Three Months Teaching in Ethiopia
Last winter Laurence spent three months teaching English in the secondary schools of Lalibela in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia. He was hopeful, as a teacher of foreign languages in England, that teaching English as a foreign language to Ethiopian children would not be an insuperable challenge. Some of you will have read his dispatches published on our on-line website. In this illustrated talk he will be introducing new material as he talks about life in a community shaped by the faith and practices of the Orthodox Church, the physical hardships and the spiritual joys. "How much is life in Lalibela like life in England?" he was asked. "In no way whatsoever", was his answer! Come and judge for yourselves....
Very Revd Dr Andris Abakuks
Martin Luther and the Reformation
31st October, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 theses by Martin Luther in the German town of Wittenberg, an event that is commonly commemorated as the starting point of the Reformation. The talk will be about the life and work of Martin Luther and the beginnings of the Reformation.
Andris is the Dean of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Great Britain. In 2014 the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad signed the Porvoo Agreement, an agreement of communion between Anglican and Lutheran Churches in Europe. Andris is the representative of his church on the Porvoo Contact Group. On the basis of the Porvoo Agreement, Andris has been granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Guildford by Bishop Andrew. Andris lives in Epsom and, before he retired, was a Lecturer in Statistics at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Handley Hammond + team
The Gideons International
In the Great Commission of Matthew 28, Jesus said: ‘… go and make disciples of all the nations.’ How can we best do this in our current situation ?
Gideons would humbly suggest that God has raised up Gideons International as part of the answer. Founded in 1899 in the USA, it is a lay organisation now in 200 countries, having given out its 2 billionth free Scripture in 2015.
Come and hear:
Some of the very encouraging results
How we are adapting to a fast-changing world
Our vision for the future
Handley is 'Secretary, Mid-Surrey Gideons'. Gideons are 'Business and professional lay men and women'.
Priest in Retirement
01372 723 770
10th September at 6.30 pm
8th October 6.30 pm