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
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
Eco Church Award

Eco Church Award

Eco Church is a way that we can celebrate ways that our congregation has been engaging with caring for the earth as a key part of our Christian faith.

Having followed the “Eco Congregation” scheme some years ago, we have now looked at the Eco Church criteria to find that we already fulfil all the criteria for the Bronze Award. We have a little work to do on the “Lifestyle” section and then we will be able to apply for the Eco Church Silver Award.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Christian Education, Eco Church, notices
Special events

Special events

On Saturday 10 September, many of us are attending the East Midlands Synod celebration to mark the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the United Reformed Church. (The URC was formed with the union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales with the Presbyterian Church in England. In 1981, most of the Churches of Christ in the UK also joined the union.)

On 2nd October, we have a special service followed by a congregational lunch as our own celebration of this milestone in the life of our denomination.

We have our Harvest Festival Service on 16th October and our Commitment for Life service on 30th October.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Forthcoming Events, notices, World Church
Christmas Services 2013

Christmas Services 2013

Christmas poster 2013

We had a full programme of Christmas events and activities again for Christmas 2012.

We supported others through our “Toy Service” following which gifts were taken to a local women’s refuge, a party for international students and raising money for Framework – our local charity for the homeless – at our carol service.

Santa at Junior Church Christmas Party 2013

The children and young people were an important part of the celebrations, leading a festival service telling us about the history of Christmas carols and having their own parties (including the chance to watch a pantomime and have a visit from Santa Claus). There was also an extra service for children of all ages on Christmas Eve – a crazy, crafty Christingle service.

panto cast 2013

We also had a range of other services, including a service of readings and carols led by our choir and family worship on Christmas Day.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2013, Choir, Christmas, Junior Church, notices, Worship, Youth Group
Harvest Festival Celebrations 2013

Harvest Festival Celebrations 2013

Our harvest festival celebrations began with an augmented choir singing the John Rutter anthem, Look at the World and the verses of this anthem provided the structure for our service, with each section being introduced by the reading of the next verse of the anthem. Here are the words:

Look at the world, everything all around us
Look at the world and marvel every day.
Look at the world: so many joys and wonders,
So many miracles along our way

Chorus: Praise to thee, O lord for all creation.
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share, and every blessing,
All things come of thee.

Look at the earth bringing forth fruit and flower,
Look at the sky the sunshine and the rain.
Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountains,
Valley and flowing river, field and plain.

Think of the spring, think of the warmth of summer
Bringing the harvest before winter’s cold.
Everything grows, everything has a season,
till it is gathered to the Father’s fold:

Every good gift, all that we need and cherish.
Comes from the Lord in token of his love
We are his hands, stewards of all his bounty
His is the earth and his the heavens above.

The service included contributions from many of the children and a short dramatic dialogue and a variety of music.

The church and vestibule were beautifully decorated and afterwards pot plants were taken out to some of the more elderly members of the congregation and the harvest produce shared between Framework and The Friary.


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Posted by gdjjennings in 2013, Harvest, notices, Worship