Virtual Worship

Latest Service: Sunday October 25th

Worship for Sunday 25th October: dedicated to Peter Bramley, a dear friend of our church, who passed away on Friday October 23rd

Our service this week is led by Lay Preacher, Karen Smith. This particular Sunday is nominated as Bible Sunday, when churches celebrate the impact the Holy Bible has in our lives individually and in the world wide community.

Karen reflects on our good fortune in having easy access to printed copies of the Bible, asking if we take that for granted? What would it be like for our Christian lives if we didn’t have Bibles so easily to hand? Join her “Spending time with God’s Word“.

Subtitles can be accessed once the video is playing. Click on the square, the first icon at the bottom of the right side of the video

The transcript, in A4 document format, which has all the words for the hymn, readings, prayers and reflection, can be downloaded here:

The transcripts to accompany previous recordings are on the tab ‘Previous Service Transcripts’

Please have a piece of bread & a small glass of juice/wine to hand

Communion Service: We will be holding our next Communion service on Sunday November 1st. This will be a live streamed service and an invitation will be sent out for us to meet together. Please make sure you have a piece of bread and a small glass of wine/ juice to hand.

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.

Services for October

Our services in October are:

DateWorship LeadersReadings  
  4th OctoberKaren SmithLeviticus 23: 33 – 43
John 7: 37 -39
  11th October Rev. Ruth Dillon (Live on Zoom)Isaiah 25: 1 -9
Matthew 22: 1 – 14
 18th OctoberRev. Ruth Dillon & Karen Smith 1 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 10
Matthew 22: 15 – 22
  25th October Karen SmithLeviticus 19: 1,2 & 15- 18
Matthew 22: 15 -22
Leaders & readings for October 2020

The following Services will be broadcast on BBC TV and Radio on Sunday October 25th:

Radio 4 8.10 a.m.

Join Revd Dr Sam Wells and St Martin’s Voices, directed by Andrew Earis, as they explore the difference between reading the Bible, thinking we know what it’s saying, and letting the Bible read us, allowing our idea of ourselves and the world to be turned upside-down. They look closely at the Old Testament story of Israel in slavery in Egypt, and the way the story transforms our hearts and our lives. Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields. Producer: Katharine Longworth.

BBC 1 1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise

For Black History Month, guest presenter Mark De-Lisser visits the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. He meets the director, Dr Richard Benjamin, to find out about Britain’s involvement in the slave trade and the role the church played at the time. Mark meets the museum’s historian-in-residence, Laurence Westgaph, to hear about his ambition to create what could become the country’s first memorial to the enslaved. The rector of Liverpool, Rev Canon Dr Crispin Pailing, shares why he is passionate about offering the grounds of St Nicholas’ Church, which was once the city’s main burial ground, as a home for the memorial.

Our previous services can be viewed on the YouTube channel, set up with Fleet URC: