Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Prayer for March 2018

These thoughts are written following a very successful 'Community Awareness' Sunday.  Christmas donations had been sent to four local groups involving children and adults.  Representatives and the Town Mayor came to the service and made us aware of the concern and action for people with illness, depression, homelessness and lack of  friendship. 

Coming home, we heard  the news of OXFAM's problems overseas; the effect of sexual misconduct by their employees will have  emphasised how the actions of a small number can effect so many..   It will give impetus  to those who wish to reduce or even remove oversea aid.    Our prayers are for those who are in need in so many ways.

God our Father
All around we see limitation; the struggle of the poor to survive; the exploitation of women. The longing of the unloved.

We hear of those who serve the community; those who tend the sick, others who offer guidance and have sympathetic hands. In your name we bless them.

God our Mother
There are women who long for children and children without parents; men without a friendship. The longing of the unloved.

Lord, In Jesus, we see God who healed the sick, liberated the unloved and spoke to the outcast. In your name we bless them.

God, the Holy Spirit   
There are those who fail to see the foreigner as family members. One to oppress or abuse.

Lord, We remember your words, 'Come to me, all who are weary and heavily burdened and I will give you rest'. 

Geoff Prestage


  • This Sunday

    Sunday 11 March 2018 -  Mothering Sunday

    10.30 am Family Worship led by the Minister, Revd. Mike Perrott

    No evening service.

    Next Sunday 

    18 March 2018

    10.30 am     Family Worship led by Revd Brian Spencer

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

    Forthcoming Events

    Monday 12 March

    10.30 am BALM meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 13 March

    9.30 am     Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge. Readings to be used: Psalm 107:1-3; 17-22 John 3:14-21

    12.30 pm   Luncheon Club in Abbey Hall

    2.00 pm     Funeral of Hilda Packham followed by committal at Woodley Cemetery, led by the Minister

    7.30 pm     Discussion Group in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 14 March

    2.30–3.30pm Lent Discussion Group in Abbey Hall Lounge

    7.30 pm     Fabric Group Meeting in Church Office

    7.30 pm     Churches Together Hope Meeting, including planning of Woodley Fun Day – see Angela Bevan for details

    7.30 pm     Romsey Festival 2020 open planning meeting in Romsey Town Hall

    Thursday 15 March

    5.15 pm     Pastoral Group Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Friday 16 March

    12.00 noon Lent Souper Soup 

    at Romsey Methodist Church for Christian Aid

    7.30 pm     Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 17 March

    10.00 am Knit and Natter in Abbey Hall Lounge

    10.30 am Easter Choir rehearsal in Abbey Hall 



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