Carshalton Methodist Church’s Ritz On The Park – 7th September 2013

Jill, Alan and Hamish have received a message/invitation from Carshalton Methodist Church:

Carshalton’s Ritz on the Park – Join us for a wonderful afternoon tea with live music

Everything stops for tea at Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road on Saturday 7th September 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Full afternoon tea with live string quartet and two pianists. Tickets priced at £15.00 per person

Despite these times of national austerity, have you noticed the growing popularity of the English afternoon tea? An array of interesting sandwiches plus scones and cream with naughty but nice cakes accompanied by speciality teas or coffee is quite definitely on its way back. What makes it so special is the quality of service with fine quality linen table cloths, bone china tea pots and plates and traditional music to create the ambience of an occasion that is essentially English. London’s Ritz Hotel offers a lovely top end setting with five sittings a day and a pianist for celebrating those special events – prices start at £45 per person. London riverboats offer afternoon tea with an hour and a quarter cruise with a single pianist starting at £29.50.

On Saturday 7th September Carshalton Methodist Church brings the Ritz to Carshalton with a special afternoon tea marking the end of the summer break. A lovely full afternoon tea is being prepared by Helen Deards for whom such speciality catering is a long held interest. Helen has run very successful afternoon teas for us on a number of occasions including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with the Thames River Pageant showing on our community cinema screen. Live entertainment will be provided by two pianists AND a string quartet. Tickets priced at £15.00 per person are now on sale from our Church Office open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm – telephone 020 8669 3676.

We invite you to bring along those people who are special to you and enjoy a most memorable end of summer afternoon. This is a fund raising event which will help our church continue its work in the community. For more details click on this link to our church web site –

Community Cinema is on holiday

Following a summer break, our popular community cinema will be back with an autumn film programme on Saturday 28th September. Our opening movie, Quartet, follows the musical theme of Everything stops for Tea with a lovely story about mini politics in a residential home for retired musicians. See our community cinema page on the church web site for more details –

Wishing you a wonderful summer

Sue and David Forty

Community Cinema Organisers


Olympics 2012 and Carshalton

Cllrs. Jill Whitehead and Alan Salter recently attended a meeting with Cllr. Graham Tope, Executive Member for Leisure, Libraries, Arts and Heritage and Dick Bower, Chair of Sutton Arts Council to discuss plans for celebrating the passing of the Olympic Torch Relay through Carshalton on the afternoon of Monday 23rd July 2012.

Mr Bower is inviting local community groups in Carshalton to attend a meeting in April (details as yet are to be confirmed) to discuss how local people can take part in and contribute to a community event in Carshalton. It is suggested that this event should take apace in the Ponds area in and around the War Memorial Gardens and the shortly to be reopened Heritage Centre at Honeywood. Ideas such as community group stalls and a jazz band with other entertainment have been mooted. We understand that already Carshalton Mums, Carshalton Methodist Church and All Saints’ Church have expressed interest. Watch this space for more news.

Carshalton Methodist Church Centenary Service


Carshalton Methodist Church's Stained Glass South Window

Hamish reports: “On Sunday 15th January  I visited this very smart and attractive Church in Ruskin Road next to the road called The Park in my capacity as Deputy Mayor of Sutton. Personally it was a great honour for me to be invited to attend and take a small part in a Centenary Service of the church.   We were impressed by the lovely members of the congregation and their impressive building. Fellow councillors Jill and Alan were also present so that residents could meet their local councillors, even on a Sunday morning!”  Attached are a couple of photos of the church interior taken with the consent of the Church.

Carshalton Methodist Church's Organ