Recordings of Services

Our church is responding to the impact of COVID-19 and the consequent period of church closure by sharing recordings of worship.

All our videos may be found on our church YouTube channel.

 

Worship for Sunday, 24th May 2020

Worship for Sunday, 24th May is led by our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford.
This Sunday is Ascension Sunday and, following worship, our Junior Church share a video of them performing “Over the rainbow”. (Thanks to Richard, our Junior Church Co-ordinator, for creating this.)

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Sunday, 17th May 2020

Worship for Sunday, 17th May is led by our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford.
This week has been Christian Aid Week and, after the service, the Youth Group and Seniors department of the Junior Church share a video of their fund-raising effort for Christian Aid. (Thanks go to Billy for creating this video.) You may make your contribution to Christian Aid here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/sawcg

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Sunday, 10th May 2020

Worship for Sunday, 10th May is our Christian Aid Week service.
It is led by our member, Prof. Nicola Royan with our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford.
This week marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day and, after the service, our Ukuleles share their rendition of We’ll meet again.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Sunday, 3rd May 2020

Worship for Sunday, 3rd May is led by our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford.
Our service culminates with Holy Communion.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Sunday, 26th April 2020

Worship for Sunday 26th April is led by our member, Rev’d Louise Gee.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Sunday, 19th April 2020

Worship for “Low Sunday” is led by our member, Rev’d David Featonby.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Easter Sunday, 12th April 2020

Worship for Easter Sunday was led by our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford. The service culminates in Holy Communion, which begins with the invitation to the table just over 32 minutes into the service. The video includes a greeting from Rev’d Nigel Uden, one of the joint Moderators of the URC General Assembly. (Nigel had been due to lead worship for us today in this our anniversary year but, as we all know, circumstances have intervened!) The video concludes with a series of images submitted by members of the congregation, their families and friends which speak to them of “new life” and of “hope”.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

 

For Good Friday, 10th April 2020, a recording of the choir giving Stainer’s The Crucifixion in 2006

The church choir was due to present John Stainer’s The Crucifixion on the evening of Good Friday 2020. Due to the current circumnstances, it is not possible to share a live performance so, instead, we offer a recording of the choir giving The Crucifixion in our church in 2006.

Video (audio recording with images):

The words, selected and written by Rev’d. J. Sparrow-Simpson may be read HERE.

 

 

Worship for Palm Sunday, 5th April 2020

Worship for Palm Sunday was introduced by our minister, then led by Mark Hodgson and our church drama group, The Goldsmith Players.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

 

Worship for Sunday, 29th March 2020

Worship was by our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford. Two of our Elders gave bible readings and about a dozen members shared recordings of themselves singing at home to the hymn accompaniment to help us produce music to encourage home-hymn singing. Please find a link to the Order of Service (including the hymn words) below the video.

Video recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

Worship for Mothering Sunday, 22nd March 2020

Worship was by Mark Hodgson with our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford. Five others – very well spread out across the church – were assisting with the technology and the hymn singing! Please find below a video, and audio recording and the Order of Service (including the hymn words).

Video recording:

Sound only recording:

Order of Service: HERE

 

 

Worship on Sunday, 15th March 2020

An audio recording of our service on 15th March 2020: