ditton
Phone: 07780 796732 

(Church Secretary: 020 8398 1476)

Website: www.tdurc.org.uk

 

Service Times
10.45am Sunday

 

Description
Worship in the Reformed tradition (nearest to Church of Scotland)   Friendly congregation.

Coffee / chat on Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm.

TOLWORTH UNITED REFORMED
Corner of Raeburn and Elgar Avenues
Surbiton KT5 9JR 

Phone: 0208 337 8581

 

Service Times: 10.30am and 6.30pm

Description
Traditional worship. House groups, women's meetings and Bible study. 

NEW MALDEN UNITED REFORMED
Malden Road (nr the Fountain Roundabout)
New Malden  KT3 6DR

Phone: 020 8397 2745

Website: www.newmaldenurc.org.uk

 

Service Times: 10.30am and 6.30pm

Holy Communion (Wednesdays) 12.15pm

Description: 

Lively suburban congregation.  Music is a key feature – including a wide range of hyms from traditional to contemporary.

 

- Salvation Army

 

TEDDINGTON SALVATION ARMY CENTRE  (out of borough)

27 Church Road, Teddington TW11 8RW
Phone: 020 8977 9318   Service Times: 10.30am and 5pm 

 

 

 

- Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

 

 

Friends Meeting House78 Eden Street , Kingston KT1 1DJ  Website: http://www.kingstonquakers.org

e-mail: info@kingstonquakers.org    Phone: 020 8977 2641 (for the church clerk)

 

Service Times:  Sunday 10.00am (Children’s meeting on 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month) and

 1st Tuesday of the month at 12.30pm

Description
Quaker faith springs from the experience that each one of us can have a direct relationship with the Divine.  Meetings are mainly held in silence as communal waiting on God’s guidance, rather than through formal prayers or a set liturgy.  Since their foundation in England in the 1600s, Quakers have tried to make a practical witness to religious convictions, and are especially active in peace work, human rights and social reform.

 

 

- Independent,  evangelical or community churches

 

 

CORNERSTONE  CHURCH
Bedelsford School, Grange Road, Kingston
Website:
www.cornerstonechurchkingston.org

 

Service Times 10.30am and 6.30pm

Description

Meeting each Sunday morning and evening to sing, pray for each other and straightforward teaching from the Bible. Various youth groups in the morning and café style church in the evening. During the week: homegroups and late night church

 

 

 

 

CANBURY PARK CHURCH
234a Canbury Park Road, Kingston KT2 6LF
Phone: 020 8949 2733

 

Service Times
Family Service 10am
Bible teaching and Communion 6.30pm

 

Description
A friendly Bible based fellowship. Alpha Courses. Weekly youth club. Sunday lunch offered.

 

KINGSTON VINEYARD
c/o Antoinette Hotel, Beaufort Road, Kingston KT1 2TQ
Website: www.kingstonvineyard.co.uk/

 

Service Times
Sunday, 11am

 

Description
Part of the Vineyard Churches UK

 

 

KING'S CHURCH
meets at Fernhill Primary School, Richmond Road Kingston KT2 5DD 

To contact: Phone: 020 8541 0552 or
email:
office@kingschurch.com
Website:
www.kingschurch.com

 

Service Times: 10.30am

 

Description
We are a lively Christian Church, meeting together on Sundays in a local school and  throughout the week in homes in the borough. Alpha course each term for those wanting to explore the Christian faith.

 

CHESSINGTON EVANGELICAL CHURCH
King's Centre, Coppard Gardens, Mansfield Park
Chessington  KT9 2GZ  Phone: 020 8391 5522
Website:
www.thekingscentre.org.uk

 

Service Times: Sunday, 10.30am & 6.30pm
Tuesdays 7.45pm

 

Description
Bible exposition a central feature of Church life. The King's centre is a leisure / community facility. Full range of programmes for all ages. Cafe open 5 days a week for drop in service. Sunday hospitality provided for students.

 

‘THE COMMUNITY CHURCH’
www.community-church.org.uk

Phone: 020 8391 1100

Service Times: Sunday, 10.30am

The Assembly Rooms, Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4RT

 Description
A lively charismatic evangelical church of around 250 people.  Members of Surbiton Churches Together, Pioneer Network and Evangelical Alliance.

