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
NEW: Tools with a Mission: there is a new tab on the Eco church page with details of the items they will take. We will collect anything you have to donate on the Easter road run on March 27th.
Virtual Coffee Morning
We meet once again on Saturday January 23rd at 11 a.m. An invitation will be sent out for you to join us on Zoom for a chat over coffee.
A hymn to hear and reflect on as the COVID19 second wave continues to grow from a modern hymn writer. I have occasionally shared her hymns in services Karen:
Service on Sunday January 17th
We are delighted to welcome the Rev’d John Whitton once again to lead worship for us this week. John will be reflecting on the reading from the Gospel of John focusing on the call of the disciples, and Nathanael’s scepticism that Something good can come out of Nazareth!
Forthcoming Service: Sunday January 24th
This Sunday we welcome Lay Preacher Anna Crawford to lead our worship. Anna has chosen a reading from the book of Acts, in which those engaged in prayer don’t recognise the answer to their prayer! The service includes hymns and prayers encouraging us to Listen prayerfully.
Join us at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday: a Zoom invitation will be sent out on Saturday. If you would like to join us, please contact our Church Secretary for the link. You will be made very welcome.
Faith and life
In 2020, our Minister, Ruth, prepared a podcast each week on an aspect of faith. These are still available on the Faith and Life tab in the menu bar above.
Monthly Virtual Nurture Group NEXT SESSION: February
Similar to Bible Study: we are looking at a new theme over the next few months. More details to follow
New window now fitted in the Grover Hall
Stepwise online: accessible discipleship development
Perhaps the impact of the coronavirus has made you think about your faith and wonder how you might develop or revitalise your discipleship. Have a look at the video on the Nurturing Faith page of this web site to learn more about the online programmes being run, with a combination of Zoom led meetings and self- learning tools.
Textile collection: find details on the Eco Church page
Collecting stamps on behalf of the RNIB: find details on the Eco Church page
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.
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 December 21st at 2 p.m. We will be looking Elizabeth’s experience then.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
A weekly insight by our Minister, Ruth, on ways our lives are touched by our faith. Designed to make you think and to nurture you in your faith journey. Available each Wednesday during this series here. It can also be accessed by phoning in to listen on 01252 978353. Please let people know! December 2020 … Continue reading