Happening this week…


Friday 12 July

12.00-2.00pm Kitchen Club – parent/carer and under 5s Cook & Play plus free shop and additional support for families living in temporary accommodation or insecure housing


Friday 12 July – Sunday 14 July

Church weekend away at Othona – NO Sunday morning service at CPURC


Monday 15 July

12.00-2.00pm Kitchen Club – parent/carer and under-5’s Cook & Play

7.45pm / 8.30pm – Hackney Extinction Rebellion (XR) weekly meeting – see details below.


Tuesday 16 July

10.00-11.00am Ms Kari’s Singsation – music & movement for under-5’s


Wednesday 17 July

9.30-11.30am Baby & Toddler Playgroup

11.30-12.30 Wednesday lunch – all are welcome!

12.30-3.30pm Clapton Community Drop-in Jobs Club

1.00-3.00pm ‘Feel Good Wednesdays’ – peer-led dance group for mums (kids welcome too)


Sunday 21 July

10.45am Gathering for 11.00am All-age coffee & conversation service

2.30-4.30pm Urban Table and Clapton Community Drop-in


Sunday 28 July

10.45am Gathering for 11.00am All-age coffee & conversation service – LEADER??

2.30-4.30pm Urban Table and Clapton Community Drop-in


Congregational News…


  Services over the summer hols will be in the form of “coffee and conversation”. We need people (individuals, friends, families etc) to volunteer to take responsibility for Sundays: make some drinks to share (so arrive early enough to get the kettle boiled and some drinks made), lead a conversation around the theme and reading for the week as well as make time for prayer and any singing you want. It’ll be all-age and doesn’t need to be long. The weeks that need covering are:

  • July 28th
  • Aug 11th
  • Aug 18th
  • Aug 25th (bank holiday and Greenbelt so may be very few)

Please let Anne S know if you can be responsible for any of these Sundays!


NEW! The Round Chapel Families Project currently has an appeal on to raise funds that will support activities for low-income families who struggle to find free and affordable activities during the summer. Read more here or go straight to https://theroundchapel.org.uk/support-us/ to donate.


NEW!  … Hackney Extinction Rebellion (XR) is meeting weekly at the Round Chapel Old School Rooms on Monday evenings. The schedule is as follows:

7.45 – Meeting Room – Induction for all new people joining the group

8.30pm – Main Hall (and other rooms) – XR Hackney Meeting – all are welcome to join – bring vegan food / snacks to share if you wish

10.30pm – Finish and pub!


… CPURC Elders: The following people are the serving CPURC elders: Abi Kingston, Anne Aaron, Lesley Trenkel (church secretary) and Mercy Mashem. The elders meeting, chaired by the minister, is the trustee body for the weekday and Sunday life of the church. Please feel free to talk to one of the elders about any aspect of the life of the church.

Beyond our congregation…


NEW! The new edition of the URC’s New Update can be read here: https://urc-news.org.uk/2JB1-1FK6Z-24943FLI61/cr.aspx. It’s jam-packed with information about goings on in the denomination including:

  • The URC’s presence at ‘The Time Is Now” mass lobby against climate change on 26 June
  • A celebration of the Windrush generation on 22 June
  • An appeal for Greenbelt youth ambassadors
  • and more!



Do you have news you want to add? Email by replying to kstewart04@gmail.com by Wednesday evening.