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Thomas Risley Church Minister

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Jenny Travis

Serving since2018

Birchwood Minister

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Stuart Nixon

Serving since2019


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Helen Bennett

Serving since2020

To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.

Hebrews 11:1 (GNT)
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Colin Burrows

Serving since199

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Andy Cameron

Serving since2005

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on.

Billy Connolly
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Bryan Evans

When you’re drowning in fear, doubt or discouragement, don’t forget your lifeguard walks on water.

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Wanda Gemmell

Serving since2014

I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!

Romans 8: 38-39
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Tim Skinner

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs

I normally quote this just after I’ve made a mistake…
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Colin Watts

Serving since2020

You only get out what you put in

My youth leader
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Elaine Watts

Serving since2020

I can only please one person a day. Today isn’t your day. Tomorrow
doesn’t look good either!

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Harvest Appeal

This Harvest we are supporting The Food Pantry in Birchwood & The Room at the Inn – ‘Y’ Project.

Goods will be received at church over the weekend 26th-27th September for a display to be set up in church before the Harvest Service on the 4th October.

 Here is a list of produce needed:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned Veg
  • Tinned Soup
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Cup a Soup
  • Pasta in a mug
  • Long life milk
  • Small bottles water

Messages from those who will receive our donations:

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Lord’s Prayer and The Grace

Here are the words to the Lords Prayer and The Grace that we use at Thomas Risley Church. If you are used to a different version please feel free to say the one you know.


Online Church

We have officially suspended all church face-to-face activities and services in line with WHO and URC advice.

We are using Zoom video conferencing for services and prayer meetings and other online communications such as email / Facebook / WhatsApp.

Join us online via Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID is 9198008000

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Phone: 0208 080 6592 or 0330 088 5830

Our online events

Virtual TReats Thursdays @10am

Thursday Night Prayer Evenings @7:30pm

Sunday Worship @10:40am

If you are having difficulties with your internet connection then why not join us by phone or watch live on YouTube.

Many of our fellowship groups have decided to meet via Zoom as well. Contact your group leader for more details.

We hope you will join us in worshipping the Lord from wherever you may be!


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