 

HOOK EVANGELICAL CHURCH
Brook Road
Surbiton KT6 5DB

Phone: 020 8397 8909

 

Service Times: Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm
Wednesdays 8pm

 

Description
Expository preaching, vibrant worship, Bible based. Friday night youth work

 

 

 

 

KINGSWAY INTERNATIONAL
CHRISTIAN CENTRE

Tolworth Junior School, Red Lion Road
Off Ewell Road (Tolworth Broadway), Surbiton KT6 7AS
Phone: 020 8525 0000
Website:
http://www.kicc.org.uk

 

Service Times
11am, Sunday Morning Chapel

 

HIS CHURCH LONDON
The Market House
Kingston KT1 1JT
Phone: 07908 204919
Website:
www.hischurchlondon.co.uk

email: hischurch@hischurchlondon.co.uk

 

Service Times
10.30am, Sundays

 

 

FAMILY OF GOD
Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd KT1 2EE
(independent church hiring university rooms)
Phone: 020 8643 4193 Mob. 07983 007565 (Nyasha Gwanzura)
Website:
www.africanrevival.com

 

Service Times
Sunday, 10.00am - 4pm

Description
Emphasis on salvation and healing

 

 

Christian Scientists

 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH
12 Penrhyn Road, Kingston KT1 2ED
Phone: 020 8546 2974
Website:
http://www.cskingston.org.uk/

Service Times
Sunday service and Sunday school 11am
Wednesday Testimony Meeting 8pm

Description
The Christian Science movement places a strong emphasis on prayer-based spiritual healing.  Sunday services focus on readings from the Bible and from Mary Baker Eddy's "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and include congregational singing, a vocal solo, organ music, silent prayer and repeating the Lord's Prayer aloud collectively. During the week, the Christian Science Reading Room is open to all members of the public to read the Bible and Christian Science literature, or for quiet contemplation and prayer.

 

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Kingston upon Thames Congregation of Jehovah's Witness
Kingdom Hall,  Alexandra Road,  Kingston

Service Times:

Sundays : Public Meeting 10am : a different vital topic on current needs each week; Watchtower Study 10.50am : a question-and-answer meeting on selected Bible subjects
Tuesdays : Ministry School 7.30pm : a speaking course featuring the teachings of the Bible; Service Meeting 8.20pm : talks, demonstrations on practical use of Bible knowledge 

 

 

 

OTHER CONTACTS

 

We recognise that one of the sources of energy and vitality in the Royal Borough of Kingston is the diversity of the community which brings a variety of gifts and insights to work towards the common good.  A thriving, vibrant community is often characterised by a confidence and tolerance which allows a variety of beliefs, within the context of a cohesive social framework.  Many voluntary organisations in the borough work to promote an ethical approach to life, peace, and wellbeing in the community.  Here are just a few contacts:

 

Kingston Voluntary Action

 

KVA is the umbrella body for voluntary and community organisations in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.   Its main role is to strengthen voluntary and community activity by developing and supporting organisations so they can deliver better services to the local community, particularly those that are disadvantaged.

Website:
www.kva.org.uk

 

Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LX

Tel: 020 8255 3335  Fax: 020 8255 8804
Email:
info@kva.org.uk

 

 

Kingston Peace Council/CND

 

a local group for people in Kingston and the surrounding area who wish to work for the peaceful resolution of conflict, international understanding, the abolition of nuclear weapons and an end to the arms race and general disarmament.  Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm, in the Quaker Meeting House, 78 Eden Street, Kingston KT1 1DJ.  All welcome. 

 

Website: www.kpc.gn.apc.org/ 

Contact: Noel Hamel Telephone: 020 8395 2656  email: noelthamel@aol.com

 

Kingston Race and Equalities Council

 

supports victims of racial harassment and discrimination and promotes racial equality in the Royal Borough and aims to address the human rights and needs of all communities.

 

Website: www.kingstonrec.org

 

Neville House, 55 Eden Street

Kingston upon Thames  KT1 1BW

Tel: 0208 547 2332  Fax: 020 8247 9515

E-mail:enquiries@kingstonrec.org

 

 

SW London Humanist Group

 

shares the vision of the British Humanist Association for ‘a world without religious privilege or discrimination, where people are free to live good lives on the basis of reason, experience and shared human values’.

 

Website: www.swlhumanists.org.uk  

which includes information on meetings for the year and local humanist ceremonies

 

E-mail  info@swlhumanists.org.uk

Tel: 020 8892 5077 (SWLHG)  or 020 7079 3580 (British Humanist Association)