Worship

In this section, we keep archives of many of our services. As you browse here, we hope you'll get a flavour of our worship, including the themes we look at, our hymns and our sermons.

Service Date: 14 January, 2018

Worship was led by the Revd. Robert Beard

Service Date: 7 January, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Canon Adrian Alker who preached on the nature of God.

Service Date: 31 December, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Margaret Herbert  who spoke of the real joy of Christmas - the love and hope given in Jesus. Simeon and Anna expressed that joy and saw hope in the young Jesus. While we live in a dark world we must not forget that Jesus too was born into a world where there was war, cruelty and suffering. We have a task to do in our world to show that God is with us and trust the future to Him
 

Service Date: 24 December, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard who preached on Mary, the mother of Christ. The candle lit on the 4th. Sunday of Advent is for Mary.

Service Date: 24 December, 2017

The service was planned by Organist and Choir Master Douglas Jones and conducted by The Revd. Robert Beard. It consisted of readings from Isaiah and Luke. Cornet player Gordon Truman contributed to the music.

Service Date: 10 December, 2017

Worship was led by Mrs. Jenny Carpenter who preached on ''What Advent stands for.'' We explored six attributes of Advent as represented by the letters in the word.

A stands for Attentiveness; D stands for Diligence; V stands for Vigilance; E stands for Expectant; C stands for Cherishing; T stands for Trusting. These attributes are important in our daily lives and if we adopt them we will experience a good Advent.

Service Date: 3 December, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Dr. David Stec who preached on the concept of 'if God was here the world would be a better place.' In the old testament there are examples of people feeling cut off from God and in our world, our country, our city, there are tensions, fear, inequality, cruelty and suffering. But God made a second covenant with His people and sent His Son to save and redeem the world. Jesus made it clear to his disciples that suffering and tribulation lay ahead but that the Son of Man would come again - but only God knew when. Therefore during Advent we need to be vigilant like the early church and, as we contemplate the state of the world, trust that God will come again and complete his work.

Service Date: 26 November, 2017

The Scottish Reformation

Service Date: 19 November, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Maggie Herbert who preached on the parable of the servants and the talents. We are given skills and talents needed to build the Kingdom of God. It is our responsibility to use these and to encourage and enable others to use theirs. We are not serving a cruel, ruthless master as in the parable but a loving God. We can put our confidence in Him.

Service Date: 12 November, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard. Cornet player Gordon  Truman contributed the Last Post and Reveille. Organist Douglas Jones arranged descants for the cornet and a closing voluntary for organ and cornet.

In  his sermon the Revd. Beard asked why we remember the fallen of two wars when we are still sending women and men to fight and possibly die on our behalf when time and time again the bible instructs us to live peacibly, as far as we are able. He argued  that believers and non believers alike feel strongly that at times war is a necessary evil while others of both persuasion are resolute pacifists. We need to respect both opinions.

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