Our 98th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday 18th July we celebrated the 98th birthday of our church.  Our morning worship was led by the Revd Roberta Rominger, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, who talked about the image we present to the outside world.  She spoke movingly of the commitment and outreach of many of our churches who are […]

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Finding God in the Commonplace

Our Bible Study and Prayer Evening on Thursday 15th July 2010 was yet another wonderful evening on Prayer.  Our Minister, Stephen Thornton, started the study with a sunflower, giving us many facts about it: some well known, some obscure.  He went on to say that there were many sermons in this flower, and gave us […]

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Memories of Oberammergau 2010 (Part 2)

Some more reflections from those who joined our recent pilgrimage to Oberammergau and the Austrian Alps: From Phyllis Woodfield: The journey to Oberammergau was something I had never expected to undertake.  It has been one of the most awe-inspiring things I have ever done.  I cannot find words to describe my feelings. I think that […]

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Labyrinth

Our Bible Study and Prayer Evening on Thursday 17th June 2010 focussed on the Prayer Labyrinth. This was my first experience of a Prayer Labyrinth, and I sincerely hope not my last.  Never have I experienced an evening of prayer like it. There were twenty stations marked out for us to follow in the church […]

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Memories of Oberammergau 2010 (Part 1)

“Towards the end of the thirty years war there was an outbreak of the plague in Bavaria. The elders of the village of Oberammergau, in an effort to protect their village, decided to seal it off from outside contact. However an itinerant worker returned, bringing the plague with him, and it swept through the village. […]

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The Purpose of Prayer

Our May Bible Study continued to focus on Prayer and its meaning.  Led by our Minister, we started by considering our responses to three passages from Luke’s Gospel: 1.  Luke 4, 1-13 The complete silence of the wilderness encourages self-examination, ie working out who we are and what God wants us to do with our […]

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Pilots at Warwick Castle

On Saturday 15th May the Pilots Group from Fleet URC, together with other church friends and their families, travelled to Warwick to join other Pilots groups from all over Britain, to spend an exciting day at Warwick Castle. The day started and ended with a short act of worship, when we thought about our theme […]

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When Jesus Prayed

On Thursday 18 March our study group met to consider the topic of individual prayer.  We looked at three of the occasions on which Luke says that Jesus prayed: after his baptism, before choosing his disciples, and in the Garden of Gethsemane. We considered the questions: why did Jesus pray? and what difference did it […]

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Why Pray?

This year the Vision4Life programme is focussing on Prayer, and at our Bible Study in February a group of us came together to consider the nature and practice of prayer. The way we pray probably says something about the kind of God in whom we believe. We started by listing some things that made us […]

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Genesis and All That….

In this year of Charles Darwin, as a congregation we have been exploring the Genesis Myths, and discovering the many truths they hold.  Let the scientists tell us how the universe and life was created.  Our job, and the job of Genesis, is to ask ‘What are we here for?’, ‘How should we live?’, What […]

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