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  • That sinking feeling…

    That sinking feeling…0

    A packed community hall at St Mary’s church, Long Ditton, heard a talk from assistant curate the Rev Alison Baverstock about a passion… the Titanic. The area has a bond with the doomed ship as Austin Partner, one of the 1,502 who perished in the freezing waters of the Atlantic on April 15 1912, lived

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  • Surbiton church ‘best in the land’

    Surbiton church ‘best in the land’0

    Congratulations to St Matthew’s, Surbiton, for winning an award which rates it the UK’s best-maintained church. The 1874 landmark in St Matthew’s Avenue has scooped the 2021 Nayler Award for Excellence in Church Maintenance. Team rector the Rev Helen Hancock said she was delighted with the accolade, attributing it to regular volunteer upkeep sessions. The award

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  • Talk on Titanic and link with St Mary’s Church Long Ditton

    Talk on Titanic and link with St Mary’s Church Long Ditton0

    The history of St Mary’s Church in Long Ditton and its special link to the sinking of the Titanic will be revealed at an event at the church hall tomorrow (Thursday). All are welcome to the talk by assistant curate Alison Baverstock. Alison has been researching the life of Tolworth’s Austin Partner, who died in

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