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  • A room could save a life

    A room could save a life0

    • News
    • 11th September 2022

    Have you a spare room for a Ukrainian refugee? Sue Pearce and Pia Hobart are asking Good Life readers if they could find room in their homes, as they have done, for those fleeing the war-torn country. The Ellerton Road neighbours feel that the UK government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme – which sponsors hosts to

  • St Mary’s Church history talk to reveal link with Titanic

    St Mary’s Church history talk to reveal link with Titanic0

    Want to know about one of the area’s oldest churches? Then attend a free event at St Mary’s Church, Long Ditton, tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) at 7pm in the community hall behind the church in Church Road. Former church warden Peter Topp will talk about the history of the church in Church Road – listed

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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