On Sunday 28 August we said farewell to our minister, Stephen Thornton. The time from his Induction Service on 4 September 2004 has flown. Stephen has done so much to guide us in so many ways: into appreciation of the wonderful poetry and stories in the Bible; music and the background of so many hymns; […]
The church family said a sad goodbye to Stephen Thornton, our Minister for seven years, at his final service on Sunday 28 August. The service began with the thanksgiving, blessing and dedication of baby James Philip Alan Bailey. Then, after the young people had left for their various groups, Sue Bowen read the text for […]
A service of thanksgiving, blessing and dedication was held for James Philip Alan Bailey on Sunday 28 August 2011. James was supported by his parents and sister Kirsten.
From the Revd Stephen M Thornton: The last Sunday in August was my last Sunday as Minister of Word and Sacraments with this congregation in Fleet. I came seven years ago, have been glad to share in the life of the Church, and to make my contribution to its life. Thank you to everyone who […]
On a Sunday morning in July, our Minister shared with us his thoughts on Ephesians 2:19 – ‘So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and members of the household of God… ‘ In conclusion, he spoke about some advice that his father once gave him. I […]
On Sunday 3rd July baby Keir Eugene Mercer was brought for baptism by his parents, Sharon and Harry Mercer. They were well supported by all their family and friends, and it was wonderful to see all the many visiting children. Big sister Isla was baptised in our church in August 2009.
The United Reformed Church has just announced two new appointments: 1. Coordinator for Fresh Expressions Linda Rayner (pictured) has been appointed as the URC Coordinator for the Fresh Expressions initiative. She will combine her new role with her existing duties as Learning and Development Officer in North Western Synod. Linda commented: “I believe that new […]
On Sunday 10th July we celebrated the 99th anniversary of our church, with guest preacher Revd Dr David Cornick, who is General Secretary of Churches Together in England. The service brought about a happy reunion for Rumi Payne, who said: “It was wonderful to see Revd Dr David & Mary Cornick and Ian & Jean […]
On Thursday I was a silent participator in my first Silent Communion. What an experience! We sat in a circle with Stephen as our guide. It was a strange feeling. I felt very peaceful and yet excited at the same time. Even though I had never attended a ‘Silent’ Communion before, it was amazing that […]