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Your local Methodist/United Reformed Church meeting in South Ashford

Welcome to the online home of the United Church Cade Road, we are a Methodist and United Reformed Church operating in the South Ashford area of Ashford, Kent.
We hope that you will take the time to have a look around our website, which we are developing at the moment. You will find a section which provides some information on the history of both the United Reformed Churches and the Methodist churches that have come together over the years to create the United Church Cade Road.
We have a number of different acitivites going on in the church and we are currently working on extending the building to make space for our congregation.
All of us have been to church for the first time, but we understand that for some people going to church can be difficult, please do feel free to join and see what worship is about and join us for a service and maybe a drink afterwards. We look forward to meeting you.

Warm Welcome

Friday’s from 10am until 3pm.

We are providing a warm welcome to all who would like somewhere warm to sit and chat.  Soup and Bread will be provided at no charge.

There is room for all who wish to pop in.

Devotions for Sunday 27th November 2022 (1st Sunday in Advent)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-43g6m-1323723

On this Advent Sunday Dave is joined by Revd Malcolm Peach as they discuss the waiting that happens during this period of advent and our preparations for the arrival of the Christchild.  The reading is from Matthew 24:36-44 and our Advent Liturgy is from the Methodist Church’s There is Room Campaign.

A video about There is Room can be watched here.

Devotions for Sunday 20th November 2022.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hajtg-131ad29

In this episode Dave Tocher is joined by the Revd. Helen Hollands.

The Bible reading is Luke 23:33-43, and it is read by Ruth Bamford.

The opening prayer & confession is based on Psalm 92,
and in the opening prayer Psalm 92:1-4 is referenced.

The hymn recordings have been provided by Joy and Ruth Everingham:
Amazing grace – how sweet the sound (StF 440)
What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)

Devotions for Sunday 6th November 2022

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pf4nn-1306520

In this podcast, The Revd. Judy Muxlow considers how the ruling elite of Jesus’s day were put to shame, when they tried to catch him out, but, how, with a little humility, we can learn from Jesus. Stewart French reads the story, Luke 20: 27 – 38.

We sing with Hugh Burnham and the congregation of St. Andrew’s Church, Cheriton “Come with me, come wander” and “Jesus, Lord, we look to thee” (Singing the Faith 462 and 686).

Sunday 30th October 2022

Our service this morning was led by Revd Helen Hollands and included Holy Communion.

Our readings for this morning are from Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-12 and Luke 6: 20-31. We paused to remember those who have passed away this last year and thank God for their work in the church and community.

Helen reflected on the story of the Lion King and how this relates to our lives today. Simba realises in the end who he is meant to be, as we need to. We were challenged to think who lives on is us, whose example is it that we embody. We are made in God’s image, all of us.

Devotions for Sunday 30th October 2022

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-335bj-12fd311

Dave is joined by Revd Helen Hollands as we reflect on All Souls and All Saints day this coming week.  We take to pray for those who before us into God’s Kingdom and listen to the reading from Luke 6: 20-31.  Hymns come from Singing the Faith, numbers 745 (For all the Saints), 690 (The church’s one foundation) and 59 (Shine, Jesus, Shine).  We reflect on the work on those saints of old and those saints who walk amongst us today shining the light of God into the darkest corners.

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Our service this morning was led by Barbara Lunn. We listened to readings from Jetemiah and Luke.

Barbara used the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to talk about our relationship with God. Jesus taught through the use of parables, stories that were understandable to those listening. This is a modern day parable and each day we might be one of the characters and come out of the day differently. We try to get God’s approval each day, God doesn’t have a golden ticket. We are more likely Charlie and the tax collectors, asking for forgiveness.  Pride was what drove the children, we need to get rid of our pride so that we become better people and know God better.