Social and fundraising activities:
The Social and Fundraising Committee at St Richard's is responsible
for organising a variety of events catering for all age groups. Major annual events include
the Christmas Fair, Harvest Supper and a Piano Recital given by international concert pianist
Anthony Adkins, who is our organist. Other regular events include lunches and suppers.
Faithful Friends: This group grew out of the Understanding Islam course held in 2008 organised by St Richard's Church, St Thomas Aquinas Church and St Michael's Convent. With founder members from these three bodies and Kingston Mosque, the Group's aim is to create possibilities for people of faith to get to know each other in friendship. It has representatives on the Interfaith Forums of both Richmond and Kingston Boroughs. For more information about Faithful Friends and its events please contact Diana Mills - DianaMills@phonecoop.coop
Call-in-for-coffee: St Richard's "Call-in-for-Coffee" on a Wednesday morning was started some years ago and has been a success with what has become a faithful following who turn up each week in order to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits, and a chat with friends. Visitors do not have to be church members and for some it is an eagerly-awaited hour or so when they can be with other people in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. "Call-in-for-Coffee" is open every Wednesday between 10.15 am and 12 noon and the people who serve the tea and coffee are always pleased to see visitors and make sure that everyone has someone to talk to.
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Ham and Petersham SOS : Ham & Petersham SOS is a neighbourhood care scheme staffed by volunteers with an office by The Woodville Centre, Woodville Road, Ham. Its purpose is to support people locally by providing help with transport to those who cannot use the public services, assisting with shopping and offering friendship. The office is open every weekday from 10 am to 12 noon (telephone 020 8948 1090) and there is an answering machine to take messages out-of-hours.
Local Police: The local police hold regular surgeries and "Cuppa with a Copper" opportunities - details Ham and Petersham Safer Neighbourhood Team
Safer Neighbourhood Team
Phone: 020 8247 7074
Mobile number: 020 8721 2746
Space available for Community use: As noted in the section on History of the Building,
the church has a versatile hexagonal central area suitable for a range of activities, including recitals
and concerts. Current users of the space include a Play Group, a Choir and a Marshall Arts Group.
Enquiries about using the space should be addressed to the Vicar.