Welcome! Beacon Hill United Reformed Church is a small, friendly church based in Hindhead, surrounded by beautiful countryside, seeking to love God and serve our community. You can be assured of a warm welcome. Services are NORMALLY held at 10 a.m. each Sunday, but not at present due to the Coronavirus restrictions currently in place.
This week’s Service: Sunday September 20th
Lay Preacher Karen Smith leads our prayers, accompanied by the Reverend John Whitton, who reflects on the Old Testament reading from the book of Jonah. We continue to think about Creation and our impact on the world and are reminded of The Lord of all Creation.
Monthly Virtual Nurture Group NEXT SESSION: September 21st
Similar to Bible Study; however, we will be looking at a theme over the next few months. The theme for the meetings will be the Parables of the Kingdom. It will be an interactive group on Zoom, so if you would like to join in, details will be sent out in advance with an invitation link to join the Zoom meeting. Our next meeting is on September 21st at 2 p.m.
Faith and life podcasts: 16th September: Which is stronger: T Rex or Jesus available now
Ruth is preparing a weekly podcast, which will be available each Wednesday. We now have a discreet section for podcasts – see the menu bar above or click on the button below.
Virtual Macmillan Coffee Morning: Next date September 26th
Come and join the next Beacon Hill URC’s online coffee morning. This is time to catch up, chat and enjoy a coffee/ tea together. We will do this via Zoom but internet will be able to phone in. We may be at home but we can still come together! And don’t forget your cake that will be delivered to you in the morning. Details will be emailed on how to join the coffee morning.
Prayer Group Online
Our next Prayer Group meeting online will be led by our Minister, Ruth, on Monday October 12th at 2 p.m. An invitation will be sent out to join us on Zoom for this half an hour of quiet prayer.
NEW: assessing your Personal Risk
Hugh has written to us all about assessing our personal risk of contracting Covid19 by meeting together. The video and form he refers to is available on our News page:
NEW: Harvest Collection for the Haslemere Food Bank:
Items for the Harvest collection will be collected from your homes by the Elders on Saturday September 26th – watch this space for further details. The Harvest service will take place on October 4th. You can see which items are needed at the Food bank here:
Communion Service: Live service on Sunday October 4th
Please join us for Communion on Sunday 4th October when our Minister, Ruth, will preside. Make sure you have a small glass of wine/juice & a piece of bread to hand. An invitation to join the service will be sent out the week before.
July Pastoral Letter from the Rev’d Ruth Dillon
If you know of anyone who does not access IT, we now offer our weekly service in an audio-only format, which is suitable for anyone who doesn’t have a computer. Please pass on the following information to anyone you feel might be helped by this. The audio service is accessed by dialling this number: 01252 978350. You will hear a recorded voice say, ‘Welcome. The Fleet and Beacon Hill United Reformed Church Service will play shortly’; and then there is quite a long pause before the service cuts in. (Please be patient as this can take a while.) The cost of the call is the rate for calls according to your telephone package rates.
We offer a digital form of worship each Sunday morning: please join us as we come together for praise and prayer. There are also a number of other URC churches offering live or recorded morning worship each Sunday. Please go to the Virtual Worship page to see what is available.
CORONAVIRUS ADVICE : Beacon Hill URC is following URC and Government guidelines on public gatherings, and is CLOSED for worship & planned activities for the foreseeable future. Online worship opportunities are being planned for each Sunday & will be available on this web site. There is also a link to the URC Daily Devotions at the bottom of this web page, which provides a short form of worship each day & there will also be a service uploaded each Sunday. Information is available on the NEWS page from organisations offering support and assistance.
URC guidelines 17 March 2020 https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3365-urc-issues-coronavirus-advice-to-its-churches
The URC provides a Daily Devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer. These are available each day as a podcast. As places of worship are now closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic, there will also be a digital Sunday Worship service available, starting on Sunday March 22nd. http://devotions.urc.org.uk/urcddtoday.php
If you would prefer to receive these reflections and the services by daily email, you can sign up here.
Prayer for September
(Commitment for Life Prayer Partners 2020)
Prayer for Zimbabwe
We pray for:
- Christian Aid staff and partner organisations
- Smallholder conservation agriculturalists
- Trainers and teachers, especially in gender equality
- The government, communities and businesses
- For Lydia and Paul Neshangwe, and all those working for justice. Amen
Minister: Revd Ruth Dillon
Tel: 01252 625238
email: Ruth Dillon
Secretary: Hugh Le Fanu
Tel: 01428 607546
Treasurer: Christine Allen
Tel: 07713 153110 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring our premises
We have The Hub and the Osborne Hall available for hire. There is also a rear garden available. Prices vary according to size of room/ location and time of day, so please contact Bridget Mitchell to discuss your needs.
Contact: Bridget Mitchell 01428 606236
More photos of our facilities are available in the About Us section
Contact: Bridget Mitchell 01428 6060236
United Reformed Church Daily Devotions
The URC provides a daily devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer. These are now available each day as a podcast.
If you would prefer to receive these reflections by daily email, you can sign up here.
Our Minister Ruth is also minister at Fleet United Reformed Church Fleet United Reformed Church.