Dates for the Diary
Sunday 3rd October: Harvest Lunch at the Duke of Cambridge pub in Tilford at 12 noon after our celebration of Harvest in church. Let Karen know if you wish to join us!
50th Anniversary competition
To celebrate the URC’s 50th anniversary, choirs, bands, individuals, songwriters, composers, and poets are invited to submit an entry into the URC at 50: Worship Resources Competition.
There are four categories in which you can enter:
- traditional hymn/song
- contemporary hymn/song
Judges will select a winner from each category. Winning entries will be included in a digital version of the URC at 50 resource pack for local churches for them to use in jubilee celebrations and/or Sunday services.
The closing date for entries is 8 April 2022.
Judges will assess each entry in May 2022.
Winners will be informed in June 2022.
Winners will be publicly announced at General Assembly in July 2022, at which the songs, or recordings, will be performed/played/sung.
The winning entries will be recorded and/or filmed in July 2022 for sharing online.
To enter, you must be a member or active adherent of a URC or a URC local ecumenical partnership, or URC Youth.
Entries can be new lyrics submitted to existing music within the public domain.
Entries must have a jubilee/URC at 50 anniversary theme and be suitable for use in collective worship.
Musical entries to new tunes must include lyrics plus musical score (PDF or JPG) and/or an audio recording (MP3 or MP4).
The competition is open to people of any age.
One entry per person/group.
Submit entries to: email@example.com
Ruth has arrived safely in Devon!
Views from Ruth’s garden in Devon.
Our joint magazine for Summer 2021
Haslemere Food Bank
We have supported the Food Bank as a church community by collecting items at Harvest, at Christmas & at Easter on the road runs to individual houses. The pandemic means there is a constant demand for items. If you have any of the following to spare and can, do drop off at the Methodist Church in Haslemere during Food Bank opening times, on a Wednesday or Friday morning between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., or at one of the Collection points at
This document lists all the items they would welcome at present:
Sight Loss Friendly Church
We are now registered as a Sight Loss Friendly Church as we work towards making our online and real time services more accessible to all. We’ve got lots of work to do and there will be opportunities for us all to access training and resources to support those in our congregation with sight concerns.
Eco Church Award
A small group of members has been investigating the idea of achieving an Eco church award. It’s been done using a survey supplied by A.Rocha, the administrative organisation for the award, just looking at where we are now. If you would like to know more, visit the page in the Menu bar.
We have submitted an application and have been awarded a Bronze Award.
Craft & Natter group – 9am-12 noon every Wednesday & Friday in the Hub – meetings are suspended at present
Introducing our Sensory Garden
Over the summer of 2019, we started putting the structure in to the back garden of a Sensory Garden, using as many recycled materials as possible. We hope the Nursery School children, our friends from Whitmore Vale and our members will enjoy it as it grows and develops. Look out for updates!