Back in Church Again

Our first service back in the Church will be led by Reverend Yvonne Stone. Sunday, 23rd May 2021 at 10.30am. The service will be followed by a bring your own picnic which will take place outdoors weather permitting. We will provide hot drinks and a slice of cake to celebrate the birth of the Christian […]

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May 2021

Dear Friends, When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you […]

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April 2021

Dear Friends The following day – in other words, the day after that of Preparation – the chief priests and the Pharisees congregated before Pilate and said, ‘Your Excellency, we recall how that deceiver said while he was alive, “After three days I will rise.” Will you, then, order that the tomb be made secure […]

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March 2021

Dear Friends, The stubborn get their just deserts; likewise the good get what they deserve. The simple believe anything but the wise think before they act. The wise are circumspect and avoid evil, but the fool acts without thought, discarding moderation. The hotblooded act foolishly and the conniver is despised. The simple are dressed up […]

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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 […]

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