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.
However, our church is still open to all through this web site. There are weekly recorded services and new activities to join in to nurture your faith in these unprecedented times.
SUNDAY July 12th: A service for all, led by Rev’d Ruth Dillon & Rev John Mackerness. Please go to the Virtual worship page on this website, where there will be a recorded service & a transcript of the content of the service. If you wish to see other services conducted during the lockdown, these are on the YouTube Channel referenced on the Virtual Worship page.
New: July Pastoral Letter from the Rev’d Ruth Dillon
New: Faith and life podcasts
Ruth is going to be preparing a weekly podcast, which will be available each Wednesday. We will have a discreet section for podcasts in the future, but for now, it is uploaded here:
Weekly podcast: Wednesday 8th July
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.
Communion Service: Live service on Sunday August 2nd at 11 a.m.
Please join us for Communion on Sunday 2nd August at 11 a.m., 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.
Virtual Coffee Morning: Saturday July 18th at 11 a.m.
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 video conferencing or anyone without internet will be able to phone in. We may be at home but we can still come together! Details will be emailed on how to join the coffee morning.
Monthly Virtual Nurture Group NEXT SESSION: July 20th
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 July 20th at 2 p.m.
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 July
(Commitment for Life Prayer Partners 2020)
A Prayer for Bangladesh -Rohingya crisis
God who hurts with humanity, we pour out our hearts to You in grief and disbelief at the devasting violence forcing so many people from their homes. We hear of villages burned, families murdered and people fleeing for their lives; may they find refuge as You soften the hearts of their oppressors. Strengthen our Christian Aid partners to reach displaced people in Bangladesh and Myanmur. Compassionate God, who loves all humanity, we pray for an end to violence, for peace, protection and provision. In your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen
Minister: Revd Ruth Dillon
Tel: 01252 625238
email: Ruth Dillon
Secretary: Hugh Le Fanu
Tel: 01428 607546
Treasurer: Christine Allen
Tel: 07713 153110
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.