Christmas Messy Church

Join us for our Christmas Messy Church at John Wesley School as we follow the star to Bethlehem.

Sunday 10th December 3pm

Crafts, activities, refreshments, time of worship and party food as we celebrate Christmas together.

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There will also be a Christmas Eve nativity service at John Wesley School at 3pm.

Sunday 25th June 2023

Our service next Sunday this morning was at the Kennington United Church, where we came together to celebrate holy communion on this Ordination Sunday. Our best wishes to Revd Gill Songer, the Ordination service can be watched live at 4pm here

Our readings were Genesis 28:8-21 and Matthew 7:12, on this Refugee Sunday. The golden rule is do to others as you would have them do to you, which opposes the Genesis reading. Sarah forces Hagar and her son to become refugees. However, God knew that the outcome would be good and that God was testing Abraham. We should remember the golden rule, we should also trust in the purposes of God which are greater than human purposes.

Our service next Sunday will be led by members of the church family.

Sunday 18th June 2023

Our communion service this morning was led by Revd Helen Hollands. She spoke on the readings from Luke 6: 17-21 and Genesis 18: 1-15. We spoke this morning about laughter and shared a few jokes. It seemed to Sarah that God’s promise had become a bit of a laugh, but he had made the promise and God kept his promise. She gave birth to Isaac (which means laughter) and Sarah laughed for joy. God enters the disbelief and doubt and brings them laughter.

We pray for the city of Nottingham and those affected by the attack there and for those who lost loves in the Mediterranean Sea.

Hope has come, when hope is past.

Our service next Sunday will be at Kennington United Church at 10:30am. The Revd Paul Dean will lead on Ordination Sunday, when we celebrate with Revd Gill Songer.

We Pray for Ukraine

A prayer for Ukraine
For the one year anniversary of the war in Ukraine

Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us. Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine, as they confront foreign aggression and invasion. Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence, that they be horrified by their works. Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquility, and good fortune.

We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land. Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children, widows and orphans, the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge, who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion. Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity, and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need. Bring us together as your children, your creation, and instill in us your strength, wisdom and understanding. May you be praised and glorified,  now and forever, and to the ages of ages.


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.

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.

Sunday 16th October 2022

This morning our worship was led by Revd Paul Dean, with a reflection written by Revd  Bridget Banks. We celebrated the 50th Anniversaries of the United Reformed Church and of worship on the site at Cade Road.

We listened to readings from Psalm 121 and Luke 18. Revd Banks told us that we are sometimes like the light shining in the corner, and we need to come together until the world is full of light. The church is called to be the outward expression of God, we need to engage those in the local community. How can we be the body of Christ for everyone? We all need to be praying for hope.

We celebrate 50 years of bringing people in to worship here, we shall keep going, stand strong and continue to challenge injustice.

For those meeting in person the service finished with the act of Holy Communion.

50th Anniversay Service

On Sunday 16th October we will be welcoming Revd Bridget Bank, the United Reformed Church South Synod Moderator to lead our 50th Anniversary celebrations.

This year marks a double 50th Anniversary; it has been 50 years since worship started on the site at Cade Road and also it is 50 years of the United Reformed Church.

Everyone is invited to join us at the church at 10:30am or online via our YouTube channel.  As the service will include the act of Holy Communion the broadcast will not continue for the whole service.

Sunday 9th October 2022

This morning we were led in worship by Miss Sophie Carnaby. We listened to readings from Matthew 3 and Ruth chapters 1 and 3.

We prayed for many situations around the world, but particularly for those in Thailand, the Ukraine and those involved in our Messy Church this afternoon.

Sophie spoke about Ruth and her story. The book of 3 love stories, including the love between God and his people. Boaz redeemed the land and allowed Ruth to become a member of God’s family, just as Jesus became our kin and allows us as sinful people to become people of God. The foot or yhe cross is our threshing floor where the wheat is separated from the chaff. Like Ruth we gain a new family when we are redeemed. Everyone is welcome at the foot of the cross.

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Our worship from the United Church Cade Road was led by Mr Paul Missin. We listened to readings from Habakkuk, 2 Timothy and Luke 17.

We were asked to think about the contradictions between increasing our wealth and our faith. How do we increase our faith? We need to become righteous to live by faith. Faith is a family thing as well, the support of our families and communities is a mark of faith. Faith is belonging to God who is stronger than us, we accept that relationship.