Thanksgiving service – report

On Sunday, July 19th, a service of thanksgiving was held to mark the closure of St Andrew’s, Kilburn and London Interfaith Centre (LIFC), the congregation’s numbers having declined over the years as age, infirmity and removal from the area took their toll. The service celebrated the life together of St Andrew’s URC and St Anne’s […]

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Church closure: 19th July

St Andrew’s was opened towards the end of the 1890s serving the burgeoning Queen’s Park area.  As with most Presbyterian Churches it had a significant Scots involvement, but later the ex-pat congregation was Ghanaian.  Movement away from the area and increasing age meant that numbers have dwindled to the extent that continued church life was […]

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A prayer for uncertain times

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC), the Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, have offered the following prayer as the UK and the rest of the world come to terms with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46:1, […]

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Easter reflections

from the United Reformed Church https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3040-maundy-thursday-betrayal-desertion-and-reconciliation.html https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3037-exploring-the-emotional-impact-of-good-friday.html https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3035-relive-the-resurrection-this-easter.html https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3036-was-it-worth-it-a-poem-by.html

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Epiphany

The Revd John Proctor, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, reflects on how a train journey during the cold winter months inspired an epiphany. I had an epiphany, on a train of all places. At this time of year, most of my commute takes place before dawn or after dark. The countryside beside the […]

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Reform magazine

Make the most of Reform magazine! The March edition of Reform – the national magazine published by the United Reformed Church – is out now! Hot off the heels of last month’s ‘good question’ (‘Is it antisemitic to criticise Israel?’) this month, we ask: ‘What does the Reformation mean today?’ As usual, the article gives […]

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Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions from the United Reformed Church will be sent out by email every day from the First Sunday of Advent.  A team of writers from different places and perspectives in the URC are reflecting on a reading and offering a short prayer each day for us to use in our own journeys of discipleship. […]

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Freedom to serve

Sources: Mrs Armitage; Queen of the Road  as well as Galatians 5: 13-14 and 22-25, 1 Kings 19: 19-21 and Luke 9: 51-62. What is God calling you to today? And how are you going to respond? These are the questions our readings today invite us to think about. So we have the story of the […]

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The positive use of power

Luke 7: 1-10, 1 Kings 18. How much power do you have? How much power do we have, as a church? How are you going to use that power? Do you sometimes deny that you are powerful? Buzz in ways we have power……… We are ALL powerful, in different ways and to different degrees. And […]

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