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.
On this the first Sunday in Advent we celebrate hope and the light of Jesus in the world. Dave is joined by Tom Lewis who shares our thought for the day. The reading is taken from the NRSV and Stewart reads John 1: 1-15.
Whilst we can’t light a candle on the podcast we encourage you to do so as we share in an advent prayer and listen to the first verse of Advent candles tell their story. We also listen to Come thou long expected Jesus and O Come O Come Emmanuel.
The South Kent Methodist Circuit Christmas Services are now listed on the circuit website.
We will be hosting a Nativity service at 4pm on Sunday 19th December as well as our regular morning services at 10:30am and evening services at 5pm. On Christmas Day will be meeting in-person at 10:30am and the service will also be available via our YouTube Channel.
Our Podcast this week is presented by Lisa Cooper, with readings by Paul Missin and a Remembrance Sunday reflection from Roy Hollands, who encourages us to seek peace – to “chase it and treasure it”. From Singing the Faith we sing 707, Make me a channel of Your peace, and 242, A New Commandment. The readings are Psalm 46 and John 15: 9 – 17.
Samm Morris, who is a candidate for the Methodist Diaconate, reflects on Mark 12: 38 – 44, where Jesus contrasts the tiny gift from a poor widow to the conspicuous gifts of the affluent, and emphasises the need to give from the heart. Rowena Dean reads the reading and the songs are from Singing the Faith, numbers 489 and 566, sung by Hugh Burnham.