2021

The death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

The United Reformed Church has expressed its sadness at the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and, on its website, has shared a reflection and prayer along with Bible passages chosen for this time in the life of our nation.

This page on the URC website may be found HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, news
Video for Sunday Worship

Video for Sunday Worship

Our video service of worship for Sunday, 11th April 2021, may be found on YouTube HERE.

N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 11:00 am on Sunday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Worship
Holy Week and Easter services 2021

Holy Week and Easter services 2021

All our Holy Week and Easter services were held virtually this year.

Worship for Palm Sunday was led by our drama group, the Goldsmith Players, the members of which videoed monologues/dramatised readings in which characters who witnessed the passion of Jesus Christ reflected on the events and their responses; the minister shared a series of meditations for Holy Week which were distributed using our members mailing system; on Maundy Thursday evening, Ron K led our Tenebrae service live on Zoom; our Zoom channel was also used for our Service of the Nails, led by Mark H at noon on Good Friday; the church choir led a service of Reflections and Music for Good Friday taking The Lamb of God as its theme and on Easter Sunday, our service of worship with Holy Communion was led by our minister.

We are very grateful to all those who planned and prepared worship for us, to all those who took part and to everyone who shared with us on YouTube and Zoom.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Easter, events, Worship

URC pandemic prayers

The URC is sharing prayers each week during this time of pandemic.

You may read the prayers by opening the links on THIS PAGE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Prayer

COVID-19 current situation

April 2021:

  • As the government seeks gradually ease restrictions, the Elders’ Council is keeping the issue of when it may be appropriate to open our church buiding under constant review. Members will be updated of our thinking and plans via our members-announce mailings and on this website.
  • Our current hope and plan is that we will open for worship on Pentecost Sunday, 23rd May, with appropriate covid-secure arrangements and restrictions
  • The church continues to share a video of worship each Sunday, with the video becoming available for viewing just before eleven o’clock on Sunday mornings. Links to videos are on our Recordings of Services page. Orders of Service are available from this page and are distributed through members-announce.
  • The weekly eNewsletter is shared via members-announce in the middle of the week.
  • We will endeavour to keep this website updated as often as possible. Do visit frequently to check for updates, and also check our Facebook page. We would be glad to receive feedback that you think may be helpful.
  • For further information, follow the link below to read our Covid-19 page, which includes advice from the URC nationally and links to Government and Local Government advice.

Covid-19 (last updated on 3rd April 2021)

We wish to continue offering pastoral support to all members of the congregation. Any member of the congregation may contact their Elder if they, or someone they know, may need help in connection with a pastoral need or a practical need – we are here to support each other and do what we can for our communities. Any member of the Secretarial Team may be contacted if your Pastoral Elder is not available.

DO LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY HELP.

We continue to pray for those who are having health difficulties or who have responsibility for taking decisions in relation to this difficult situation.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, 2021, Current

January Church Meeting

Our postponed 2020 Church AGM was a virtual meeting, held on the Zoom platform on Wednesday 27th January.

Over forty members attended (virtually) and, after adopting the URC Rules for Procedure of virtual meetings, we received the 2019 Annaul Report and accounts, shared some pastoral news and conducted other essential business.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, 2020, 2021, Report