Holy Week and Easter 2024

Holy Week and Easter 2024

Thank you to everyone who planned, led, helped at and attended any of our Holy Week and Easter activities or services.

We are grateful to so many, but hope that it is not invidious to mention:

  • The Goldsmith Players, for leadning Palm Sunday worship
  • Church Choir for their presentation of The Crucifixion with soloists from Nottingham RC Cathedral
  • Rev’d Chris Ford for leading our Holy Week Meditations on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • Ron Kenyon for leading our Tenebrae Service on Thursday evening
  • Mark Hodgson for leading our Service of the Nails at noon on Good Friday
  • Rev’d Chris Ford for leading our “Eastingle” Children’s Activity Service on Easter Saturday
  • Catherine Jennings and Mark Hodgson for preparing our Easter Breakfast
  • Rev’d Jenny Mills for leading our service of worship and Holy Communion on Easter Sunday
  • the flower arranging team who decorated the church for Easter Day
  • those who provided refreshments after our services

Posted by gdjjennings in 2024, Choir, Current, Easter, events, notices
Nottingham Light Night 2024

Nottingham Light Night 2024

Our church was an Entertainment Hub for Nottingham’s Light Night on 2nd February 2024.

During the evening there was a wide range of musical and other entertainment with family meals and refreshments available. Music sessions included ukulele Come and Strum and Disney Musical sing-a-longs, performances by choirs (Djanogly Primary School Choir, the Church Choir and Phoenix Signing Choir), bands (Ravenshead Swing Band, Retro band “Gravity” and a Beatles tribute band), the Nottingham University Dance Society and over a dozen other groups, trios, duos and solists. In addition there were displays about some of our church activities and significant people connected with our church in the past, activities for children, a chance to contribute to an embroidery and to add a prayer, wish or promise to our prayer tree.

The event was very well-supported throughout the evening, with the many visitors providing good audiences for each of our entertainment groups.

Thank you to all the performers and to everyone who helped to prepare and serve the wonderful refreshments – cakes, teas, coffees and meals throughout the evening. And none of this would be possible without our Light Night Coordinator, Jill, everyone who worked so hard to prepare for the evening and all our hard-working stewards ensuring visitors’ safety and helping them find their way around our five entertainment and refreshment areas.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2024, Current, events, Report
Area gathering

Area gathering

Friends from all our South Nottingham Area United Reformed Churches met at Gregory Boulevard URC to join the 200th anniversary celebratations of the church on Sunday 29th October 2023.

It was a joy to be with them on this special occasion, to share food and worship together.

The South Nottingham Area is The Dales URC, Gregory Boulevard URC, Keyworth URC and St. Andrew’s with Castle Gate URC.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, events, Report, South Nottingham Area URC


We were delighted to celebrate Bami’s baptism with her and her family on 1st October.

A lovely occasion.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, events, Worship
Coronation Celebrations

Coronation Celebrations

Thank you to Jill G, Elaine S and everyone who helped make today’s celebration lunch such a success.

Thank you to those who helped set up the halls yesterday and for the display of photographs, to all who provided food and to the musicians.

It was lovely to share together.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, events, Forthcoming Events, news, Outreach Activity, Report
Holy Week and Easter 2023

Holy Week and Easter 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for any of our Holy Week and Easter activities and services.

We are grateful to those who prepared and led our special services and activities which were found so helpful and valuable this Easter time.

  • Palm Sunday – The Goldsmith Players
  • Holy Week Meditations – Rev’d Chris Ford
  • Tenebrae Service – Ron Kenyon
  • Service of the Nails – Mark Hodgson
  • Music and Readings for Good Friday – Phil Hodgson and the Church Choir
  • “Eastingle” Children’s Activity Service – Rev’d Chris Ford
  • Easter Breakfast – Liz Cronin
  • Easter Day Worship – Rev’d Chris Ford

Thank you, too, to members of the Duty Teams and to all those who helped, in any way, to make these events proceed so smoothly.


Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, Easter, events, notices, Worship
South Nottingham Area Gathering

South Nottingham Area Gathering

We thank our friends at The Dales URC for hosting us and friends from our other South Nottingham URCs for lunch and a brief act of worship on Sunday 26th March. It was good to have a time to meet old friends, make new ones and chat over our packed lunches before sharing a short time of worship together.

We look forward to our next get-together!

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, events, notices, South Nottingham Area URC
Light Night 2023

Light Night 2023

Thank you…

  • to everyone who supported us by attending to enjoy our performances, events and activities on Light Night 2023
  • to our organiser, Jill G and the many members of her team, without whom, we could not offer to provide such a fantastic range of opportunities for the public
  • to the musicians, performers and organisers of the craft and children’s activities
  • to the cooks, cake-bakers, hosts and waiters who made and served our family-friendly meals and refreshments
  • to the stewards, inside and out, who cared for and guided our visitors
  • to all those who gave time to help setting up and packing away
It was an amazing evening. Here are some photographs:


Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, Craft Club, events, Forthcoming Events, notices, Outreach Activity
Carols in the Courtyard 2022

Carols in the Courtyard 2022

Thank you to all the instrumentalists for their wonderful playing to support our singing of carols in the courtyard at church on Sunday evening – a great sing!

Thank you, also, to everyone who provided, prepared and served our refreshments.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Christmas, events, Photographs
Prayers on the occasion of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth Il

Prayers on the occasion of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth Il

Almighty and Eternal God, we give you thanks and praise for the life and example of Her Majesty, Elizabeth. We give thanks for her devotion to the life of our nation, our commonwealth and our world. We give thanks for her wisdom, for her example of Christian faith and discipleship and for her dignity and integrity at all times and in all situations. We give thanks for her long and untiring service and for her example of duty and commitment.

Almighty and Eternal God, we commend her into your sure keeping, praying that she may now know your eternal love and peace. We pray for her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, for all the extended royal family as they mourn her loss and grieve for her passing. We pray that you will strengthen them and comfort them in these difficult days, as they prepare to honour very publicly one whom they have loved dearly and privately.

Almighty and Eternal God, we offer our prayers in this time of national transition, praying for those who must now step up and shoulder the burden of national leadership and in particular for he who now must serve as king. We pray that you will sustain and keep them in their new roles and grant them the wisdom and insight that will enable them to lead our nation in the ways of justice and peace. We offer all our prayers in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Redeemer. Amen.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, events, news, Prayer