Virtual Pilgrimage 2022

We are very grateful to Nicola R who researched an organised our 2022 Virtual Pilgrimage to raise funds for Christian Aid.

This year, in recognition of the 50th annivserary of the United Reformed Church, our pilgrimage took the form of a virtual tour of the URCs in the East Midlands Synod.

The journal of our pilgrimage may read read HERE.

Thank you, also, to everyone who participated in the pilgrimage or supported this project in any way.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Christian Aid, Current, events, news, World Church
Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations began on Thursday 2nd June as our Church Choir joined with the choirs of Nottingham RC Cathedral and Derby Cathedral for a concert a musical celebration of Her Majesty the Queen in St. Barnabas Cathedral. This included a range of music connected with royal occasions as well as the piece, A life lived with grace, written to be sung as the Jubilee beacons were lit across the Commonwealth.

On Sunday 5th June, as well as celebrating Pentecost, morning worship marked the seventy years of service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
During worship, we received the beautiful Jubilee Bowl, commissioned from Sophie Robins, using some of our grant award from the Arts Councils’ Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

Following worship, we gathered (mostly in our halls due to the rain and cold) for our Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Choir, Current, events, Photographs, Worship
Platinum Jubilee Street Party

Platinum Jubilee Street Party

Following worship on Sunday 5th June 2022, we gathered inside and out (but mostly inside because of rain and cold temperatures) for our Street Party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

There was plenty of food, musical entertainment and games.

It was a wonderful occasion and grateful thanks go to Jill G and her team for the wonderful planning and organisation which allowed us to have such a good time together on this special occasion.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Current, events, Photographs
Jubilee Bowl

Jubilee Bowl

We were delighted that Jill G was successful in her application to the Arts Council’s Let’s Create fund.

The award paid for four craft sessions with Sophie Robins, an established mosaic artist in Nottingham, two for adults and two for children and young people. She helped those participating to create mosaic stepping-stones and these were displayed in church on the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee when we also received our Jubilee Bowl which was commissioned from Sophie with the remainder of the grant.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Craft Club, Current, news, Photographs, Worship
Comfort blanket

Comfort blanket

Members of our Church Craft Club contributed knited squares to a Comfort Blanket created for a Nottingham Trent University project raising awareness of and support for people struggling with mental health in the wake of lockdown.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Craft Club, Current, news, Photographs
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, Easter, Worship
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, 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, events, Worship
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, Junior Church, Worship
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