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2022 Organ Recital

Professor Dr. Ian Tracey – Organist ’Titulaire’ Liverpool Anglican Cathedral After having to cancel the April 2021 date the recital has been re booked for 2022 for Wednesday 27th April 2022. The year 2020/21 has been a difficult time for all free lance musicians and the church has sent a donation to Professor Tracey in…

Hello from Brian and Becky

If you’re wondering what we’ve been up to for the last couple of months, read on… Leaving the Southampton Circuit and St James Road Methodist Church in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic was difficult. We were so sad that there were many people who we hadn’t seen for months, and that restrictions meant that we could not have any big ‘farewells’.…

Service for Sunday 19th July 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Tony Parkinson ‘We gather together’ – that’s how we often began a service of worship in our churches – but at the moment ‘gather’ doesn’t seem the right word! We meet with God just the same as we used to, but not in the immediate company of many others (for some not in company…

Service for Sunday 12th July 2020

Prepared by Rev. Trish Davis The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. (Psalm 65:8) Scottish Festival Singers · Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Prayers Gracious God, we thank you that all good gifts come from you. We thank you for all you have already given us.…

Service for Sunday 28th June 2020

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations lincolntom · Let Us Build a House — Trinity Memorial Church Choir Prayers of Approach and confession Lord God Almighty, we worship you; for you alone are worthy of our adoration. Out of nothing you created all things. Testimony to your…

Service for Sunday 21st June 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Arthur Cowburn Princes Minstrel · Lord For The Years Let us pray Loving God, you are present in all aspects of our lives and we praise you. You create the world around us in all its beauty. You give us each other to love and to receive love. You guide us by your Holy…

Service for Sunday 7th June 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Tony Parkinson Opening prayer Thanks be to the Father I arise today He gives me light He guides my way Thanks be to the Saviour I arise today He gives me love He hears me pray Thanks be to the Spirit I arise today He gives me life With me to stay David Adam…

Service for Sunday 14th June 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Geoff Scarlett For the harvests of the Spirit, thanks be to God. For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God. For the wonders that astound us, For the truths that still confound us, Most of all, that love has found us, Thanks be to God. Prayer God, our Creator and Provider, Thank you…

CONNECT BUILDING UPDATE – JUNE

Over the last few weeks, the builders have been busy up at the church. The metal frames and the glass for the windows are going in. The sky lights are complete in the new Link extension and the glass that forms the front of the building is going in too. The new Link area, where the cafe will be, is coming on…

Service for Sunday 31st May

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Christine Coram Jesus said: ‘You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you’. Prayer O God, our creator and source of our lives, we love and worship you for your power, protection and life… We praise you for your perfection and purity… We bow down, astounded by your generous love… We thank…