Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Prayer for October 2019

October is here, and it only seems like yesterday that we welcomed in the new year.  Planning is well underway for events to be held during the final quarter of 2019, and hope for the New Year is that we will all have 2020 vision to see things more clearly.

During September, Paddington came to several events, including Alice and John’s wedding, whilst we saw the transformation of a newly decorated and refurbished Abbey Hall Lounge. Change is all around us.

Life is constantly changing, sometimes it seems at an unstoppable pace.  For many, it is a constant struggle to keep abreast of the changes and so I offer this simple prayer.

Lord God, whose love is ever constant but whose world is ever changing, be with as we face the changes we constantly find in our lives.  We ask for your guidance to discern when we should embrace the changes, courage to challenge those which do not reflect your hope for the world, and your strength to live out your message of love in all that we say and do in your name.  





  • This Sunday 

    Sunday 8 December – Second Sunday in Advent 

    10.30 am Family Worship & Toy Service led by Revd Dr Gwen Collins

    6.30 pm     Advent Carol Service

    Forthcoming Events

    Please note Trinity Music Exams will be held during the days Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December

    Monday 9 December 

    10.30 am Combined BALM and MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    7.30 pm     Amnesty International card signing in Abbey Hall Lounge with festive refreshments

    Tuesday 10 December

    10.15 am   Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    12.30 pm   Lunch Club in Abbey Hall

    Wednesday 11 December

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

    2.00–4.00 pm Table Tennis with RomDAG in Abbey Hall

    Thursday 12 December

    10.30 am Short Communion Service in Abbey Hall Lounge followed by refreshments 

    Saturday 14 December

    9.30 am     Sorting of church Christmas cards

    9.30 am     Working party around the church

    Tuesday 17 December

    12.30 pm   Rum’s Eg Christmas Concert – Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    Sunday 22 December

    10.30 am Family Service including Pioneers’ Christmas presentation led by the Minister

    6.30 pm     Christmas Candle-light Service

    Tuesday 24 December

    4.30 pm     Nativity Service

    11.30 pm   Midnight Communion

    Wednesday 25 December – Christmas Day

    9.30 am     Short Christmas Day service at Braisfield

    10.30 am   Christmas Day Service at Romsey. Both services led by the Minister

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 15 December

    Church Christmas Cards available for collection

    10.30 am Family Service led by the Revd Keith Thomasson

    2.30 pm     Romsey Ladies Choir concert with pp BRASS

    6.30 pm     Evening Communion Service led by the Minister, in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Christmas Services

    Sunday 22 December

    6.30 pm Candlelight Service

    Tuesday 24 December

    4.30 pm Christmas Eve children's service. Come and dress up as one (or more) characters as we retell the Christmas story.

    11.30 pm Midnight Communion all welcome

    Christmas Day

    10.30 am Family worship

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