Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Thursday, 07 October 2021 17:19

Let there be light

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In October we can celebrate the life and work of William Tyndale.  His life was devoted to the translation of the Bible from Latin and Hebrew into the everyday language of the people in the 15th century.   He did all his work of translation in Germany and the Low Countries, as it was forbidden in England.   He famously said, “a boy that driveth the plough” will be able to read the scriptures for himself. The new translations were smuggled into England via the 'cloth routes'.   Merchants came from Europe to the Cotswolds to buy fleeces and wool.   The small Bibles were hidden in bales of cloth.

Tyndale was harried and imprisoned as a heretic and finally burnt at the stake; a martyr in 1536. His beautiful phrases were taken later into the 1611 King James version of the Bible, where we can still read them today:

'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God'

'Let not your hearts be troubled’

'A new commandment I give unto you,

that you love one another as I have loved you'

‘Ye are the salt of the earth’

On Prison Sunday, 10 October, there will be a speaker from Winchester Prison in Abbey URC to tell us more about his life and work.

Jennifer Prestage

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  • 23 January 2022

    10.30am Sunday Worship led by Revd Mike Perrott - including Church Meeting

    The order of service is available here

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    6.30pm Bible study/discussion group on Zoom

    We are focusing on the 'Holy Habit' of 'fellowship'. If you would like to take part let Revd Mike know and he will email you a sheet or two of notes by the Friday of each week, with the log-on details. This course will conclude on 30 January.

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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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