URC 50th ANNVERSARY SERVICE

On the afternoon of Saturday 1 October 2022, in Methodist Central Hall Westminster, London, where the Uniting Assembly of the URC took place in October 1972, a chance to give thanks and to celebrate the five decades of the United Reformed Church. Several venues, including United Reformed Church House, local URCs and buildings of ecumenical […]

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Easter greetings from the Minister

Dear Friends, Last week, writing for the Ealing magazine, I commented on the warm Spring weather. Today it’s snowing! But we are past the equinox, the clocks have changed, and the evenings are longer and lighter. We have forsythia in the garden, and neighbourhood trees are thick with blossom. When there is so much trouble […]

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Advent message from Moderator

Dear friends, At the start of 2021 we were filled with hope. Nothing could be as challenging as the previous year…. could it? The miracle of the vaccination programme was beginning to be rolled out. Life would return to normal before too long. But, of course, it wasn’t until Easter that some churches re-opened and […]

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Dear friends

Dear Friends,  I hope you had a good summer.  At the end of September, on the way to church, I had to cross the route of the Ealing Half-Marathon. We had been warned well in advance about road closures on the day, but I had reckoned that, on a bicycle, I could always wheel the […]

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General Assembly 2021 

In July this year, I was privileged to be one of the Thames North Synod reps at General Assembly.  I found it impressive. Last year, faced with Covid, GA was simply cancelled. A year on, the URC has embraced technology and, with the considerable help of the tech wizards in URC Youth, moved the whole […]

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Holy Week services

We are now in Holy Week, leading up to Good Friday and Easter. We have two special services, by Zoom, to mark this week.   On Maundy Thursday, 1st April, at 7pm, we will follow through the story of Holy Week using readings from Mark’s gospel. When we get to the Last Supper, we shall […]

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Palm Sunday

Reflection – Palm Sunday, given by Revd Sue McCoan  This week marked one year since the start of the first lockdown, and there have been many recaps and reflections over what the year has brought. One of the abiding images, for me, has been the footage of Covid patients who have been in intensive care, […]

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Returning to church at Easter

I hope you are keeping well.   Following recent elders’ meetings in both churches, St Andrew’s and Wembley Park are planning to resume worship in church on Easter Sunday, 4th April. For anyone not able to get to church at Wembley Park, it will be possible to connect into the service from St Andrew’s by […]

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Times of trial, times of blessing

Reflection given 21st Feb by Revd Maggie Hindley  When I’m out and about on foot or bicycle, I still sometimes spot the odd kid’s picture of a rainbow, faded and curling, in a suburban window. How long our continuing time of trial by pandemic has been. How long before it’s over? If you think back […]

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