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 held at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
The Morning Service on Sunday 29th January will be led by Rev Alison Toplas. We hope to see you there! Coffee is available after the service.
We meet online at 11 a.m. on February 13th for a time of prayer. If you would like to join us, the Zoom link is available from Lay Preacher, Karen Smith
Our Community Book Corner
Come along to browse the books, borrow some for free, sit and have a coffee and swap books you have read. Open on Monday & Wednesday from 9 – 12 midday.
A prayer of compassion for the situation in Ukraine
Compassionate God, we are all very distressed at the news reports of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The constant bombing of peaceful, historical cities and towns results in destruction and many innocent lives lost, fills us with sadness. It is difficult for us to relate to such mass, unprovoked, devastation.
We ask that you comfort and guide the many thousands who find themselves homeless as a result of this war.
Many traumatised refugees are fleeing to safety on long dangerous journeys in very cold weather with what few essential possessions they could hastily gather and carry. Welcoming neighbouring countries are giving them food, shelter, basic comforts and reassuring love.
We ask that you support and comfort families as they endeavour to rebuild their shattered lives in a strange and completely new environment. Give them the strength and will to adjust to their unplanned surroundings. We also ask that hostilities may end and that lasting peace prevails enabling people of all nationalities to live in harmony. We ask these things in your name. Amen
Michael Orchard, Beacon Hill URC
Here is a link to the materials produced by the URC to help us pray for the situation in Ukraine
In Touch Magazine: a copy of the Winter edition of the joint magazine is on its way to all members. This is produced with our friends at Fleet URC and an e- copy is available below:
Involvement in our Eco Church development
Printer cartridge recycling now available! Pop into The Hub on a Monday or Wednesday morning to drop them off.
SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER
Our current initiative is to be a community collection point for new and used bras for ‘Against Breast Cancer’. We’ve ordered a collection box and will be putting posters up throughout the village to encourage people to donate unwanted bras. They are collected and sold on to raise funds for the research in to a vaccine for breast cancer, as well as being sent out to communities in Africa to small businesses to sell at affordable prices to local people.
UPDATE: 21st AUGUST – we have collected another 200 bras and they are being sent for recycling this week. That’s 400 in total we have sent this year. Thank you to everyone who has donated. We now start again so turn out those cupboards and drop off the bras in the box in the foyer on a Monday or Wednesday morning.
Tools with a Mission: there is a new tab on the Eco church page with details of the items they will take. If you didn’t have a chance to donate on Saturday, let Hugh know so we can arrange collection
Textile collection: find details on the Eco Church page
Collecting stamps on behalf of the RNIB: find details on the Eco Church page
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.
The URC provides a Daily Devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer. These are available each day as a podcast. There is also a digital Sunday Worship service available each week. 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: Reverend Alison Toplas
Tel: 07969 574355 email: email@example.com
Lay Preacher: Karen Smith Tel: 07742 669341 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.