The Local Community
Merstham is a small town on the edge of the North Downs about 20 miles south of London and 11 miles north of Gatwick Airport. It has a population of approximately 7,000 and is in the Borough of Reigate & Banstead and the County of Surrey.
As it is part of the London commuter belt there is easy access to London by train (32 - 46 minutes) and the M25 & M23 motorway intersections are nearby.
ECUMENICAL LENT LUNCHES
Ecumenical Soup & Bread Lent Lunches will be held at St Katharine's Hall, Church Hill, Merstham on Tuesdays from 16th Feb till 15th March at 12:30 . All welcome.
Friends of Merstham Listening Project - 31st January 2016
Come for coffee and cakes after 11am Mass at St
Teresa’s and let us know what’s good and what could be
improved about Merstham. We have received a significant
grant from the Peoples Health Trust to spend on projects
around Merstham over the next five years. So far we have
identified four areas of development for improvements in
the local area. These include.
Parks and open spaces (this includes a community allotment, creating a wildlife pond, improving facilities at Merstham Recreation grounds)
Community Activities for all (suggestions welcome)
Improving digital awareness (this includes creating and improving the Merstham Community website and helping local organisations feed into that)
Giving people a voice (examples include helping people set up campaigns to keep the post office open)
Whether you’re resident in Merstham or just come to church here, do come in after Mass on 31st, hear what we have to say and share your views. Do get in touch with Liz Braines or Tracey Burrows for further information.
Merstham Easter Project - 30th March 2014
This project has been running for 18 months thanks to the generosity and support of volunteers, local church members and others. Lunch is served to approx 30 guests every Monday (including holidays) between 12 and 1.30pm. Could you help once a month as a member of one of the teams as server, welcomer, cook or baker? To find out more contact Jane Manfield (762446) or Tracey.Burrows@reigatebanstead. gov.uk
Merstham Easter Project Update
is growing at St Teresa’s community room every Monday between 12.30 and 2 pm . We offer a free hot meal to those in need followed by tea and homemade cakes. Last Monday we catered for 21 people. It is an ecumenical endeavour with 5 teams (one team per week) catering for up to 30 people. We really appreciate the number of volunteers who have stepped up to the mark to cater for our guests from across the parish and from other churches locally with some really fantastic food.
However organising a project of this scale does involve a cost so we would be grateful of any regular financial contributions, however small to keep the project running. If you’d like to help financially you can sponsor a meal on a regular basis (£3 a head) or you could just make a one off donation. Also if you are aware on anyone who may appreciate the offer of a free meal please do let us know or invite them along on a Monday. Please do get in touch with Jane Manfield firstname.lastname@example.org, Tracey Burrows on 01737 645217 or tracey.burrows@reigatebanstead. gov.uk if you’d be happy to donate or sponsor a meal on a regular basis. Please do feel free to come and visit us on a Monday and stop for a chat any time over a cup of tea.
See Past Events February 2013 for Bishop Kieran's visit