Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

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BALM 10th Anniversary

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BALM (BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS MEETING)

HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

Balm was started on February 2011 with 3 leaders Stella, Maureen and myself.  It was the idea of Stella and Maureen who had been to a Synod meeting and found themselves in a group discussing bereavement and came back to Romsey inspired to start a group.  

We had 6 ladies and now have 24 members.  Two of those ladies still attend and are a great help to me in welcoming new members.  The Church and Terry Hinks were very supportive allowing us to use the lounge and donating a small sum of money to get us started. 

We are there for each other and we see ourselves very much as a self-help group. Both Stella and Maureen have moved on and we welcomed Joy, our Methodist friend, who comes loyally every month to preside in the kitchen making sure we are fed and watered!  Many of our members have made friends amongst the group and in pre-Covid days met socially as well.  Now we try and keep contact on the phone, a much-needed lifeline.

Christine T

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  • 21 February 2021 -Community Awareness Sunday - focusing on the work of Amber.

    10.45am Morning Worship led by Mr Derek Hiscocks on Zoom 

    Click on Sunday Worship. (880 6118 0122.  Passcode Heiswithus)

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    24 February 2021 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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     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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