The Worship Group meets regularly to review and plan the worship life of the church.
It provides support for the minister and lay preachers and aims to encourage more people, young and old, to offer their gifts in music, reading, drama and prayer. See the calendar for details of meetings.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in this crucial part of church life.
To view the annual report and accounts for year ending 31 December 2019 you can download the file using the details below.
Above the front door of the church in the tower are some carvings which we think of as gargoyles. However, these sculptures are not depicting angry animals or devils that the term suggests but eccentricities of the architect to suggest the building is more ancient than it actually is. But on a damp day in January the gargoyles were joined by a more modern figure clinging to the wall.
John Horton hitched his mountaineering gear and lowered himself over the edge of the roof to open up a blocked water hopper. It is there to guide rainwater down to a gulley on the lower roof and eventually gushes out into the river by the church front garden. What other talents are hidden within the church fellowship? My guess is that we will need John's expertise again. Next time we will make sure that we are equipped with a camera to record the event. This ‘gargoyle’ was not of the scary medieval, devilish sort but one more modern and Christian.
The 2016 Prayer Handbook, Hidden in Plain Sight is now available. The online store sells the full range of URC publications including the 2016 URC diaries – in midnight blue, purple, baby blue and red – a range of commentaries and Grove booklets as well as old favourites.
Please let a member of the secretarial team know if you want a copy of the Prayer Handbook.
The structure of the United Reformed Church is one where key decisions are taken by its members, under the guidance of God.
Our Church Meetings are held to enable all Church Members to listen to and share in discussions, become informed on the background to the decisions required to be made and, guided by God, to reach a consensus on the way forward.
Only members of the congregation who have been accepted as Church Members of Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey and Braishfield United Reformed Church can vote at their respective Church Meetings, although all are welcome to attend and share in the debate.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Church Member please do contact Angela Bevan for more details. Tel 07483 319618.