Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Outreach

Outreach

At Abbey URC we have a wide range of projects we support.  People are encouraged to support these causes in many ways, from bringing a tin for the Foodbank on the first Sunday of the month to ensuring we use Fairtrade items within the Church.

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Amnesty International

Amnesty International

We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
As a global movement of over seven million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.
We are ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights.

Abbey URC donates use of the Hall Lounge for the Romsey group’s meetings, we meet there on the third Monday of every month at 7.45pm. For more information about the group please phone 01794 515116 or see www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/romsey

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and we believe that this vision can become a reality. We work with local partners and other international organisations to provide both practical, effective emergency assistance, and long term aid to tackle poverty and its root causes. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty.

Romsey Christian Aid Committee was formed in 1972 by the Methodist, Baptist and Catholic churches, URC and the Abbey, and since then has raised £285,000.

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Commitment for Life

Commitment for Life

This is the World Development programme of the United Reformed Church. It works through Christian Aid and 'Global Justice Now' to bring hope and new life to those living in poverty. For more information visit www.cforl.org.uk
Our Church in Romsey has chosen to focus on the needs of Israel/Palestine.
Money we collect at coffee times, and at other opportunities during the year, is for Commitment for Life.
At this Christmas Season of 2015 we are collecting money for Olive Tree Planting. This is sponsored by East Jerusalem YMCA. Last year we sent enough for the purchase of 45 olive tree saplings to replace ones destroyed in outbreaks of violence.

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Fairtrade

Fairtrade

We are a Fairtrade church, we encourage the use of Fairtrade items within our church premises.

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FoodBank

FoodBank

Food is donated on the first Sunday of the month, however the basket is always in church for donations. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.  Frontline care professionals identify people in need,  Foodbank clients take their voucher to a foodbank distribution centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Professional careworkers at agencies continue to work with clients, to resolve longer term issues.Where appropriate, careworkers can deliver emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas who cannot affort, or are unable, to get to a distribution centre.

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Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 20 January

    10.30 am Family Worship led by Angela Bevan

    6.30 pm Evening Communion led by the Minister, Rev Mike Perrott, in Abbey Hall lounge.

    Forth-coming Events

    Monday 21 January 

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Baptist Church

    10.30 am   MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 22 January 

    11.00 – 12.00 noon am Prayers at Abbey URC

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    Wednesday 23 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Elim Church

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Kettle’s On -Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.30 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    7.30 pm     Churches Together in Romsey AGM at Romsey Methodist Church – all welcome

    Thursday 24 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at St Joseph’s RC Church

    Friday 25 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Methodist Church

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 26 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Abbey

    7.00 pm     Burns Night Supper in Abbey Hall Lounge. Entrance by ticket only. Arrival from 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 27 January                

    10.30 am   Family service, led by the Minister

    6.30 pm United Service in Romsey Abbey to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

     

     

     

     

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