Virtual Worship

Our service recorded from our homes – thank you to all who contribute to the preparation, content and recording of the service.

Forthcoming Service: Sunday 24th January

Service on Sunday 17th January

PLEASE IGNORE THE FRONT PAGE ABOVE: JUST CLICK ON IT & IT WILL BE THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE – something strange in techie land!

We are delighted to welcome the Rev’d John Whitton once again to lead worship for us this week. John will be reflecting on the reading from the Gospel of John focusing on the call of the disciples, and Nathanael’s scepticism that Something good can come out of Nazareth!

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’

Our weekly service can be accessed 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.

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

Our next Communion Service will be on February 7th 2021. An invitation will be sent out by email for us to meet together via Zoom. If you don’t receive this and would like to join us, then contact our Church Secretary at bhurcsecretary@gmail.com.

Services for January 2021

Our services in January are:

DateWorship LeadersReadings  
3rd January
Communion service
Karen SmithIsaiah 60: 1 – 6
Matthew 2: 1 – 12
 10th JanuaryKaren SmithMark 1: 4 – 11
Acts 19: 1 -7
 17th January Rev’d John WhittonJohn 1: 43 -51
  24th JanuaryAnna CrawfordActs 12: 5 -17
31st January
Thelma Roberts
Mark 1: 21 – 28
Worship leaders & readings for January 2021

The following Services will be broadcast on BBC TV and Radio on Sunday January 24th 2021:

Radio 4 Sunday service 8.10 a.m. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rm8p

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Special Advisor for Reconciliation Programmes, Canon Sarah Snyder, and Reverend Julia Hedley, Chaplain to the Rose Castle Foundation, mark this time of Holocaust Memorial. The global pandemic has reminded this generation of the fragility of human life. But down the ages, and particularly in the last century, millions have been indiscriminately killed, not by disease or natural disaster, but by the targeted barbarism of their fellow beings. Witnesses and speakers from a variety of faith and political perspectives are associated with the Rose Castle Foundation, devoted to reconciliation across all kinds of divides, based at the 800-year old seat of the bishops of Carlisle. Sarah Snyder sees in its thick defensive walls an opportunity to invite strangers in, rather than shut them out, to welcome potential enemies from both sides of a divide – to live and learn together. Producer: Katharine Longworth.

BBC 1 Songs of Praise 1.15 p.m. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rqyt

Marking Songs of Praise’s 60th year, Aled Jones recalls special moments with fellow presenter Pam Rhodes, including the Queen’s celebrated appearance on the programme in 2018.

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8ifa_rt8OkCse-tAZJe0w