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.
A Prayer for the Lebanon
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1)
Holy God, ever present,
our hearts are once again heavy
as we watch the disaster in Beirut unfold.
We pray comfort for those who have lost loved ones
and remember those who have lost their lives,
commending their souls to your care.
In the midst of this tragedy,
we are mindful of those who are injured
and of the many who are ill,
and of communities that are already struggling
to address the many needs that are present.
We pray for relief in these days of suffering.
May our lives and our resources be a source of assistance, love and care.
Be present with all who mourn today.
Grant peace and renewed hope.
Comfort, O comfort your people we pray.
Shared by Global Ministries USA
Hear the prayer here:
Virtual Coffee Morning: Saturday August 15th 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.
This Sunday’s service: August 16th
On Sunday, our Minister Ruth, leads us in worship. She will be challenging us to consider how we might recognise that Jesus’s mercy is For All People. The transcript will be available on Sunday morning so you can follow the prayers, responses, hymn and reflection if you so wish. Join with the church community at 10 a.m. or view after that – available on this web sit until Friday.
Communion Service: Live service on Sunday September 5th
Please join us for Communion on Sunday 5th September 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.
Faith and life podcasts: 12th August Our Inner Song now available
Ruth is preparing a weekly podcast, which will be available each Wednesday. We now have a discreet section for podcasts – see the menu bar above.
Monthly Virtual Nurture Group NEXT SESSION: August 17th
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 August 17th at 2 p.m.
New: July Pastoral Letter from the Rev’d Ruth Dillon
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.
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 August
(Commitment for Life Prayer Partners 2020)
A Prayer for Palestine and Israel
Gracious God, you promised Jerusalem as home to many peoples – Jews, Christians, Muslims. Jerusalem: a place to dwell with You and one another in peace. Be with us between Rosh Hashana’s quiet time of repentance and Yom Kippur’s day of shouts and blessings. save us from Apartheid walls and rocket launches, from uprooted olive groves and illegal settlements. may your Spirit of peace fill Jerusalem and all the lands. 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.