We are now worshipping in church each Sunday at 10 a.m.
|Sunday January 2nd Karen Smith A New Year Service|
|Sunday January 9th Karen Smith The season of Epiphany with Communion|
|Sunday January 16th Karen Smith The week of Prayer for Christian Unity|
|Sunday January 23rd Rev’d John MacKerness|
|Sunday January 30th Karen Smith with Fleet URC joining us online|
In response to the impact of the COVID Omicron virus, there are occasions when we use the Zoom platform to join with other churches either to share our service from the church or to join with another church’s service. This enables us to worship in fellowship with others every week. We enjoy Christian fellowship in particular with Fleet URC for monthly prayer time and Bible study as well as occasionally coming together online.
Worship is created when we come together to praise and worship God. At Beacon Hill URC this takes place on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. This service is normally a traditional family service. We are fortunate to welcome a number of Ministers, Lay Preachers & Worship Leaders to lead us in worship.
Holy Communion is normally conducted on the 2nd Sunday of every month, although this may change. We have an Open Communion, where anyone regardless of religious denomination, ability, sexuality, age, adult, child or culture are welcome to join us.
The Hymn Book we usually use is ‘Rejoice and Sing‘. However, we also use Power Point most weeks, and this enables us to display words for other hymns, see videos and show images to aid us in worship. Although we enjoy singing traditional hymns and liturgy, the Power Point enables us to sing new hymns or words to familiar tunes, and have different liturgies. A service sheet is not used at present because of COVID19 restrictions.
We use a Digital Hymnal to accompany our worship. A hearing loop is installed for those using hearing aids.
We work closely with St Albans Church and St Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church and have held a variety of different services together.
Our Worship space
Our worship space area has comfortable seats, allowing us to arrange the area as required. It includes a prayer corner, where anyone can sit quietly or place a prayer request on the prayer tree. There is a space for children and mums to sit, with toys and books to entertain the children.
The church holds a breakfast once a quarter, offering fellowship over a light meal and to discuss our faith in an informal way. This time includes prayer, Bible readings and informal discussion. All are welcome.
We hope to hold a Faith Breakfast when everyone is ready, now COVID regulations ease
Eat & Explore lunch
We hope to reinstate our Eat and Explore lunches in the Autumn once everyone is ready as COVID regulations ease.