Sharing sad news

It is with sadness that we share news of the death on the 27th July of Reverend Alan Thomasson. He had been living in Somerset in his retirement. Alan served at Salisbury & Broadchalke United Reformed Churches from 1976 to 1995, and was greatly loved by the congregation.  

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Zambia prays for Salisbury

You may not realise that every week prayer requests and prayer concerns are sent from Salisbury to Zambia, through our Global Link with St John’s United Church in Zambia.  As we hold St John’s in prayer, they are holding in prayer the three Salisbury churches in the partnership — ourselves, Salisbury Methodist Church and Bemerton […]

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Listening Place re-opens at SMC

Are you lonely, worried, stressed, confused? Do you need to talk? The Listening Place at Salisbury Methodist Church can really help – we provide a friendly and safe place where you can share whatever is on your mind with a trained listener. They will not interrupt, advise or judge you, but will support you in […]

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Moving toward radical welcome

We celebrate that on Wednesday 30 June the Methodist Conference voted in favour of the marriage of same-sex couples on Methodist premises and by Methodist ministers.  As in the URC, local Church Councils will still need to vote to register their premises for same-sex marriages.  We have been asked to hold Salisbury Methodist Church in […]

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Tell the Government to clean up the Fashion Industry

Traidcraft Exchange campaigns for Fashion Watchdog Fashion retailers are cutting corners to squeeze out profits at the expense of people who make our clothes. The Covid pandemic has made things worse – millions of garment workers have been laid off and some have been forced to work despite being sick. Unless fashion retailers change the […]

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Alex & Alice, Lundie Award Winners!

Alice and Alex, two members of our Junior Church were thrilled to hear recently that they have won the URC Lundie Memorial Award. Several months ago, Alex, aged eight, made a statement of faith during morning worship, telling everyone about his passion for caring for our world. He gave us lots of ideas for recycling […]

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Izabela heads to Zanzibar!

In July 2022, Izabella will be travelling with over 30 other students and 2 teachers from Wyvern St Edmunds school to take part in a community volunteering project in Zanzibar, through a company called African Adventures. They will be travelling to Tanzania and then across to the island of Zanzibar for 12 nights in Africa. […]

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Zambia mourns President Kaunda

Prayer requests from St John’s Mtendere: Zambia is in three weeks of mourning the death of Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia, who died aged 97. President Kaunda, son of a Christian minister, was a dedicated communicant member of the United Church of Zambia. Pray for the nation in our bereavement, giving thanks for […]

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Learn how to edit our worship videos!

Please find below a link to the training videos related to video editing and social media which are being offered by the URC Education and Learning/Children’s and Youth Work departments: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0dWr4cxnjTT80wSMVMCFCEZoXk8m_pT3 These videos have been very well attended by people right across the URC, and Wessex Synod recommends them as an excellent resource.

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St John’s Choir sings on YouTube

Give thanks for the witness of two of St John’s Mtendere choirs – the St John’s Choir and the Shepherd’s Choir – for their worship singing posts on You Tube.  

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