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Easter Services 2022

Easter Services 2022

Thank you to everyone who prepared and led special services for us during passiontide and Easter.

During Holy Week we shared meditations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, held a Tenebrae service on Maundy Thursday evening, a Service of the Nails at noon on Good Friday and the choir presented items from Worthy is the Lamb! by Lloyd Larsen on Good Friday evening.

On Easter Day, some of us meet to enjoy breakfast together and our festival service of worship concluded in the celebration of Holy Communion.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current
Palm Sunday 2022 with The Goldsmith Players

Palm Sunday 2022 with The Goldsmith Players

The Goldsmith Players, our church drama group, shared three dramatic sketches in the service they led for us on Palm Sunday.

Thank you to all for the careful preparation and thoughtful presentation.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Blogroll, Current, Easter, Goldsmith Players, Worship
URC Prayers for Ukraine

URC Prayers for Ukraine

The United Reformed Church has shared prayers for peace and for the peoples of Ukraine and Russia HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current, Prayer

Memorial and Thanksgiving Service

On Sunday, 20th March, our service of worship was our Memorial and Thanksgiving Service in respect of the pandemic. The service was an occasion to say a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to God for all those who served us so faithfully and diligently over the period of the pandemic. It also offered us the opportunity to remember before God all those, across our world, who lost their lives to the virus.

The service may be viewed HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current
Bring-your-cuddly-toy-to-church Sunday

Bring-your-cuddly-toy-to-church Sunday

Thank you to everyone who prepared for and participated in our special service on Sunday.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current, Junior Church, Worship

COVID-19 current situation

February 2022:

  • Our church is open for public worship on Sunday mornings
    • In line with Government advice and guidance, those attending worship are no longer required by law to wear face-masks.
      • We recognise that, in the current circumstances, some members feel more comfortable wearing a mask and sitting with others who are also doing so, while others prefer to worship without wearing a face-covering. In view of this, we are suggesting that those who wish to wear a face-covering to sit on the “organ” side of the church and that those who do not wish to wear a mask sit on the “font” side of the church.
      • We are also asking all those attending to respect the personal choice of others and to be sensitive towards those who are cautious with regard to social distancing.
    • We will be serving tea/coffee in the Fellowship Room after worship from Sunday 27th February.
      • Members are invited to consider whether they feel able to join us for coffee. All are welcome.
      • For the time-being, the external doors will be open to provide adequate ventilation.
  • We live stream our Sunday morning services on our YouTube channel and our Recordings of Worship page.
  • Wednesday Afternoon Tea (a time to chat for an hour or so over a cup of tea or coffee from about 3.15 pm) is available for members and the link is circulated each week to all on our members mailing list.
  • We are keeping the use of our halls for meetings under review.
  • 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.
  • Latest URC advice is HERE.
  • 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 24th February 2022)

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, 2022, Current
Video for Sunday Worship

Video for Sunday Worship

We live stream our Sunday morning services of worship, which begin 11 am UK time.
(From shortly before 11 o’clock we show a countdown clock indicating how long it is before worship begins.)

The link to our YouTube channel is HERE.

N.B. Please click “refresh” if the live stream does not start automatically before 10:45 am. Until the live stream does start, this link will list previous weeks’ services. From about 10:30 to soon after 10:55 am, the stream has been set up to show a countdown timer and there will be no sound until just before the service commences.

 

 

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current, 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