2021 URC Prayer Handbook available now

The 2021 Prayer Handbook, Conversations, edited by Karen Campbell and Ian Fosten, is now available from the URC Bookshop. This year, the prayer handbook includes new sets of prayers in addition to the usual prayers that follow the weekly lectionary readings. The Prayer handbook can be purchased from the URC Bookshop, www.urcshop.co.uk. It comes in […]

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Council for World Mission – news of our world

Prayer concerns from the Council for World Mission (CWM) CWM highlights the Corvid 19 epidemic that affects all its member churches. Often this is against a background of inequality, lack of health care, social deprivation and overwhelming loss. Please hold our partner churches and agencies in prayer. There is particular concern about: the measles epidemic […]

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Worship with Salisbury Methodist Church online

Our united services with Salisbury Methodist Church and St Thomas’s Church have necessarily been put on hold.  Each of our congregations is providing some form of online worship. Salisbury Methodist Church provides a recorded online Sunday worship experience each week.   A service, led by Revd Anna Bishop, can be found by following this link:  SMC […]

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Act Now for Climate Justice!

The URC’s very own Diana Paulding is part of Christian Aid’s Prophetic Activist Scheme. These young Christians are working for climate justice. The activists launched the Stop Fuelling the Fire Campaign, which is petitioning the UK government to end using UK Export Finance to fund fossil fuel projects overseas. Diana feels strongly about this issue, […]

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Church Calendar 2021 Photo finalists

Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo for the calendar competition on the theme ‘Historic Britain’.  We’ll be using all entries on the website in the months ahead. There are 12 finalists for our 2021 church calendar.  The other entries will be used to create a montage for the calendar cover. Remember to order your […]

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Alabare & TrussellTrust need food!

Turning our faith into action… Alabare… Please take food donations to Alabare’s Head Office (Riverside, 2 Watt Road), any time between 9 and 3 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday (not Wednesday).   Michelle, who works on Reception, would be pleased to receive them.  Thank you so much for your support, Helen Helen Inglis, Church […]

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Stranded at sea – a call to prayer

Sea Sunday is usually held in the summer months.  It’s a day we learn about and remember all the seafarers working on the seas. ‘Owing to borders closing during the pandemic, some 200,000 container ship crew members are stranded at sea.  Many of them have now been at sea for over a year,’ reports The […]

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Prayers for Lebanon

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1) Holy God, ever present, our hearts are once again heavy as we watch the disaster in Beirut unfold. We pray comfort for those who have lost loved ones and remember those who have lost their lives, commending their souls to your care. In the midst […]

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URC & Waldensian Fellowship links

Revd Colin and Anne Marsh recently shared about their extensive involvement in the URC-Waldensian Global Link. Read on to learn more about the Waldensian Church in Italy and the URC Fellowship that connects us.  If you are considering future travel to Italy, this link may prove extremely beneficial. The Waldensian Church – 1175 to 2020 […]

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