Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

This week's Order of Service

19 September 2021 10.30am Battle of Britain Memorial Service led by Revd Mike Perrott

We welcome:
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes, MP
Test Valley Mayor Cllr Mark Cooper and Mayoress Dr Sue Tippett
Town Mayor of Romsey and Consort: Cllr Karen and Mr Alex Dunleavey
Members of the Romsey Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association
Staff and Cadets from 1391 (Romsey) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets

The entry of the Bible, the offertory plate and dignitaries

The Call to Worship: verses from Psalm 46
Congregation respond with the words in bold type:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
He burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”

Hymn: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Introduction by the Minister

Prayers, dedication of the offertory and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: Peace, perfect peace

We share the grace

Reading: Matthew 5:38-48 read by Sheila Still

Talk 1

Hymn (Sung to Melita): Lord of the Universe and Space

Reading: John 15:9-17 

Talk 2

Hymn: Make me a channel of your peace

Prayers of Intercession

At the end of each bidding prayer the minister will prompt with the words, Lord, in your mercy, to which the congregational response is, Hear our prayer

Air Cadet Prayer, read by ATC member
Royal Air Forces Association – Wg Cdr Mike Richardson, Chairman of Romsey Branch of RAFA

Hymn(Sung to Dambusters March) God is our strength and refuge (Words © Richard Bewes, The Jubilate Group)

Remain standing for THE ACT OF REDEDICATION

The Minister says: Let us rededicate ourselves to building a world in which there is justice and peace for all, and where women, men, and children live a life of full human dignity.

All say together:

Loving God, we pledge ourselves to serve you and all people in the cause of justice and peace, and for the relief of want and suffering. Guide us by your Spirit; give us wisdom, courage, vision, and hope; and keep us faithful to our calling now and always, for the honour of your name. Amen.

The RAFA Dedication

Wg Cdr Mike Richardson says: In friendship and in service one to another, we are pledged to keep alive the memory of those of all Nations who died in the Royal Air Force and in the Air Forces of the Commonwealth. In their name we give ourselves to this noble cause. Proudly and thankfully we will remember them.

All say together: We will remember them

The Last Post

One minute silence


National Anthem

The Blessing


  • 19 September 2021  

    10.30am Sunday Worship and Battle of Britain Memorial Service led by Revd Mike Perrott in Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

    Attended by local dignitaries.

    The order of service is available here


    6.30pm Bible Study led by Revd Mike Perrott on Zoom

    You can join the meeting by clicking on Bible Study or Meeting ID: 864 1780 6994, passcode: learning


    22 September 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)


    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News


    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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