Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

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Mum was 93 on her birthday last week, she had family visits for cake and chat at a distance and she requested charity donations instead of gifts for herself. This photo was taken after her first haircut post lockdown, a few months ago. The Plaza Theatre in Romsey has been doing twice monthly Saturday film matinees, usually U rated, so we went yesterday as a treat and we sometimes go to church but usually watch on the computer via Zoom or live streaming. What with the local radio church service in the morning and Songs of Praise on TV we feel very saintly!  Chris L

We are privileged to have Kirsty and Rod Blencowe bringing music into our Zoom services.   I asked Rod the Sunday before last about the similarity of two gentle piano interludes in the worship.  “Well, one was Chopin” he said.  The other he had composed himself, thinking of those who had lost family members in the Covid-19 epidemic.  Geoff P

With the threat of Covid-19 numbers increasing across the country we should not become complacent.  To keep this in perspective for our area, there were 4 Covid-positive patients in Southampton General Hospital on 7 October 2020.  Take care, follow the rules of hands, face, space.  Keep well.

All Souls Service, 1 November - we will be holding our annual All Souls service at Abbey URC on 1 November at 10.45am.  I will be sending a letter to those within our church communities who have experienced bereavement since the All Souls service last year, inviting them to share in this service, in person at church (booking your space via phone or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or on Zoom, details to follow.  If you have lost a loved-one and are reading this as a non-member of our church communities and would like your loved one or friend to be remembered by having their name read out, you are welcome to phone or email me, by 12 noon on Saturday, 31 October.  Revd Mike

That time of the month again!  If you have news or articles for the November magazine, please remember to submit by 18 October 2020.  Articles, news and updates can be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or alternatively, you could telephone/post to Ian Caldwell. Thank you!

Join us each week via Zoom for: 

Kettle’s On social time on Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm (click HEREto join, or meeting ID: 970 815 266, password: 079294)

Sunday Service - please join us for home worship on Sundays from 10.45am-11.15am, with a short social time from 10.35am (click HERE to join in, meeting ID 880 6118 0122, password Heiswithus)

Mid-week Communion - join us at 10.30am on the third Thursday each month  by clicking HERE (Meeting ID: 852 4443 7619 and Password: bread).  We will be sharing in bread and wine at around 10.45am. Don’t forget your bread and wine.

Monthly Bible Study - first Sunday evening of the month.  We will look more closely at the verses we reflected upon at the morning service (join on Zoom: Meeting ID: 864 1780 6994, Passcode: learning).

If you would like to talk to someone, your Group Contact, any Elder or Revd Mike are always happy to listen.  If you’d like to pass your good wishes or news to the congregation and friends please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Revd Mike by TUESDAY evening.  God bless.

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  • 18 October 2020 Morning Worship led by Revd Mike Perrott

    Click on Sunday Worship

    You are invited to join the Zoom service at 10.35am by clicking Zoom

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    21 October 2020 2pm-3pm - Kettle's On

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays via Zoom  (click Kettle On to join, or meeting ID: 970 815 266, passcode: 079294)

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    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News

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    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness

     

     

     

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