Second Thoughts Series 2019



David Candlin


'The Joel Centre'


The Joel Night Shelter helps transform the lives of vulnerable, isolated people by offering safe sanctuary, loving community and a fresh start out of the vicious cycle of homelessness. Housed in a converted hall at St Peter’s church, Kingston-upon-Thames and supported by volunteer teams from other local churches, the shelter provides healthy food and overnight accommodation for 17 homeless people, and the stability they need to get themselves back on their feet.


Our speaker tonight is David Candlin, who is assistant curate at St Martin of Tours, Epsom and a director of Joel Community Services.



Ollie Madgwick


From Plato to NATO: Perspectives on War and Peace.’


War is a hugely pervasive and influential historical phenomenon, and has been studied by many prominent thinkers and organisations. This talk will examine some of these perspectives; addressing the natures and origins of war and peace, what this tells us about ourselves, ethics and morality in declaring, conducting and participating in war, and a how modern technologies and organisations are influencing prospects for peace."


Ollie is a geography graduate and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He continues to pursue his broad interests in social science and geopolitics through lectures, podcasts, books and journals. He recently completed an academic short-course in the War Studies department at King's College London.


Ollie also sings in St Martin's Choir.


Contact Details

Adrian Esdaile

Priest in Retirement


01372 723 770



"Finally, whatever is true... whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things"

Philippians 4.8.

Hands Touching




13th October at 6.30 pm













10th November at 6.30 pm

Complete 2019 Programme