February 2021

Dear friends, After this the Spirit led Jesus into the desert so that the devil could tempt him. For 40 days and nights he went without food, leaving him utterly famished. Then the tempter whispered in his ear, “If you are God’s Son, order these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus replied, “It […]

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Christmas at West Orchard

At the moment some of our services are recorded and available on youtube.  Some CDs and transcripts are available for these and distributed to members of the congregation.  Please let us know if you would like a copy.  Before the November lockdown we had started holding some services back in the church.  Our next one […]

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November Lockdown

With the November lockdown announced on 31st October our live services in November have to be cancelled.  Services will continue to be available on Youtube, see https://westorchardurc.org.uk/this-weeks-service/ for the links. We wait to see when we will next be able to meet in person.  Updates will be made here and the calendar updated.    

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November 2020

Dear Friends, When it was the sixth hour, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi , lama sabachthani?’ which translated means: ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ [Mark 15:33] How many of us are scared of […]

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We are open

The Church is now open every other Sunday.  The next few services in the Church will be will be 25th Oct 10.30 am led by Rev Yvonne Stone 8th Nov 10.30 am led by Rev Peter Kimberley, Remembrance Sunday 15th Nov 4.00 pm led by Rev Yvonne Stone, Remembering 22nd Nov 10.30 am led by […]

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Opening the Church

We have completed a formal risk assessment and are now opening for worship on some Sundays.  There will be a normal service on 11th October and possibly on following Sundays there will be either normal service or a shared screening of a pre-recorded service.  Check the calendar for information.  As places are limited it is […]

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October 2020

Dear Friends Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin, yet I tell you that not […]

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Opening the Church

We have completed a formal risk assessment which clears the way for opening the church again for Sunday Morning Worship.  There is still some work to do but we hope that we will be able to meet again soon. The URC advises that the assessments are made public and ours can be found here  

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September 2020

Dear Friends – Coming back to church It is now four months since we entered lockdown, embarking on a new way of life, including for our churches. As further guidance is released and some of the lockdown measures are eased, the United Reformed Church has issued guidance and expectations for churches returning to worship. It […]

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