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Goldsworth Park Centre
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Toolkit for Christian Learning is the Diocese's own course
package on discipleship. Toolkit for Christian Learning has
been running in local groups for two years (2007-2009) but
is now being prepared for general release in a published format
for use by parishes or other groups.
and Crescent course will aid Christians
Understanding of Islam
course in Woking aims to help Christians understand Islam and relate
better with their Muslim neighbours and work colleagues.
The Cross and
Crescent course comprises five sessions held on successive Tuesday
evenings starting on 8th September. The venue is St Andrew’s
church in Goldsworth Park Centre, Denton Way, Woking, GU21 3LG (near
The course is an
initiative by the Woking Across Project, which aims to help build
bridges between people of different cultures and communities. Across
was set up in 1998 and is supported by 10 churches in Woking.
A Cross and
Crescent course brochure is available from St Andrew’s Church,
Goldsworth Park, where bookings can be made in person or by phone on
01483 723879. The cost is £15 which includes a workbook and
The five Cross and
Crescent sessions will be led by Asif Mall and the Rev. Richard Cook.
Richard Cook has
been vicar of St Andrew’s, the parish church for Goldsworth Park,
since 1993. He chaired the Across project and is advisor to the Bishop
of Guildford on inter-faith relations.
Asif Mall has been
Across project coordinator since September 2008. He is a well known
speaker in Christian-Muslim meetings and has presented many courses in
the UK and USA. His cross-cultural work is assisted by knowledge of
Arabic and Urdu.
have included setting up the Woking People of Faith Forum, which
provides opportunities for Christians and Muslims to meet each other
regularly, and developing a Christian-Muslim youth project.
More and more
Christians want to find out more about the political dimensions of
Islam in order to increase their understanding and find ways to work
together for peace,” said Richard Cook.
Orphans in Kenya can have
a new toilet block, mattresses and possibly a pig pen, thanks to
generosity of Woking Christians
A home for orphaned children in
Kenya can provide a new toilet block and mattresses, and possibly a pig
pen, thanks to the generosity of members of St Andrew’s Church on
Goldsworth Park, Woking.
The Talents Children's Mission in
Elburgon, Kenya, opened in 2007 and currently has twenty boys, aged 10
to 14 years. It is supported from the UK by Lakeside Christian
Fellowship, also on Goldsworth Park.
I was overjoyed and full of praise
to God for the kindness of fellow Christians in Woking when I heard the
news,” said Bishop Samuel Muya, who oversees the home. “St
Andrew’s appealed to its members for £1800 for the toilets,
and they donated £2200, an amazing amount. In addition to the new
toilets and mattresses, we are using the donations to build a pig pen.
Keeping (and breeding pigs) will provide the home with food and a
source of income.”
Hedley and Maureen Quinton of
Lakeside Christian Fellowship, who live on Goldsworth Park, have
visited the Talents Children's Mission home several times and hope to
do so again in September.
Said Hedley, It provides a loving
family atmosphere for the children, many of whom were malnourished and
required medical attention when they joined. The 3.5 acre site enables
it to grow food and keep livestock as well as providing plenty of space
for the children to play. The children are settled into various local
schools and are doing very well, particularly since the home has been
able to give them extra tuition.”
Bishop Samuel added, We would not
be able to help these children without the generous support of
supporters, many of whom are in Woking.
We keep expenses and
administration costs to a minimum, so as much as possible of our
supporters’ money goes directly to providing for the needs of the
children,” he stressed. This compares with many major charities
which spend a large proportion of their income on publicity,
administration and expenses.
Apart from the live-in staff, the
home’s helpers are unpaid volunteers, while the home grows as
much of its food as possible.
The poverty in Elburgon commonly
causes people to die from diseases such as TB, malaria and AIDS, in
fact the area has one of the highest death rates from HIV/AIDS in
Kenya. As a result there are many orphaned children in the region;
their numbers increased further as a result of post- election violence
in 2008. In Kenya just 5% of children orphaned by AIDS get any kind of
support. Those who are lucky may be cared for by grandparents or the
extended family. The less fortunate are forced to live on the streets.
Talents Children's Mission offers
child sponsorships for a regular monthly £20 donation and also
welcomes one-off donations to the work of the home.
For more details of Talents
Children's Mission and on sponsoring a child, visit
www.talentschildrensmission.com, email email@example.com
or write to Talents Children's Mission c/o 19 Denvale Walk, Woking,
Surrey GU21 3PF.
Shop Service is friendly and inspiring
Friendly and inspiring: that's the Coffee Shop Service at St
Andrew's. Held monthly in the evenings in the St Andrew’s church
Coffee Shop, it's an informal mixture of Christian discussion and
worship for all ages.
St Andrew's is the parish church for Goldsworth Park, situated
between the health centre and shops at Goldsworth Park Centre.
For more details call the parish office on (01483) 723879.