We worship in church each Sunday at 10 a.m.
|Sunday January 29th Rev. Alison Toplas|
|Sunday February 5th Lay Preacher Anna Crawford|
|Sunday February 12th Rev. Alison Toplas Holy Communion|
|Sunday February 19th Lay Preacher Karen Smith|
|Sunday February 26th Rev. Alison Toplas|
|Fair Trade Fortnight runs from 27th February – 12th March 2023|
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 Books we have available are ‘Rejoice and Sing’ and ‘Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise’. 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.
We use a Digital Hymnal to accompany our worship. A recently upgraded hearing loop is installed for those using hearing aids.
In response to the impact of the COVID 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 to worship.
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.
Our Banners in the Worship Area
We are fortunate to have recently been gifted two banners from Chandler’s Ford URC upon its closure in 2021. These were made by Steve Prosser and Joan Waldron, amongst others, who made many banners to use in their church over the years. We have also displayed a banner made by the Beacon Hill church community.
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 have eased.