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.
Textile collection: find details on the Eco Church page
Latest Service: Sunday October 25th
Our service this week is led by Lay Preacher, Karen Smith. This particular Sunday is nominated as Bible Sunday, when churches celebrate the impact the Holy Bible has in our lives individually and in the world wide community. Karen reflects on our good fortune in having easy access to printed copies of the Bible, asking if we take that for granted? What would it be like for our Christian lives if we didn’t have Bibles so easily to hand? Join her “Spending time with God’s Word“.
Communion Service: Live service on Sunday November 1st at 10.30 a.m. using the Zoom platform
Please join us for our morning service on Sunday, which includes Communion, 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 on email.
If you know of anyone who does not access IT, we now offer our recorded 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.
Faith and life podcasts: 28th October: available on Wednesday 21st century evangelism Part 2
Ruth is preparing a weekly podcast, which will be available each Wednesday. We now have a discreet section for podcasts – see the page bar above.
Monthly Virtual Nurture Group NEXT SESSION: November 16th
Similar to Bible Study: we will be looking at a theme over the next few months. The theme for the meetings will be the women of the Christmas story, through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Ruth leads these sessions with some provocative questions, the opportunity to think more widely of the context of the culture the women lived in and to explore new ideas scholars put forward. Quite a testing and stimulating time!
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 November 16th at 2 p.m. We will be looking Elizabeth’s experience then.
Virtual Coffee Morning: Next date October 31st
Come and join the next Beacon Hill URC’s online coffee morning on Saturday October 31st. This is time to catch up, chat and enjoy a coffee/ tea together. We will do this via Zoom but non internet users will be able to phone in. We may be at home but we can still come together for fellowship! Details are emailed each week on how to join the coffee morning (as the meeting room ID number does change!) or ask one of the Elders for the phone number.
In Touch magazine Autumn 2020
Each household should have received a copy of the magazine entitled In Touch, which is a joint publication this Autumn season with Fleet URC. Many thanks to Christine at Fleet for putting this together and sending it out to everyone. Karen has spare copies if you need one.
Harvest Collection October 2020
Items for the Harvest collection were collected from your homes by the Elders on Saturday September 26th & here they are! Our thanks to Michael for taking them to the Haslemere Food Bank.
NEW: Fishing Boat funded for a family in Sri Lanka through Ocean Stars
Exciting news: having raised the funds to buy a fishing boat, Ocean Stars has identified a family that will benefit from having a boat. See the photos here:
Prayer Group Online
Our next Prayer Group meeting online will be led by our Minister, Ruth, on Monday November 9th 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:
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 October
(Commitment for Life Prayer Partners 2020)
for the dry and thirsty you give living water, to those drained and empty you come with your fullness, among people discouraged and despairing, you offer gentle love, in places of defeat and distress, you speak of hope.
So we pray for our world: where the ground is dry, we ask for clouds and rain, in lives that are drained, will you refresh and restore, for desperate hearts, we seek the gift of new belief, in distress, come, Lord Jesus, to sow seeds of promise.
And we ask to be agents of your love, sharing material help and personal care, offering respect and understanding, working in hope as partners and friends, for the sake of your good news. Amen John Proctor
Minister: Revd Ruth Dillon
Tel: 01252 625238
email: Ruth Dillon
Secretary: Hugh Le Fanu
Tel: 01428 607546
Treasurer: Christine Allen
Tel: 07713 153110 email: email@example.com
Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Kathy Le Fanu
Tel: 01428 607546
Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Jenny Radford
Tel: 01428 651111
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.